3rd November 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


40,000 Additional out Of School Children to be enrolled

Elementary Education Foundation has decided to extend the provincial government’s program for supporting the education of out of schools poor children in private schools to eight other districts, according to officials.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/?page=03_11_2016_181


Promotion of Education Government’s Top Priority, Says Jhagra

Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said on Wednesday that University of Peshawar (UoP) was the mother institution of KP, which has provided outstanding professionals to the country.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/162016-Promotion-of-education-governments-top-priority-says-Jhagra


Peshawar Student Turns Down Degree

As a sign of protest, Nabi shah, a student of Journalism and Mass Communication University of Peshawar, refused to receive hid graduation degree from KP Governor on Wednesday. Terming the governor ‘corrupt’ he requested the Vice Chancellor to give him the degree.

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Hazara Varsity to Remain Closed Today Over Student’s murder

The Hazara University announced the closure of its main campus for one day to mourn the killing of a student at a snooker club in Dodial area of Mansehra district on Wednesday evening.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/?page=03_11_2016_183


Computer Labs Being Set Up in Swat Schools

Female students and their teachers in Swat have appreciated the initiative of a local councilor to setup computer labs in schools. Establishment of computer labs in girls’ schools of Swat district recently kicked off with the Government Girls’ Primary School, Mingora.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=03_11_2016_183_007


Approval of Teachers’ Scale Upgradation

Chief Secretary Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa approved upgrading 221 Secondary School Teachers (SST) from grade 16 to grade 17. These teachers are from middle, high and higher secondary schools of education department KP. Out of 221 SST teachers, 102 are female and 119 are male teachers.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103836501&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161103


Results Announced

Peshawar Education Board has announced the result of Matric supplementary exams. Total 17,232 students appeared in this exam and the number of successful students was 10,498 students.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103836517&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161103


Shortage of Science Teachers in Higher Secondary School

Education department KP has approved science classes in four higher secondary schools. However, science teachers still have to be appointed. Government Girls Higher Secondary School Chamkani does not have science teachers which is creating trouble for students.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103836170&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161103





School Needs Upgradation

Locals of Sarki Klan have appreciated the efforts of school Head to improve education. Teachers’ attendance and school discipline have both improved dramatically. But the school needs to be upgraded to the status of  a high school.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103835419&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161103


Establishment of Women University

MPA Haji Meer Ghulam Dastgeer Badyani said that due to the efforts of the governor, CM and higher education authority, funds for Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University Nushki have been approved. The establishment of Women University will bring a positive change in female education. 

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103835740&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161103


Obstacles in Establishment of New Universities

Secretary Communication Balochistan National Party, Agha Hasan Baloch Advocate, said that we are facing obstacles in establishment of new universities in Balochistan, despite meeting all requirements of Higher Education. He also condemned the cancellation of hiring more than 600 lecturers in Balochistan.

Complete story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103835821&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161103


Deteriorating Condition of Mastung Education Department

The vacant positions of 29 out of 32 school Heads and lack of school building availability in 100 schools is depicting the deteriorating situation of education department. According to a report, 90 percent schools don’t have electricity and drinking water. All these statistics stressed on the government to pay special attention towards this situation. 

Complete story:  http://e.jang.com.pk/11-03-2016/Quetta/page8.asp



IHK Schools Shut Down After Deadly Shelling

Hundreds of schools were closed indefinitely in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) on Wednesday after shelling by Indian and Pakistani troops in the region killed at least 14 civilians in two days.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-3-2016/page4.asp







Cabinet Approves Quranic Education Scheme for Federal Schools

The Federal Cabinet approved a draft bill for implementation of a new scheme of studies to impart Quranic education to Muslim students from class I to XII in all schools of Islamabad as well as those controlled by the federal government but located in provinces, FATA and other areas here on Wednesday.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/162011-Cabinet-approves-Quranic-education-scheme-for-federal-schools



Promotions of More Teachers Notified

Capital Administration and Development Division has issued a notification for the promotion of nine more BPS – 17 teachers for Islamabad’s Model Schools.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-3-2016/page13.asp


SLS School Holds Inter-Campus Debate

Adeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School held their annual Inter-SLS debate competition, says a press release. A total of 95 students from higher secondary and high school classes from eight campuses participated in Urdu and English debates.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/161923-SLS-School-holds-inter-campus-debate


HEC to ease Visa Process for Foreign Students

Higher Education Commission (HEC) plans to launch a one-window operation with the support of authorities concerned to make visa processing easy for foreign students studying in Pakistan.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-3-2016/page14.asp



HEC to Welcome Yemeni Students

Ambassador of Yemen to Pakistan Mohammed Motahar Alashabi yesterday visited Higher Education Commission (HEC) and expressed his desire to send Yemeni students to acquire education in Pakistani universities.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-03/page-14/detail-6


Computerized System for Exam Results

VC Allama Iqbal Open University, Professor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui, said that we are trying our best to facilitate students. We are going to implement new technology to communicate with students. He stressed on the importance of computerized tracking system for the information regarding exam results and other student-related matters. 

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-03&edition=ISL&id=2708744_33570466


Education Sector Needs to be Strengthened

The seminar, titled ‘Poverty Alleviation’, was organized by Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi in collaboration with Pakistan Baitul Maal. Speakers at the  seminar stressed on the need for strengthening the education sector and establishing universities in every nook and corner of the country so that no one was deprived of knowledge.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1293957/education-sector-needs-to-be-strengthened






240 Students Take Part in Lahore Pool of Spelling Bee

240 students from 80 schools participated in 9-11 and 12-14 age groups in the Lahore pool round of the 12th DAWN In Education Spelling Bee Competition on Wednesday. A total of 120 students from 40 schools participated in the 9-11 age group.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/?page=03_11_2016_118


Punjab to Impart Free IT Training to Youth

Punjab government will impart free IT training to tens of thousands young graduates of the province under its e-Rozgar Program. As many as ten thousand people will be trained till June next year in the first phase.  

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/03/national2.php


Third Party Validation of PSSP Phase-I

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has decided to hold third party validation of the phase one of Public School Support Programme (PSSP). The purpose of this initiative is to examine performance and overall institutional transparency.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/161909-Free-IT-training-for-youths




BZU Students Call off Sit-In

After the Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Vice Chancellor’s assurance that students who studied at the Lahore campus will be awarded degrees. Consequently students ended the blockage of the Canal Road on Wednesday after two days.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-3-2016/page2.asp








Quality Education the Only Way to Progress

What does it take to create inventors, entrepreneurs and social scientists – in short critical thinkers and problem-solving individuals? While literacy rates have gone up and enrolment at public and private sector universities have risen over the years, there remains a dearth of leaders and skilled workforce in every field.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-3-2016/page20.asp


Teachers’ Promotion Demanded

Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association has said that pay protection cases of lecturers are still pending despite the passage of several months. Contrary to other departments, the teachers were deprived of their right to promotion.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-03/page-14/detail-1


“Outsource Literacy Project” introduced

It has been decided that a “Outsource Literacy Project” will be initiated in Punjab to promote literacy among illiterate population of the province including prisoners. Around 200 literacy centres will be established under this project.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103836024&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20161103


Paper Rechecking without Fee

Lahore Board has bgeun rechecking papers free of cost. Chairman Lahore Board, Ch. Muhammad Ismail, assured the media that papers rechecking will be conducted on merit. This will be done under the supervision of an inspection team designated by CM.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103837231&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20161103



UK Varsities Delegation Visits GCU

Academics from 20 universities of the United Kingdom visited Government College University, Lahore, on Wednesday to explore prospects of academic and research collaborations.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-3-2016/page19.asp



10000 Youth tol be Trained Under PM's Youth Skill Program

National Vocational and Training Commission will train 10,000 young boys and girls in the most demand driven trades under Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Phase IV.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/03/islamabad-1.php





Peons Acting as Teachers in Many Government Schools, Meeting Told

Complaints have been made by some parents saying that due to teachers’ absenteeism, peons are acting as teachers in many government schools of the district. This was discussed during the first formal meeting of the district council. 

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/162031-Peons-acting-as-teachers-in-many-govt-schools-meeting-told


Malala Government School Conceals Name Following Threats

The administration of Malala Government Girls Secondary School has concealed the name of Malala inscribed at the façade of the school building due to threats. This has created hurdles for teaching staff; it also disturbs studies of students.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-03/lahore/7582/47238


Raid of Anti-corruption Team on Director Colleges’ Office

Anti-corruption Officer, Abdul Qadir Durrani, found employees absent during a surprise inspection of Director Colleges’ Sakkar Office. He sealed the rooms of absent employees.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-03&edition=KCH&id=2707918_35063567


Inspection of Education Department Khairpur

Chief Monitoring Officer Khairpur issued notices to the employees who were absent during his inspection of schools. He also found books in education department and took these books under his custody. 

Complete story http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-03&edition=KCH&id=2707919_75107288


314 Schools Closed in Mirpurkhas

During a meeting of district council Mirpurkhas, the issues of 314 closed schools and unavailability of building in 465 schools were discussed and they said that government officers are responsible for this situation. 

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-11-03/page-13


Students Overcome Nerves at Dawn’s Spelling Bee Competition

If the words didn’t sound difficult to spell, they could be very tricky. And several students at the 12th Dawn in Education National Spelling Bee regional championship here on Tuesday at the Arts Council of Pakistan’s auditorium realized this the moment they spelt a word and heard ‘Incorrect’ in response.

Complete story:  http://www.dawn.com/news/1293894/students-overcome-nerves-at-dawns-spelling-bee-competition



Model Schools & Govt’s Apathy

Central Academic Staff Association (CASA) which had gone on strike earlier, has warned it will issue a call for complete strike at Islamabad’s schools and colleges, yet again, if the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) and the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) do not meet its long-pending demands for staff post upgradation, promotions, revision of promotion formula, creation of new posts, and regularization of daily-wage staff and payment of salaries.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/03/comments-2.php


Gomal University by Tayyaba Zya Cheema

Last week, I visited Gomal University situated in Dera Ismail Khan. It was established in 1974 by Ex-PM Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. This university is a source of higher education for local students. Female enrolment in this university is good means it is contributing to the female education attainment as well.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2016-11-03/page-2


Letters to the Editor

Fake Education

It was no surprise when HEC released a list of 165 unrecognized universities operating illegally in Pakistan. These universities are fooling the citizens of Pakistan by showing fake affiliations.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-3-2016/page7.asp


Salary-related Issues

School has been upgraded from primary to secondary level. But existing teachers are not getting salaries since last two months. We request government to pay them salaries on time.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-03&edition=LHR&id=2709788_86071283