30 September 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Teachers in K-P finally feel appreciated

For the first time in their careers, teachers across the province felt appreciated by the government. Many of them thanked the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government for awarding them cash prizes for outstanding performances earlier this month. Authorities appreciated teachers’ efforts based on merit and awarded them cash prizes of up to Rs54 million, a press release issued by PTI said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/964579/token-of-appreciation-teachers-in-k-p-f-inally-feel-appreciated/

Greater ambitions: UoP librarians want to contest for syndicate polls

Librarians at the University of Peshawar have urged the administration include them in the electoral list for Senate and Syndicate elections of the university. However, authorities say librarians are researchers and cannot partake in the elections.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/964576/greater-ambitions-uop-librarians-want-to-contest-for-syndicate-polls/


Training starts for non-teaching staff

The Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak launched three-day workshop here on Tuesday for its non-teaching staff and affiliated colleges.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-342883-Training-starts-for-non-teaching-staff


Schoolteacher shot dead in Batkhela

A schoolteacher was killed and another person sustained injuries when armed men opened fire on them in Piran area near here, official sources said on Tuesday. Schoolteachers Muhammad Salim and Aziz Muhammad were going home from school when one Bakht Bahadur allegedly opened fire on them in Piran area. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-342909-Schoolteacher-shot-dead-in-Batkhela




Mandated to resolve education crisis

The Information Minister Balochistan said that the government had been delegated the responsibility of sweeping the region clean of ignorance and illiteracy from the region. He added that a significant portion of Balochistan’s budget has been allocated for education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-30-2015/quetta/page8.asp


Lack of education and health facilities

The president of Labor Federation said that there is a lack of health and educational facilities at Musakhel. He added that the education department and the hospitals in the region were not functioning properly.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-30-2015/quetta/page8.asp




Razmak Cadet College to be reopened soon

The Administration of Razmak Cadet College (RCC), located in North Waziristan Agency (NWA), has decided to re-open the educational institution from October 2, 2015. However, parents are demanding an assurance of foolproof safety and security of their children.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-342931-Razmak-Cadet-College-to-be-reopened-soon




32pc schools without boundary walls

Despite a threat alert issued by the intelligence agencies to departments across the country last month, about 32 per cent schools in the federal capital have been functioning without proper boundary walls and inadequate security measures. The data of education department shows that the walls of some 32 per cent schools have been broken down and 26 per cent need reconstruction.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-30/page-4/detail-0


Low-cost private schools in a fix over fees

Low-cost private schools continue to outnumber the expensive but more high profile private schools in Pakistan. The former are run without any funding and support from the government while the latter tend to get subsidized plots for the construction of school buildings in urban areas.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=30_09_2015_004_005


Fee refund

There has been no on ground implementation of the PM orders regarding the private school fee hike issue. While the Federal Minister for Education has been delegated the task to prevent private schools from raising school fees in the current academic year, private schools have remained adamant on their defiance.

Complete Story: Roznama Express, Lahore, Page No. 9



Brunei Darussalam to complete health, education facilities in earthquake-hit areas

Brunei Darussalam High commissioner handed over the cheque worth Rs 87 million for the completion of three health and education projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and AJK here on Tuesday. High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam Dato Mahmud Siadin, Acting Chairman ERRA Brig Abu Bakr Amin Bajwa, all advisors and Director Generals of various development directorates were present at the ceremony.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=274111



RCI student council sworn in

RCI Flagship Millennium Campus, I-9/3, hosted the Student Council Oath-taking Ceremony 2015 in an effort to encourage young individuals to regularise student body and become responsible citizens, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-342825-RCI-student-council-sworn-in



German envoy visits Roots Ivy Schools

Newly appointed German Ambassador Ina Lepel visited Roots Ivy School, College and University yesterday to promote goodwill and improve bilateral relations between Pakistan and Germany. Khadija Mushtaq, CEO Roots Ivy Schools and Colleges Pakistan along with the students waving German flags and faculty members gave an overwhelmingly warm welcome to the distinguished guest. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-09-30/page-14/detail-7


DG FED submits unconditional apology to IHC

Director General Federal Directorate of Education Dr Shahnaz Riaz yesterday submitted her unconditional apology before the Islamabad High Court for misbehaving with the court.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-30/page-4/detail-1



HEC funded 19,215 scholarships in 12 years

Higher Education Commission (HEC) has awarded 19,215 government funded scholarships since 2003 to students in different universities of the country and abroad. According to the break up, out of the total scholarships granted, 9,907 scholarships were foreign while 9,308 were indigenous.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-342828-HEC-funded-19215-scholarships-in-12-years



AIOU exams to start on October 12

Allama Iqbal Open University will conduct final examinations of its teachers training programs for the Semester Spring 2015 from October 12.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-342826-AIOU-exams-to-start-on-October-12


AIOU starts new series Mulaqat with literary figures

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will start a dialogue series Mulaqat with eminent personalities to share with them their experience and achievements for the benefit of students and the academicians.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-30/page-13/detail-2





Pakistani students in World Education Games

Two brilliant Pakistani students will represent the country as Ambassadors in the 3-day long online World Education Games organized by the leading educational institutions worldwide. The World Education Games will start from 13th October and will continue till 15th of October.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=274186


Children enrolment vowed

Now every out-of-school child will be in enrolled in different schools, claimed a non-governmental organization. Participatory Welfare Services Executive Director Hayat Sial said that in collaboration with British Council’s programme “Take a Child to School”, the PWS had started the second phase of kids’ enrolment in Jhang, Layyah and Muzaffar Garh.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/30-Sep-2015/children-enrolment-vowed


Parho PAUNJAB Barho Punjab booklet

The booklet of “Parho Punjab Barho Punjab” is being sold in primary, middle, high and higher secondary schools rather than being disseminated free of cost. The heads of schools have been bound by the education departments to buy these booklets.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-30&edition=ISL&id=1912193_82905421


DCO and private schools’ meeting cancelled

Private schools owners will be meeting the Chief Minister Punjab to discuss their concerns over government’s order regarding the school fee hike issue. A similar meeting was planned with the DCO Lahore but has been cancelled.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/30-09-2015/p3/story.aspx?param=private.jpg


New marking pattern for Inter commerce group

Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen (PBCC) has changed marking pattern for commerce group at intermediate level of academic session 2015-2017.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-342855-New-marking-pattern-for-Inter-commerce-group


Hostel for female students of University of Wah opened

Lt Gen. Omar Mahmood Hayat, HI(M) Chairman POF Board and Chairman Board of Governors, University of Wah inaugurated the newly constructed Girls Hostel for the University Yesterday. The hostel accommodating 132 students will provide a secure and comfortable residence to the University’s female students hailing from distant cities. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-09-30/page-14/detail-1


CM orders artificial limbs for student

The Punjab chief minister has approved purchase of electronic limbs (arms) for a physically disabled M.Phil student of the Islamia University, Bahawalpur, (IUB).

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=30_09_2015_178_003


14 COMSATS Vehari Campus Professors Win Awards

Cash award and certificates for fourteen professors of COMSATS, Vehari Campus, on showing excellent performance for productivity research papers from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan is an award for Vehari District.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=274127





Appointment of BIEK chairman challenged in SHC

Dr. Asim Hussain, Azra Fazal Pechuho and other respondents were issued notices on a plea challenging the appointment of the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) chairman, on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-342846-Appointment-of-BIEK-chairman-challenged-in-SHC



Late admissions to medical colleges and universities

Admissions to medical colleges and universities are being delayed consistently. The cause identified for this delay is the lack of autonomy exercised by these institutions in designing the admission policy and encountering red-tapism while implementing it.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-30-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_12.gif


International conference by Sindh Medical university

Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Baqai Institute of Diabetiology and Endocrinology and Sir Syed institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology are organizing an international conference on Ramazan and food intake. Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-30-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_18.gif


Conference on space science and technology

ISPA and SPARCO are organizing a conference on “World Space Day 2015” at Karachi University on 5-6th October 2015, the major theme of which is “Space Discoveries”.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-30-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_11.gif


Beauty parlors in government schools of Hyderabad

After handing over the administrative responsibilities of some government schools to the development sector, it has been observed that the NGOs have been involved in abusing the resources of the school for their private purposes. An example of this is Government High School Nol Raye, Hyderabad which is being managed by an NGO and is being used as a beauty parlor.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-09-30/page-12


SU vice chancellor for adopting healthy lifestyles

A lecture on "The Increasing effects of Arthritis on Human Beings" was organised by Center for Health Physical Education and Sports Science, University of Sindh here on today. The lecture was delivered by Dr Fahim Ahmed Memon, Orthopaedic Surgeon LUMHS and presided over by Professor Dr. Abida Taherani, Vice Chancellor University of Sindh. 

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/1231504/




Where is Dr. Javaid Laghari? By Dr Qaisar Rashid

The youth is hardly paying any attention to the laptop scheme initiated by the government and is looking more at the performance of the higher education institutes where they are currently enrolled. One of the reasons for the lingering on popularity of General Pervez Musharraf in the youth is that he gifted them the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan in 2002 by passing an ordinance backed by substantial funding. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-30/page-6/detail-5


Academic research in Pakistan by Asif A. Malik

As compared to the 816 research publications in international journals in the year 2001-2002 by Pakistani universities and higher education institutions (HEIs), there were 7,966 impact factor research publications made by Pakistani universities the year 2014 — a 876 percent increase in the last 12 years — with the largest number of publications related to the socio-economic development of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-30/page-7/detail-1


Education emergency in Balochistan

The worst-ever results in the history of Balochistan’s intermediate and secondary board exams throw the spotlight on major flaws in the provincial education system and underscore the poor quality of education in the province in general. A mere 28 per cent of first-year college students and only 44 per cent of those in their second year attained a passing grade. Outraged by these results, hundreds of students staged a noisy protest outside the Balochistan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) in Quetta, blocking main arteries and demanding that the results be re-checked. The protest turned violent when students started pelting the board office with stones.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/964491/education-emergency-in-balochistan-2/


Effective communication: A newsletter to keep you informed of education reforms

All the schools falling under the Lyari Expressway Resettlement Project have been handed over to the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF). The education and literacy department of the Government of Sindh has given SEF the green signal for presuming the administration of these schools.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/964597/effective-communication-a-newsletter-to-keep-you-informed-of-education-reforms/


Child-labor-free Punjab

Child labor is a policy concern in the education sector which is responsible for hampering a significant number of school-aged children from getting enrolled into schools and continuing their studies. According to the labor policy of Punjab, education is the right of all the children belonging to the labor class and an enrolment campaign for the children of brickkiln labors has been started in Punjab.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-30/page-17/detail-2


Ineligibility of rulers by Khazir Klasra

Now-a-days, the government is especially pro-active with regards to the investigation of suspected corruption in various projects and departments. While there has been a lot of hype regarding the Nandi Pur Dam case, no attention has been paid to the incompletion of Islamabad Polytechnic Institute which was closed in General Zia’s era.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/30-09-2015/p4/story.aspx?param=4.jpg


Ehlyan-e-Gujran Kia Kehtay Hen by Adib Jawadani

Some school systems in specific are charging higher fees than some of the most well-known elite private schools. These include Saddiq Public School Bahawalpur, Aitcheson School and Lawrence Public School Ghora Gali.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-30/page-15/detail-3


Letters to the Editor


School extortion

The time has come for the government to intervene in this brazen race amongst some private school chains to cross the multibillion turnover mark. Has the FBR come with answers as to how owners of some of the schools have become multibillionaires in a matter of a few years. Have they been paying taxes?

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-342955-School-extortion


Freeing the education sector from corruption

Corruption in education sector is one of the reasons behind the poor performance of this sector and does not only have adverse implications for the current generation but also for the future generations of the country.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-30&edition=LHR&id=1911525_32872080


Child labor and education

Child labor is a policy concern in the education sector which is responsible for hampering a significant number of school-aged children from getting enrolled into schools and continuing their studies.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-30&edition=LHR&id=1911523_26472360


Regulations for private institutes

The private educational institutes in Pakistan are providing education at high cost that is becoming a financial burden for parents. There is a need for creating an effective regulatory framework to resolve this crisis.
Complete Story: Roznama Pakistan, Lahore, Page No. 13


Learning Chinese

When around 2050 China displaces the US, English is likely to give way to Mandarin as the world`s new lingua franca. We should learn and promote Mandarin besides English in our school system.          

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=30_09_2015_009_014

Regional Press:



Factory guards try occupying school building

The private security guards of Alnoor Sugar Mill factory in District Ghotki tried to occupy the building of Government Primary School but were rendered unsuccessful by persistent protests of the school management. Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130315997&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150930



Students protest against college principal

The students of Government Degree College Pir Jo Goth, District Khairpur Mirs protested against the principal of on account of his involvement in the misuse of college funds.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130316047&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150930


School buildings constructed for local landlords: Secretary Education

The Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has declared in his statement that school buildings in Sindh are constructed as barns and warehouses for the local landlords.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-03.jpg


High school building in wreck

The building of Government High School Arija, District Larkana which was constructed not more than 2 years ago is in wreck owing to the usage of substandard material in construction.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_30092015012708.jpg


Girls school construction work left incomplete

The construction work of Government Girls School Qubo Saeed Khan, District Qamber Shahdadkot has been left incomplete by the contractor. The residents protested for the completion of construction work of the school.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-09-30/news/page2/1%20(26).htm


Girls’ high school facing shortage of teachers

More than 300 girls of Government Girls High School Pithoro, District Badin are taught by only 2 teachers. The shortage of female teachers in the school is hampering delivery of education to the female students of the school who reported to the media that they killed their time in school by engaging in sports activities due to absence of any academic activity.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Sept/30-09-2015/Page2/P2-8.jpg


Admission application deadline announced: Sindh University Jamshoro
The University of Sindh Jamshoro has announced the deadline for the submission of admission applications for undergrad and postgrad degree programmes. The candidates can submit their application latest by 2nd October 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103090968&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150930