3rd March 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Uniform education system can ensure equal opportunities: Khattak

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday said that the class based outdated system of education has widened the gap between rich and poor.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-03/page-15


Ten-year-old boy becomes youngest computer lecturer

A fifth grade student in Peshawar has become the youngest lecturer of computer.

Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/03/03/12-page.html


Despite emergency in education sector, KP fails to fulfil promise

Despite the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Government declared and announced emergency in education sector in the province but the Social Welfare Department cut five per cent budget for Special Education Institute in KP and halted the annual grants of books and uniforms for special students learning at different schools in the province.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-03/lahore/10082/71072




Winners of Oxford’s reading contest announced

The Oxford University Press (OUP) announced the names of the national winners of the second Oxford Big Read (OBR) competition – a highly successful reading programme launched by OUP in 2015 in schools across Pakistan.

Complete Story: https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf__02-03-2017_-khi/4


Teachers call off strike

The daily-wage teachers working at the Federal Directorate of Education schools and colleges in the Islamabad Capital Territory on Thursdayabruptly called off the boycott of duty against non-payment of salary.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/189855-Teachers-call-off-strike


Unauthorised persons not to be allowed to stay at Educational Institutes and Madrassahs

Due to a wave of terrorism all over the country, the Government has ordered schools, universities and madrassahs to not to give permission to any unknown person to stay in the premises for long periods of time.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104061494&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170303


Work will be started to construct Girls High School and Basic Health Center in Dhok Jama

Member PML-N Khalid Butt said that due to the efforts of MNA Malik Abrar, some people have agreed to give some land for the construction of Girls High School and Basic Heath Center.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-03/page-5


In order to prevent teaching, students appearing privately were made to sit alongside other students

Seating arrangement of students appearing in Matric examinations was changed to avoid cheating amongst students.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-03/page-5




Protest as another 36 schools privatised

Schoolteachers held a protest against the government as another 36 public sector schools here have been handed over to the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF).

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-03/page-22/detail-2


Major School chains closed today

The major chains of private schools in the city will remain closed on Friday in connection with security measures for Pakistan Super League final on Sunday.

Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1318135/major-school-chains-closed-today



Daanish school girl’s plight noticed by CM

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has announced free medical treatment for a second year student of the Chistian Daanish School.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-03/page-13/detail-7


Matric Exam of Physics started half an hour late

In some centers, the Physics matric examination conducted by Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore, started half an hour late and students were not given extra time to complete their paper.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/276662-todays-print-city-news


The Government should give security to private schools: Adeeb Jawdani meets Provincial Education Minister

President All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association, Adeeb Jaodani, along with DFID, met Provincial Education Minister Mashood Ahmed Khan and told him that private schools, who have the capacity, have taken measures to ensure their security.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-03/page-9/detail-13



Private Schools and Colleges Association formed to help solve problems

In order to find solutions faced by private institutions and its teachers, Private schools and colleges Association is formed.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-03/page-4


Matric Examinations: School’s Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent resign

Different examination centers were visited by Chairman FBISE and examination controllers during annual Matric examinations.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2017-03-03&edition=LHR&id=2953986_89448847



HUBCO signs MoU for adoption, management of government schools

HUBCO here on Thursday signed a MoU with The Citizens Foundation (TCF) under which three government schools have been adopted in Hub, Balochistan by TCF and will be managed on behalf of the company.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2017-03-03/page-14/detail-6




SEF supported schools across Sindh will get tablets, LED screens, computer labs, and solar panels

In a bid to align its schools with the education system of the modern-day world and supplement teaching with technology, the Sindh Education Foundation of the Sindh government is providing tablet computers, LED screens, computer labs, and solar panels as part of its project aimed at introducing information and communication technology in SEF supported schools located mostly in the outside town areas across Sindh.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-03/lahore/10083/70994


Apart from Sindh, other provinces are performing better in Education: Jaam Mehtab

Provincial Minister of Education Jaam Mehtab said that other provinces, that are a breeding ground for terrorism, are performing better in education.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/276224-todays-print


Government of Japan to provide funds for schools in Matiari

Government of Japan, on behalf of a non-governmental organisation ‘Parado’, will provide $8 million to build primary and secondary schools in Matiari.  

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/276217-todays-print  


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