31st August 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 Fewer ghost schools in KP, now

The number of ghost schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has enormously reduced over the last three years due to the government’s reforms. Also, scores of government schools are being rehabilitated by renovation and provision of educational and sports facilities.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1281092/fewer-ghost-schools-in-kp-now


After the floods: Standing committee urges Govt. to reconstruct schools

The K-P Assembly Standing Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education has criticised the federal government for ignoring the reconstruction of schools devastated by floods in 2005. The committee meeting, held at the K-P House in Abbottabad on Tuesday, decided to approach the federal government once again for the rehabilitation and construction of flood-affected schools.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1173085/floods-standing-committee-urges-govt-reconstruct-schools/


Biometric system has been introduced in 24 Government Colleges

Educational Representative of CM KPK Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani has said that Biometric Attendance system has been introduced in 24 Government Colleges of the province and online admissions have been started for the first time in Government colleges.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2016-08-31/page-8/detail-18


Progress is impossible without utilizing modern knowledge

Tehsil Head Khaleel Bashir Khan has said that Western countries have done progress by implementing modern knowledge. The future of Pakistan depends on youngsters. Students are achieving top positions in different education boards for the many past years which is appreciable.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2016-08-31/page-8/detail-45


College teachers’ attendance to be made sure, says minister

Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information & Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani on Tuesday said that biometric attendance system has been installed in 24 public sector colleges in the province to ensure the attendance of teachers.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/146504-College-teachers-attendance-to-be-made-sure-says-minister




Result of F.A, F.Sc annual exam 2016 will be announced today

Controller Baluchistan Board Syed Ibadullah has said that result of F.A, F.Sc annual exam will be announced today. Result will also be available on official website of Baluchistan Board.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103719478&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160831




Tribal elders reject recommendations of reforms committee

Rejecting altogether the recommendations of FATA Reforms Committee (FRC), the elders from various tribal agencies have demanded an independent and elected FATA Legislative Council to decide the future of tribal region.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/31-Aug-16/tribal-elders-reject-recommendations-of-reforms-committee





Universities are known for their research

Vice chancellor of Alama Iqbal Open University Dr. Shahid Sadiqui has said that for the social and economic development of our country, providing the result of research to the society is the responsibility of Universities. For this purpose Open University has a Research Enovation and Commercialization department in their campus.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-08-31/page-2


PMDC cautions students about enrolment ban

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), the regulator for medical and dental education and practice in the country, has cautioned students against getting admission to medical and dental colleges, where fresh enrolments are banned. According to PMDC acting registrar Dr Syed Azhar Ali Shah, candidates should refrain from seeking admission to such medical and dental colleges, where fresh enrolments are banned.  Complete details in this respect are available on the PMDC website i.e. www.pmdc.org.pk.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/146593-PMDC-cautions-students-about-enrolment-ban


Poster exhibition held to promote research-based education

Allama Iqbal Open University yesterday held a poster exhibition in its main campus to promote research-based educational activities in the country. The exhibition was organised by the department of chemistry (faculty of sciences) AIOU.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/31-Aug-2016/poster-exhibition-held-to-promote-research-based-education


CADD notifies retirement of FDE director general

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), has notified the retirement of Director General (DG) Federal Directorate of Education (FDE). In a notification available with Daily Times, the CADD notified the retirement of DG, FDE Shahnaz Riaz. "On attaining the age of superannuation Dr Shahnaz Riaz shall stand retired from government services with effect from October 10, 2016. Her date of birth is December 18, 1956”, reads the notification.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/31-Aug-16/cadd-notifies-retirement-of-fde-director-general




PHEC trains over 500 new college teachers

Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin has said given the nature of challenges being faced by the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Punjab, the provincial commission is focusing on capacity building programs of HEIs. 

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/146581-PHEC-trains-over-500-new-college-teachers


PEF to set up ECEC in partner schools

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will set up Early Childhood Education Centers (ECEC) in 105 selected partner schools situated in Lahore, Rahim yar Khan, Rajanpur, Jhang and Toba Tek Singh districts. The UNICEF will provide technical and financial support to the foundation for the execution of the project.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/pef-to-set-up-ecec-in-partner-schools/


Workshop focuses on management, governance in education sector

The five-day training workshop on "Governance, Finance and Audit" for the capacity building of principals/DDOs of various government colleges of Rawalpindi Division ended at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/31-Aug-16/workshop-focuses-on-management-governance-in-education-sector


Youth must be given quality education for the development of the country

Minister of Education Punjab Rana Mashood has said that the young generation must be provided quality education if we want our country to develop. Youngsters are the bright future of Pakistan. Punjab Government is providing the jewel of education to youngsters through the vision of CM Punjab.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-08-31/page-9/detail-20


Rs600m allocated for setting up new primary schools: PA told

The Punjab Assembly was informed on Tuesday that the provincial government has allocated six hundred million rupees for setting up new primary schools under the Punjab Education Foundation.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/rs600m-allocated-for-setting-up-new-primary-schools-pa-told/


338 Schools, Colleges and Universities declared sensitive by law enforcement institutes

Law enforcement Institutes have declared 338 schools, colleges and universities sensitive in Lahore because of a threat of terrorism. According to details 131 Educational institutes have been declared sensitive and 207 institutes have been declared very sensitive.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2016-08-31/page-1/detail-23



Decision to close 20 more schools of Rawalpindi

District Government and Department of Education Rawalpindi has decided to close 20 more schools of the city and management of these schools have been given one week notice to shift.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103719807&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160831


Decision to announce Intermediate results in Education board of Punjab on same day

In a meeting of Punjab Boards Committee of chairman a decision was taken to announce the result of Intermediate annual exams 2016 of all education boards of Punjab on 17th September 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103720870&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160831



Adournment Motion submitted on the decreased numbers of students

Saadiya Sohail of Tehreek e insaaf has submitted the adornment motion in the assembly, in which it is said that even after many litigation of Government about improving the education system about five thousand students left government schools.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103720887&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160831


Bogus admission in Government School

It is revealed that more than twelve hundred schools has about one million bogus admissions. Evidence of the student’s attendance has been demanded from the heads of all schools.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103720899&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160831


Result date of Intermediate announced

All education boards of Punjab have announced that intermediate result will declare on 17th of September 2016. And name of position holders will announced on 16th of September.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-31-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_08.gif


Education, health sectors improving with US cooperation: Rajwana

Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana on Tuesday said that education and health sectors are improving with the cooperation of the USA. He was talking to newly appointed US Consul General in Lahore Yuriy Fedkiw, who met him at Governor’s House here.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/education-health-sectors-improving-with-us-cooperation-rajwana/



Most of Govt. schools face official neglect

Most of the government schools that need immediate upgradation due to lack of facilities and classrooms, have been ignored in a survey conducted for the upgradation of public sector educational institutions in Faisalabad district, it is learnt. As a result, teachers, students and their parents expressed concerns over the bad condition of the schools and future of the students.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/31-Aug-2016/most-of-govt-schools-face-official-neglect


Parents stage protest against hike in school fees

A protest was held by the parents of students in front of Premier American School (PAS) Harbanspura Canal Road on Tuesday against the exorbitant fees of private schools. The protesters urged the government to take steps in order to regulate the schools.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/30/city/lahore/parents-stage-protest-against-hike-in-school-fees/


Hiring of CTIs to cover the shortage of teachers

It is decided by the Department of Higher education Punjab to hire the College Teachers Intern in order to cover the shortage of teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-31-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_08.gif


Fake degrees of medical students

It is revealed that admissions has been given on fake degrees in Medical Colleges. University of Health Sciences decided to retest the degrees of all students.

Complete Story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-08-31&edition=ISL&id=2581414_36379203




Security and cleaning arrangement in schools should be improved

Minister of Education Sindh Jam Mehtab has said that with the betterment of buildings in educational institutes, the shortage of teachers should be ended and the quality of laboratories should also be increased. Apart from this he ordered to make arrangements for the security and cleanliness of the schools.

Completes Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-08-31/page-3




Schools environment being improved

Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that our Government have not only meted out the shortage of teachers but the buildings have also being made up to the standard. Science laboratories and scientific materials are being provided so that the students may do their practical’s properly.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/31-Aug-16/schools-environment-being-improved




The abysmal state of public education

The decision by Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif to construct 10,000 additional classrooms in the province comes in the background of an abysmal education system that has failed to produce learned citizens. Not only does Pakistan have a lack of qualified workforce, but even the major part that is ostensibly qualified do not have the knowledge to match their qualification. Essentially, education in Pakistan has been reduced to nothing more than the mere acquisition of a degree.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/editorial/31-Aug-16/the-abysmal-state-of-public-education


Letters to the Editor


Eroding educational system

It is pathetic to note that the peaceful environment of meritorious students of Sir Syed University, Karachi, has been categorically sabotaged by some disturbing elements of MQM for many years.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/31-Aug-2016/eroding-educational-system


Promoting quality education

The importance of education cannot be denied. Imagine a life without reasoning and logic. Nelson Mandela rightly said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” It helps us to explore the world from different perspective. There are many flaws in our education system, which need attention of our politicians and policy makers. One of them is the lack of facilities i.e. classrooms, toilets, laboratories and libraries etc. in public schools.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/promoting-quality-education/

 Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Government is trying hard for development of Education

Peshawar: The Excise Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mian Jamshed UddinKaka Khel said that recent Government’s main purpose is to make higher education available for everyone especially for poor people who are unable to afford the expenses of higher education and soon they will get opportunities of higher education at their doorstep. He shared these views in a committee room of CM house on the set up of Agricultural University Peshawar Nowshera Campus for which Provincial Government have specialized one thousand million rupees.

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

Complete Story:  Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Youngsters can make Country‘s Future Prosperous through Education

Peshawar: The Director Higher Education Peshawar Muhammad Shafiullah said that for independence our leaders and old generation have worked and sacrificed a lot and now after independence, it is the responsibility of Students to move forward Quaid’s mission and make Pakistan prosperous. He also said that students must get education for the sake of making country developed rather than getting a degree.

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


Demand for reconstruction of School damaged in earthquake

Peshawar: The District Council Leader of Pakistan Rah-e-haq Party Haji Saeed-ur-Rehman and Nazim Muhammad Munir has visited the earthquake affected Government High School for Boys and ensure the principal that they will contact the leaders to construct the school. While briefing the media, Haji Saeed-ur-Rehman said that there are lots of cracks in School building and can be fall anytime.

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


Violence in Educational Institutes is not acceptable: Mushtaq Ghani

Peshawar: Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Information & Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani has taken an action against 7000 employees and dismissed them who were accused of doing violence on children and has poor performance record. He said that Provincial Government is doing its best to provide facilities in Education sector. He said that biometric attendance system has been installed in 35 public sector colleges in the province to ensure the attendance of teachers. He said this while inaugurating biometric attendance system at Government College Peshawar by imprinting thumb impression on the machine. He said the biometric system was being installed in all educational institutions because the teachers used to skip classes in the past. Mushtaq Ghani said the government had given top priority to education sector after coming to power and imposed emergency in education sector and its development is the mission of PTI.

Complete Story:  Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 1


Students record a protest against teachers’ absentees

Bajour Agency: The Students of Government College of Technology Bajour recorded a protest against teachers’ absentees. They blocked the whole traffic road and said that due to teachers’ absentees, students suffer a lot and it wastes their precious time. They demanded their attendance 100%.Later after the confirmation of officer they ended their protest.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 5




We are committed for eradication of copy culture: Director Colleges

Tambo: The Director Colleges Baluchistan Professor Dr. Qaleemullah Zahid said we are committed for eradication of copy culture, advising the examination administrators and students to strive hard to uproot coppy culture. He visited B.Ed examination centers and said students should strive hard to be abble than reliant on coppy culture. Good-Bye cheating concept will have to be prevail in society for upliftment of merit and education standard.

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


No female teacher in Girls Primary school

District Lasbela: The District Education Officer Lasbela Mr. Muhammad Azeem Sajidi said there is no female teacher in Girls Primary school “Nakah Khar,ri”. He clarified that no female teachers is appointed there in school, seat is vacant & no one takes the salary from this school. He warned not to propagate propagandas.

Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 02


Bus should be provided for female teachers: Islam Khan

District Quetta: All Pakistan Muslim League provincial leaders Mr. Islam Khan Azad along with others said in joint statement that female teachers are facing problems. Former President General Retired Pervaiz Musharaf inaugurated bus for female teachers’ which is stopped by present Government. They demanded from Governor to provide new buses for female staff. 

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 03


Intercessor political culture is responsible for dilapidation of Educational institutions

District Turbat: Intercessor political culture is responsible for dilapidation of Educational institutions in Baluchistan. Services rules violation and appointments of juniors over administrative posts is violation of merit and right to equal job oppurtunity.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 03


Educational propagation & developmental efforts will keep continue in Gadani: Abdul Hameed Baloch

District Lasbela: The Ex-senator & the chairman municipal committee Gadani Mr. Abdul Hameed Baloch said modern Education of computer science and skill development is the need of time. Meeting with youth group he said focusing on Education specially in computer science will lead towards success. He said facilities will be provided to students. Educational propagation & developmental efforts will keep continue in Gadani.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 02




Decision to built additional rooms in School

District Rahim yar Khan: The Punjab Schools Education Department has decided to construct one room for forty children in each Primary School across the province under “Khadim-e-Punjab Schools Program”. In this regard survey has started further action will be taken after the survey report.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-31/page-03        


Mismanagement in School, stealing children’s future

District Muzaffargarh: The residents of Barra Bangla complained and protested against the corruption in School assets (selling trees) and absenteeism of Mr. Mohammad Amin Mughal Head Master of Government High School. They requested the authorities to take action

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-30/page-02   


Dangerous building of College

District Rahim yar Khan: The Deputy Director Colleges Rahim yar Khan Professor Sadia Rasheed visited the Government College Liaquatpur and declared its building dangerous. During meeting with Principal and staff she ensured to provide all facilities without any delay.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 02       


Billions of Scam in Ghazi Medical College and Teaching hospital

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Billions of scam exposed in the Ghazi Medical and Teaching Hospital.  People submitted application to Chief Minister Punjab. Instead of taking action against corruption Chief Minister Punjab established inquiry committee under the supervision of corruption king Dr. Ghulam Arrain.  People protested and demanded to submit the looted money in the public treasury.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 01       


Thousands of Teachers of PEF Schools protested over nonpayment of salaries

District Bahawalpur: The Punjab Education Foundation’s affiliated Schools are losing from funds due to which teachers’ salaries are not released. Thousands of teachers protested and requested to Chairman PEF and Tariq Mehmood Managing Director of PEF to take notice. School owners stated to media persons that PEF has not released funds timely due to which institutions faced many problems.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 08       


Dilapidated building of Elementary School

District Rajanpur: Due to lack of attention of Education department, the building of Boys Elementary School can be the reason of big incident. The building of School is at risk and can be fell down any time. The parents and students protested extremely and requested to Chief Minister Punjab, Commissioner Dera Ghazi Khan and higher authorities to take notice.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 07




Teachers continued protest strike against District Officer Education

District Mirpurkhas: The All Sindh Teachers’ Association continued protest strike on 10th day, against the District Officer Education Mirpurkhas, alleging him of being opponent to teachers and corruption in budget.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130428670&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160831


Villagers protest against stoppage of construction work of School

District Jamshoro: The residents of village Shah Bux Khoso stood against a Social organization on closing the construction work of Village School and usage of substandard material in it. On the other hand, Ms. Benazir Rajar, a member of Social organization, declared that some influential are becoming a hurdle in her way to construct the Schools and blackmailing her.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130428668&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160831


P.T.A protests for demands

District Khairpur Mirs: The members of Primary Teachers Association Khairpur Mirs held a protest strike against injustices with teachers and closure of hundreds of Schools in the district. During their rally, they declared that more than 300 schools are left closed due to biometric process.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130428711&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160831





Female Teacher beats a Student

District Larkana: Mr. Rafique Ahmed Bhutto, a resident of Gajan Pur Muhalla, protested before media, declaring that a female Teacher of Iqra Public School has beaten his child without any reason. He has demanded from higher authorities to take notice of the issue.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130428905&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160831


Education Minister pays visit to a High School

District Ghotki: The Minister for Education Sindh Mr. Jaam Mehtab Dahar paid a visit to Government High School Raharki, on the written application of School Head Master against shortage of teachers in the School. He inquired about the school problems and announced for a solar system in the School, ensuring them of sufficing teacher’s shortage.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130428841&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160831


Primary School building in crumbling condition

District Nawabshah: The building of Government Primary School village Mitha Khan Jokhio is completely damaged and it is near to collapse. More than 500 Students are enrolled, but due to unavailability of funds and SMC Budget they have to sit under open sky.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-31/news/page3/1%20(39).htm


Protest against Secretary Education

District Sanghar: The lower staff of education department Shahdadpur held a protest against the Secretary Education, alleging that he does not pay any heed to their demands.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-31/news/page3/1%20(6).htm


Curriculum would be formed according to National Ideology in all Provinces: Baligh Ul Rahman 

Karachi: The Minister of State Mr. Baligh Ul Rahman has said that federal Government has taken a unanimous decision to form a National Curriculum Council to form curriculum throughout Provinces according to National Ideology. The first curriculum would be completed in 2017 focusing on Norani Education and Quranic Education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-31-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=168010


Education Minister directs to ensure security and cleanliness measures in Schools

Karachi: The Minister for Education Sindh Mr. Jaam Mehtab Dahar has said during his surprise visit of Government Higher Secondary School Khulid Abad district Malir that Security and measures of cleanliness should be ensured in the Schools. He further added that shortage of teachers in school would be sufficed soon.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-31-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=168018