5 August 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Girls outperform boys in the Bannu intermediate exam results

Girls have once again outdone boys in the FA/FSc results announced by the Bannu Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/932296/judgment-day-girls-outperform-boys-in-bannu-intermediate-exam-results/

561 teachers to be hired for girls schools in city

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education department plans to hire 561 teachers in government primary schools for girls in the city.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/932292/increasing-workforce-561-teachers-to-be-hired-for-girls-schools-in-city/



Govt asked not to shut maktab schools

Local residents on Tuesday urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to reverse the decision of shutting down maktab primary schools across the province. Even though the government was making tall claims to provide basic education to every child, it closed doors of education on children of far flung and remote areas.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=05_08_2015_183_004



Teacher promotions

78 teachers of primary schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa will be promoted by the provincial government.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201508050428&EN_ID=11201508050145&EMID=11201508050059


Over 14,000 candidates to take UET entrance test

The ETEA entry test for admissions at University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar will be held on Thursday at 9am, stated a press release issued on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/932294/the-first-step-over-14000-candidates-to-take-uet-entrance-test/



Dr Habib becomes acting VC of Hazara University

Dr Habib Ahmad (TI) assumed the charge of acting vice-chancellor of Hazara University on Tuesday. He replaced Dr Shahzad Ahmad, who tendered his resignation in June this year after several students and staffers were injured in a hand grenade attack at the university.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=05_08_2015_182_005




Action against poor performing education officials

Secretary Education said that they will be strict against those who are not performing well in education it also includes teachers. Everyone has to improve himself/herself. For improving the standard of education, everyone has to work properly.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-05-2015/quetta/page2.asp




More literacy centers on the cards

It has been decided to open more literacy centers in remote and backwards areas of Rawalpindi District and village education committees are being set up to monitor the work.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201508050543&EN_ID=11201508050183&EMID=11201508050079


Parents demanded smart schools

Parents said that government should start the smart school system in which government and private schools scheme of course work are converted into ipads so that students can download their course work easily in this system.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102996916&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150805


Education policy hub

A conference titled ‘Education Policy Hub’ will be organized by llm Ideas on August 6, at Marquee Hall, Marriott Hotel at 9 a.m.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201508050534&EN_ID=11201508050181&EMID=11201508050078


Report shows 3-5-year old children being deprived of right to education

Confusion regarding Early Childhood Education (ECE) is the main stumbling block and standards are being compromised as parents are often misguided on early childhood education. CED is an initiative of Children’s Global Network Pakistan in collaboration with Ministry of Education, SDPI and Open Society Foundation at Academy for Educational Planning and Management Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=269794 http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-08-05/page-5/detail-7


NTS to disburse scholarships

The National Testing Service (NTS) will disburse scholarships worth Rs150 million among students of 40 public and private sector universities soon.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/932349/helping-hand-nts-to-disburse-scholarships/ http://epaper.brecorder.com/2015/08/05/12-page/681458-news.html





World Bank appreciates strengthening of higher education institutions

World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Sri Mulyani Indrawati has appreciated the steps taken by the government of Pakistan to strengthen higher learning institutions, which she said have a key role in the socioeconomic development of a country.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/05-Aug-2015/world-bank-appreciates-strengthening-of-higher-education-institutions

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-08-05/page-5/detail-1 http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/08/05/national/wb-md-terms-investment-in-higher-education-critical-for-growth/




WB team meets PEF high-ups

A delegation of the World Bank headed by task team leader Ms Scherezad Latif held a meeting with Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) high-ups on Tuesday. On this occasion, WB Consultant Ms Varda Malik gave a presentation about “scoping study of public-private partnership in school education.” 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-332522-WB-team-meets-PEF-high-ups



Shortage of teachers in government girls degree college Murree

This is the only government girls college where admissions were not given to the students of Science College. People have demanded from the CM of Punjab to appoint science teachers  in the college. 

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-08-05/page-6


Students are facing problems in summer camp in government schools in Punjab

No cold water is available for drinking and load shedding is also frequent. Most teachers of government schools said that they have no funds for water and electricity development. A summer camp is organized by the Punjab education department for the classes of 3rd, 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th grades from 8 am to 10 am.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102996758&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150805


Online admission system introduced

Punjab higher education commission introduced an online system for admissions in colleges in Punjab. The higher education commission was introduced for the first time in 600 public colleges.

Complete Story:http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-08-05/page-2


Inquiry against Corruption in Sargodha University

An investigation team visited the university and also investigated the vice chancellor for quite some time. The team presented a report to the chief secretary of Punjab. Many universities of Punjab were accused of corruption causing the CM  to start an inquiry in 10 members of the team.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-08-05&edition=LHR&id=1825455_95673348


Punjab University results of BA on 22 August.

Punjab  University  announced  the  results  of  Bachelor  of  Arts   Final  year  of  2014 on   22 august.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/08-05-2015/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_28.gif


Entry test kits are sale for medical and dental colleges in Punjab.

University of Health Sciences organized entry tests for medical and dental colleges of Punjab. Test kits are available on shops for preparation. The official fees of kits are 500.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/08-05-2015/Multan/page2.asp


Dengue awareness seminars at colleges in Rawalpindi

Lectures were held in Rawalpindi colleges, including Girls College satellite town and Boys College satellite town in which non-teaching staff, teachers and students heard the lectures. The Director of colleges also visit colleges.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102997657&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150805


Government postgraduate college Asghar mall upgraded to university

Work is started on this project. This is the largest and oldest college of Rawalpindi city.  Students got position in geography in this college and for the last 5 years, degrees have been offered in  Math, Urdu, English and Islamiyat.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102996537&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150805


AIOU regional campus moved from Pirmahal to Toba

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) regional campus has been shifted from Pirmahal town to Toba district headquarters. The university had established a campus in Pirmahal on Aug 24, 2013, on the proposal of the Punjab governor Chaudhry Sarwar as this was his hometown.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=05_08_2015_178_005


PU to hold FPGMI exams from 7th

The Punjab University has announced conducting MD/MS exams of the Federal Postgraduate Medical Institute after its legal experts declared that the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has not barred the varsity from holding the exams.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=05_08_2015_177_002




No let-up in students’ rush at BSEK office

Scores of students and their families were seen outside the office of the Board for Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) on Tuesday trying to have issues regarding the latest results addressed. A week after results for matriculation examinations were announced, hundreds of students flooded the office of the BSEK, claiming unavailability of results on the official website and gazette issued by the Board’s office.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-332555-No-let-up-in-students-rush-at-BSEK-office



Show caused hospitalization of a teacher in NED

Department of Humanities, NED University released shows that caused a teacher to be  hospitalized.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102996910&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150805


Clerks not issuing admit cards

Clerks are now creating hurdles while issuing admit cards to students in Karachi. Chairman Inter Board Karachi personally called to issue cards to students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102996912&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150805


Private schools make commission on books and copies sale

Education department and educational associations can ignore the high weightage bags. The distance of school is from home 5 to 10 kilometers that’s why it is very difficult to take bags in certain areas.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102996915&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150805


PEMRA provided internship program for students of SMIU

Kamaludin Tipu met Dr Muhammad Ali Sheikh. He said that the university visit is great with pemra’s cooperation which provide internships to students of the media studies department. He said that pemra issued a FM radio license.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/08-05-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_08.gif


Meeting of graduate research management council at FUUAST

VC Federal Urdu University chaired a meeting and its was discussed that PhD degrees will be given to different students of departments. The 21st meeting of the council has been held in which degrees were awarded to these departments chemistry, international relation, economics and Pakistan studies in the Karachi and Islamabad campus.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/08-05-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_09.gif



Varsity’s lethargy leaves 250 graduate engineers jobless

How would you feel if you worked your socks off for four years and at the end of the arduous journey, you were denied that very piece of paper that endorses your achievement? Such is the feeling among the students of the NED University of Engineering and Technology, who, even after completing their graduate studies, have not been granted accreditation for their course.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/932253/stuck-in-the-middle-varsitys-lethargy-leaves-250-graduate-engineers-jobless/


KU’s contaminated water risking students’ lives

Pollution and sewerage problems have not even spared the Karachi University as filthy water supply system of the university is a recent example of such matter, to which, no attention has been paid for years.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-08-05/page-5/detail-6


Verification fees to be charged: SU

The Controller of Examinations University of Sindh Ghulam Murtaza Siyal has informed that the verification fees of educational documents would be charged from the various govt / semi govt institutions, military/ law enforcement agencies and private departments on their routine office work of as per rules of the university.

Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2015/08/05/12-page/681460-news.html


Universities go ‘black’ today  

The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) will observe a black day in all universities on Wednesday (today). FAPUASA President Prof Dr Ayaz Ali said the Sindh government should withdraw its decision of making appointments on the posts of registrar and controller of examinations, bypassing the autonomous university laws. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-08-05/page-15/detail-11





Difficult, yet necessary

For over a decade now, the state has struggled with the issue of madressah reform. The matter gained prominence during the Musharraf era, when Pakistan`s internal militancy problem and the changing geopolitical calculus forced the state to re-examine the role of seminaries

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=05_08_2015_008_001


Learning curve by Azam Gill

This article will bypass the polemical curricula battlefield and seek to draw attention to access to education and the national talent pool. Generally speaking, education is a state administered fundamental right of citizens. It is supposed to guarantee full access to learning and training, thereby ensuring that the largest possible national talent pool provides quality recruits to serve a nation.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=05_08_2015_009_002


Letters to the Editor


Scholarship & nepotism

Recently the list of successful candidates for the MPA scholarship programme has been made public in Lasbela district. Omission of the names of deserving students from the list is beyond comprehension and is injustice.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=05_08_2015_009_008


Woes of a Balochistan school teacher

The Balochistan government is legally bound to reimburse the medical expenses of its employees. I suffered a severe motorcycle accident on Dec 10, 2014 resulting in nine fractures and a broken jaw. Being a poor school teacher with six mouths to feed, I could not afford the cost of medical care and hence had to borrow money.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=05_08_2015_009_010

Regional Press:


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Ban on student unions will not be tolerated: Aijaz Khan

Peshawar: PSF Islamia College University Provincial President, Ijaz Khan Yousafzai, has said that they will not tolerate a ban on student unions. He added that there are no facilitates in the University Model Act. 

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=3&date=2015-08-05


Town School System introduced special classes for children

Peshawar:  The Town School System introduced new classes for children with regard to the enrollment campaign.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx


Appointment of women at girls school’s vacant posts

Peshawar: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to appoint females on vacant posts in the province.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102997180&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150805


Summer camp in schools for healthy activities

Peshawar: Summer camps have been arranged for the promotion of healthy activities in government schools of Peshawar.

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


Government Girls Degree College Rustam lacks basic facilities

Mardan: Government Girls Degree College Rustam is lacking basic facilities. There are only 4 class rooms for 360 students which can hardly suffice. 

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3


Government spends billions of rupees on education: Iftikhar Mashwani

Mardan: MPA Dedak Iftikhar Mashwani has said that the provincial government is spending billions of rupees on the promotion of education.

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


Decision to improve the condition in schools at Khyber Agency

Khyber Agency:  Assistant Education Officer Landi Kotal said that they need to improve the condition of schools in Khyber Agency.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3




42000 primary schools deprived of pure drinking water in Pakistan

Islamabad: According to government statistics more than 42000 primary schools are deprived of pure drinking water. Out of these 4766 primary schools belong to Baluchistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-05-2015/Quetta/page12.asp


Officials showing insignificant progress will be reprimanded according to the law

Quetta: Provincial Secretary Education, Abdul Saboor, has said that principals and other administrative officials, who are not showing progress in their relevant fields, will be reprimanded according to legal procedures. No compromise will be made on the standard of education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-05-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Local committee demanded educational emergency in Ziyarat and Kach

Ziarat: The Pashtoonkhwa Mili Awami party has said that educational emergency should be imposed in Ziarat and Kach. They declared that most schools are deprived of basic facilities such as furniture, water and electricity. A new syllabus is also needed in many schools.

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


DEO visits construction site

Qalat: DEO Qalat visited the construction site of Hindu Muhalla primary school to check the standard of material used on the site.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page2/


Demand to complete construction work of college buildings

Lasbela: Mr. Habibullah Jamoot has demanded the government to complete the college’s construction including the Polly Technical College and Cadet College immediately.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Providing standard education is a priority of the government

Turbat: BSO Pachar leader, Amjad Murad, said parents and students should take more interest in the admission campaign in order to raise the literacy ratio.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html



Public should work jointly for promoting education in Lasbela

District Lasbela: The President of the Youth Wing of PMLN, Ahmed Khan Magsi, has said that in order to promote education in Lasbela, the general public and political leaders should take a keen interest and make efforts to make it possible. He said that change can only happen in society through education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html




Private college adds 4 stories, students’ lives are threated

Rahim Yar Khan: Alpine College, Khanpur was started in a one story building, but the owners have added 4 new stories to the building without having any Building Fitness Certificate.  The citizens claim that the building has become a threat to the lives of the students; hence, DCO and AC Khanpur must take action against the said school.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.09


Information on drugs to be a part of the school syllabus

Rawalpindi: Rawalpindi/Islamabad are going to be made drug free cities on the instructions of the army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif, airports surveillance will be increased, those exporting drugs or importing cocaine, and supplying drugs to schools will be dealt with strictly.  The government has also decided to add information on drugs in the school syllabus.

Complete Story: Daily, Express Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.08


School computer labs and camera systems to be monitored online

District Multan:  The Punjab Ministry of Education has decided to monitor all school computer labs and security camera systems online.  All the EDOs have been instructed to provide codes of the security camera systems.  The teacher’s attendance, discipline and other data will be monitored online. The Punjab Information Technology Board has also made data on teachers of Punjab available online. Certain government officers have shown displeasure over the decision. 

Complete Story:  http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-08-05/page-08


Punjab government asks for a 3 years report on school admissions and results

District Multan: The Punjab Ministry of Education has instructed all district officials of the 36 districts of Punjab to submit a three year report about admissions and results of every school.  The government wants to analyse the impact of spending a large amount on enrolments and results of students.  Districts officials showing poor results will have to face action under the PEDA Act. 

Complete Story:  http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-08-05/page-08


2200 schools of Punjab affected by the floods, rehabilitation by 15th of August is impossible

District Multan: More than 2200 schools of Punjab have been affected by the floods; hence, rehabilitation of these schools by 15th of August is impossible. It would take at least one month for rehabilitating these schools.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.08


Punjab government asks DCOs for a report regarding schools’ conditions

District Multan: The government of Punjab has asked all DCOs to submit reports about the conditions of schools affected by the floods in their districts in order to establish how long it would take to rehabilitate the affected schools .There is no news regarding the summer vacations so far. 

Complete Story:  http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-08-05/page-08


Schools to open on 15th August

District Lahore: Punjab Minister for Anti-Terrorism and Chairman Flood Relief Cabinet Committee Col. (Rtd.) Shujaa Khanzada has said that all schools will open on the 15th of August.  He said 362 schools of have been affected and 80 schools will be available for teaching. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.08



Secretary Education suspends ghost lecturers

Karachi: The Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has suspended 47 ghost lecturers of different cities including Khairpur, Naushehro Feroz, Shikarpur and Sukkur. He has directed them through a notification to report to the Head Quarter in Karachi, otherwise they would be terminated from their services.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130297589&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150805


Text book board postpones decision of a separate social studies course

Jamshoro: Sindh Text Book Board had decided to publish separate social studies course for class three to bring awareness among students about their local geography. However, the step has been postponed by publishing general text books. On the other hand, people have demanded for publication of separate social studies course.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-08.jpg


Teachers protest for their salaries

Khairpur: The Government Teachers from Khairpur Mirs stood against the education management on its noncompliance in releasing their salaries. A number of teachers gathered before the press club protesting for their salaries which had not been issued for 3 years causing difficulties for them.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-09.jpg


Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.3


Chief Minister took notice of illegal appointments and corruption 

Dadu: Chief Minister of Sindh Mr. Qaim Ali Shah has taken a notice against illegal appointments and corruption in the education department and has directed the team to investigate the matter. The team would visit the office on 16th August to investigate the matter of illegal appointments, illegal up gradation and corruption in difference bills and the GP fund scandal.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_05082015013049.jpg


Primary Teachers protested for their demands

Dadu: Primary Teachers from Dadu gathered on roads against the education management. They claimed that their salaries were stopped and they were not given a time scale.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130297407&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150805

Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.3


22 students flunked because of mistakes on the IT section

Karachi: A number of students have been failed in their matric examination result because of mistakes on the IT section of the board. Additionally, 22 students from Qaid Abad have failed in the physics paper. After verification it was declared that the IT section of the board had announced their result by mistake.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102996919&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150805


P.T.Alif presented a charter of demands in front of the Director

Hyderabad: The Primary Teachers Association Hyderabad Division had presented a charter of 17 demands in front director. The charter consists of demands of time scale, up gradation of teacher. Promotions from PST to JST and JST to HST, authorities to T.E.Os, transfer of office of Hyderabad male to DO office, releasing of difference bill and others. They have issued an ultimatum of 10 days to resolve the issue.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 11


Benazir Medical University employees sit on hunger strike

Larkana: The employees of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana organized a hunger strike in front of Chandka College for their demands. They declared during their protest that management was not acting on the settled talks, so the protests would be extended after vacations.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.3


Students worried about their matric result

Karachi: Hundreds of students from different schools of Karachi reached the Board’s office for scrutiny of their result. The problem was created because of negligence of the board management.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/08-05-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif


Arrangements of providing text books in schools completed

Karachi: Arrangements have been settled for providing text books to the schools of Gwadar. The step has been taken on the order of the Chief Minister of Balochistan, Mr. Abdul Malik Baloch.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/08-05-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_20.gif