5 January 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Govt. Colleges need Government’s attention

Pakhtunkhwa College Teachers Association held its emergency meeting in Govt. College Peshawar. The speakers stressed that the government colleges do not need independence from government, rather they need attention of the government.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103269413&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160105

Parents-Teacher Meeting in Peshawar Model Degree College

Continuing with the precedent, Peshawar Model Degree College held the Parents-Teacher Meeting yesterday. Large numbers of students, parents and teachers were present in the meeting. Parents and teachers discussed the curricular and non-curricular performances of students and further opportunities of improvement were pondered upon.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103269425&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160105



Govt. School Principal completes PhD

Principal of Govt. High School Sheikhabad, Jehangir Adil has completed his PhD degree from Sarhad University of Science and Technology. His thesis work was on ‘English Medium Education in Secondary Schools’.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103269424&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160105


Fifth graders to appear in centralised exams now

The elementary and secondary education department has finalised arrangements for holding centralised examinations of grade-V for the first time in the province with computerised checking of papers, according to officials.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_01_2016_007_006


Three teachers injured in Charsadda firing

Three teachers of a government school were injured when armed bike riders opened fire at them on Friday. Police said that armed motorcyclists sprayed bullets at the teachers while they were coming out of school after performing their duty in Yusa Khel area of Charsadda.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/02/national/three-teachers-injured-in-charsadda-firing/




Most of the promoted teachers unable to teach at secondary level

Majority of the 5,000 government school teachers recently promoted to the high grades couldn’t teach their subjects to the secondary classes putting future of the students at stake, according to sources.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1230259


Notice issued to Director Education

Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth of Peshawar High court has given show cause notice to Director Secondary Education for terminating the service of Govt. Federal Teachers. Those teachers have been in service since 2009 and it was notified that there service will terminate on 31st December 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103263364&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160102


Teachers reject privatization of academic institutes

Professor Sabz Ali Khan, former president of All Pakistan Professors and Lecturer Association and others have condemned the privatization of academic institutes in a joint statement. They have said that government has went upon a privatization spree on the dictations of IMF and World Bank.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103265002&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160103


Media Campaign against primary teachers

Malik Khalid Khan, president All Primary Teachers Association, has declared the media reports against primary teachers as a conspiracy against primary teachers. He has said that the reporter’s survey was biased and can’t be taken as representative of the whole province.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103264973&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160103


Tesco, Razmark Cadet College in dispute over Rs50m power dues

The recovery of Rs50 million power dues against the Cadet College Razmak in North Waziristan Agency has become a bone of contention between the Tribal Electric Supply Company and the college’s management.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1230264


KP govt announces scholarship for orphan students in BS Degree Program

Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Information and Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani Saturday said that scholarships would be provided to orphan students who enrolled in BS program in government colleges. Serious steps are being taken to upgrade the standard of government colleges into model colleges and all demands and needs in this connection would be fulfilled.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/03/national/kp-govt-announces-scholarship-for-orphan-students-in-bs-degree-program/



BISE Peshawar to rationalize ‘SSC’ exam centers

The authorities of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar on Friday decided to rationalize the examination centers affiliated with the Board to facilitate the candidates in the upcoming Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/85820-BISE-Peshawar-to-rationalise-SSC-exam-centres





Not even a single private institute emulates international standards

While addressing at the first ever principal training in Quetta, Shahid Warsi, ED of AFAQ, said that there are almost 150,000 private schools in Pakistan. Out of them, not even a single school is efficient enough to match the international standards. Principals of 56% schools do not know about lesson plan whereas there is no precedent of making lesson plan in 62%. Over 300 male and female principals took part in the training.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103268167&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160105


Scrutiny of certificates and appointment letters of teachers

The newly appointed CM of Balochistan Nawab Sana ullah Zehri had vowed to take the serious notice of the negligence of teachers and doctors in their duties in his first address to the Balochistan Assembly as CM. Now the education department has decided to bound the teachers to perform their duties diligently, identify ghost teachers and clerical staff and conduct a detailed scrutiny of the certificates and appointment letter of the teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103262564&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160102


Revolutionary measures for education

Ibadullah Shah Gharsheen, President of Senior Educational Staff Association Quetta has said that revolutionary measures are needed for promoting education. Unless the black sheep are gotten rid of, education department won’t be improved.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103264335&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160103





FIR registered against PTI leaders for misusing Govt. Schools

An FIR has been lodged against PTI leaders for misusing the premises of government schools for holding their grand processions. PTI leaders have declared this step as a dual measure because FIRs are not lodged against PPP leaders if they hold processions in the govt. schools.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-05/2643/15%20copy.jpg


Literacy rate in FATA reaches just above 33%: report

FATA Development Indicator Household Survey Report (FDIHS) has revealed that literacy rate in FATA has reached just above 33 percent. The survey report, launched by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor Mahtab Ahmad Khan, has revealed that 11.8 percent of FATA youth aged between 15-24 are unemployed.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-04/page-3/detail-3






Tug-of-war over provincial devolution continues

Uncertainty looms large over the education sector in the country ever-since the passage of the 18th Amendment some five years ago. The federal government has been reluctant to fully transfer related powers to provinces.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1021942/tug-of-war-over-provincial-devolution-continues/


Primary schools in Taxila lack basic facilities

The Government Primary School Dhoke Durab has no boundary wall, no toilets or water supply and has cracks in its walls. The school, established in 1999, does not have chairs for students of six classes, who have to sit on the bare floor, even in the winters.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1230843/primary-school-in-taxila-lacks-basic-facilities


Academic institutions to reopen after winter vacation in city today

All academic institutions running under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) reopened on Monday after winter vacation started on December 28. Students enjoyed a break of 11 days clubbing four extra leaves of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, Christmas and last weekend with the winter holidays fortunately falling back to back.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-05/page-13/detail-7




Smart School Project goes to back burner

Smart School project and schools up-gradation project have gone in a limbo. Rs. 200 million were allocated for the projects. But even after the lapse of six months, Ministry of CADD and Federal Directorate of Education have not completed the file work.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103268533&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160105



Security of 446 sensitive schools left at the mercy of Naib Qasids

Security guards have not been appointed in 446 schools that were declared as sensitive by law enforcement agencies all over the district. Education department has appointed only 47 security guards and left the security of remaining schools at the mercy of Naib Qasids.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-05/page-13/detail-2


Ambassador Malik visits Metropolitan Int’l University College

Pakistani Ambassador to Bahrain Javed Malik visited Metropolitan International University College Wellington Campus H-8/4. The visit was aimed to promote goodwill and improve bilateral relations between Pakistan and Bahrain.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/05-Jan-2016/ambassador-malik-visits-metropolitan-int-l-university-college


Islamabad`s education sector getting meagre funds

Of the Rs555.1 million allocated by the federal government for education sector development projects in the federal capital, only Rs138 million had been released by the end of December 2015. Around 75pc of the budget allocated for the development schemes remained stuck.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_01_2016_004_005


Parents raise voice against untrained staff at private schools

Parents have called for taking steps to ensure availability of trained teaching staff in certain private educational institutions of the Federal Capital.  “We are not satisfied with the quality of education being imparted at certain private schools as the main focus is on charging high fees, rather than improving education quality,” they said.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/04-Jan-2016/parents-raise-voice-against-untrained-staff-at-private-schools



Three model colleges violate FDE rules by charging tuition fees

According to the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP), three model colleges in the city have illegally collected Rs13.54 million in fees from their students. In violation of the notification issued by FDE, the three colleges collected fee from students studying in the evening shifts, according to Audit Report 2014-15.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_01_2016_152_004


Govt striving to promote girls education

The federal government is taking large steps to promote girls education by allocating huge amounts for the purpose. “Federal and Provincial Governments are seriously working on the agenda, set for quality education, health, development of roads, energy, employment, and GDP growth,” official sources said

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/04/city/islamabad/govt-striving-to-promote-girls-education/



HEC awards 6636 scholarships in last five years

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has awarded 2,528 foreign as well as 4,108 indigenous scholarships to various scholars during the last five years. HEC also extended financial assistance to 8,178 students under different need based programmes during last five years, an official source told this agency. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-01-04/page-13/detail-2


Consultation between CADD and FPSC

CADD will consult FPSC for the regularization of daily wages employees of Federal Directorate of Education institutes. The decision was taken during a meeting held on Friday in FDE under the chair of Tariq Fazal Chaudhry.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103263597&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160102


Audit Observation deadline for private institutes

Chairman PEIRA, Musaddiq Khan has given the deadline of 16th January to private academic institutes for audit observations. He has also warned to shut those schools which do not possess playgrounds.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-02&edition=ISL&id=2083034_77929275


Pace of work accelerated for upgradation of schools

Government has sped up the work for implementation of up gradation project of various schools in Federal Capital under Prime Minister’s Education Reforms Initiative. Tenders have been invited for maintenance, up gradation, renovation, installation of security and bio-metric attendance systems, at different schools, said an official of Federal Directorate General.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284216


FPSC to be consulted on issue of daily-wage teachers

The Capital Administration and Development Division(CADD) will consult Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) regarding issue of regularization services of daily wages teachers working at educational institutions of the federal capital.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284219


Under scrutiny: Massive irregularities in HEC payments, taxes

The higher education’s top regulatory body has incurred a loss of Rs8.96 million to the national exchequer as a result of less recovery of income tax and Rs19.6 million in unauthorized payment of general sales tax in purchase of software licenses services, during 2010 to 2012.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1020541/under-scrutiny-massive-irregularities-in-hec-payments-taxes/


Proposed CSS reforms get nod of approval from relevant quarters

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal announced this week that the upper age limit would be increased to 30 years instead of 28, for taking the Central Superior Services (CSS) examination from 2017 as per the civil services reforms.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/03/news/proposed-css-reforms-get-nod-of-approval-from-relevant-quarters/


AIOU to hold exams of overseas students today

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will conduct final exam of Matric, FA and BA programmes for Pakistani community settled in Middle East from today (Sunday). These exams will take place in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Oman and Bahrain. Exams centers have been set-up in all these countries.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-03/page-2/detail-4


172 government schools lack electricity in Pindi

As many as 172 primary, middle and high schools from all the 7 tehsils of district Rawalpindi lack electricity facility. Sources said that Punjab government had sought lists from district education department Rawalpindi in respect of government schools from all the 7 tehsils which are running without electricity.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/02/city/islamabad/172-govt-schools-lack-electricity-in-pindi/


AIOU opts for online courses to facilitate students

Alama Iqbal Open University has opted for modern technology by offering online courses for domestic and foreign students.  The AIOU, while ensuring its original character, will gradually emerge as Electronic Open University, offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to enhance and promote online academic programmes.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/04-Jan-2016/aiou-opts-for-online-courses-to-facilitate-students


Universities asked to restore old test system for granting admissions

Higher Education Commission (HEC) has asked the universities to restore their old test system for granting admissions to students. The universities are under no obligation to organise graduate assessment test (GAT) through private testing service for offering admissions in MPhil/Phd classes,” said HEC spokesman.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-04/page-3/detail-5





LHC allows PTCB to publish text books of class 2 to 5

The Lahore High Court on Monday allowed Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) to publish textbooks of class 2, 3,4 and 5. The court withdrew its earlier restraining order issued in this regard.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/05-Jan-2016/lhc-allows-pctb-to-publish-textbooks-of-class-2-to-5






Free education to be provided to brick kilns workers

CM Shahbaz Shareef chaired a meeting of steering committee for eradication of child labor. He vowed that the children working in brick kilns will be provided free education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-05/page-1/detail-19


Inquiry of fake recruitments

After the reports of fake recruitment of 25 teachers in Rawalpindi on the basis of degrees, an inquiry has been initiated. DDO Education, Shafqat Rehman will head the 3 members committee.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103268513&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160105



Demand for restoration of old registration committees

President of All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association, Adeeb Javedani has demanded that the old committees for registration of private schools should be reinstated. The reason is that AC and Education Department officers have been made members of new registration committees. But these officials have not sufficient time for performing registration duties that is why the registration process has slowed down.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103268958&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160105





Decision tto shutdown sub-standard private schools

Renewal of registration for private schools and construction of new private schools has been made contingent upon the recommendations of inspection team. Sub-standard private schools will be closed down by the education department.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103268945&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160105



New Self-Assessment Software

A new software has been developed that can project the grip of a student on a particular subject upon the basis of a scrutiny of previous record and his way of reading and learning.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-05/page-10/detail-7


Recommendation of making BZU Lahore College

It has been revealed that 10 sub-campuses of Punjab’s Universities do not fulfill the legal requirements. The review committee has decided to make the recommendation of making BZU Lahore campus a college.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-05&edition=LHR&id=2089924_82327935



Search Committee Meeting for Appointment of VCs

The search committee formed for appointment of vice chancellors of four universities will hold its meeting. According to HEC sources, the interviews will be held tomorrow in GCU Lahore after the finalization of Terms of References.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-05&edition=LHR&id=2090005_33663823




PEF partner schools under performance check

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will start quality assurance test of private schools attached under its education voucher scheme (EVS) from January 13. The test is held every year to check the academic performance of partner schools. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-04/page-14/detail-7



Vacations over: Schools, colleges reopen today

Academic activities at public universities, collegesand schools will resume on Monday, January 4th 2016.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1021348/vacations-over-schools-colleges-reopen-today/


Retaining focus: Education , healthcare remain foremost priorities

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Friday that ensuring the provision of quality education and healthcare would continue to remain the government’s chief priorities in 2016.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1020554/retaining-focus-education-healthcare-remain-foremost-priorities/



Protest by Students

Students of 6th Road Girls College Rawalpindi staged a protest against their expulsion from the hostel. They could not pay the hostel dues because they had gone to their native towns. But upon their protest they were allowed to go back to their rooms.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-04&edition=ISL&id=2086232_28998371


Restoration of Divisional Directorate delayed

After issuing notification for restoration of divisional directorates in Punjab, the implementation on it has been delayed till March 2016. According to notification there would be 9 divisional directorates of education in Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103263572&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160102


Decision for giving full authority to principals of Public Medical Colleges

Principals of Punjab’s Public medical teaching hospitals have been granted full authorities according to a new decision. In light of that decision, now the principals can take direct action against any medical officer or staff member caught of negligence in his or her duties.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103264243&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160102


Sale of government Institutes to private parties is injustice

PPP’s Raja Mohsin Sagheer Bhatti  has condemned the sale of government academic institutes to private parties. He said that government had handed over 100 schools to private entities and before this decision no consultation was done with the concerned quarters of society.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103265587&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160103


Exemption of registration fees of PEEF deserving children

CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has exempted the registration and examination fees of 90000 deserving students of Punjab Education Foundation (PEF). Some critics have said that after this decision fees will be increased for private sector school children.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-03/page-12/detail-7


Annual Quality Assurance Test

Punjab Education Foundation will conduct the annual 11th quality assurance test of needy children studying in ‘New School Program’ schools. Passing marks are 50% for this test.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-03/page-12/detail-0


Interview for New VC of Punjab University

PU’s current VC will retire on 20th January 2016. The interviews for new VC will be held in the next week.  Current VC is using his resources to get an extension for the third tenure too.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-02/page-12/detail-6


Provision of education to low income households is a priority

CM Shahbaz Sharif held a special meeting in Lahore to discuss the various welfare projects. It was decided to increase the route for Metro Bus. CM also vowed that government will provide free education facilities to all the children of low income households.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-04/2592/kam%20copy.jpg


Foundation of growth laid through educated youth

Mian Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman has said that the growth of country is possible only through education. His government has laid the foundation of growth by educating the youth of Punjab.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-04/2548/15.jpg


Public schools without computer teachers

Twenty six government high schools in the district have no computer teachers and teachers of other subjects teach computer to students.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1230192


Government tries to rein in rising school fees

Private school fees took the limelight in 2015 after a group of parents staged protests against school managements. The government took notice and an ordinance was promulgated.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1019094/govt-tries-to-rein-in-rising-school-fees/


Public-private partnership in education is a failure: VC

Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Vice Chancellor Dr Tahir Amin says the Lahore campus of the varsity has been set up without fulfilling legal formalities. The public-private partnership model, he said, had proved to be an absolute failure as the private sector invested in education to earn maximum profit.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_01_2016_178_005





KU take action against absentee teaches’ studying abroad

The Pakistani high commissions in the UK, Canada and Sweden have refused counsellor service to four teachers ‘studying’ in these countries after receiving a complaint against them from Karachi University (KU), it emerged on Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1230773/ku-takes-action-against-absentee-teachers-studying-abroad



KU near to bankruptcy, faces deficit of Rs 1 billion

Karachi University has reached to bankruptcy due to administrative irregularities, while the University deficit has exceeded one billion rupees. According to details, Karachi University's deficit has exceeded one billion rupees due to financial irregularities and wrong policies.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-05/page-15/detail-6



UOK, British Council, HEC Launch Students Active Citizenship Training

The University of Karachi in collaboration with the British Council and the Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan started a 5-day training program on Citizenship Education & Community Engagement for the students of various faculties of the varsity on Monday.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284596




Inquiry of misconduct in admissions in Sir Syed University

An inquiry has been initiated in misconduct, nepotism and opacity in new admissions in Sir Syed University. The inquiry has been started by Chartered Inspection and Evaluation Committee. The committee has directed the university’s administration to submit the admission records on Tuesday to the committee.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103268802&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160105



IBA Alumni visits MAJU University

A delegate of former IBA students who are currently appointed at key administrative posts in Pakistan’s private and public institutes, held an academic tour of MAJU yesterday. They showed their interest in the curricular activities in the university.

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Class-based education system is a hurdle for youth

Class based education system is the biggest hurdle for Pakistani youth. Modern education is inevitable but unfortunately education has also become victim of politics.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-01-05/page-2


Brilliant Card Discount Scheme

A private company Brilliant Group of Companies Private Limited has launched a Brilliant Club Discount Card for the students in collaboration with Khalid Ali Shah, Chairman of All Private Schools Management Association Sindh. Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Siddiqui has praised this initiative as a great service to students as well as their parents in this era of inflation.

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Prime Minister Youth Training Scheme

Chairperson of PM Youth Program, Laila Khan has said that 50000 graduates will be given internship under Pakistan Youth Training Scheme. This will create employment opportunities for the youth. The scheme will be launched soon.

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Over 100 schools in the control of feudal lords

Over hundred girls and primary schools of Thari Mirwah tehsil are under the control of feudal lords and influential people. The lawns of those schools are being used for keeping livestock. Education department’s officials have turned silent spectators of this violation of law.

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Closure of Institutes of Teachers Education

Daud Antar, President of All Pakistan Clerk Association Sindh has condemned the decision of closure of Institute of Teachers Education because this will lead to unemployment of 130 employees of ITE.

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International Conference in Mehran University

Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro held the first international conference on Wireless Networks in its Video Conference Hall. VC Dr. Muhammad Aslam Aqeeli presided the conference.

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Launch of book on special education

A book on special people’s education has been launched. It has been authored by Munawar Fatimi. The book was launched on the eve of International Day for Special people.

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Reduction of cheating trend in Federal Urdu University

FUU’s VC Dr. Salman D Muhammad has said that it is his priority to reduce the cheating trends in FUU and bring transparency to the examination system.

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Quality teaching in Liyari University

While addressing at the welcome party for the students coming in the 7th session in Benazir Bhutto Liyari University, Registrar Fareeda Lodhi said that with the efforts of administration quality teaching has been ensured in Liyari University. Welcoming new students is the tradition of all the academic institutes.

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Recruitment of monitors for ensuring teacher attendance

Sindh government has decided to recruit 250 monitors for inspecting attendance records for the teachers. The decisions for promotion of teachers will also be based upon the reports of those monitors.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-02&edition=KCH&id=2082059_14607443


Sustainability of nations depends upon education

While addressing at the convocation of Indus University, Nisar Khoro said that the sustainability of nations lied upon education. 63 gold medals and 42 silver medals were awarded in the convocation.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-02&edition=KCH&id=2082058_41980281


KU extends registration date for convocation

University of Karachi has extended the last date of registration for the annual convocation until January 11. An official pointed out on Friday that the Registrar Prof Dr Moazzam Ali Khan has notified that the regular students ( under semester system) of University of Karachi may submit their registrations forms until January 11.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/02-Jan-2016/ku-extends-registration-date-for-convocation


IBA preserves its history for generations to come

The mark the 60 years of Institute of Business Administration (IBA), the institute decided to preserve its history on the shelves for the generations to come.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1020473/learning-from-experience-iba-preserves-its-history-for-generations-to-come/


Pakistani Student wins essay contest on peace

A Pakistani student, Sheeba Asad Malik, has won the best essay award for Asia on “Maintenance of Peace” by UNSE. The competition was organised by The Hague University of Applied Science and Peace, which was participated by the best easy writers form different regions who were selected by the jury for competition.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/85969-Pakistani-student-wins-essay-contest-on-peace




Is Drive For Success Making Children Sick? By Vicki Abeles

Working together, parents, educators and students can make small but important changes: instituting everyday homework limits and weekend and holiday homework bans, adding advisoryperiods for student support and providing students opportunities to show their growth in creative ways beyond conventional tests. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284505


Faculty development by Fawad Kaiser

Medical educators should broaden the focus of faculty development and target the various roles that clinicians and basic scientists play, including those of leader and scholar

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-04/page-6/detail-4


Letters to the Editor


Education crisis 

A crisis that has been several decades in the making, increasing in intensity while government after successive government was allowed to evade its responsibilities, appears to be reaching a head.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1209650


Respect for Teachers

Ironically, film stars are revered more than the teachers. They are even given the title of cultural ambassadors. But the teachers, who have spent whole of their lives in educating the children are treated with indifference.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-05&edition=LHR&id=2089152_61641809


Balochistan education

Education is the basic right of every person. Without it, no one can distinguish between right and wrong. Education plays a key role in the socialisation of an individual.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_01_2016_009_008


IT Education In Turbat

Technology plays a great role in the world; it is considered best for the professionals cum students and teachers. However, the Computer Science is a department totally neglected by most of the ruling governments in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284286


Education Crisis

Educational infrastructure, ghost’s schools, culture of Absenteeism, multiplicity of educational systems, gender disparity, and lack of technologies, bad governance and poorly trained teaching staff are the major reasons behind the education crisis.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283807


Medical College in Baluchistan

The efforts of former Baluchistan chief minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch for educational development are praiseworthy. By establishing the Kech Medical College, he lived up to a challenge that every other ruling government failed to accomplish.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1020322/medical-college-in-balochistan/


Education Manifesto

This refers to the news report, ‘Investment in education must for a better future: COAS’ (December 29). The education sector is in a pathetic condition and the literacy rate has actually reduced in the last eight years in Sindh.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/86065-Education-manifesto

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khattak Ittehaad protests against change in university’s location

Karak: The Khattak Itehad has announced protest against the expected transfer of Khushal Khan Khattak University from Jail Chowk.

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.5


Peace and development cannot be visualized without education

Peshawar: The Provincial General Secretary ANP, Mr. Sardar Hussain Babak said without education, peace and development cannot be imagined, while appreciating the services of Bacha Khan Educational Foundation, in the field of education though his fourteen schools branches in remote area of province.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103261258&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160101


Demand to resolve problems of Gajju Khan Medical College

Peshawar: The Senior Minister, Mr. Shahram Khan Tarkai has directed the concerned officials Gajju Khan, Swabi Medical Colleges to make all the facilities available on urgent basis without any delay, by resolving all the matters.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 8


Protest on appointment of outsiders for teachers’ posts

Peshawar: The residents of Mohmand Agency Yakka Ghund area, held a protest demonstration in front of FATA Secretariat, against the appointment of outsiders on the vacant posts of teachers.

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


Teachers and parents play due role for better future of children

Bajawarr: The President of Yousabad Students Society, Mr. Umer Hayat, said on the occasion of registration of society, that education is the base of development. It is necessary for the teachers and parents to play their due role for the better future of children. 

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/128/akhbar-e-khyber/page/3


Hangu students show active participation in every field of life: Syed Umar

Hangu: The district Nazim, Mr. Syed Umar said on the inauguration ceremony of Software Program, at Government College of Management Sciences, that Hangu Students show active participation in every field of life.

Complete Story: Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3


Students study under open sky

Peshawar: Students of Government Primary School, village Jogiwara, are compelled to study under open sky, due to crumbling condition of the school.

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


Appointment of children of retired teachers on basis of their qualification: GSTA

Peshawar: The President GSTA, Mr. Sardar Amanullah has demanded that a quota should be reserved for the recruitment of the children of retired employees in the Education Department. The recruitments should be made on the basis of their qualification.

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



No compromise on merit based appointments of teachers: DEO Dir Baala

Dir Baala: The District Education Officer Moeen-ud-din Khattak said that teachers would be appointed based on merit alone. A schedule has been issued for teachers who have been appointed by NTS so that the shortage of teachers could be sufficed on immediate basis.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?paged=2

Complete Story: Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Private schools playing vital role in promotion of education: Tariq Mehmood

Batkhela: The Chairman of Malakand Board said that private schools are playing an important role in the promotion of education and development of the society, highlighting the role played by private schools in this regard.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


NTS teachers deprived of allowance

District Mansehra: SSTs’ NTS teachers are deprived of allowance as opposed to other districts such as Mardan, Haripur, kohat and Charsadda, where teachers get timely allowances.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/124/akhbar-e-khyber/page/3


Teachers play an important role in shaping the future of new generation: Hameed-ul-Haq

Peshawar: The President Teachers Federation, Mr. Hameed ul Haq stated that teachers have the potential to play a positive role in making the future of the new generation bright and in raising the standard of education.

Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Government announces scholarships for orphans pursuing BS program

Peshawar: The provincial government has announced scholarships for the students who are orphans and wish to enroll in BS program, at government colleges.

Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.2


Private schools play important role in promotion of Education: Tariq Mehmood

BatKhela: The Chairman, Malakand Board, Mr. Dr.Tariq Mehmood said that private schools are playing very important role in the education development sector. The government is also providing assistance to these schools. He further said it is the duty of the parents to choose better schools for their children.

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.5


FIRs lodged against 78 schools owners on unsatisfied security measures

Peshawar: The Capital City Police Peshawar Special Inspection Team visited the different private schools and lodged the FIRs against 78 schools owners due to their unsatisfied security measures, warning the owners if they do not take security measures, then they will be arrested.

Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTUzMTI2


Protest demonstration against firing on teacher’s incident

Charsadda: The All Teachers Coordination Council Charsadda held a protest demonstration, against firing on teachers. The President of Malgare Assatzaan said that teachers are the peaceful segment of the society, but they are also victim of terrorism along with the students.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 8

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=8


Shifting of school to another building

Wana: The shifting of Al-Saboor Public School, Wana on Pass Road, to another place, has created hurdles for the school’s 500 students.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10


Hundreds of students forced to get education under open sky

Rustum: In the constituency of Provincial Minister for Education Atif Khan, hundreds of students of government of Primary School Cho Dheri children are receiving education under the open sky, in severe cold.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/125/akhbar-e-khyber/page/3


Demand to demolish encroachments in front of Government High School

Peshawar: The area inhabitants and social worker Alamgir Khan has said that the encroachment in front of Government High School No.3 is the police’s doing. The students of the schools are facing great difficulties due to the encroachments.

Complete Story: Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Demand for teachers’ membership in Board of Governors

Peshawar: The Government School Teachers Association (GSTA) meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Mr. Sardar Amanullah, demanding teachers’ membership in Education Foundation Board of Governors and also in the audit of Education Foundation’s fund.

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


School could not be constructed despite releasing of funds

Rustum: The building of Government Cham Deri could not be constructed, despite release of funds. The students have to sit in an open ground to study.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103267136&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160104  

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/127/-akhbar-e-khyber/page/4

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 8

Complete Story: Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Firing on teachers condemned

Peshawar: The Malgarei Asatzaan Town Four condemned the firing on teachers in Charsadda, while demanding from the government to provide security to the teachers. 

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



FATA students have talent: Nadeem Afridi

Landi Kotal: The prize distribution ceremony was held in New Shinwari Public School. On that occasion, the Chief Guest and Al- Shah Ji Gul representative Mr. Malik Nadeem Afridi said that FATA students do not lack in talent but they need government special attention, while emphasizing upon students to work hard and learn English language to compete developed nations.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10




Violation of rights of poor students of BMC is condemnable

District Quetta: The Pashtoon Student Federation  condemns the violations of the rights of poor students of BMC, rejecting nepotism and favouritism in admissions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-05-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Not a single private educational instituion is according to international standard: Shahid Warsi

District Quetta: The Executive Director Quality Education, Shahid Warsi has declared that 150,000 private educational institutions are working in Pakistan.  56% private schools’ principals don’t know about subject plan and 73% don’t know about lesson plan, according to international standad.    

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-05-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


We can prove ourselves as a nation only through education

District Loralai: It was said at an orientation ceremony of Public School Loralai that nations can prove themselves as a nation only through education.

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



No compromise on rights of teachers: Fateh Muhammad Mando Khel

District Zhob: The District President of J.A.T Fateh Muhammad Mandokhel, the Chairman Safar Khan Mando Khel, the General Secretary and other shared in their joint statement that they will continue their efforts for the protection of teachers’ and rights, on every platform.

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


40 employees terminated at Khuzdar Unviersity

District Khuzdar: The employees of grade 4 have been terminated at Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, who were serving since last 12 years, without showing any reason.

Complete Story: http://dailyazadiquetta.com/2016/01/05/%D8%AE%D8%B6%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1-%DB%8C%D9%88%D9%86%DB%8C%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%B9%DB%8C-%D8%8C40%D9%85%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B2%D9%85%DB%8C%D9%86-%DA%A9%D9%88-%D8%A8%D8%BA%DB%8C%D8%B1-%DA%A9%D8%B3%DB%8C-%D9%88


Education officer Kalat promises to resolve education problems

District Kalat: The DDO and DC Qalat Mr. Dr. Tufail Baloch are doing a lot for the propagation of education in District Kalat. All teachers are fulfilling their duties with honesty and the educational affairs of District Kalat are running smoothly. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Development can be achieved through friendship with books: DGPR

District Quetta: The Regional Director National Book Foundation, Mr. Raheel Ahmed met with DGPR Balochistan Mr. Abdul Latif Kakar yesterday. Mr. Raheel told him that the National Book Foundation will arrange book fairs for revival of book radership and for the promotion of education. He appreciated the ongoing and future programs of NBF.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-02-2016/Quetta/page2.asp



Decision to verify teacher’s credentials

District Quetta: The CM Balochistan Mr. Sanaullah Zehri, after getting vote of confidence from Balochistan Assembly, said that the decision to verify teachers’ recruitment in order to identify ghost teachers has been taken. Teachers and doctors have to be present at their working station at all times, otherwise, they will have to face strict legal implications. More than 50 thousand teachers will be initially verified.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103262564&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160102



Only a nation that is educated can progress: Zahid Khan

District Quetta: Education specialist, Mr. Zahid Khan said getting education should not be meant for solely getting a degree but that it should be meant to learn how to become a productive citizen of the society.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103262271&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160102



Directives to finish irregularities in examinations: Chairman Board

District Quetta: A delegation of Wattan Teacher Association met with Chairman Board Mr. Siraj Ahmed and briefed him about their issues. The Chairman Board ensured the delegation that their problems would be eliminated on a priority basis and that the senior teachers will be hired for paper checking and questionnaire designing.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103262263&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160102



Educational development is a mission of the government: Dr. Shama Ishaque

District Mastung: The central leader of National party, MPA Dr. Shama Ishaque said in yearly result declaration ceremony of Danish Model Grammar School that no nation can succeed without quality Education. Provincial Government increased educational budget from 6% to 25% for the educational development in the province.

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



No substantial decrease in problems of educational institutions: BSO

District Kalat: BSO will continue its national struggle and will always guide students in educational matters, declaring that Balochistan's schools are still deprived of educational facilities which is treachery with Baloch public.

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



Examination process will be made transparent: BMC administration

District Quetta: It is stated, in BCM statement, that students should contact for hostel allotment with the principal office. The new session will be commenced soon and students are advised to be appear in class in uniform, otherwise they will not be allowed to sit in class. Examination process will be made transparent and copy culture will be eradicated.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-03-2016/Quetta/page3.asp


More steps will be taken for betterment of education sector: Abdul Saboor Kakar

District Quetta: The Deputy Commissioner Quetta Mr. Dawood Khilji chaired a District Education Group meeting in which Chief Guest was Secretary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar and other notable persons were present in the meeting. They said prime reason of formation of District Education Group is to bring educational development; supervision of teachers and presence of children in school; to resolve the teachers’ issues; and vigilance for proper utilization of educational funds.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-03-2016/Quetta/page6.asp


Dilapidated school

The Government Primary school Yakozai Zehri is being dilapidated due to negligence of Education Department. The residents have demanded from the CM Balochistan to renovate the school and reopen it for continuity of children’s education.

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


Primary school Mehoopur prey of dilapidation

District Sohbatpur: The Government Boys High school Mehoopur’s rimary section’s building is becoming dilapidated due to which children are receiving education under the open sky.

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


Government primary school without teachers

District Dalbandin: The Government Primary School Qilli Kochal Muhammad Hassani is deprived of teachers for the past three months. The parents and children are worried about the future of their children. Government is claiming of an educational emergency while ground realities are quite worse. Social groups demanded from the CM Balochistan and other high officials to take notice. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-04-2016/Quetta/page8.asp


Decision to prohibit mobile phone during class in educational institutions

District Jaffarabad: The decision to ban mobile phone during class time in educational institutions by both teachers and students has been made. The notification will be issued within few days. Teachers have to submit mobile phones to the in-charge of educational institution before going to conduct class. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-04-2016/Quetta/page8.asp




Teachers protest against privatization of Government Schools

District Rahim Yar Khan:  The Bahawalpur Teachers Association held a protest rally against the privatization of 91 government schools of Ahmedpur Sharqia, announcing the Punjab Government wants to render teachers jobless by handing over the school to the private sector and this was a grave injustice.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-05/page-02


Madrassas to provide complete data of students

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has told Madrassas (Islamic Religious Seminaries) to submit complete data of their students, so that misconceptions about the madarassas could be clarified.   

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-05/page-08  


Punjab Government orders repair of broken CCTV Cameras

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has issued notices to the school heads to get the broken CCTV cameras repaired immediately.     

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 3


PEF Quality Assurance Test

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Quality Assurance Test of the students of PEF Partner Schools will be held on 11th January, 2016.  50% students of these schools have to secure at least 33% marks in these tests.

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


Theft at Girls High School

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The headmistress of Government Girls High School Tausa, has given a written application to the Saddar Taunsa Police Station that some persons have stolen precious goods from the school, during the winter vacations. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 07


Inter Supplementary Results 2015

District Multan: The Board of Education Multan is going to declare results of Intermediate Supplementary Examination 2015 Results on 12th January, 2016.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-05/page-08 


Corruption exposed in construction of school classrooms

District Rahim Yar Khan: The residents have appealed to the DCO Rahim Yar Khan, to take action against the contractor who has mismanaged funds in the construction of two additional rooms at Nawankot Government Girls High School.  

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 04

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 07


Residents protest against Enrolment Campaign of NGO

District Rahim Yar Khan: The residents of Liaquatpur protested against the Enrolment Campaign of an NGO which is forcing children to enroll in the schools of the said NGO instead of the Government Schools.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 14


2015 was a bad year for teachers

District Multan: The year 2015 proved to be a bad year for teachers. They were made promises of promotions but these promises were not kept. The ratio of female student enrolment was less compared to the male students. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 01


Teachers demand transfer of Bank Manager

District Rajanpur: The Punjab Teachers Union Tehsil Rajanpur has demanded the transfer of the Bank Manager, Mr. Fida Hussain Khosa, of National Bank of Pakistan, due to his insulting behavior and for not issuing cheque books to teachers. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 10


Teachers meets EDO

District Rajanpur: A delegation of the Punjab Teachers Union had a meeting with the EDO Rajanpur regarding promotion issues as a consequence of which the EDO issued a notification of the promotion of the teachers.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 10


School sewerage overflowing into locality

District Bahawalpur: The sewerage water line of Government Boys High School Khanqah Sharif is overflowing into the locality, making life miserable for students and people of the surrounding areas. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-01/page-09  


A fake Army Major conducting school inspections arrested

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Attiq ur Rehman Laghari has been arrested for pretending to be an Army Major and conducting monitoring inspection of Government Girls High School.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-01/page-08



High school building turns into ruins

District Khanewal: The Government Boys Higher Secondary School Kacha Khoo was established before the creation of Pakistan but has been ignored by the authorities since resulting in the dilapidated condition of the building which has compelled students to sit under the open sky.

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 8


Principal tortures two sisters

District Layyah: The principal of a private school tortured a girl of class 8 and kicked her out of the school along with her sister.  The parents have appealed the Chief Minister to take action against the injustice given that the examination is right around the corner.

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



Students prefer Snooker Clubs instead of schools

District Layyah: School and college students are preferring to go to Snooker Clubs instead of going to their schools and colleges. There are reports that heavy gambling is going on at most of the Snooker Clubs which attracts them.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-03/page-02


Principal refutes allegation of torturing a female student

District Layyah: The principal of a private school of Karor Lal Easan, Mr. Choudhry Avais Aslam, has refuted the charges of torturing a girl and throwing her out of his school along with her sister.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-03/page-11


A girls’ school entrance becomes a pond of sewerage water

District Bhawalnagar: The entrance of the Government Girls Fatima High School, Housing Colony, Haroonabad has become a pond of sewerage water and girls find it extremely hard to enter the school.  Concerned citizens have asked TMA to take action.     

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 02


4000 educators to be transferred

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of the Punjab has decided to transfer 4000 Educators in all the districts of the Punjab including the district of Rahim Yar Khan.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 03


Government directs public and private Schools to make strict security arrangements

District Rahim Yar Khan: The government has told public and private school administrations to make very strict security arrangements.   

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 03


Education and Health Department Assets to be transferred to Local Governments

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of the Punjab has accepted a summary and sent it to the CM for his signatures whereby the assets of the District Health and Education Departments will be transferred to the newly elected Local Departments. 

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


Rs. 2.2 billion released for development of schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of the Punjab has released RS.2.2 billion for the development of schools of the whole province and out of that, Rahim Yar Khan schools will get Rs. 110 million.   

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


Drugs being sold in government and private schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: Drugs are being sold in the government and private schools and colleges of Rahim Yar Khan. The vendors selling food items are selling drugs by hiding them in different eatable items.  The professors and teachers are also promoting and encouraging drugs among students. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 03


Railway schools running in loss

District Rahim Yar Khan:  The government has decided to hand over Railway Schools running in loss to the private sector. The children of the Railway employees will pay RS.60/- per month and the other children will be charged more fees.

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


Foreign students at Madarass to be recruited  

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government has decided to recruit the foreign Students studying at madarass (religious seminaries) and those who do not get their visa extended will be deported. 

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


Admission fee waiver for PEF Schools from 2017

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Admission Examinations Fee waiver for the students of Class 9th and 10th for the students of PEF Partner Schools will be implemented from the year 2017. 

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


199 schools of Bahawalpur to be given to private sector

District Bahawalpur: The Government of the Punjab has decided to give 199 government schools showing poor results to the private sector under PEF.  These schools will be given to educationists, NGOs and people with experience in the field of education.

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


Newly constructed school turns into ruins

District Muzaffargarh: The newly constructed building of Government Boys Primary School, Sarbani Markaz Kala, has turned into ruins because classes could not be arranged in it.  The bushes can be seen all over the school premises.  The residents have appealed that 
authorities must take action.

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




Examination of Sindh University affiliated Colleges

Jamshoro: The Controller Examination, Sindh University Jamshoro, Mr. Murtaza Siyal has declared that examinations of Second Semester, B.Sc, ADA, B.Ed, will start from 12thJanuary.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130347960&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160105


Villagers take put protest for repairing of school building

District Naushehro Feroz: The residents of village New Samtia, near Kandiaro, hold protest for repairing of the school building, announcing it dangerous for the students.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130348040&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160105


Library building destroyed over night

District Ghotki: The only library of Daharki city has been destroyed by the district Government, without giving any proper reason. Even the social and political personalities of the district have not taken any notice of the library building.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130348075&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160105


Mehran University is counted in 400 World universities

Jamshoro: The Vice Chancellor, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Mr. Professor Dr. Muhammad Aslam Uqeli, has said, while on orientation day of the new batch, that Mehran University is counted in 400 Universities of the World and the faculty and students have taken the task to bring it in top 100.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-01-05/news/page2/1%20(4).htm



Students protest against pathetic condition of School building  

District Ghotki: The students of Government Primary School, village Salih Dahar, held a protest against the crumbling condition of the school. The higher authorities were informed many times, but no notice was taken.

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Student education ruined due to closure of school

District Sanghar: The Government Primary School, village Kandero Bhambhro, is nonfunctional for the last two years, due to carelessness of education authorities, affecting education of more than 100 students.

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DEO visits Schools

District Tharparkar: The District Education Officer Secondary, Mithi has suspended a head master, along with four other employees, during his visit of different schools of Mithi.

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15 boys and girls schools closed

District Naushehro feroz: More than 15 boys and girls primary schools are dysfunctional, in Union Council Kotri Kabir, due to non-compliance of higher authorities, leaving students to work in the fields and rear animals. The school buildings are empty, without furniture, doors, windows and drinking water. Most of them are converted into storage houses and cattle farms.

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Inundated School building could not be constructed

District Sajawal: The building of Government Primary School, Ward Number 11, could not be constructed, after it was ruined due to heavy floods of 2010. The students are compelled to study in an open ground in severe cold.

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314 teachers still deprived of salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: The other cadre teachers are still deprived of salaries, despite their continual hunger strike.

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Non-teaching staff continues protest

District Sukkur: The non-teaching staff of Director Colleges, Region Sukkur, continued their protest against final show cause notice of stoppage of salaries for the past five years.

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Villagers protest against closure of school

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Soomar Buriro, near Kot Diji, held protest against the closure of Government Girls Primary School.

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Private monitors to be appointed to ensure teachers’ attendance

Karachi: The Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho during his surprise visit to Government College, in Zamzama area of Karachi, said that a private monitor will be appointed to ensure the attendance of the teachers in schools. Only four teachers were present in the college during his visit.

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Protest against usage of substandard material in construction work

District Larkana: The residents of village Sanhira, near Waris Dino Machi, Taluka Ratordeo, protested against the usage of substandard material in the construction work of the school.

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Teachers continue hunger strike

Karachi: Teachers continue their hunger strike, for approval of demands, against the Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho, on his noncompliance to resolve the matter.

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Villagers protest against ghost teacher

District Sukkur: The residents of village Karam Phulpoto held a protest against ghost teachers of the school, who has left more than 50 students to work in the fields, without getting primary education. The villagers have demanded from the Chief Minister Sindh for appointment of teachers in school and repairing of the building.

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Millions of Children are out of schools: Abrar Qazi

Hyderabad: The President, Awami Jamhuri Party, Mr. Abrar Qazi, and others, have said in their joint statement that millions of children are out of schools in Sindh; thousands of schools are dysfunctional; and the condition of the functional schools is poor, whereas the Government is confined to giving statements only.

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APKA blames Secretary Education to end training center

District Nawabshah: The members of APKA have warned to start movement against conspiracies to stop Provincial Institute of Teachers Education Nawabshah, blaming the Secretary Education to establish a University in that place.

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Citizens take out protest against crumbling condition of schools

District Thatta: The citizens of Garohar Sharif, held a protest against the crumbling condition of Government Primary, Boys/Girls and Middle Schools, demanding from the Secretary Education to take notice of the buildings and save future of the poor students.

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Shah Abdul Latif Library construction work stopped

Hyderabad/ Tando Adam: The funds for the construction of Municipal Shah Abdul Latif Library, have been lapsed for 3rd time, due to involvement of local political influential, on the matter of commission in the funds.

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Stealing from School building

District Jacobabad: The unidentified thieves took away furniture and other costly things, from the Government Primary School, village Karampur, by breaking the school locks. Students have held a protest against the larceny, while demanding from the local police to arrest the culprits.

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Attempts to suspend 290 teachers

District Matiyari: More than 290 Teachers were appointed in 2012, as JST, Drawing, Language, Oriental, and Crack Teachers. But their salaries have been stopped, for the last six months and are attempted to be suspended, on the allegations of illegal appointments.

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Library Building demolished

District Ghotki: The District Management, Daharki, has demolished the building of Public Library, by approving market in that place.

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Hundreds of primary schools in wretched condition

District Umarkot: Hundreds of Schools of, Raja Rasto, Sufi Faqeer, Walhiyat, Nabi Bux Pali, Nanaksar, Natha Singh and Mamoor Yousfani are in pitiable condition, due to carelessness of Education Department. The buildings are without basic facilities; most of them are near to collapse; whereas the students have to sit under open sky and get education.

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Teachers continue hunger strike

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued their hunger strike, on the 58th Day, against stoppage of salaries.

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Number of Schools dysfunctional in Takluka Thari Mir wah

District Khairpur Mirs: More than 100 primary girls and boys schools are nonfunctional in Taluka Thari Mirwah, due to carelessness of Education Department; the buildings are converted to storage houses and sitting places. The SMC funds are grabbed by the Head Masters and Supervisors.

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Candidates protest for offer order

District Naushehro Feroz: The PST test pass candidates, from Mehrabpur, held protest for offer orders.

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School building crumbling

District Nawabshah: The pathetic condition of Government Primary School, village Atta Muhammad Pali, has left students to study under open sky, without basic facilities of washrooms and furniture.

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Local influential occupies college

District Dadu: The local influential have occupied the building of Government Girls College Building, Johi; they have been using it as marriage hall.

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