3rd May 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Teachers’ brush aside harassment from government

ATA chairman Akram Dawoodzai addressed a conference and said that the teachers will not back down from their demands regardless of the government's current behavior.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/308483-todays-print-city-news


Amendments in the education system are the need of the hour, Hameed Ul Haq

TPA’s regional secretary said that for any country, education is vital to the progress and due attention should be paid towards the betterment of it.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/308498-todays-print-city-news


TMIS helping better monitoring of schools

The Elementary and Secondary Education Department has started working on Teachers Management Information System (TMIS) - a system that will have all the information of teachers including their profiles and transfers.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/03/page03.php


Training to be given to teachers of grade 6th to 8th starting the new school year

Names of teachers have been taken from the province to be included in the training program specifically focusing on Math, Science and English.                                                                        

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/308479-todays-print-city-news


Government urged to open school for workers’ children in Shangla

Civil society activist reminded the provincial government of its promise to establish a working folks school in Shangla district.                                             Complete Story:http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=03_05_2017_183_007



Teachers warn of province wise protest from May 5th

Teachers in K-P on Tuesday warned the government that they would launch the second phase of the province wide protests from May 5th unless the government fulfils their demands.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705030060&EN_ID=11201705030023&EMID=11201705030011




Thankful for converting Girls Primary School to Middle School: Member District Council

Members of District Council Chagai expressed their satisfaction over the conversion of Girls Primary School to Middle School and applauded the efforts of teams of Global Partnership for Education and Azaad Foundation.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104168823&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170503


Support program organises training workshop in education department, Naseerabad   

DEO Education, Abdul Wahid Shakir Baloch, while addressing the support program workshop, said that parents should monitor the condition of schools in their respective areas.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104168849&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170503  


Cheating cases: 10 students caught, ineligible to appear for exams for one year

Controller Balochistan Board paid a visit to different examination centres during which 10 students were caught cheating and 4 students were found using their mobile phones.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104168773&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170503



SAFRON concerned over non-provision of book to FATA students

FATA Secretariat should take steps for provision of books to students of Mohmand Agency timely next year.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/03/page02.php



‘Educational institutions needs regulation to counter extremism

Working group on Tuesday discussed the need to regulate educational institutions and introduce educational reform to counter violent extremism in a session organised by PIPS.                                            

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=03_05_2017_153_009



Students protest due to examination paper coming out of syllabus

Students protested against FBISE due to their physics examination being completely out of course.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-05-03/page-3/detail-2



Ministry of Planning and Development approves Rs 2 billion for development projects

Rs 2 billion have been approved for 25 projects in the federal capital which includes establishing PAF Model School for Girls and an education centre for deaf children.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104169868&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170503


It is inevitable to establish science labs in high schools: Ahsan Iqbal

A session was held under Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal, where Minister for Federal Education, Baligh-ur-Rehman, Minister for Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain were present. During the session, it was decided that a report will be released in which the details of projects from 2013-2017, related to education, science and technology, will be mentioned.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104169879&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170503



PEEF is a symbol of national unity: Raza Gillani

The educational policies of the Punjab government are aimed at providing equal opportunities to students of different federating units so that they could excel in life through the educational ladder.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/03/page18.php


Corporal punishment case: DEO Jhelum issues show cause notice to teacher:

A teacher of Government Primary School Gujjar has been issued a show cause notice after it was found that he has been misbehaving with students.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-05-03/page-4


Show cause notice issued to headmasters due to 40% children dropping out of schools:  Headmasters of 127 schools in the province have been issued show cause notice to explain the reason why so many children are dropping out of schools.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-05-03/page-2


Apart from promoting progress, education improves a person’s personality: Director Admin Elementary Education, Faiz Ullah Khan Tareen said that education is a gem due to which nations can progress.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-05-03/page-6


HSSC exams transparency marred as more irregularities reported: Intermediate candidates at a government college in Quaidabad were caught copying answers from different WhatsApp groups during an examination on Tuesday. Furthermore, the Chemistry paper was leaked, there have also been cases of impersonation and school staff have been receiving threats.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/202126-HSSC-exams-transparency-marred-as-more-irregularities-reported


Punjab government to allocate Rs. 5 billion for sports grounds, e-libraries

Chairman PSB, Hanif Abassi, has announced that government will allocate Rs. 5 billion to develop sports grounds and libraries in the province.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=03_05_2017_153_001


Placing hurdles for private schools

President Private Schools Association, Malik Mehmood said that he is against Punjab government’s policies that are having a negative impact on private schools.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104169727&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20170503


Punjab education department to appoint 1000 security guards in government schools

Punjab education department has decided to hire 1000 security guards for the security of various government schools located in Rawalpindi division. According to sources, Punjab education department has given approval to hire 1000 security guards for the protection of new science laboratories and computer labs set up in various government Schools in the Rawalpindi Division.

Complete Story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/05/02/649693/


Laptop scheme, scholarships encouraging students

Former vice president Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chaudhry Salah ud Din Jamil said that education is an important aspect for prosperity and progress of any country.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/03/page03.php




Cheating cases in the intermediate examinations

Cheating could not be curbed in the examinations. Secretary Inter Board addressed the media and briefed about the consequences if anyone was caught cheating.                                                                               

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/308296-todays-print





Lack of interest from the controlling authorities, all boards failed to put an end to cheating

All the boards have completely failed to get hold of the situation due to their own negligence. Cases of papers leaked and open cheating have been reported throughout the exams.                                                                                                                                         

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/308292-todays-print





Inquiry ordered into misuse of school in Tharparkar: Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, ordered a report on the misuse of school property. He also claimed that in the next fiscal year Rs. 1.5 billion had been allocated towards education and 2,000 schools have been recently reopened.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/202124-Inquiry-ordered-into-misuse-of-school-in-Tharparkar



Schools, hotels in residential areas to be fined

Director General KDA, Nasir Abbas said that schools, tuitions centres and hotels operating in residential areas are going to be fined.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104169219&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170503


Summer vacations in school, colleges from June 1

The Sindh Government has announced a two month summer vacation for schools and colleges, starting from June 1. However, the reaction of this announcement has been mixed.                                               

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=03_05_2017_117_004



The secret for progress is education and investment in research: Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair said that awareness regarding education, a well balanced curriculum and investment in research is the only way forward.


Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/308295-todays-print




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