30th June 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Private schools play a key role in promoting education

Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani has said in his statement that private institutes play an important role in the promotion of education in the country. He appreciated the biometric system, an online portal for results and online information system of schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-06-30/page-8/detail-37

Decision to close all FEF Colleges  

District Director Bannu Irfan Durrani has said that to end FEF colleges is an unfair decision. Thousands of lady teachers will be left unemployed with this decision. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is trying to change educational syllabus and planning to FEF colleges which are not a wise decision.

Complete Story Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103603231&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160629


Court summons seven accused in corruption case of Rs14.396m

An Accountability Court Wednesday summoned seven accused including former Secretary Health, who is currently serving as Additional Secretary cabinet division, in a corruption case after the National Accountability Bureau Khyber Pakhtunkhwa filed a reference of Rs14.396 million against them in the court. The accused include additional secretary cabinet division Syed Sohail Altaf, principal Bannu Medical College Dr. Shafiullah, former chief planning officer health department Rahim Zada, former additional secretary health Hussain Shah, head of the Pathology Department Dr. Shah Jehan, and lab technicians Asghar Khan and Muhammad Ibrar Khan.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/131683-Court-summons-seven-accused-in-Rs14396m-reference




PMDC extends BMC affiliation relaxation by 6 months

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has extended the relaxation in affiliation period of Bolan Medical College (BMC) Quetta, by 6 months which was set to end in October this year. This announcement was made by Dr. Shabbir Lehri who is President of PMDC, the accreditation body of Medical Colleges in the country.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/featured/30-Jun-2016/pmdc-extends-bmc-affiliation-relaxation-by-6-months




Gender bias?: ‘Primary school teachers denied promotions’

Noreen, a teacher at a model public school, is set to retire next year. She has taught fifth grade for the last 25 years. She says she is leaving with a heavy heart, after serving for so long in “a dead-end job”, where she only got one promotion in the course of her career. Noreen joined the school in 1992, and has only been promoted once, from BS-16 to BS-17, and even that was because of one-time across the board promotions ordered by former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani in 2011. In 2015, she was given a time-scale, but she still only receives a salary for the next grade, and none of the perks and privileges.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1133123/gender-bias-primary-school-teachers-denied-promotions/


Giving back to society: Students helping underprivileged children get a shot at education

Capital students are playing their role to help street children have a shot at education. A “Meet and Greet” session was organised here on Wednesday, between potential students and volunteer teachers of the Hunahar Foundation, an organisation working on poverty alleviation through education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1133098/giving-back-society-students-helping-underprivileged-children-get-shot-education/


Woman Professor holds seven positions at QAU

A professor has appeared as an "iron lady" by holding seven positions at the same time in the country's top-ranked Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU). Reliable sources at the varsity told Daily Times that QAU's Vice Chancellor Dr.Javed Ashraf fled to the USA last week for the celebration of the Eid festival with his family. Following his departure, Professor Dr Aliya H Khan has been assigned the acting charge of VC

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/30-Jun-16/woman-professor-holds-seven-positions-at-qau


Education beyond borders: Number of Pakistani students studying in the US rises by 8.5%

The number of Pakistanis studying in the United States in the 2014-2015 academic year rose to 5,354, an increase of 8.5 percent over the previous year, according to the annual Open Doors Report. “The students who participated in today’s pre-departure orientation will join a growing cadre of Pakistanis who are pursuing higher education in the United States,” said US Embassy Cultural Attaché Dr. Daniel Mattern.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1133106/education-beyond-borders-number-pakistani-students-studying-us-rises-8-5/




Department of schools education to take action on decline of enrolment in class 9th

The department of schools education has decided to take action against the teachers whose performance has remained poor that has resultantly affected the enrolment of class 9th at government schools.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-30&edition=LHR&id=2460111_38570470


MD counts Education Foundation feats

The Managing Director of Punjab Education Foundation yesterday counted the body feats. “The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has laid the foundation of an educated Pakistan by ensuring equitable opportunities for education of all children in the province,” he said presiding over a weekly coordination meeting of programme directors at his office. The presence of more than two million needy students in private schools associated with the foundation is a clear manifestation of their love for knowledge and learning, he maintained.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/30-Jun-2016/md-counts-education-foundation-feats




Money matters: Syndicate approves UVAS budget

The University of Veterinary and Animal Science (UVAS) syndicate on Wednesday approved a Rs3.02 billion budget for the university. Chairing the 44th syndicate meeting, UVAS Vice-Chancellor Talat Naseer Pasha said research, development projects and university services had been prioritized.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1133079/money-matters-syndicate-approves-uvas-budget/




PU extends the last date for registration

Punjab University has extended the last date for the registration of B.Ed private candidates for the year 2016. The students can submit the forms until 29th July with a fee of Rs. 6500. The details are available on the university website.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-30&edition=LHR&id=2460117_92363897


PU to remain closed from Monday To Friday

Punjab University has declared to remain closed from Monday 4th July to Friday 8th July on account of Eid-ul-Fitr. The university would remain opened on Saturday 16th July to cover up the extra holiday on 4th July.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-30&edition=LHR&id=2460108_89421024

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-06-30/page-12/detail-8 http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103605262&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160630


UHS VC gave last chance to clear his position before LHC

Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi on Wednesday gave last chance to the Vice Chancellor of University of Health Science (UHS) to comply with earlier court order within ten days otherwise contempt of court proceedings would be initiated against him in addition to the imposition of heavy fines. Justice Qureshi in his order held that despite clear directions, the VC has not complied with the order issued to him on May 11, which was highly deplorable.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/30-Jun-16/uhs-vc-given-last-chance-to-clear-his-position-before-lhc


Pakistan Medical and Dental Council disallowed to increase the fees

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has rejected the decision of the former council to increase the fees structure of Private Medical Colleges. Now local students will pay annual fees of rupees six lakh forty thousand and foreigner students will pay 18 thousand dollars.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-30-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_12.gif 




Railway Secondary School must be handed over to railway

Divisional General Secretary of railway worker union Mohammad Junaid has said that Railway Secondary School must be run by railway department instead of TCF department.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103604486&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160630


Government issues instructions to parents of children with due Scholarships

The government of Sindh has issued instructions for the parents of the children who have their scholarships due but not received to date. The parents have been asked to contact the Reform Support Unit.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-30&edition=KCH&id=2459712_86939568


Habib Univesity students to participate in honors program

The students of Habib University would participate in an honors program. Eight students of the university have reached the USA to participate in the program at Stanford University California. The program would continue for two months.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-30&edition=KCH&id=2459703_33985987


HEC has given grant to Karachi University

Higher Education commission has provided a grant of trillion rupees to Karachi University that will be served on paying leave encashment of various employees.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103604488&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160630


Slow but steady education reforms in Sindh

If there is one point that educationists in Pakistan are united on, it is the fact that Sindh and Balochistan have slowly and steadily moved to finally embrace educational reforms. Since many years, the Annual Status of Education Report has consistently shown that both Sindh and Balochistan have the worst school infrastructure, enrollment and retention rates and students’ learning outcomes compared to Punjab and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. However, in more recent times, a number of policy initiatives pursued by the Sindh Education and Literacy department highlight that the province is indeed serious about its educational challenges.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/30-Jun-16/slow-but-steady-education-reforms-in-sindh

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

District Nazim visit Higher Secondary School Dheri

Matta: The District Nazim visited  Higher Secondary School Dheri and discussed teachers issues and inspected the construction projects. He also met with the staff members and listened to their problems and instructed their resolution  as soon as possible.He said that educational institutes are national houses which should be full of facilities .He assured teachers to resolve their issues soon .

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2

Chitral must have recognition in education sector: Dr. Ihsan Ali

Peshawar: The Vice Chancellor of Abdul Wali Khan University  Dr. Ihsan Ali met with the Member of Federal Majlis-e-Shura Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali and discussed the name of Chitral University and other matters.They stated in accordance with each other that Chitral must have recognition in the Education Sector.University of Chitral or Chitral University are the most appropriate names for the University.They said that they will always be ready to present their services  to the University.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3

District Nazim Peshawar directs for activation of all ineffective schools

Peshawar: The District Nazim Peshawar Mr. Mohammad Asim Khan has directed for the activation of all ineffective schools of the district before the end of summer vacations, installation of solar system for provision of uninterrupted power supply to schools of rural areas, filling the shortage of teachers and other staff and taking of emergency based steps for provision of clean and cold drinking water in schools.He issued these directives while presiding over a meeting for bringing improvement in the conditions of schools, activation of ineffective schools, guaranteeing provision of basic facilities in schools, filling deficiency of teachers and other staff and re-launching of enrolment drive after summer vacations. Those who attended the meeting were District Education Officer (DEO) (Male), Raz Wali Khan, DEO (Female), Ulfat Begum, Assistant Director Education Officer (ADEO), Inamullah, DDEO, Mohammad Azam Khan and others.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.2


Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.2

Ghani lauds role of private educational institutes promotes quality education

Peshawar: The Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information, Public Relations, and Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani has lauded the role of private educational institutes in the promotion of quality education. He said the establishment of standard private educational institutions creates a spirit of competition in government educational institutions also which was a must for the development of society. He said this while inaugurating Froebel's College System at Faqirabad Peshawar on Wednesday. Principal Shehzad Ali Khan briefed the Special Assistant about the college as well as the facilities being provided to the student in the college.Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani visited every classroom of the college and appreciated the facilities of projectors, Active Smart Board, Biometric attendance system, online student and parents portal as well as the provision of the result, fees and other online information to the students.He said rules and regulations must strictly be followed in the educational institutes. He assured the college administration of his full support in regard providing quality education to the students.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2

Girls’ school's ratio increases to 70% in KP: Minister

Peshawar: The Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Muhammad Atif Khan said on Thursday that due to priority to female education by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led KPK government, the ratio of girls' schools has increased to 70 percent.He added that for the first time the provincial government is establishing the first ever girls’ cadet college in the province that shows its interest towards female education. He said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of government girls’ primary school Daag Behsud constructed under Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) program at Nowshera. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi also addressed the ceremony.The minister said that due to a wave of terrorism, extremism and militancy, the education sector particularly female education was badly affected and ratio of school going girl students was reduced to great extent. He said that the education is the mega project of PTI-led present government and it has allocated a big chunk of the budget for this important sector.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.2


Ghost schools in Mastung; Deputy Commissioner formed 05 committees for investigation

District Mastung: District administration has been active against ghost teachers and educational institutions. The Deputy Commissioner formed 05 investigation committees. A Large number of ghost teachers/schools revealed in Mastung. Educational emergency in province proved useless. Junior appointments over administrative posts deifying roots of Education department. Community schools which are being run by mutual cooperation of both Government & NGOs are invisible in the area while no one knows about 12 schools of NCHD. Secretary Education ordered district administration to present realities in black and white.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=mastaonk-gost.jpg

Government should take sincere steps for education promotion: Samiullah

District Quetta: The convenor  JTI district Quetta Mr. Samiullah along with other members said that government should take sincere steps for education propagation. He said just documentation can not bring betterment in the education sector but practical strategies/policies can furnish & develop education sector. Government negligence is increasing ignorance and illiteracy.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103604252&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160630

NTS recruitments; Qilla Abdullah candidates are still waiting for offer orders

District Chaman: NTS pass aspirants are demonstrating in front of Chaman DC office. Candidates speaking to journalists said that fifteen months have been passed but yet teachers are waiting for offer orders and facing financial crises which are injustice and violation of services rules. They said offer orders to Qilla Abdullah NTS pass teachers should be given as soon as possible.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3

Many schools are closed in Hassanzai area: Molvi Muhammad Akram

District Chaman: JUI leader Molvi Muhammad Akram along with others said in joint statement that 06 schools are closed in Qilli Hassanzai area while Government is solely arranging seminars, walks and campaigns which are not beneficial and non-practical steps.  He demanded to take notice of Educational decline.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 2

Most of Balochistan Educational institutions are prey of dilapidation: Ihsanullah

District Quetta: Insaf Student Federation Government science college Quetta unit President Mr. Ihsanullah Kakar said most of Baluchistan Educational institutions are the prey of dilapidation. Most of the primary schools are being run by sole teachers while scholarships of students have been stopped and increase in fees has been shattered the hopes of both parents and students to continue Education.

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 6


Private school owners threaten to protest against PEF

District Muzaffargarh: A meeting of the private school owners was held and the meeting demanded that PEF must abolish the condition of not setting up a private School within the parameters of one kilometer.  The meeting threatened that if the PEF does not accept the demands of the private School owners then the owners will begin protest and stage sit-in. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 8

PEF asks teachers’ lists for training

District Multan:  The Punjab Education Foundation has asked private schools to submit lists of Head and Class Teachers for the provision of Teachers Training so that the standards of Education could be upgraded.  The Schools are told to submit lists by 12th of July, 2016.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-30/page-03 

Report submitted for privatization of 349 schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Education Department Rahim Yar Khan has submitted a report to the ministry of Education Punjab for privatizing 349 Government Schools of District Rahim Yar Khan for handling these schools over to the private sector.  This is being done because several Schools have shown poor results.    

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 9

Decisions issued against appeals of Education Department employees

District Rahim Yar Khan: The DCO Captain Rtd. Zafar Iqbal who is also Chairman, District Education Committee, has issued the decisions against the appeals of the employees of the Education Department. Five Annual increments of a teacher were stopped, another employee was suspended and inquiry of the case of a senior clerk will be redone.  

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 9

PEF announced results of quality assurance tests for private schools

District Layyah: PEF has announced the results of 16th Quality Assurance Tests held for the 62 Schools of District Layyah. The average of results has been 75 per cent. 

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 7

39 EST teachers to be promoted

District Rahim Yar Khan: The District Education Department Rahim Yar Khan, under the instructions of Punjab Government, has issued orders for promotion of 39 ESTs of the District.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 2


Education department did not issue employee’s salary

District Naushehro Feroz: The Education Department has stopped salary of more than 40 Guards, Peons and Teachers from Naushehro Feroz, on the reason of Biometric verification, while they have demanded to release of salary, issuing a warning to burn themselves on Eid Day.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_30062016014744.jpg

Other Cadre Teachers continue to strike

District Khairpur Mirs: The Teachers of Other Cadre continued hunger strike, over nonpayment of salary for past 42 months.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_30062016014703.jpg

Teachers deprived of salary

District Tando Adam: Salary of more than 20 Teachers of Tando Adam was stopped, due to remaining absent from their duties. On the other hand, they have demanded the issuance of salary.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_30062016014703.jpg


226 teachers deprived of salary

District Shikarpur: 226 Teachers from Garhi Yaseen are deprived of salary, for past 12 months. Their salaries were stopped for baseless reasons.

Complete Story: http://awamiawaz.com/epaper/20160630/page5h.php