31 March 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Reconstruction of schools demolished by terrorism

Department of Primary and Secondary Education, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to start the reconstruction of 264 schools demolished by terrorism. 29,000 schools will be provided special security.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103432236&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160331

Schools destructed by earth quake await reconstruction

3000 schools of Hazara division were destructed by the earth quake of 2005. But even after the lapse of 11 years the reconstruction work has not been completed yet. Now the KP govt. is going to rebuild 760 schools with the cost of Rs. 8 billion. KP government has demanded 15 billion rupees from Federal govt. for this purpose. The provincial government has demanded a commission to investigate which government did not reconstruct schools destroyed in 2005 earthquake and why, despite receiving funds.

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EMIS report not published yet

Due to disinterest and dereliction of the KP’s education department, the annual EMIS report has not been published yet although it got due one year back. Dept. is making the excuse that govt. color printer is out of order.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103432286&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160331


Private College Principal shot dead in Peshawar

Unidentified assailants shot dead a principal of a private college in the limits of Hayatabad police station here on Tuesday evening. A police official said that the incident, which apparently had sectarian motive, took place at around 5pm, when unidentified attackers opened fire on Abid Raza.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1249030/private-college-principal-shot-dead-in-peshawar


Students advised to wash hands properly

UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Karin Hulshop advised the local students here on Wednesday to wash their hands properly to avoid diseases. She met with the students of primary school in Bhai Kalley during her visit to Swat and Buner districts to inspect the sanitation projects, implemented by Sarhad Rural Support Programme in collaboration with UNICEF.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1249022/students-advised-to-wash-hands-properly


Over Rs1m distributed among minority students

The provincial Auqaf and minority affairs department has started distribution of money among the poor students to buy new textbooks, stationery and school uniforms.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1249025/over-rs1m-distributed-among-minority-students




Lack of basic amenities in remote area schools

As a result of strong enrolment campaign held in Balochistan, large number of students took admissions in the schools. Admissions of students beyond capacity resulted in the shortage of basic amenities in schools like furniture and stationary.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103431128&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160331


Grade 5 and Grade 8 exams to be held according to 2006 Curriculum

According to a press release of Balochistan Textbook Board, the grade 5 and grade 8 exams, to be held by BEAC, will be conducted according to the curriculum of 2006. Text books of that curriculum are already being followed across Balochistan. Private schools have rejected the decision of conducting Grade 5 and 8 exams for private schools’ students too.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103431152&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160331



Secretary decides to start accountability of teachers

Balochistan’s Secretary for Education, Abdul Saboor Kakar has decided to take action against the teachers which have low performances. He visited the Girls High School Satellite Town and inspected the classes to identify absent teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-31-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


126 Vocational Centre’s made functional

Of the 172 vocational training Centre’s in Balochistan, 126 have been made functional by the provincial government. The Centre’s were set up in various areas by the industries department but a majority of them were non-functional.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1249047/126-vocational-centres-made-functional


Governor presides over Turbat University’s Senate Meeting

The Senate of Turbat University met here on Wednesday with Governor of Balochistan and the varsity’s chancellor, Mohammad Khan Achakzai, in the chair.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1249043/governor-presides-over-turbat-universitys-senate-meeting




70 pc budget being spent upon education in Kashmir

AJK’s Minister for Higher Education, Matloob Inqilabi has said that 70 pc of budget is being spent upon education in Kashmir. Other civil society members will also have to play their role in improving the quality of education in Kashmir.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103431671&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160331



Expert urges govt to enforce ‘Educational Emergency’

Former federal minister and ex-chairman of Higher Education Commissioner (HEC) Dr Atta-ur-Rehman urged the governments of Pakistan and AJK to immediately enforce ‘educational emergency’ for ensuring speedy economic progress.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/31-Mar-2016/expert-urges-govt-to-enforce-educational-emergency




Court orders to cancel the appointment letter of DG FDE

Supreme Court has ordered that the appointment letter of newly appointed DG of Federal Directorate of Education, Ali Ahmad Kharal should be cancelled. The decision was given because the rules allow that principal of Degree College can be appointed as the DG. But Mr. Kharal was principal of an inter college.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103432633&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160331




Education of One Woman leads to education of Whole Family

CADD’s Minister, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has said that our female students are ahead of their male counterparts. Education of one girl leads to the education of whole family.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-03-31/page-3


17 lecturers promoted

The Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) yesterday promoted 17 lecturers to the post of assistant professors. Twelve female and five male lecturers of Islamabad Model colleges were promoted as assistant professors in BPS-18 in the meeting of departmental promotion committee (DPC) of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), a subordinate institute of CADD overseeing schools and colleges of ICT.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/31-Mar-2016/17-lecturers-promoted




Teachers challenge Monetisation Policy Funds cancellation

The Islamabad High Court yesterday issued notices to secretaries of cabinet division and finance and other respondents in a petition wherein grade-20 principals of the federal government schools had moved the court against cancellation of their monetisation policy funds.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/31-Mar-2016/teachers-challenge-monetisation-policy-funds-cancellation

Establishment of three Technology Universities in pipeline

Establishment of three technology universities is in the pipeline including National Skills University in Islamabad, KPK Technology University and another to be setup by Frontier Works Organisation (FWO).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/109187-Establishment-of-three-technology-universities-in-pipeline


AIOU Providing Scholarships in nine categories

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is providing scholarships' in nine different schemes to support its needy students for continuing their study.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/31-Mar-2016/aiou-providing-scholarships-in-nine-categories 


‘NTC to be functional within next few months’

The newly formed National Technology Council (NTC) has been moving towards becoming operational now that its chairman and vice chairman have taken office.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1249006/ntc-to-be-functional-within-next-few-months




Illegal means being used in the board exams

SSC-I exams are underway across the Punjab. Till now 83 cases of use of illegal means in the exams have been identified.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103431944&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160331


School heads to be held responsible for dropouts

Punjab government has decided that from now onwards the responsibility of school dropouts will be fixed only on the school heads. They will be dismissed from the jobs under PEDA Act.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103431576&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160331


Farogh-e-Taleem Program

Additional District Collector, Chakwal, Asim Javed Hashmi told the reporters that every child would be sent to the school under Farogh-e-Taleem Program. By 2018, Chakwal will achieve the target of 100 percent literacy rate. Similar resolve has also been made by DCO Jhelum and Punjab Education Foundation. PEF’s MD Tariq Mehmood has directed the officials to achieve education goals.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103431670&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160331





Low enrolment schools being shifted

EDO Rawalpindi, Qazi Zahoor ul Haq has said that to implement Punjab govt.’s policy to target the low enrolment schools, 11 higher secondary schools are going to be shifted to other areas. He has also assured that no students shall remain out of school in the division.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103431664&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160331




Govt. should allocate more funds for education

Shura-e-Hamdard held a seminar on ‘Issues of a Common Man and Recommendations of Shura-e-Hamdard’. The speakers stressed that more funds should be allocated for education and health.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-31/page-7/detail-8


Conference of Medical Editors at UHS Today

The third national conference of Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) will begin at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) today. The theme of three-day conference, which is being organised in collaboration with Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) and Health Research Advisory Board, is ‘Professionalism and Medical Journal Editors’.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/31-Mar-2016/conference-of-medical-editors-at-uhs-today




Call to promote tech education

Technical Education is inevitable to alleviate unemployment and hunger in the country, speakers during a meeting said. Azam Nazir Tarar and Ahsan Bhoon, members Pakistan Bar Council, urged the government to open technical training institutes in the remote areas of the country so as to enable the youth to stand on their feet and help eliminate hunger and unemployment. Earlier, they inaugurated a Technical Training Institute here.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/31-Mar-2016/call-to-promote-tech-education http://tribune.com.pk/story/1076151/trades-and-skills-govt-focusing-on-promoting-technical-education/


Work at dangerous school buildings starts

The district administration has started repairing/reconstruction of 81 schools’ buildings declared dangerous by the government in Sialkot under a multi-phased development programme.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/31-Mar-2016/work-at-dangerous-school-buildings-starts


‘PEF to build Educated Society’

The role of Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) in building an educated society is very important as it is helping the low income families in education of their children. The officers of this foundation should; therefore, work proactively to help in achieving the goals of education-promotion agenda of the provincial government. This will also ensure equitable access to the fundamental right of education by the children of indigent strata.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/109184-PEF-to-build-educated-society



PU declares MA/MSc exam results

Punjab University Examinations Department has declared the results of MA Diplomacy & Strategic Studies Part-II supplementary examination 2015, MA International Relations Part-II supplementary examination 2015, MA Mass Communication Part-II supplementary examination 2015, MA Physical Education Part-II supplementary examination 2015, MA Persian Part-II supplementary examination 2015, MA Archaeology Part-II supplementary examination 2015, MSc Geography Part-II supplementary examination 2015, MSc Space Science Part-II supplementary examination 2015, MSc Social Work Part-II supplementary examination 2015, MSc Mathematics Part-II supplementary examination 2015 and MA Education Part-I & II (general) supplementary 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/109182-PU-declares-MAMSc-exam-results


Girls grab all top positions in 5th, 8th class exams

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) on Wednesday announced results of the centralised annual examination of fifth grade and scholarship examination for eighth grade with girls grabbing all the top positions.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/109177-Girls-grab-all-top-positions-in-5th-8th-class-exams 



Workshop on ‘Project Formulation’ at GCU

Speakers at the inauguration of the workshop on “Project Formulation” at the Government College University, Lahore said that designing a science project is an art which scientists have to learn especially to win funding. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/109176-Workshop-on-Project-Formulation-at-GCU 




Principals of Federal Govt Schools move IHC

Grade 20 principals of the federal government schools have moved Islamabad High Court (IHC) against cancellation of their ‘monetisation policy’ funds. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kyani of the IHC while hearing in the case here Wednesday issued notices to the secretary cabinet division, secretary finance and secretary ministry of defence seeking their reply.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/109189-Principals-of-federal-govt-schools-move-IHC


Upcoming budget should accommodate missing school facilities

A survey conducted by Youth Accountability Ambassadors of Sustainable Social Development Organisation (SSDO) of schools situated under NA-54, NA-55 and NA-56 reveals that the public schools lack basic facilities including furniture, clean drinking water and shortage of teaching and non-teaching staff affecting quality of education in public schools for students.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/109190-Upcoming-budget-should-accommodate-missing-school-facilities


Vocational Secondary Schools being set up across country

The government of Pakistan will set up Vocational Secondary Schools across the country to decrease the drop out ratio of students. Primary pass students will be given admission so that they may get skilled training while passing their matriculation. It was stated by Minister of State for Education Balig-ur-Rehman while addressing the prize distribution ceremony on the 2nd day of National Skills Show at Expo Center Johar Town.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/31/vocational-secondary-schools-being-set-up-across-country/ 




Corporal punishment: Grade three student beaten up at school

A grade three student at a private school in Bhowana was beaten up by his teacher with a belt on Tuesday. The teacher said the student had tried to put glue in his classmate’s eyes.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1076184/corporal-punishment-grade-three-student-beaten-up-at-school/


UET Workshop: ‘Energy-Efficient designs can help conserve electricity’

Energy-efficient building designs are needed to help reduce electricity consumption, speakers at a workshop said on Wednesday. The two-day workshop had been organised at the Department of Architectural Engineering and Design of University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore in collaboration with Auburn University, Alabama, USA.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1076190/uet-workshop-energy-efficient-designs-can-help-conserve-electricity/


Learning: ‘Focus on faculty development’

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Mukhtar Ahmed said on Sunday that training teachers on modern lines was necessary to lift the standards of education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1073971/learning-focus-on-faculty-development/


Private school sealed after ‘torture’ incident

Education authorities sealed a private school on Wednesday after its principal allegedly subjected a minor student to brutal torture. Ali Haider, a Class III student at the privately-run Zakria Science School, Bhowana town, was allegedly subjected to brutal torture by the school principal, Zafar Iqbal.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1248976/private-school-sealed-after-torture-incident


Scrutiny of school vans’ drivers

Lahore’s Chief Traffic Officer, Tayyab Hafeez Cheema has directed the department to collect the data of drivers of school vans and taxis. He has already got the lists of 762 academic institutes prepared.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-31&edition=LHR&id=2271619_35538373


Govt. striving to equip youth with technical skills: Baligh

Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training, Engr Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rahman yesterday said that the government is taking concrete steps to equip youth with technical skills and professional training through Prime Minister’s Education Reforms Programme.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/31-Mar-2016/govt-striving-to-equip-youth-with-technical-skills-baligh 







PU announces results

Punjab University’s Department of Examination has announced the results of MA Diplomatic and Strategic Studies, MA International Relations, MA Mass communications, MA Physical education, MA Persian and others for supplementary exams of Part II.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103431938&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160331




PU’s book fair postponed

The books fair of Punjab University, supposed to be held from 7th April has been postponed due to security risks.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-31/page-2/detail-16






Sticks for educators, carrots for extremists

Sticks for educators, carrots for extremists- Teachers protesting for their rights and end to corruption baton-charged and water-cannoned, but no action taken against religious parties staging sit-in and causing nuisance for city’s commuters since Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/109144-Sticks-for-educators-carrots-for-extremists











Load shedding in examination hall

K-electric is continuing with its trend of disturbing the general public. This time, the matric students are facing the ire of K-electric’s load shedding. Usually, there is prolonged load shedding which creates difficulties for the examinees. Mutahida’s Rabita Committee has urged that the examination Centre’s should be given immunity from load shedding. Same situation prevailed in Hyderabad too. Similarly, the students are involved in blatant cheating. 36 copy cases were reported by the vigilance teams. Similarly, 13 cases and 4 fake candidates were also reported in Mirpur Khas. Commissioner Sukkur also suspended two invigilators while he raided the examination Centre’s. The use of mobiles is very frequent in the examination Centre’s.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103431218&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160331








HEC sets up National Technology Council to regulate Degree Programmes

The Higher Education Commission has established the National Technology Council (NTC), an accreditation council, to monitor and accredit technology related degree programmes, a senior HEC official told The News on Wednesday. According to him, Major General (retd) Akbar Saeed Awan and Dr Kausar Malik have been appointed as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the council respectively.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-31-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_14.gif





SM Science College no more part of SMIU, SHC told

The Sindh High Court (SHC) was informed on Wednesday by the additional secretary law and education that Sindh Muslim Government Science College had been demerged from Sindh Madrassa-ul-Islam University (SMIU).

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/03/31/city/karachi/sm-science-college-no-more-part-of-smiu-shc-told/ 



HEC sets up National Technology Council to regulate Degree Programmes

The Higher Education Commission has established the National Technology Council (NTC), an accreditation council, to monitor and accredit technology related degree programmes, a senior HEC official told The News on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/109150-HEC-sets-up-National-Technology-Council-to-regulate-degree-programmes


‘To remove hate material from curriculum, us-vs-them philosophy needs to go’

The National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) in its annual report has underlined the need for removing hate-based content from school textbooks being used in schools across the country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/109146-To-remove-hate-material-from-curriculum-us-vs-them-philosophy-needs-to-go 




Two students held using unfair means in Exams

Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) Chairman Fasihuddin Khan caught two students for using unfair means in the ongoing annual examinations of Technical School Certificate (TSC), during his visit to the examination Centre’s.

Completes Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/31-Mar-2016/two-students-held-using-unfair-means-in-exams


The right approach: Sukkur IBA creates a ray of hope for honest students

Despite the fact that the police have been deployed inside and outside each SSC-I and II examination Centre’s in Sukkur since last Monday, no one seems interested in stopping the rampant cheating that goes on during the exams. Amid this disappointing situation, the model examination Centre, established by the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Sukkur, at Public School Sukkur has become a ray of hope for students who voluntarily have said, “No to cheating”.

Completes Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1075973/the-right-approach-sukkur-iba-creates-a-ray-of-hope-for-honest-students/


Distorted history: Researchers share only 25% of findings for fear of their lives

Widespread presence of hate material in government textbooks can be gauged from the fact that an activist, while sharing details of a study conducted on the subject, admitted they shared only 25% of their findings for fear of their lives.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1075968/distorted-history-researchers-share-only-25-of-findings-for-fear-of-their-lives/


Protest over rustication of three students

Students and activists of the Jeay Sindh Students Federation (JSSF) staged a sit-in outside the VC secretariat of Shaheed Moh­tarma Benazir Bhutto Me­d­i­­cal University (SMBBMU) here on Wednesday in protest against a university decision to rusticate three students of Bibi Assefa Dental College, Larkana.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1248956/protest-over-rustication-of-three-students


Larkana College Principal, Teachers settle dispute with police mediation

Larkana police, mediating between the principal and some other faculty members of the Govt Degree College in the city, have apparently succeeded in settling their two-month-old dispute that had badly affected the academic atmosphere at the institution.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1248957/larkana-college-principal-teachers-settle-dispute-with-police-mediation


B.A. LLB (Hons.) programme approved in KU

Karachi University has given the approval for starting a new degree programme for law. Now the university will be offering a B.A. LLB (Hons.) programme.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-31-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_17.gif



Life skill based education project for female teachers

Indus Resource Centre held ‘Life Skill Based Education Project’ in collaboration with David and Lewis Packard Foundation. 114 teachers were given training on reproductive health.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-31-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_06.gif




Q&As on academic career By Syed Azhar Husnain Abidi

Q- Sir, I am doing MBA. What specialization should I go for in MBA?

A- If you are good at Maths then I would suggest you to for specialization in finance.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-31-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=15_02.gif


Deplorable conditions of education system By Qaiser Noreen Khan

The first education conference was organised in Pakistan in 1947. At that time no positive results were achieved by the conference. And after 1947, the state of education has been constantly declining with every passing year.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-31/page-15/detail-1


Educational equations

The equation is a fairly simple one. No teacher and no administrator equals no education at schools. To simplify things further, no education or grossly inadequate education in the public sector means a continued deprivation of the right to learn for millions in the country, and increased parental reliance on the madrasahs that have grown to form a mainly undesirable alternative education system.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/109209-Educational-equations


NTS: Its usefulness  By Mohammad Fayyaz

National Testing Service (NTS) of Pakistan has been functional for the last many years to assess educated Pakistani youths for various jobs in various provincially and federally-administered public departments. It is perhaps the most reliable organisation that tests and then lists the most knowledgeable ones in terms of marks/scores in a specific discipline of knowledge.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/31-Mar-2016/nts-its-usefulness


Letters to the Editor


Irregularities in the examination system

Nearly, 150,000 students are appearing in the SSC Exam. The Board has declared many exam Centre’s as sensitive and some others as highly sensitive. But nothing substantial has been done to control the role of outsiders in the examination Centre’s.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-31&edition=LHR&id=2272056_92176589

Regional Press:


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Federal Government urges to reconstruct schools destroyed in 2005 quake


Peshawar: On Wednesday, the provincial government demanded the federal government to reconstruct the schools in KP which were destroyed in the devastating earthquake of 2005. Addressing a press conference at Peshawar Press Club, the Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Muhammad Atif and Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Information and Higher Education, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani said the reconstruction of destroyed schools were necessary for the continuation of educational activities in the areas hit by the earthquake. Muhammad Atif said that a total of 3809 schools were destroyed however, records only speak of 2909 schools whereas the other 900 destroyed hold no record at all. He said that 1635 schools have been reconstructed by the ERRA (Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority).


Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.1


Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.1


Daily Ausaf, Peshawar, Page No.1


Survey finds that 16% of schools in KP have no boundary walls


Peshawar: The Department of Education KP has issued a report about the missing facilities in government schools in the province stating that 36% schools are without electricity, 16% without boundary walls, 29% without drinking water and 14% without toilets. They said around 10,213 schools had been without electric supply, 4,473without boundary walls, 8,219 without drinking water and 3,900 without toilets in KP. In this light, it is stated that the government could increase the access of children, especially girls, to education by setting up more schools, providing basic facilities and observing merit when transferring teachers.


Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.8


Slow construction in Government Primary School has taken three years


Peshawar: Three years after the start of construction Government Primary School has yet to be completed. The Town Councilor stated that if the construction remains at this speed and if no action is taken against the responsible persons, the local public will hold a protest. The DEO, Hanif-ul-Rehman assured him that this project will be completed in 15 days.


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


Scholarships announced for 100 poor students


Khyber Agency:  The Muslim Public School has announced scholarships for 100 poor students. According to the director, Shah Jahan Afridi free education, books and uniform will be provided to poor and orphaned students on the 5th April which will be presented during a Talent Award Show.


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


Ban on class four appointments in education department, FATA


Ladha: The Secretary FATA Social Sector Department ordered no appointments on class four vacancies consequently causing the public to worry if the employment rate will be affected. Different sectors in this government decision stated that this is an act injustice and unfairness to FATA people.


 Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3


Need to review security situation of government schools


Peshawar: Due to insufficient security measures, the lives of the students are still on risk in Peshawar and KP government and private educational institutions. Many months have passed but the boundary wall issue has not been satisfactorily addressed in several educational institutions. The local inhabitants are showing serious concerns about the security situation.


Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.1


Target killings continue in Peshawar


Peshawar: The unabated target killings continue in the provincial capital. Unidentified killers on motorcycles targeted a private college principal in Hayatabad on Wednesday. Superintendent Police Cantonment, Kashif Zulfiqar said the principal of ICMS, a private college at Hayatabad, Abid Raza was on his way back home from college however, as he reached Afridi Market, located in phase-IV, Hayatabad, two unknown motorcyclists opened fire, killing him on spot. The killers fled the scene after the murder. Kashif confirmed that it was a targeted killing against the Shia sect of Islam, that the killers used similar 9mm pistols and further investigation is in way. This is the third homicide case in two weeks.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103432244&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160331




Students face problems due to scarcity of teachers and class rooms in Girls High school, Sorab


Sorab: The female students are facing problems due to a lack of teachers and class rooms in Government Girls High School, Sorab after its up-gradation. 1200 students are enrolled in the school but the current classrooms are unable to hold such a number. Government should take keen interest to resolve aforementioned problems.


Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/karachi/today/p3/story.php?param=grils.jpg


Billions of rupees went in corruption in lieu of education: IJT


District Quetta: The administrator IJT Baluchistan, Mr. Usman Kakar said that the Educational Emergency in Baluchistan is a drama and a source of profit for politicians and educational officials. Billions of rupees have been wasted in lieu of educational development and standardization and regrettably, scenarios are much worse than it seems.


Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-31-2016/quetta/page2.asp


Claims for educational betterment are limited up to newspaper statements: BSF


District Quetta: The Central spokesperson of Baloch Student Front, Mr. Haider Baloch said due to continuous absenteeism of lecturers in Noshki, Mastoong and Kharan colleges the precious time of students is wasted. He said the Principals are also turning a blind eye to the absenteeism of lecturers in colleges. The Educational Emergency claims that education officials and politicians have become puppet to appease the public and in reality the situation of educational institutions is same as it was before.


Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-31-2016/quetta/page2.asp


Steps for the eradication of ‘copy culture’ are appraisable: Taqri Abdul Qayoom


Khaliqabad Mankchar: Mr. Taqri Haji Abdul Qayoom, a tribal leader, along with others applauded the efforts of Examination Center Superintendent, Mr. Abdul Ghani Langho and his team. He said the eradication of ‘copy culture’ will bring a positive change in society and the education system of the province.


Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 6


Eradication of a useless education system is our mission: JTI


District Quetta: The Provincial President JTI, Mr. Jalal Shah and General Secretary, Mr. Abdul Qayoom said the eradication of a useless education system is our mission.  


Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No.8




Punjab Government directs the Education Department to ensure writing takhti and slates in all districts


District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has directed to ensure the students of primary schools for a writing takhti and slates to improve the hand writing skills. After 1990 the practice decreased in schools but it is mandatory in all Primary Schools of Providence Punjab.


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


Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) swipes away garbage from Government Girls Secondary School after highlighting the issue on media


District Rahim Yar Khan: After highlighting the issue of garbage in front ground of Government Girls Secondary School, Chachran Sharif by Dunya News the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) took notice and cleaned the mentioned ground. People of the area appealed to Assistant Commissioner Tehsil Khan Pur to construct a playground on the land so that the children can play.


Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan. Page No. 11


Declaration of annual results of 8th and 5th class


District Rahim Yar Khan: 8th and 5th class results will be declared on dated 31st March 2016 (Thursday). Results information will also be provided on the official website of Punjab Examination Commission (PEC).


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-03-31/page-2


Enrollment Campaign Walk held in Government Girls Elementary School Chak 78/P


District Rahim Yar Khan: In the continuity of activities to promote Education at community level under Punjab Enrollment Campaign 2016 a walk organized at Government Girls Elementary School Chak 78/P. Education Development Officer (EDO) Mr. Rana Muhammad Azhar , District Education Officer (DEO) Mr. Chahudery Aslam , Miss Kouser Perveen , school staff, parents and the community participated in the walk and awarded the general community and parents for the importance of children education.


Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 4




Police charge SPLA protesters


Karachi: Police charged teachers and professors in a protest under the canvas of Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA), using water cannons to disperse the crowd. The protest was held  in an attempt to reach the Sindh Chief Minister House however, the police succeeded in keeping them away. The SPLA had staged a protest demo around the fountain Chowk near Sindh Governor House in condemnation of corruption in Sindh Education Department, the embezzlement of funds, nepotism, unlawful recruitment's and delay in disbursement of salaries. The lecturers and professors had reached the Fountain Chowk and started their protest and later at a stage, they decided to march toward the CM House to meet the CM and record their protest in his physical presence.
Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130378188&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160331




Daily Kawish, Front Page


Two students carry protest against Head Master


Sukkur: Two students of Government High School Al-Falah stood against the injustice of their Head Master, claiming that they had submitted examination fee to him but they were not allowed to appear in examination and thus have to repeat a year.


Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130378103&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160331


Girls Middle school has been dysfunctional for years


District Tharparker: The Government Girl Middle School Muhammad Yousif Panhyar has been found dysfunctional for the past 28 years due to heedlessness of higher authorities. The residents declared before media that three teachers of the school are on Visa and do not attend the school.


Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130378080&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160331


Citizens take out protest for new school building


District Khairpur Mirs: The members of STP from Jarwar held protest strike for a second day against the denial of a new school building as the old building was completely damaged.


Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130378082&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160331


DO occupies school building


District Qamber Shahdadkot: The oldest main primary school of Qamber City has been the prey of shortage of basic facilities such as washrooms and furniture. The school gates are occupied by garbage and filth. There are only 68 teachers for more than 2000 students. The focal person of DO Primary has formed office inside the school, occupying three classrooms.


Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-31/news/page3/1%20(4).htm




Students protest against shortage of teachers


District Khairpur Mirs: The students of Government Primary School, Village Karim Dino Shambhani held protest while taking vigils in their hands against the shortage of teachers in the school.


Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-31/news/page8/1%20(54).htm


Education Coordinator visits different schools


District Qamber Shahdadkot: The Coordinator of Education Department Qamber, Mr. Hafiz Zafar Ul Din Qazi visited Middle and Primary School Ghulam Ali Magsi, Middle School Karira, Middle School Hakim Shah amongst others. He checked attendance of 62 teachers through biometric and found only 33 teachers present.


Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 2