Teachers want FIRs registered against harassers
The Schools Officers Association and All Education Employees Coordination on Wednesday demanded of the government to register FIRs against all those political activists, who tortured or harassed male and female teachers during the local body election duty.
KP governor urges medical graduates to serve poor
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan on Wednesday addressing a reception arranged at the Governor House for graduates of Khyber Medical University (KMU) and Khyber Girls Medical College (KGMC), who received gold medals in different examinations.
Private higher educational institutions usurp employee rights
As the government expedites efforts to tighten its grip over public sector educational institutions, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s private varsities and colleges are being given a free rein to usurp employee rights and violate set regulations.
Students throng DAWN Education Fair in Quetta
A large number of students, including girls, thronged the DAWN Education Fair here on Wednesday, the first day of the two-day event. The event, organised by the Dawn Media Group in a hotel, is aimed at introducing prestigious higher education institutions in the country and abroad to students of Balochistan.
Bolan Medical College place of thieves
Snatchers and thieves are stealing and snatching mobile phones from doctors and students at Bolan Medical College. There is no security at the medical college.
FDE finally decides to install CCTV cameras at institutions
Delaying it for a long time, the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) and the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) have mutually agreed to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at educational institutions. Approximately Rs 9 million had been allocated for the purchase of CCTV cameras at 422 educational institutions functioning under the supervision of the FDE.
Summer holidays from tomorrow
The academic session at the schools and colleges of the federal capital ends tomorrow (Friday). Summer holidays will be observed from June 6 to August 9.
America’s biggest education scholarships in Pakistan
American vice Interior Minister said that America is operating world’s biggest education scholarship program in Pakistan. America is strengthening relationship with Pakistan.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Rawalpindi/2015-06-04/page-1
Increasing education budget to five percent
Naib Ameer, Jamat e Islami said that at least 5% budget should be allocated for education. He said that we need to make our curriculum secular to meet the standards. In pre-budget seminar he said that In Kenya 18% is allocated for education while in Pakistan its 2% only.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-04-2015/pindi/page2.asp
Increase in study hours ordered in schools, colleges
Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Barrister Usman Ibrahim on Wednesday ordered the completion of syllabi under the new five working days week scheme for government educational institutions in Islamabad.
Private schools taking three months advance fees
Private institutions of Mandrah are taking three months fees from students in advance. It’s creating a big hurdle for students and their parents. Students and parents are appealing to CM Punjab to take its notice.
Budget 2015-16: Science and technology a lost cause for govt
According to the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2015-16, around Rs1.06 billion have been approved for 20 old and only two new projects for the ministry and slashed 64 other proposed projects across the country. Interestingly, the two new projects — establishment of a Technology Park in Islamabad and certification incentive programme for small and medium-sized enterprises — are now part of the Higher Education Commission’s development budget.
Teachers elect new association
The elections for Central Academic Staff Association (CASA) of model colleges were held at Islamabad College for Boys, G-6/3, under the supervision of Prof Muhammad Najeeb Dar.
Pakistan innovation corridor
An event on “Pakistan innovation Corridor” organized on 2nd June at Islamabad. In this conference international and nation education experts said that we need to adopt advance methods in education to get some improvement in the sector.
Ahsan proposes US-Pakistan knowledge corridor
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal proposed on Wednesday to create US-Pak Knowledge Corridor to further the bilateral ties between the two countries that spanned more than six decades. “We look forward for expanded cooperation from the US side in development sector and need far greater cooperation in areas of education, science and technology,” Ahsan remarked.
US-Pak Centres for Advanced Studies launched
US Secretary of State for Public Affairs Richard Stengel and US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson officially launched the US-Pakistan Centres for Advanced Studies (CAS), a $127 million investment from the United States building partnerships in higher education and research, at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST).
Biometric attendance at AIOU soon
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) would soon introduce a biometric authentication system to ensure transparency. The decision has been taken to ensure attendance of students in workshops, considering their importance for academic pursuits in the distance learning system.
Youth entrepreneurship summit held
Fast University invited students and educators of NUST Business School to the inauguration of Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES). YES brought together high school students from Fast and NUST for a day of innovation and entrepreneurship.
PMDC gets new verification cell
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has established a new central verification cell at its headquarters in Islamabad. The cell will verify local and international degrees and certificates on medical and dental education, experience, registration and house job.
Enabling tech-literate youth priority of govt: Anusha
Minister for Information Technology, Anusha Rahman on Wednesday said enabling the educated and tech-literate young people through technological advancements is priority of the government.
Punjab outshines other provinces in performance
Over the two-year rule, the PML-N government in Punjab excelled all other provinces in terms of development projects, law and order and public welfare schemes. On the education side, five new universities, IT Centre, lab computerisation, distribution of laptops, setting up of Danish schools, new schools and colleges were prominent
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-04/page-5/detail-1
Rs25.5bn schemes approved
Upgrading of the Punjab Institute of Cardiology Lahore and establishment of New Campus of King Edward Medical University in Knowledge City Sheikhupura (PCII) were among the 30 development schemes approved by the Punjab Provincial Development Working Party on Wednesday with an estimated cost of Rs 25,457.807 million (Rs25.5 billion).
Student moves court against UAF
Lahore High Court Justice Mansoor Ali Shah on Wednesday summoned for Thursday (today) University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) official on a student’s petition seeking issuance of his master’s degree. The petitioner submitted that he had passed MSc chemistry exam but the university administration was not issuing him a degree.
PEF partners meeting today
The district coordination meeting of private schools entering into partnership with the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) under expansion phase 9 of its foundation assisted school program will be held today (Thursday) at Alhamra Arts Council. The school partners will be briefed about different facts of FAS program of free education for the needy students in PEF sponsored schools in Punjab.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-04/page-14/detail-12
Summer vacation 33 private schools issued notices
The Education Department on Wednesday issued notices to 33 private schools in Faisalabad for not complying with the official notification announcing summer vacations and demanding three-months advance dues from students.
Teachers not guinea pigs for experiments, says MMA
The Mutahidda Mahaaz Asatiza (MMA) said on Wednesday they would launch a province-wide movement for education called Taleem Bachao on June 6.
New Merit criteria for teachers’ recruitment and transfers
Department of Education has developed new criteria for teacher’s recruitments and transfers. According to new criteria only those transfers will be allowed for which teachers served at-least ten years in the area.
PEF action against schools selling education material without permission
On the information about private schools sailing text books in summer camps that were affiliated with Punjab Education Foundation, the chairman PEF is now taking action against them.
School education focusing repair of poor infrastructure for new budget
Department of School Education will focus exclusively on repair or improvement of infrastructure of schools. In this regard they suggested 10.28 billion for new budgetary allocations.
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Petition against private schools sent for amendments
Lahore high court has recently rejected the petition against some specific private education institutions. Reason for rejection was that why some specific schools are targeted it should refer to all private institutions.
LHC dismisses plea against PU VC
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday dismissed a plea challenging appointment of Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran as professor in 1990.
PHEC to focus on college education, teacher training
The Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) aims to launch 10 initiatives in 2015-16, for which it has sought Rs4.25 billion. PHEC Chairman Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin said the proposed initiatives would focus on revamping college education, establishment of training academies for faculty members and higher education research grants for teachers posted in remote areas.
100 bicycles distributed among UAF students
The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on Wednesday launched a programme to provide 500 bicycles to women. As many as 100 bicycles were distributed in the first phase of the programme.
Muslims Making No Contribution In Creation Of Knowledge: VC
Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has said that around 1.5billion Muslims in the world made almost no contribution in creation of new knowledge during the past few centuries which is clear violation of instructions of the Holy Quran. He was addressing the 2nd Convocation of University College of Pharmacy held here on Wednesday
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265595
Unrest as interns ‘forced’ to work after contracts end
The College Teachers Interns (CTIs), hired as a stopgap arrangement to teach at Government College for Women Gulberg, have not been paid since October 2014 and their contracts have also expired while the college administration is still “forcing” them to continue till August this year.
UE Organizes Awareness Seminar Regarding First Aid Training
University of Education, Deptt of English organized an awareness seminar regarding first aid training and rescue activities in emergency situations at Township Campus here on Wednesday. Addl Director (Admin) Bashir Ahmad Ch. participated as chief guest while Principal Township Campus Dr. Asmat Ullah Cheema, faculty members and a large number of students were present at occasion.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265598
More Research Facilities To Be Provided To Young Doctors: Mujtaba
Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation, Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman has said that more research facilities would be provided to the young doctors of oncology and research registrars would be appointed where required. He said that radiotherapy machines had been set up in the teaching hospitals whereas for the treatment of breast cancer, mammography machines have also been provided to Jinnah and Allied hospitals.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265599
Babies Suffering From Deformity Of Bones To Be Treated At LGH, Says Vohra
Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute & Ameer ud Din Medical College Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra has said that our children are our future therefore in order to ensure their health, the Lahore General Hospital Administration is focused to establish new such departments where modern treatment facilities could be ensured for them.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265597
Bad governance mars education sector in Sindh
Poor and neglected condition of government schools throughout Sindh province can be judged from the fact that 22,000 schools are without facility of potable cold drinking water, 24,000 schools are without electricity, 19,000 schools are without boundary walls and 22,500 schools are without toilet facility.
‘Pakistan lowest in region when it comes to spending on education’
Pakistan has been ranked the lowest in the list of countries of this region – after Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka – that spend the least Gross Domestic Products (GDP) percentage on education.
Despite 18th Amendment, only 5% Pakistanis get degree-level education
The provincial governments have failed to improve educational system despite obtaining absolute mandate after the 18th Amendment, as only five percent of Pakistanis have degree-level education or more than that.
Appointment of inter board chairperson met with criticism
The Sindh governor’s adviser on higher education, Akhtar Ghori, has been appointed chairperson of the Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi (BIEK), on Wednesday.
Student went to court to take back his money for admission
Karachi High Court sent notification to Dean Faculty of Arts, Karachi University after hearing petition by a student against his transfer to another department from English department. The student fulfilled all admission formalities and was eligible for admission but he was not in registered.
NICE, Karachi University Ink Agreement On Educational Activities
The University of Karachi and Newports Institute of Communication & Economics (NICE) signed an agreement for the progress of research and educational activities. Addressing the ceremony, Vice Chancellor of University of Karachi Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser said that the youth of the country were true wealth and asset of Pakistan, said a statement issued by NICE here on Wednesday.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265592
VC SU inaugurates auditorium, mosque
Sindh University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has said that an elegant as well as a well-designed auditorium has been constructed at faculty of pharmacy wherein the national and international seminars and conferences would be held.
Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2015/06/03/12-page/666400-news.html
Drive started to clean University Road
Taking notice of repeated public complaints regarding unkempt University Road, the District Municipal Corporation East on Wednesday started a special three-day drive to make this busy road clean from Hassan Square to Mosimiyat Chowrangi. There is a need to pay special focus on the track of road leading from Mosimiyat Chowrangi to the University of Karachi, as a vast vacant plot of the University of Karachi is littered with truckloads of debris and garbage.
The 4pc challenge By Asif Saeed Memon
The budget season is here. Like every year we`ll be hearing calls to increase the education budget. By now we all know that the Pakistani state the federation as well as the provinces spends a paltry 2pc of GDP on education. By comparison, Bhutan spends over 5pc of its GDP on education and India 3.8pc.
How should be the budget of 2015-2016? By JI Amir Senator Sirajul Haq
Our economy will always be deprived of the services of experts if we’ll not develop human resources. Now less than 2% of GDP is being spent on education and health and it is a major setback to progress. In the budget of 2015-2016, 4%-6% of GDP should be allocated for every sector (health, education). Same education system and in our national language should be ensured. A large number of technical schools should be opened in the country, where education of automobile, electricity and electronics should be taught. Interest free loans should be provided to the students for establishing their own business.
Not a new trend By Ayesha Siddiqa
The evidence of educated boys from the middle class randomly joining militancy is not a new phenomenon. It has happened before. For instance, the mastermind of the Parade Lane attack of 2009 was a student at the International Islamic University.
An ill-advised venture
Not all ideas turn out to be good, and some are revealed as positively bad both literally and metaphorically. One such idea that should never have seen the light of day was the decision by the Sindh government to introduce the Chinese language as a compulsory subject for classes VI to Matriculation in schools across the province. The education department earmarked Rs121 million in order to activate the project and now, doubtless to the relief of educationists, parents and students, it seems to be quietly dying an unlamented death.
Letters to the Editor
Non-tuition allowance for teachers
I have 25 years of experience in classroom instruction at college level. This quarter century of my association with education has given me first-hand knowledge of many major flaws in our education system. Owing to these flaws our colleges haven`t produced a good number of scientists and intellectuals.
Ironically, the education sector has been one of the most neglected areas in the country, especially in Sindh. No serious efforts were ever made by the governments to improve education. Most of the halfhearted and donor-oriented cosmetic measures proved short-lived and were tantamount to wasting the public resources.
Education of females
According to the 2011 Human Development Report of the United Nations Development Programme, approximately twice as many males as females receive secondary education in Pakistan, and the public expenditure on education amounts to only 2.7 percent of the GDP of the country.
Apropos your analytical reports about upcoming budget, increasing deficit between tax recovery and targets, bridging gap with more debts and its negative impact upon inflation and masses. Our human resources will continue to be neglected because of tax evasion and resultant paucity of funds for investment on education, health and provision of clean drinking water to citizens.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/06/03/comment/budget-blues/
Education can be divided into three parts. Education that teaches us how to live in society is called social education. Education that develops our personality may be termed as spiritual education. Education that teaches us how to earn our living is named as vocational education.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265617
Aptitude Should Determine Career
Nowadays, students, even though they have passed the early phase of life, from playing in streets as a child, to the verge of starting their careers as professionals, cannot determine the field of their prowess and a ground to prove their mettle. I would request the parents, whose children have just started schooling, to allow them to choose what they want to pursue.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265614
Cambridge University’s Examinations
Cambridge University is charging high exam fees from the candidates. Moreover candidates are attempting papers with no pattern. Students prepare themselves on pattern papers but in exams it doesn’t happen to attempt questions on pattern. These are severe issues on which government should take notice.
Prioritize the Education
World Bank’s estimates say that there are almost 25 million OOSC in Pakistan. Beside this there are a number of ghost schools in this country. There is a need to allocate a big amount for research and development.
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Internship exam held in Engineering University
Peshawar: Hawai Telecommunication Company will give the three months internship to the students of the Engineering University. In this connection the officials of the company visited the University & met with administration of the University and hold test of the students for internship.
Teachers Organization Khyber Pakhtunkhwa demanded package for the martyred teachers
Peshawar: During the recent election we condemn the bad behavior with builders of the nations and announced the protest on 4 June at 4 o’clock in front of the Peshawar Press Club.
Complete Story: Daily Masriq, Peshawar, Page No.2
Islamia College University open the campus in FATA, Muneer Orakzai
Peshawar: FATA MNA Muneer Orakzai demanded to open Islamia College University campus in the FATA areas.
Complete Story: http://www.naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx
Commissioner and DC Peshawar visited Presiding Officer and Late teacher residence for the condolences
Peshawar: Commissioner Peshawar Division Meer Azam and Deputy Commissioner Peshawar Riaz Khan Mehsood visited the residence of the Late Presiding Officer & late teacher for the condolences who martyred during the local bodies duty on 30 May, 2015.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.2
Graduates have the responsibilities from the society. Governor
Peshawar: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Abbasi said that the graduates have responsibilities from the society. He said all the Gold Medalist of the Khyber Medical University play their due role in the services of the poor and needy community.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.1
School Officers Association & All Education Employees Coordination emergency meeting
Mardan: School Officers Association & All Education Employees Coordination hold the emergency meeting and condemn the different parties workers misbehave with the females, males’ teachers.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.2
282 employees suspended that who absent during the local bodies election
Haripur: Deputy Commissioner & District Returning Officer Haripur Hamayun Khan issued the order for the suspension of the 282 employees that who absent during the local bodies election.
Society is incomplete without book
Quetta: Baluchistan Teachers, Publishers & Drama writers said a society is considered incomplete without a book; it is aimless to dream a developed nation without book friendship.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page6/
More budget is required to Education department
Quetta: 12 million children are out from schools, more budget is required for basic facilities and development purpose said by provincial secretary education Mr. Abdul Saboor.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/
Education department should resolve teachers’ problems
Quetta: Secretary Information Faizullah Abid of Government Teachers Association District Chaghi said legitimate rights of senior teachers should be fulfilled and allocated quota should be given.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 03
Baluchistan Education Foundation teachers protest
Turbat: Baluchistan Education Foundation teachers are working on 5000 scanty salary and appointed 08 years ago, but regret to say still their contracts are not being permanent.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 05
1.2 million Children are out from schools
Quetta: Secretary Education said according to Article 25-A it is a compulsory on provincial government to provide education to 5 to 16 year children free of cost. He said more budget is required to meet the challenges.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 08
Many schools of Gawadar are closed
Gawadar: BSO District organizer Nasar Ahmed said many schools of Gawadar are still closed because unavailability of Teachers, Books and furniture.
Protest against mismanagement in NTS test
Mastoong: In NTS test lecturers appeared against candidates, nepotism, mishap and millions of rupees grasped by NTS in Lieu of test fees. Due to such unsatisfactory conditions NTS & government educational emergency in Baluchistan is proved to be a Drama.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-04-2015/Quetta/page7.asp
School teacher alleged for grabbing properties of the poor by lending money
District Rahim Yar Khan: Residents of Siddique Akbar Colony has complained that Javed Akhtar Hashmi, a school teacher at Govt. Primary School Basti Larran, Tehsil Khanpur is grabbing properties of poor people by lending them small amounts of money. People have demanded that EDO Education, DCO and DPO must take action against the said teacher.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-06-04/page-2
Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.10
Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.2
Punjab Government to increase Education Budget, RS.5 Billion for Laptops
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of Punjab has decided to increase the budget for education and has sanctioned RS.5 Billion for laptops for students. The Provincial government has asked the district governments to send their budget requirements immediately.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.8
Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.1
Private School catches fire, no life loss
District Multan: Muzammil Public High School caught fire in the middle of the night. Goods worth thousands of rupees were burnt. The residents extinguished fire on the self-help basis. There was no life loss due to fire.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.2
Students charged summer vacation fees, but teacher denied salaries
District Bahawalnagar: The teachers of several private schools have complained that the owners of the private schools have received the summer vacation fees from the students, but they have denied salaries to the teachers. They have demanded that the authorities must take action against such schools.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.9
Violence on student, case could not be registered against teachers
District Bahawalpur: 13 years old Sobia, a class 5 student of Yazman, who was tortured by two teachers for alleged theft of RS.500/- is still in the hospital and the police has not registered a case against the said teachers. The parents have appealed to the PEF Chairman and DCO Bahawalpur to take action.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.8
Contract lecturers protested for their regularization
District Dadu: The Contract Lecturers from Seeta Road protested for their regularization and salaries. They declared before media that Sindh Government has pass the bill from Sindh Assembly in 2013, in spite of that they are not regularized. They also cried that since 15 months their salaries have not been issued. They demanded for justice.
Budget of 1 Arab and 20 Crore rupees granted for Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical university Larkana
District Larkana: The budget of 1 Arab and 20 Crore rupees has been issued for Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana. The University Management has decided to spend the amount on the decaying buildings and for the improvement of the University.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Lahore, Page No. 2
Education officer did not leave office charge
District Shikarpur: Taluka Education Officer Mr. Syed Muhammad Shah was transferred 13 days ago, but he is not willing to leave his charge. He was holding the charge of four districts of Shikarpur District and now he is visiting the doors of political persons to restore him.
P.T. Alif protested for salaries
District Qamber: The P.T. Alif members from Qamber protested against D.E.O and District Accounts Officer due to stoppage of salaries. They alleged that DEO wants to grab the budget of 8 Crore. They said he has stopped salaries without prior information.
Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 3
Stolen material from Primary School did not return
District Thatta: Fans were stolen from Government Primary School Belo city, but since many days that stolen material is not returned. Assistant Commissioner had issued the order to police, but they have done nothing. It is also notified that school staff is involved in stealing of fans and other material of the school.
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Teachers suspended in 1998 protested for restoration
Nawabshah: Hundreds of teachers and lower staff protested for their restoration in Nawabshah. They were suspended in 1998. They declared that they have been living their life in difficulties since fourteen years. They demanded from responsible officers to take notice of their legal protest and help them in their restoration.
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NTS Pass Teachers from District Badin still deprived of salaries
Badin: Salaries of NTS Pass Teachers from Badin are stopped since five months. They have decided to start movement for issuance of their salaries.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2
American Study Center established in 3 Universities of Pakistan
Islamabad: Center of Advance Study program has been established by the American Government in Mehran University of Engineering and Technology with the cost of 12 Crore and 70 lac rupees.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2
Chairman Inter Board Karachi changed
Karachi: Chief Minister Sindh has been changed by Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Qaim Ali Shah. Mr. Professor Anwar Ahmed Zai’s tenure was over; he has been replaced with new on duty Secretary Governor House Mr. Akhtar Ahmed Gauri.