31 December 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Efforts for Girls Degree College

MPA Malik Noor Saleem Khan Marwat has said that he is making efforts for Girls Degree College in his constituency PK-75. He expressed these views while talking to media members. He also said that it was impossible to achieve growth objectives without education.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-12-31/page-3

School watchmen beaten, weapons stolen
Un-identified persons snatched weapons from two watchmen of a private school in Shabqadar after beating them. A Shabqadar police official told The Express Tribune one of the watchmen reported seven men entered the school late Monday night and started beating them up.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1019161/security-concern-school-watchmen-beaten-weapons-stolen/


Reference filed against Former EDO

Accountability Bureau of KP has filed a reference against former EDO Education of Lakki Marwat and his four accomplices after the completion of investigation. They were charged of illegal recruitments and financial embezzlements in the department.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103260097&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151231


MoU Between UET Peshawar and British Council

UET Peshawar will collaborate with and support British Council in completion of the Council’s program ‘Citizen Education and Community Engagement Program – Active Citizen’. An MoU has been signed in this regard.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103260097&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151231


Meeting of All Teachers Co-ordination Council

The annual meeting of All Teachers Co-ordination Council will be held today in Govt. High School Quarter Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103260109&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151231


UET sign MoU

The University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar and British Council Pakistan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for on-campus training.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/85314-UET-signs-MoU




KMU launches PhD programme

Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar has launched a long awaited firstever doctoral program in Public Health sector. According to a press release issued here Wednesday, Public Health department has recieved 72 applications for its PhDprogram out of which only six applicants were admitted in the first batch.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284007





Academic Institutes Not Renovated Since 2005

The academic institutes which suffered losses after the 2005 earthquake, have not been repaired hitherto. The building of most of the government is still incomplete. Those schools which have building are unfortunately devoid of teaching staff.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/epaper.php?page_id=2318


Education and grooming of new generation needs to be focused upon

We shall have to improve our education system in order to tackle the contemporary issues. We ought to make new education policy and then implement it effectively. The developed nations have prospered on the basis of education only. These views were expressed by Country director of Human Appeal Pakistan, Nisar Ahmed while addressing as a chief guest in a function of Red Foundation Middle School Dheerkot.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/epaper.php?page_id=2318




Support for Senior Teachers

Muhammad Amir Dumar, Provincial Deputy General Secretary of Jamat e Islami, has said that third division teachers must also be included in the 50 percent promotion quota. JI will support the senior teachers in their promotion struggle and will safeguard education and educators both.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103259036&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151231


Administration is Resolute in Destroying Education System

BNP has condemned the baseless transfer of three teachers and Class 4 staff of Govt. Girls High School Sardar Karez. In its statement BNP has declared this step as highly detrimental to the education system. On one hand huge claims are made by government that it will take every step for promotion of education but on the other hand it is carrying vengeful actions against innocent people.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103259019&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151231


Annual Exams of Matric

According to the press release of Balochistan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, annual exams of Matric will start from 29thFebruary 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103259032&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151231




Education policy: Public input, safe schooling streessed

Participants at a convention demanded the government to have an open discussion on national education policy, from a wider perspective and ownership of citizens, and make it more inclusive and comprehensive.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1019178/education-policy-public-input-safe-schooling-stressed/


Education reforms in capital: Tenders invited for upgradation of schools
The government has invited tenders worth Rs102.7 million for implementation of upgradation work on various government schools in the capital under the Prime Minister’s Education Reforms Initiative.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1019197/education-reforms-in-capital-tenders-invited-for-upgradation-of-schools/


President calls for heavy investment in health care and education sector

President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday stressed the need to invest heavily in health care and health education sectors for meaningful headway in Pakistan’s economic prosperity.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/85318-President-calls-for-heavy-investment-in-healthcare-and-education-sectors


PAF finishing school holds graduation ceremony

The graduation ceremony of the 39th batch of students of PAF Finishing School was held here at the Officers’ Mess, Air Headquarters. Famous playwright Haseena Moin was the chief guest on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-12-31/page-14/detail-8




School opening fraught with security fears

An incomplete boundary wall of a newly constructed girls’ degree college in Bhara Kahu due to an ongoing land dispute has led to trepidation among parents, who have urged the education department officials to take steps to enhance security for female students.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-12-31/page-13/detail-4


‘Universities to conduct their own entrance exam for admissions’

Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Wednesday asked the universities to restore their old system of testing for the grant of admissions at higher education level. The universities are under no obligation to organise Graduate Assessment Test (GAT) through private testing service for offering admissions in Mphil and Phd classes, HEC spokesman said.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-31/page-2/detail-6


President advises medical students to serve humanity

President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday advised the students to concentrate on their medical studies through research and hard work, so that they could equip themselves with the best knowledge and passion to serve the humanity. Speaking at a convocation of Shifa Tameer-i-Milat University, the President told the studentsto consider their sublime profession as motivation to serve humanity.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284033


‘The Go Green CIIT Campaign’ launched

Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) has launched “The Go Green CIIT Campaign” which would continue till 1st January 2016. Year 2016 is being dedicated as the “Green Year For CIIT”. The opening ceremony of the “The Go Green CIIT Campaign” was held at CIIT Library Islamabad Campus.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283972




Higher Education: GCU deans’ appointment approved

The government on Wednesday appointed Prof Muhammad Iqbal Shahid as Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning dean at the Government College University (GCU) Lahore.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1019171/higher-education-gcu-deans-appointment-approved/






Access to education: firing teachers a tactic to show poor standards
Dozens of teachers protested in front of the press club on Wednesday against ‘privatisation’ of schools.The protestors, led by the Punjab Teachers’ Union (PTU), said the government must stop privatisation of public schools.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1019190/access-to-education-firing-teachers-a-tactic-to-show-poor-standards/


Government tries to rein in rising school fees

Private school fees took the limelight in 2015 after a group of parents staged protests against school managements. The government took notice and an ordinance was promulgated.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1019094/govt-tries-to-rein-in-rising-school-fees/


Free education for kids of Kiln workers launched

The Punjab Education Foundation has launched a project for the education of brick-kiln workers in the districts of Multan, Muzaffargarh and Lodhran. This project will be run under New School Programme (NSP). 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/85285-Free-education-for-kids-of-kiln-workers-launched



Student Quota Being Ignored

According to 2% official quota for disabled persons in medical universities there ought to be 63 seats for them. But only 20 disabled candidates have been given admission this year. Moreover, they are also charged high fees despite the instructions from CM to give them concession.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-31&edition=LHR&id=2079296_26610420


Experiments have brought Education System on the verge of Destruction

In a meeting of Teachers Union, it was stressed that the handing over of over 4000 schools to PEF is a blatant evidence of Punjab government’s failure.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-31&edition=LHR&id=2079311_75609988




Education secy moves SHC over denial of promotion

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notices to deputy attorney general, secretary establishment and others on a petition filed by the Sindh education secretary over denial of promotion by the central selection board.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/85270-Education-secy-moves-SHC-over-denial-of-promotion


Examination Center of Govt. College For Women Al-Noor Society

Karachi University has abolished the examnation center in Govt. College For Women Al-Noor Society on the ground that clerical staff was doing invigilation duties instead of teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103259454&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151231


Lack of Cooperation in Education

Director of Khadim Ali Shah Institute of Technology, Prof Raees Alvi has said that there is lack of cooperation in various fields of education. There must be collaboration between political scientists, economists, sociologists, philosophers and environmentalists.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-31-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_04.gif


Extension in Last Date for Submission of Admission Forms

BSEK has extended the last date for submission of admission forms for Matriculation exams. Now the forms can be submitted till 15thJanuary without late fees.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-31-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_11.gif


Pakistani Student Stands First in International Essay Writing Competition

Sheeba Asad Malik of Pakistan has stood first in the essay writing competition held by Hague University of Applied Sciences. The topic of essay was ‘Role of UN Security Council and other Regional Bodies in Securing Peace’.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-31-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_09.gif


Workshop in KU

A three day workshop will be held in Karachi University from today with joint efforts of KU and Higher Education Commission. Workshop will be held in Computer Science Department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-31-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_08.gif


Elections of FUU

Elections of non-teaching staff of Federal Urdu University will be held in January 2016. Current president Adnan Akhtar expressed his vote of thanks to other members of non-teaching staff union for their support in the previous times.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-31&edition=KCH&id=2078954_88052179




The Trust School Harbanspura – A Miracle

The Trust School is situated in a low income locality. It has been giving free education to the students for last ten years. There are different sections for boys and girls. Even today, its fee is low as compared to other schools. Even today, 27 admissions are given free of cost.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-31-2015/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=11_01.gif

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Construction work of additional rooms in schools

Katlung:  The provincial leader of PTI & Tehsil Councilor Zarshad Khan said that PTI government has provided funds for the construction of additional rooms in all the government schools and that the construction work is progressing with leaps and bounds.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103260127&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151231

Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Students’ delegation meets Muhammad Yahya Akhunzada

Bajaur: A delegation headed by Mr. Fazal-ur-Rehman, President Bajaur Students Organization Peshawar University, met with Muhammad Yahya Akhunzada and briefed him about the issues of students.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10 


Shortage of basic facilities in Girls school

Peshawar:  The standard of education in Girls Community School, Amlookdara Talach is high but the school is deprived of the facilities of rooms and teachers. 

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


Government pays special attention to Health & Education: Dr. Jamal Yousaf

D.I.Khan: The Secretary Health, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr. Jamal Yousaf said that to provide basic facilities to the people is the first priority of Government and that negligence of staff would not be tolerated at any cost.

Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTUyNjA0


Student delegation visits Frontier Foundation

Peshawar: The Chairman Frontier Foundation, Sahibzada Mr. Muhammad Haleem, informed that a delegation of the students visited the Frontier Foundation Health Centre and donated blood for the patients.

Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3




Parents should educate their children: Muhammad Aamir

District Lasbela: Mr. Muhammad Aamir said that parents should educate their children for their better and secure future because no nation can excel in the race of development without education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Construction of school building inevitable

District Kharan: Mr. Hafiz Abdullah Larahi has demanded that a school building should be provided to Qilli Zehri Ghat. He said that children getting education under the open sky in this modern age is a disgrace to the country.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


PSF demands for notice of violation in merit

District Quetta: PSF stated in a provincial statement that silence of the provincial government over the unjust admissions in BMC is quite shocking and that voice will be raised on every platform for the non-meritorious admissions in BMC.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-31-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Province with abundant resources deprived of education: BSO

District Quetta:  The spokesperson, BSO Pachar, said the province of Balochistan which has abundant resources is deprived of education. The rulers are deliberately keeping the youth away from education and the disparate education system is producing a divide among the people.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-31-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


Administration wants to destroy educational standard: BNP

District Quetta: BNP strongly condemned the act of transfer of three teachers of Government Girls High School Sardar Karaiz.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103259019&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151231




Action against School Heads on poor results

District Multan: A high-level meeting was held under the chairmanship of DCO Multan whereby a decision to take action against the School Heads who will show poor results in examination was made.  The meeting also decided to provide tablets to the schools. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-31/page-09


Free Text Books distribution begins

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of Punjab has begun distribution of text cooks for classes from nursery to 10th for the year 2016-2017 to the tehsil warehouses and the students will be given books after the winter vacation. 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 08


234 schools to be handed over to private sector

District Rahim Yar Khan: A meeting of the Education Department Officials was held at the Government Colony High School, Rahim Yar Khan. The decision of handing over 234 Schools of District Rahim Yar Khan to the private sector on account of their poor results was made.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 09


Private Schools refuse winter vacation

District Rahim Yar Khan: The private schools of Zahir Pir have refused winter vacation to students.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 09


Fake action against land mafia

District Bahawalpur: The land mafia that had grabbed hundreds of acres of land of Danish School Yazman is enjoying freedom.  The criminals were released immediately after arrest and the Tehsildar never went for any inspection.  The school land could not be taken back into possession from the land mafia.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 10




Teachers protest over nonpayment of salary

District Khairpur Mirs: 314 teachers of other cadre, held protest before Session Court, against stoppage of salaries, despite performance of their regular duties.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130346041&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151231




Rejection of teachers’ deference bills

District Kamber Shahdadkot: The Additional Accounts Officer, Treasury Department, has rejected the deference bills of 100 teachers, due to non verification of counter signature of DEO Education, on the bills. The teachers continued protests against the concerned officers of the treasury department.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130346157&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151231




Primary school closed for years

District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Primary School, village Lala Bux Korkani, near Garhi Mori, has been nonfunctional for years due to the noncompliance of the Education Department; whereas the SDO is drawing the salaries of the staff, by showing it functional in office record.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-12-31/news/page3/1%20(59).htm


Secretary Education ensures P.T.Alif that demands will be fulfilled

Karachi: Secretary Education, Mr. Fzal Ul Allah Pechuho has issued a notification ensuring the delegation of Primary Teachers Association that their demands will be fulfilled.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-08.jpg




Closure of Examination Centre

Karachi: The management of Karachi University has closed the examination center of Government Girls College, Federal B Area and has shifted the examination center to Government College of Education, Block 15, B Area.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103259454&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151231


Management seats vacant in School Directorate

Karachi: The seats of Director Primary School, and other management posts in Directorates, are vacant.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103259082&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151231


Karachi University divides Sindh in Admission policy

Karachi: The Karachi University has once against revised the “KS” policy in giving admission to the students of Sindh. The prospectus has been issued, with option of “K” for Karachi Students and “S” for students from Sindh; through which, students from Karachi will be given first preference.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Dec/31-12-2015/Page1/P1-14.jpg


Matter of promotion of Secretary Education

Karachi: The Justice Sindh High Court, Mr. Muneeb Ul Rahman, has issued notice to the Secretary Establishment Division and others, enquiring the matter of promotion of the Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho, on his application of promotion to grade 21.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Dec/31-12-2015/Page1/P1-45.jpg


Clash between GSTA and Deputy DO

Hyderabad: A clash between GSTA members and Deputy District Officer Badin took place over issuance of a posting order of a Lab Attendant who had been absent from duty for the last fifteen months.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Dec/31-12-2015/Page2/P2-56.jpg