4 May 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


KP yet to enact law for free compulsory education

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government lags behind other provinces and the federal capital to enact law on provision of free and compulsory education to students up to the secondary level. Currently, about three million children are out of school in the province and working as child labourers in different sectors.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_05_2015_007_005

Biometric attendance system for schoolteachers introduced

Secretary Education Sindh Dr Fazlullah Pechohu inaugurated the Biometric Attendance System for government schoolteachers at a local auditorium here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-316100-Biometric-attendance-system-for-schoolteachers-introduced


Swabi schools facing shortage of books

The schools affiliated with the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad, have been facing shortage of books of 9th and 10th classes, teachers and students complained.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179700/swabi-schools-facing-shortage-of-books


Reham Khan distributes free textbooks among IDPs’ children

Reham Khan, the spouse of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, Thursday said that children of the tribes people from North Waziristan could be saved from falling into wrong hands only through providing them proper education.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-315831-Reham-Khan-distributes-free-textbooks-among-IDPs-children




School remains empty even after a decade

Although the K-P government has declared an “education emergency” in the province and embarked on ambitious schemes such as the Tameer-e-School initiative and Ghar aya Ustad enrolment drive, the situation on ground has not improved much.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/880332/education-non-emergency-school-remains-empty-even-after-a-decade/


Govt to appoint 6,000 more teachers in KP, says minister

 Provincial Law Minister Imtiaz Shahid Qureshi has said that 6,000 more teachers will be appointed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa this year in a transparent way.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179712/govt-to-appoint-6000-more-teachers-in-kp-says-minister


23 teachers sacked over long absence from duty

The district administration of Battagram has sacked 23 teachers and watchmen who have been absent from duty for the last many years.Sources in the education department said that those who were served with notices by DEO didn’t respond as majority of them had taken up jobs abroad.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179500/23-teachers-sacked-over-long-absence-from-duty


Lakki school without headmaster for months

Residents of Wanda Shahabkhel have demanded of the government to fill the vacant posts of headmaster and teachers in the village’s only high school.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179504/lakki-school-without-headmaster-for-months


Karak girls’ college without principal

The parents have demanded of the authorities to fill the vacant posts of teachers the girls’ degree college, Karak, including its principal, or they would stage protests.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179719/karak-girls-college-without-principal


Education Conference

Association of teachers Poran said that there will be a big educational conference at 9:00AM. In this regard, a number of committees establish to make this conference successful.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-05-04/page-3


Motorbikes to Assist Sub Divisional Education Officer

Education Department Malakand has distributed keys of motorcycles to assistant sub divisional education officers.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2015-05-02/page-3


Suspended teachers has to pass the NTS test

Provincial Minister for Public health said that all teachers who are expelled from Working Focus Grammar schools are directed to take the NTS test. He said that no political influence would be tolerable.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102825593&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150502


Complaint boxes at inter colleges

Director Administration, Municipal Corporation Peshawar plans to establish complaint boxes at Municipal Inter colleges. Their purpose is to register complains and issues by students and teachers of intercollege.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102823901&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150501


PTI, ANP differ on ‘illegally’ appointed teachers

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Workers Welfare Board Schools’ (WWBS) teachers allegedly got jobs illegally on the basis of strong political connections during the ANP government in the province and now want their reinstatement by pressuring the PTI leadership through prolonged protests, knowledgeable sources said.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-37302-PTI-ANP-differ-on-illegally-appointed-teachers


Parents want judicial commission to probe APS tragedy

Members of the Shuhada Ghazi Forum of Army Public School on Friday demanded the federal government to form a judicial commission to investigate the attack on the school onDecember 16 last year.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-315970-Parents-want-judicial-commission-to-probe-APS-tragedy



Attack on Malala: 10 militants jailed for life

An anti-terrorism court sentenced on Thursday 10 militants to life imprisonment for having been involved in the 2012 attack on Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179178/attack-on-malala-10-militants-jailed-for-life










PHC issues notice to PTI parliamentarian, CEC, university

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday issued notice to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)’s Member of the National Assembly Murad Saeed, chief election commissioner and University of Peshawar administration to submit replies in a writ petition seeking disqualification of the PTI MNA for making false declaration while filing nomination papers for contesting the 2013 general election.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-315733-PHC-issues-notice-to-PTI-parliamentarian-CEC-university


Over 30 Afghan MPs are illiterate

As many as 30 members of the Wolesi Jirga (National Assembly) and several members of the Mesharano Jirga (Senate) in Afghanistan are illiterate.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-316194-Over-30-Afghan-MPs-are-illiterate


Universities ‘dishing out’ degrees to unqualified candidates, says K-P govt

In a strongly worded attack on the state of higher education in Pakistan, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission lashed out at public universities, particularly those like the Allama Iqbal Open University that offer distance learning degrees, and accused them of “dishing out” degrees to unqualified students.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/880086/paper-chase-universities-dishing-out-degrees-to-unqualified-candidates-says-k-p-govt/


Transforming thoughts into reality thru art

A three-day competition was organised by Naqsh Arts Society, GIK Institute, where both art lovers and students from all over the country displayed their skills.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_05_2015_183_005



Police asked to get IT education

Sarhad University vice-chancellor Dr Saleemur Rahman has said that the world is progressing rapidly due to the information technology education and by getting IT education people could achieve success in their life.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179303/police-asked-to-get-it-education


Scientist’s research ranked among top five

The research of a Pakistani scientist was declared among the top five research articles in the world.The research article of Dr Shahzeb Khan of the University of Malakand published in international scientific journal ‘Angewandte Chemie’ was declared one of the top five research articles on the topic at global level.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-316191-Scientists-research-ranked-among-top-five




Only 33% literacy at Balochistan

Almost 33% population is literate in Balochistan compared to 53% in Pakistan. There is no education facility at more than ten thousand villages of the region and almost 70% of the institutions lacking basic educational Facilities.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-03-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Cameras for monitoring of intermediate exams

Secretary intermediate board, Quetta said that it is very important to install cameras for monitoring during intermediate exams. It is vital to get rid of cheating.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102826307&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150503


Lack of basic educational facilities

There is lack of basic educational facilities at Dera Murad Jamali. Teachers doing their work in open air. Most of the schools are in poorest and unexplainable condition.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-01-2015/quetta/page1.asp



Inaugurating the Education Complex

Secretary Education visited a number of schools at Mastung. He found schools that were not working upto official timings. Secretary issued show cause to them. He also visited education complex and said to start it as soon as possible.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-04-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Role of private institutions is significant

MD Balochistan Education foundation said that nobody could deny the significant role of private educational institutions in progressive literacy at Balochistan. He said this at a Seminar.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-04-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Classes start at Inter College

National Youth Organization said that there should be regular classes at government Inter College Kachlak. In existence of proper infrastructure no classes could be started.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-04-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Technical education should not be privatized

APCA held a meeting with stakeholders of technical education. In the meeting, it was said that technical education should not be privatized and handed over to another department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-04-2015/quetta/page4.asp


Teachers absent from education authority meeting

A number of teachers could not attend the meeting of District education Authority, Awaran. Tehsil officers and circle supervisors are advised to start monitoring absent teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-01-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Fair accountability of teacher’s absenteeism

Deputy commissioner, Shirani attended a seminar at Officers Club near Zhob. He said that they will look after teachers for absenteeism. He said that salaries of absent teachers will deposit in government treasury.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-01-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Ten point agenda suggested for education by teachers association

Teachers association Pakistan designed ten point agenda for development in education sector at Balochistan. It includes amendments in curriculum, regularizing the teachers and declaring Urdu as National at all levels etc.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-01-2015/quetta/page3.asp



Posts for Sociology vacant at Girls College

A survey revealed that teachers/lecturers posts for sociology subject are vacant in almost all colleges of Qallat. In this regard, commission is ignoring the girl’s colleges.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-01-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Mir Chakar Azam University, Sibbi

A leader of “Mast Tu KaliKitab JahLozangi” said that chief minister Balochistan has announced to establish a University “Mir Chakar Azam University” at Sibbi. He said that it is a good sign toward development to establish universities in names of heroes of Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-02-2015/quetta/page5.asp


To releases 2013 scholarships ASAP

In an urgent meeting by Labor Department, APCA, it was said that government should approve the scholarships as soon as possible.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-02-2015/quetta/page5.asp


Water supply, education projects ready

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has completed two uplift projects worth billions of rupees in Balochistan. UNHCR head in Balochistan said that the refugee agency always enjoyed the robust support of Balochistan’s local government. “Literacy for our elder citizen of Balochistan and education for our children are the only hope for our brighter future.”

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/878907/unhcr-water-supply-education-projects-ready/




Over 100 children from Khyber Agency enrolled at govt schools

At least 111 underprivileged children have been enrolled in various government schools across Khyber Agency under the ‘Educating Khyber’ initiative launched by welfare organisation Khadimul Khalq Foundation (KKF).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/878772/literacy-targets-over-100-children-from-khyber-agency-enrolled-at-govt-schools/


Armed men attack primary school in Orakzai

Four armed men barged into a government primary school in Upper Orakzai Agency and attempted to kidnap one of the teachers on Saturday morning. The men also snatched valuables from teachers.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/879939/motive-unknown-armed-men-attack-primary-school-in-orakzai/


Situation of women education in GB unsatisfactory

After the Dakar World Education Forum held in April 2000, “Education for All” has become the slogan for the education sector worldwide. Pakistan is the signatory of the international accord, universal primary education under the Education for All 2015 Frameworks.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-05-03/page-14/detail-5


AJK president-formed body on MUST stayed

Azad Jammu and Kashmir High Court has, on a writ petition filed by Mirpur University of Science & Technology Vice Chancellor, granted a stay order against the formation of a fact-finding committee to probethe appointments made against various vacant positions in the MUST.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/04-May-2015/ajk-president-formed-body-on-must-stayed


Kashmir linguistics conference starts on 4th

The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (UAJK) is hosting the second International Kashmir Linguistics Conference on May 4-5

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179420/kashmir-linguistics-conference-starts-on-4th




Students still without books

Nearly one month has passed since the academic session began on April 1, 2015 but hundreds of students at Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) run schools are still waiting for their textbooks.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179254/education-watch


Teachers largely excluded from reform discourse

Teachers’ unions represent the organised voice of one of the largest workforces in Pakistan yet they are largely excluded from the reform discourse in the country. Alif Ailaan released ‘Reclaiming Dignity: The State of Teachers’ Unions and Their Future’ — a pioneering study on government school teachers’ unions and associations across Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-315744-Teachers-largely-excluded-from-reform-discourse


Computer science teachers without salaries for five months

Owing to the negligence of the Planning Commission and the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), scores of computer science teachers and their subordinate staff in various educational institutions could not be paid salaries for five months.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179431/computer-science-teachers-without-salaries-for-five-months


Upcoming budget ‘must make bold statement on education’

Educationists have stated that the upcoming budget must make the boldest statement on education as under-spending in this sector has created huge disparities in Pakistan where public sector schools, though affordable, lag far behind in quality than privately-operated schools.

 Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-316284-Upcoming-budget-must-make-bold-statement-on-education


40,000 teachers complete capacity building training

Rawalpindi  - The Punjab government has completed capacity building training of some 40,000 teachers in the province and it was hoped that new lot of teachers would help improve the overall quality of public sector schooling because of their good academic qualifications and professional training imparted to them.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/03-May-2015/40-000-teachers-complete-capacity-building-training


No new model college in islamabad for last 20 years

Due to limited number of seats, hundreds of children are left out in recent admissionsopened by 20 model colleges of Islamabad. After saturation in both morning and evening shifts, now model colleges will have to start night shifts, feared a teachers in the oldest model college of the town, Islamabad College for Boys (ICB).

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=263040


FDEI playing important role in promoting education

Federal Government Educational Institutions (FGEI) are playing an important role in promoting quality and purposeful education and their results have tremendously improved, by upto 85 percent.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=263043



The state of teacher recruitement in Pakistan

The process of recruiting teachers has always been plagued with politics, nepotism and corruption.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-05-01/page-14/detail-6


Procurement in Education

ISAPS organized an event “Experience Sharing & Policy Dialogue on Procurement in Education Sector in Pakistan.” In this policy dialogue, it was suggested that there is need to monitor the activities. Due to good monitoring system, almost 93% teachers are regular to their classes in Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-05-01/page-10



SC gives one week to govt for reply over ‘bad treatment’ to Urdu

The Supreme Court (SC) has given one week to the Cabinet Division for filing a detailed reply on introduction of Urdu as national and official language. This institution presented 3 recommendations that Urdu language be used in government departments; Urdu be made medium of education; and permission be given for making Urdu as medium of expression in the federal and provincial competition examinations.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-01/page-3/detail-2


One killed as gunmen attack school in Dera Ghazi Khan

Unidentified gunmen attacked a school in Dera Ghazi Khan on Monday and killed a guard, police said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/880635/one-killed-as-gunmen-attack-school-in-dera-ghazi-khan/                


Inter exams from 7th

Intermediate examination for the year 2015 will commence from May 7 under Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE). 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/01-May-2015/inter-exams-from-7th




College fails to get illegally-occupied property vacated from private firm

The Islamabad Model Postgraduate College, H-9, has been unable to make a private firm vacate some shops it has rented out on the college premises. In 2012, during the tenure of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) former director general Atif Kiani, 16 shops located on the college premises were rented out to a private firm at only Rs5,000 each.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_05_2015_152_010


‘HEC to work for capacity building of provincial colleges’

The Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) Academic Division, in collaboration with higher education departments of provinces, has started capacity building of colleges affiliated with public sector universities.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/03-May-2015/hec-to-work-for-capacity-building-of-provincial-colleges




AIOU to hold exams from May 18

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold the final exams of its Matric, FA and BA programmes for the semester autumn 2014 from May 18

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/01-May-2015/aiou-to-hold-exams-from-may-18


Poor performance in exams: Pindi ranked 36th in province

Poor performance of fifth and eight grade students in recent examinations has landed teachers and heads of schools in hot waters as the education department has issued them show-cause notices with threats of suspension.  This year, the overall result in the district has been disappointing with Rawalpindi ranked 36th — lowest in the province.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/879968/poor-performance-in-exams-pindi-ranked-36th-in-province/


COMSATS asked to set aside 30pc seats for children of working class

International Youth and Workers Movement Central Committee Member and singer Jawad Ahmed alleged on Sunday that COMSATS has not fulfilled its promise of providing 30 percent seats in dual degree to children of working class.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/04-May-2015/comsats-asked-to-set-aide-30pc-seats-for-children-of-working-class


11th Convocation of RMC for graduates of 2012 and 2013 held

Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC) held its 11th convocation here at the RMC auditorium on Saturday to award degrees to graduates who have passed from RMC in the year 2012 and 2013 under University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-316079-11th-Convocation-of-RMC-for-graduates-of-2012-and-2013-held



FGEIs Directorate holds All Pakistan Academic Excellence Award ceremony’

The 2nd ‘All Pakistan Academic Excellence Award Ceremony’ was held under the auspices of Federal Government Educational Institutions Directorate (Cantonments & Garrisons) recently at FG Sir Syed College Rawalpindi.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-316078-FGEIs-Directorate-holds-All-Pakistan-Academic-Excellence-Award-ceremony


‘Old girls’ of C B College get together for reunion

The annual reunion of the Cantonment Board College, better known as CB College, is organised by one of its alumni, Tehmeena Malik, who says she ‘loves’ what she does although it’s quite frustrating at times! 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-315896-Old-girls-of-C-B-College-get-together-for-reunion


RMS students visit Turkey

On the invitation of Turkish Ambassador Babur S. Girgin, the Roots Millennium School (RMS), in collaboration with Turkish Radio Television (TRT), organised a thirteen-day trip for its students to Antalya, Turkey, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-316209-RMS-students-visit-Turkey



12,000 trained under educational training programmes

Academy of Educational Planning and Management (AEPAM), Islamabad has so far conducted 518 programmes and workshops to impart professional training to education planners.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=263041




NUST in world rankings

 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) now features amongst the world’s elite institutions in two of the 36 subjects in this year’s QS World University rankings by subject, announced. NUST is now ranked at 271 in the field of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and 338 in the field of Computer Science & Information Systems.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-316215-NUST-in-world-rankings


NAB to set up academy

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry chaired a meeting at NAB Headquarter to review a training plan prepared by of Training and Research Division for the Investigators Basic Induction Course (BIC), at Police Training College, Sihala for the newly recruited Investigation Officers in 2015, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-315755-NAB-to-set-up-academy


Roots founder, CEO win ‘Icons-Brands of Rawalpindi Award 2015’

Roots School System Riffat Mushtaq-and CEO Colonel (r) Mushtaque Rasul Chaudhry were presented with the prestigious award ‘ICON- Brands of Rawalpindi Award 2015’ by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-316077-Roots-founder-CEO-win-Icons-Brands-of-Rawalpindi-Award-2015


No market for research, no interest in development

The government does not seem to be doing a great job of patronising innovation and invention. Funds flowed more freely during Gen Pervez Musharraf`s reign, but were reduced to a trickle after 2008. Compared to the Rs1.6 billion released that year, the government gave less than Rs550 million in 2014-15 to develop new technologies, which the Ministry of Science and Technology distributed amongst its 16 research depart-ments.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=04_05_2015_153_001




Historians meet on 7th

The National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research, Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad will hold a moot of historians on Thursday, May 7. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/01-May-2015/historians-meet-on-7th



QAU syndicate opposes sale of land to PIDE

The syndicate of the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) on Thursday rejected the proposal of selling the university’s land to the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE).

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179261/qau-syndicate-opposes-sale-of-land-to-pide



Conference on medical education to be held on Tuesday

Riphah Institute of Public Policy and International Islamic Medical College have planned to organise a roundtable conference on ‘Medical Education in Pakistan & Way Forward’ on Tuesday (May 5) at 10 a.m. at the University Policy Institute Campus located in Ground Floor, Evacuee Trust Building, Aga Khan Road, Sector F-5.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-315749-Conference-on-medical-education-to-be-held-on-Tuesday


Graduation is not the end, in fact it is just the beginning

The 26th Convocation of the Federal Government College for Women, Kashmir Road, was held here on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-315762-Graduation-is-not-the-end-in-fact-it-is-just-the-beginning


Talk on women’s entrepreneurship

The Management Sciences Department at the National University of Modern Languages (Numl) organised a seminar on women’s entrepreneurship. The seminar was part of the series titled ‘Role of Women in Development’. Women entrepreneurs Quratul-ain-Rizvi and Zarish Zaman and development studies expert Dr Aisha Anees were invited as panelists. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179254/education-watch


Filmmaker interacts with media students

Eric Neudal, director of the film Lives worth Living which traces the history of American disability rights movement visited Riphah University Islamabad and interacted with media students.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179254/education-watch



Malaysia to set up liaison centre in capital

Malaysia plans to set up an information centre in the federal capital in an effort to attract Pakistani students who are seeking higher education opportunities in the Southeast Asian nation.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005010346&EN_ID=11201005010104&EMID=11201005010053


‘Govt cannot manage education sector on its own’

The education sector is in such a state that it is no longer possible for the government to grapple with it singlehandedly; this is why it is seeking the private sector’s expertise in the education department.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/879371/joint-efforts-govt-cannot-manage-education-sector-on-its-own/


PMDC decision causes apprehension among young doctors

A recent decision by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), requiring every medical student to take an exam following the completion of a house job, has created confusion and apprehension among graduation.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179705/pmdc-decision-causes-apprehension-among-young-doctors


‘CPSP offers fellowship in 73 disciplines’

The Society of Diabetes and Endocrine organised a national conference on diabetes, speaking at the event, the chief guest of the conference Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, acting president CPSP, informed CPSP was offering fellowships in 73 disciplines and its more than 21,000 trainee doctors were getting training under the supervision of more than 3,000 supervisors in 272 institutions within the country and abroad.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-316289-CPSP-offers-fellowship-in-73-disciplines


Pakistani phd scholar wins ‘best postgraduate student award’

Pakistani scholar, Dr. Riaz Ahmed has earned the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Management) with distinction in a record time of three years on self-finance basis from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=263060


Missing professor found in Lahore

A visiting professor of Karachi University who went missing after reaching Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) on Thursday, was found in Lahore on Friday, police said.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179427/missing-professor-found-in-lahore



Entertainment-edu strategy for TV dramas stressed

Speakers at a conference stressed for incorporation of issues related to education, health, child and mother health, and other social issues in entertainment dramas. The script writers were given training during the last ten days to introduce social education in dramas so that along with entertainment people might get some sort of education. Main purpose of the workshop was to inculcate some education lesson in the drama script writing.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-05-02/page-14/detail-1



IIU Spring Carnival ends

The 18-day long colourful Spring Carnival came to an end on Wednesday which remained a centre of entertainment and a platform to showcase talent for the students of International Islamic University (IIU), Islamabad, at its male campus.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-315759-IIU-Spring-Carnival-ends 




Teachers bodies to stage joint protest on 8th

Tanzeem-i-Asatiza Pakistan, a teachers` body decided on Sunday to join the Muttahida Mahaz Asatiza Punjab`s `Taleem Bachao` drive. Teachers belonging to the both bodies from all over the province would gather outside Masjid-iShuhada in Lahore on May 8 to march up to the Chief Minister`s House and stage a sit-in there, said Tanzeem`s provincial president Prof Shafiq Ahmad after a meeting of the body`s executive committee here.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_05_2015_178_006


Protest against government’s show cause to teachers

Mutahidda Muhaz Usatza said that government is report wrong statistics related to teacher’s performance. They said that government has issued show cause to the teachers. Association decided to hold a big protest against government to take back this show cause.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-05-03/page-2



Workers demand inclusion of their children in enrolment campaign

Around 6,000 children of local kiln workers between five and 12 years of age who are working with their parents at 254 kiln units are excluded from the Punjab government’s ongoing school enrolment campaign ‘Parho Punjab, Barho Punjab’.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179476/workers-demand-inclusion-of-their-children-in-enrolment-campaign


PEF to sponsor education of 32,000 students

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with two different non-governmental organizations to arrange free education of out of school children in education-wise backward districts of southern Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/04-May-2015/pef-to-sponsor-education-of-32-000-students




Resources being utilised to achieve MDGs: Mujtaba

Finance Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said that additional resources have been provided to accelerate the efforts for achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDGs) in Punjab. Talking to a delegation of party workers at his residence on Saturday, he said the Punjab government has given top priority to the health & education sectors

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/03-May-2015/resources-being-utilised-to-achieve-mdgs-mujtaba




Cadet colleges without facilities to face action

 Education minister Punjab Rana Mashood Ali on Friday said legal action would be taken against cadet colleges operating without proper facilities.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179468/cadet-colleges-without-facilities-to-face-action



Punjab University MOU with Poland University for Social Sciences

An MOU signed b/w Punjab University and University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland with aims to collaborate in research areas.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102824167&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150501


Fatimah Jinnah Medical College upgrading to university

Health Advisor to CM attended a medical conference at Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore. He said that Medical Studies are declining day by day. He said that government will upgrade the medical college to Medical University.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102823104&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150501


Action against seminaries in the garb of law to be resisted: Fazl

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam chief Mau­lana Fazlur Rahman on Friday warned that action against seminaries and clerics would not be accepted, he said while addressing a big rally titled “Tahaffuz-i-Harmain Shar­ifain” held on M.A. Jinnah Road by his party.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179414/action-against-seminaries-in-the-garb-of-law-to-be-resisted-fazl



PEF expanding the partnerships

Punjab Education Foundation increasing their partnership with schools in 22 districts of Punjab. Districts include Faisalabad, Sialkot, Okara, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Rahimyar Khan and Vehari etc.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-01/page-12/detail-8


Thirty billion spent on schools monitoring systems

Provincial Education Minister said that government has spent almost 30billions on monitoring systems for schools. He said that government banned government teachers and head masters to open their private schools. Government is doing many things if education sector for its development.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/01-05-2015/p8/story.aspx?param=2-sal.jpg


Commission proposed to regulate and monitor private schools

A 17-member commission is being proposed in a bill that will overlook the regulation and monitoring of private educational institutions across the province. The bill awaits the Law Department’s approval.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/879483/capacity-building-commission-proposed-to-regulate-and-monitor-private-schools/


Starting classes if First year intermediate very soon

All government educational institutions at Rawalpindi decided to start the first year classes as soon as possible. In this regard, an enrollment campaign is also planned.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-05-04/page-2


Notification of Urdu Medium of instructions not issued

Chief Minister announced to implement the Urdu as medium of instructions at schools Upto grade 3. Until now, no notification has been released. There is also lack of textbooks at schools.

Complete Story:



Fraud in teacher’s incentive during training

An irregularity revealed that in a teachers training of 5000 participants it was decided to give incentive of 100 rupees to teachers. Records show no incentive given to them.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-05-04&edition=ISL&id=1678491_44705587


‘WB scoping study aims at uniform education’

THE World Bank is working on a scoping study for designing a sustained public private partnership-based model for the education sector that could best serve according to the socio-economic and cultural needs of the society.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-315884-WB-scoping-study-aims-at-uniform-education



Training of teachers in higher education imperative for optimum learning outcomes

‘We need technology in every classroom and in every student teacher hand because it is the lens through which they could experience much of our world. If we teach today as we taught yesterday we rob our children of tomorrow.’ Renowned educationist Syed Abidi said this in an interview with The News on the important topic of the much-needed teacher training in higher education. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-315881-Training-of-teachers-in-higher-education-imperative-for-optimum-learning-outcomes


Exam boards ordered to improve system

Punjab Minister for Education, Sports & Youth Affairs Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has directed examination boards to make education system more transparent and foolproof.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-316056-Exam-boards-ordered-to-improve-system



Punjab top brass yet to adopt schools

DESPITE lapse of one month since an announcement by the chief minister, the government top brass has yet to adopt schools. Shahbaz Sharif had announced adopting a public school in the rural area of Lahore while formally launching the next phase of Schools Reforms Roadmap titled ‘Parho Punjab—Barho Punjab’ on March 30.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-316172-Punjab-top-brass-yet-to-adopt-schools


Minister directs to make education system more transparent

Provincial Minister for Education, Sports & Youth Affairs Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has directed education boards to make education system more transparent and foolproof. He issued this direction while presiding over a meeting of PBCC at Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=263050


Monitoring of Parho Punjab Barho Punjab

School Education Department is sending two monitoring teams for “Parho Punjab Barho Punjab.” Teams will monitor the activities of enrollment campaigns.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-05-02/page-4


PEF serving 1.6 million children

Punjab Education Foundation is serving almost 1.6 million children who cannot afford their education. PEF is collaborating with private partners for providing education to deserving Population. This education model is successful in Punjab.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-02-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=44.gif


Water testing at Schools

Provincial Government, Punjab is starting testing water from 1249 schools. Water testing of these schools will cast almost almost 16 million rupees. Provincial Government handed over this test to city government Lahore.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-05-02&edition=LHR&id=1676858_52028840


Religious, educational institutes to have security audit

City District Government Lahore is going to conduct security audit of Mosques, Imam Barghas, Churches, Educational Institutions and worship places of minorities of the metropolitan city.

Completes Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/01-May-2015/religious-educational-institutes-to-have-security-audit


GCU looking for a new leader

The office of Government College University, Lahore (GCUL) Vice Chancellor (VC) will be vacant soon as the tenure of its incumbent VC is going to expire on July 25 this year. Some bigwigs are in the race for the slot as the Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) has issued a notification, seeking applications from interested candidates, Pakistan Today has learnt.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/05/01/city/lahore/gcu-looking-for-a-new-leader/


LHC orders UAF, BZU degrees for Ghazi University students

Lahore High Court Multan Bench has issued orders that 855 students of the Zakariya University and Agriculture University Faisalabad will continue their studies at Ghazi University and their degrees would be issued from the universities they were admitted to. The BZU and the UAF have filed an inter-court appeal against the ruling.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005010532&EN_ID=11201005010156&EMID=11201005010077


Degree level education on fisheries soon

Fisheries Department Punjab will start a degree programme soon for improving knowledge and skills of the students to boost fisheries industry. The department has already started a six months diploma course for providing information to fish farmers regarding modern methods and techniques on fisheries.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=263052


Boating school to be set up in Dera Ghazi Khan, says commissioner

Dera Ghazi Khan Commissioner Saqib Aziz said on Thursday that the district government would set up Ghazi Ghat Boating School near the bank of River Indus to educate the children of fishermen.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/878868/initiative-boating-school-to-be-set-up-in-dera-ghazi-khan-says-commissioner/


TEVTA to hold road shows in Saudi Arabia, Qatar

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) will organize road shows in the two countries of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the month of May and June for to arrange overseas jobs for its pass-outs.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/01-May-2015/tevta-to-hold-road-shows-in-saudi-arabia-qatar



Punjab CM’s Prisoners Rehabilitation Programme ends in failure

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) has terminated courses in two Punjab prisons without conducting examinations for the convicted prisoners who had finished their courses under the Prisoners Rehabilitation Programme, it has been learnt on authority.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-316292-Punjab-CMs-Prisoners-Rehabilitation-Programme-ends-in-failure


Malaysian minister visits PU

Malaysia’s Federal Education Minister Dato Seri Idris Jusoh called on Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran at his office here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-316062-Malaysian-minister-visits-PU



Govt to fill vacancies in medical colleges

LAHORE - The Punjab government has planned to meet the faculty shortage at four newly established public sector medical colleges through Special Selection Boards as per provisions of Autonomous Medical Institutions Act 2004, TheNation learnt on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/03-May-2015/govt-to-fill-vacancies-in-medical-colleges


Saarc a paper tiger, says Polish professor

Punjab University’s Pakistan Study Centre (PSC) organised a seminar “Pakistan-Indian Relations: The European Perspective” on Saturday in which University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland Professor Dr Agnieszka Kuszewska was the keynote speaker. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-316055-Saarc-a-paper-tiger-says-Polish-professor


PU announces results

Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department has declared the results of MA Economics Part-I & II Supplementary Examinations 2014 and MA English Part-II Supplementary Examination 2014.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-315711-PU-announces-results


PU expels 19 students

The Punjab University Mass Communication Department has expelled 19 students of MSc Development Journalism and BSc (Honour) session 2014-18 on account of violating semester rules and discipline under University Calendar in the first time of the history of department.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-02/page-14/detail-7



PU distinction

Punjab University has set a record by obtaining 269 positions in co-curricular competitions organised in 2014 all over Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-315720-PU-distinction




PhD awarded

Punjab University (PU) has awarded a PhD degree to Ghalib Ata s/o Sh. Ata-ur-Rehman in the subject of Administrative Sciences (Management) after the approval of his thesis titled “Factors Affecting Organisational Change in Pakistan: The Role of CEO Commitment”.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-315887-PhD-awarded




New textbooks full of typos

The new primary textbooks introduced by the Sindh Textbook Board, Jamshoro, for the academic year 2015 are full of typographical errors, have many blank pages and are bound poorly, causing students great difficulty in learning their lessons.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179413/new-textbooks-full-of-typos


Labour colonies to get schools

The Sindh government on Friday announced to establish schools and technical training centres in labour colonies to provide free education and skill training to workers children besides establishing new labour colonies with health and education facilities.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/02-May-2015/labour-colonies-to-get-schools


Cheating cases in intermediate exams

Vigilance teams caught almost 59 students cheating during exams and registered copy cases against them at Hyderabad. A number of fake students also found. Load shedding was also significant during papers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102826602&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150503





Girls’ education vital to development

Girls’ education is prime for development in this modern era as it was necessary in future to get jobs for their livelihood. Female education in Balochistan is lacking as compared to other parts of Pakistan. Speakers at a lecture organised by Society for Development and Human Rights at Karachi said most districts in Balochistan did not have girls’ schools and college facilitation, especially in Gwadar, Turbat, Pasni and Panjgur in Makran Division.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/02-May-2015/girls-education-vital-to-development


MQM was involved in schools attack, reveals held worker

The terror suspect, Amir ‘Sarpata, who was reportedly arrested during the Rangers raid on Nine-Zero, revealed during his interrogation that the MQM was involved in an attack on a school, local media quoting sources reported on Friday.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-315966-MQM-was-involved-in-schools-attack-reveals-held-worker


AC’s daughter caught cheating

Three girl students, including a daughter of assistant commissioner Malir, were caught red-handed on Saturday in a raid by vigilance team, while they were using unfair means during intermediate examinations at an exam center of Memon Goth, Malir, said BISEK sources.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/03-May-2015/ac-s-daughter-caught-cheating





Malir assistant commissioner sacked for helping daughter cheat in exams

 The Karachi commissioner removed the Malir assistant commissioner from his post on Sunday over the allegation that the latter helped his daughter and two other female candidates cheat in the ongoing intermediate board examinations

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-316171-Malir-assistant-commissioner-sacked-for-helping-daughter-cheat-in-exams


Biek ensures ‘zero tolerance policy’ on unfair means in exams

The mechanism introduced by the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) for curbing use of unfair means during examinations had started yielding satisfactory results, which was a positive step towards transparency in all aspects. 

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=262891


A championed cause, but has the adopt-a-school policy really worked for Sindh?

Even though there has been an unprecedented rise in the number and popularity of private schools and their reported, but under-researched, learning outcomes for children, there can be no argument over the fact that the state still remains the largest provider and facilitator of education for the masses.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-315874-A-championed-cause-but-has-the-adopt-a-school-policy-really-worked-for-Sindh


Petition against privatization of government schools

Government is privatizing the government schools. Administrative responsibilities of ten government schools of Hyderabad handed over to NGOs. Students and teachers associations has registered petition against handing over government schools to NGOs. Petition is registered to court.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102824537&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150502


Examination center changed due to a number of cheating complaints

Higher Secondary Education Board has changed the exmaniation center of Government Higher Secondary Schools, Memon Goth to Government Girls Higher Secondary Schools, Haji Nathu. It is done due to a number of cheating complaints. There will be a transport to take candidates to new location.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-05-04/page-2




Unsatisfactory management during intermediate exams

Yesterday a monitoring team along with member of Sindh Professors and Lecturer Association visited an examination center at Memon Goth. They found a number of candidates cheating during exam. They said that this time teachers committed to get rid of cheating.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-04-2015/karachi/page4.asp#;


Unsatisfactory Schools Building

It is found that Government High School, Samara, recognized as high school in 1992. Until now, school is lacking basic educational and infrastrucre facilities. A number of rooms are found unsatisfactory.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-04-2015/karachi/page4.asp#;


Accounting for language teachers recruited by ex education Minister

Director Education Karachi said to investigate the cases of recruitment of language teachers by ex-education minister. In this regard, five-member committee has established.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-02-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_01.gif



Ned making 250 cc cheapest CAR

Vice Chancellor, NED University said that NED University is making a 250 CC new and cheapest car of Pakistan in collaboration of NUST and MAJU. VC said that it would have price of almost 200 thousands only.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-02-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_14.gif


Opening the closed schools

Divisional director Information Department said that government is opening the closed schools and ensuring the attendance of ghost teachers. He said that parent should collaborate for improvement in education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-02-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_18.gif


Call for monitoring mechanism to check spending on education

ducation activists, government officials, teachers and political activists linked poverty to the collapsed education system in Sindh rural areas and put up a demand to allocate more for the education sector and initiate a monitoring mechanism for checking spending to restore the damages to the culture of learning.

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Educational Institutions are destroying under the conspiracy in the FATA

Mohmand Agency:  Educational Institutions are destroying under the conspiracy in the FATA and the children of the FATA hand over the arms instead of pens. These views were shared by the Insaaf Youth Wing Central Vice President Amjad Akbar Khan.

Complete Story:  http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTExODQ3


GGHS Sher Garh girls students future seems to be dark

Dargai: Shergarh, Government Girls High School Sher Garh teachers’ shortage from the two years affected the education and future of the school’s students.  Education department totally silence the parents are very upset about this situation.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102828828&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150504


Mardan Government Middle School PitchoKhat parents teachers’ council meeting

Mardan: Government Middle School Pitchokhat parents teachers council meeting was held under the chairmanship of Head Master Ameenul Haq. On this occasion he stressed on the parents to ensure presence of their children in the school for the education & cooperate with the education department for the development of the education in the country.

Complete Story:  Daily Masriq, Peshawar, Page No.4


We protest against the transfer of the Girls College, Amanullah

Charsadda: The students & Parents of the Frontier Education Foundation Girls College jointly said in the press conference and announced if the authority concerned trying to change the place of the college than we will be hold strict protest.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=4&date=2015-05-04 


Director Education Orakzai steps for education improve the quality education. Ghazi Gul

Kohat: The President of the teacher’s organization Orakzai Ghazi Gul and other said in a press release the present Director Hameedullah Jan Wazir will play his due role in the development of the quality education in FATA for Information Technology.  He said the present era is computer technology era and in all Orakzai Agency all schools are deprived from the Computer Laboratory and Computer.

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




Government Steps taken for betterment of Baluchistan education will be written in golden words

Quetta: National party spokesperson said present government has taken fabulous steps for uplifting of education in saryab area Quetta. Such types of examples cannot be find in past.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.5


More than 10000 villages are deprived of schools in Baluchistan

Quetta: head of program Azat Foundation, Gul Khan Naseer Baluch said 70% of schools are deprived of pure drinking water, bathroom, electricity facilities are invisible and seating arrangement is too small to calculate.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/


Eradication of corruption & educated Baluchistan is our mission

Sibi: ANP leader Mehrab Mari said no society can develop until progressing in the field of education. He said eradication of corruption & educated Baluchistan is our mission

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html


Interference in NTS test is unbearable

Quetta: BNP leaders said present governor is interfering in NTS test result and pushing back to youth of Baluchistan. They said government present slogans of quality education are not more than white lie.

Complete Story: Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No.2


No space in department for lax teachers and officials

Quetta: Provincial secretary secondary education Abdul Saboor kakar said for negligent teachers & officials there is no space in the department. He said those who are involved in such activities will be treated according to law and justice.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102828442&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150504


It’s unfortunate, not to give chances of education to children

Quetta: Member of Assembly Tahir Mehmood (PMLN) said it is tyranny of fate that we do not provide education chances to our children. He said beyond education children should also focus on extra curriculum activities.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102828440&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150504




People demand up-gradation of High School

District Vehari: Civil society members have demand that Govt. Public High School Dokota should be upgraded into a Higher Secondary School.  They said that the school was established in 1956 by a philanthropist, was later taken over by the Government and was never upgraded.   

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.12


Monitoring team pays snap visit, headmaster found absent

District Rajanpur: The CM’s Monitoring Team paid a snap visit to the Government Boys Middle School and found that the Headmaster of the said school was absent from the school, but was shown present in the attendance register. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.12


Primary school with only two rooms

District Bahawalpur: The civil society members have protested that Govt. Primary Boys School Bait Shikrani has no boundary wall and has only two rooms and the children have to sit under the open sky for their education.  They demanded construction of more rooms for the students. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.7 


School construction with substandard material

District Rahim Yar Khan: The people of the area have protested against the substandard construction of the Govt. Girls Primary School, Thallah Sharif, Ahmedpur Lamah by the subcontractor.  The windows and doors of the school have been stolen and the construction is also going very slowly.  People demanded that the CM must take a notice.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-04/page-2  


150 rooms of government schools in Multan declared dangerous

District Multan: 150 rooms including 18 school buildings of government schools in Multan have been declared dangerous and 120 Million Rupees have been demanded for reconstruction of the said buildings and rooms.  The civil society members have showed a concern that children are being educated in the dangerous rooms and the lives of the children are under serious threat.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-04/page-8   


Class 2 student tortured and thrown out of school

Islamabad: A class 2 student (a boy) of Islamabad Model School for Girls, G/7 was beaten up by 4 female teachers had been beating him up and locked him up in the washroom.  The boy happened to be the son of a school ayah.   The mother of the boy gave an application to the principal and as a reaction, the boy was terminated from school.    

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.3




16 out of 36 Schools closed; Education ruined

District Dadu: Education at Union Council Faridabad is ruined due to closure of Schools. There are 36 Schools in the U.C, but out of that 16 Schools are closed. The closed Schools include, Primary School Qadir Bux Rind, Girls School Seelra, Girls School Shah Gordio, Boys School Ali Bux Teewno, Boys School Dost Muhammad Chandio, Boys School Mojhar, Boys School Sudhar Aliwal and Boys School Faiz Muhammad Chandio. On the other hand 17 Female Teachers of Girls Secondary School Faridabad along with Head Mistress are getting their salary at homes without attending School. The residents and other socialists have demanded from Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro and Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho to take notice and restore these Schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130265970&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150504


Rally against School closure and Ghost Teachers

District Badin: Taleem Bachayo Group and Al Madad Welfare Organization stood against Ghost Teachers and Closed Schools of the area. On that occasion Ms. Nasreen Soomro, Hyder Sahikh and others told that School buildings are used for raring cattle and storing grain. Students are kept aloof of getting Primary Education, whereas politicians and other responsible persons are silent to take any notice of the closed Schools and Ghost Teachers. Teachers are busy in their private business and getting salary without attending Schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130265971&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150504



Protest for appointment of Teachers in School

District Jamshoro: Primary School village Sher Dil Khoso is without Teachers since a month. The residents protested before press club and told that Teachers are not willing to attend School and students’ education is being affected. They demanded for appointment of Teachers to save future of their Children.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-05.jpg


More than 50 Schools closed due to carelessness of Education Department

District Sanghar: Hundreds of Students are deprived of getting Primary Education due to closure of more than 50 Schools of Jhol. School buildings are standing idle and their furniture anther material is stolen away. Teachers are on Visa and do not attend Schools; they only appear to get their salary.  Budget of the Schools is grabbed without utilizing on the School buildings. The villagers and others told that their children are kept aloof of getting Education by closing Schools. They demanded for their restoration.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-05-04/news/page3/1%20(53).htm


Examination center changed after taking notice of cheating

Karachi: Karachi Board took notice of cheating in the Examination center of Government Girls High Secondary School Memon Goth and decided to change the examination canter. The rest of the papers would be taken at Government Boys and Girls Higher Secondary School Haji Thano. The board has arranged transport for the students to take them to new examination canter.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-05-04/page-2



Biometric system introduced to trace Ghost Teachers

District Nawabshah: Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has declared during his attendance at inauguration of Biometric system in Government H.M Khuwaja Garden High School Nawabshah. He told media that Biometric system is being installed in the schools to ensure 100% attendance of the Teachers in the Schools. He said through this system one lac and fifty thousand Teachers would be in direct touch with him.

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