5th May 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


K-P fines 25 education officers over truancy

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has imposed fines on 25 district education officers (DEO) for repeated absence from work, following a report prepared by the provincial education department’s Independent Monitoring Unit (IMU).

Complete story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705050165&EN_ID=11201705050058&EMID=11201705050025


Teachers laud installation of solar panels at schools

The local teachers have lauded installation of solar panels in state run schools and hoped that it will help resolve the prolonged problems relating to power shortages.


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SLS School holds Table Tennis Tournament

A four-day intra-campus Table Tennis tournament was held at Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School.


Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/202558-SLS-School-holds-Table-Tennis-Tournament


Call for public-private partnership in education sector

“Public-private partnership venture in education sector is an efficient and cost effective method of providing quality education to students”, said the Education Minister Baligh Ur Rehman


Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/202560-Call-for-public-private-partnership-in-education-sector


Capital’s elite schools without valid registration


All elite schools in the federal capital that are offering O and A levels are operating without valid registrations according to PEIRA.


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Pakistani students forcefully expelled out of India, matter will be raised at International level: Foreign Office

Foreign office has declared that the force full expulsion of Pakistani students from India will be taken up at the international level.


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Standing committee approves bill for teaching Quran with translation in all schools

Standing committee for religious affairs approved the bill for including Quran and its translation in the curriculum in all schools.


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Rs1b utilized on phase-I of PM education reforms programme

Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has been spent around Rs 1 billion on the first phase for upgradation of federal public schools under Prime Minister Education Reforms Programme, said Parliamentary Secretary for CADD, Maiza Hameed. She said that Rs 3 billion more for upgradation of next 200 schools under Phase-II of education reforms programme were expected to be released by the federal government very soon.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/rs1b-utilized-phase-pm-education-reforms-programme/




US, CG launches English Access Programme for Students

US Consul General in Lahore Yuriy Fedkiw launched English Access Micro-scholarship Program-me in Faisalabad, for students of ages between 13-20, on Thursday, saying that the programme helps create leadership and community service qualities in students.


Complete Story:http://pakobserver.net/us-cg-launches-english-access-programme-students/



Teacher’s week-long protest disrupts classes

Academic activities at the Higher Secondary School Mana Ahmedani have been disrupted for more than a week due to boycott by teachers over attitude of the principal

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DPS teachers demand better job structure

Teachers of Faisalabad Divisional Public School (DPS) and college demand pay scales on a par with that of Lahore DPS.

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Teachers receiving minimal wages in Private Schools, exploitation of young and unemployed

Private school are paying their Teachers in accordance to the tuition fees they are charging from students. Therefore, good teachers are being exploited.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-05-2017/quetta/page3.asp

‘Students can learn English through access programme’

United States funded access program will help students develop English, leadership qualities and critical-thinking skills.

Complete story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1401450/language-enhancing-activity-students-can-learn-english-access-programme/


Private schools reject the demand for private schools to have playgrounds

Owners of private schools in Lahore complained to All Pakistan Private School Management. Moreover, they said that they’ve been working for the promotion of education but have always been underappreciated.

Complete story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705050337&EN_ID=11201705050115&EMID=11201705050055




Universities, educational institutions are power houses for change in society: DG Rangers Addressing the students and faculty of Sindh Madressatul Islam University in Karachi, Major General Mohammad Saeed said universities and educational institutions are power houses that can bring positive change in the society and in the country. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/universities-educational-institutions-power-houses-change-society-dg-rangers/


Existing school infrastructure inadequate to accommodate students

Secretary of School Education Department, Government of Sindh, Abdul Aziz Uqaili said that secondary education will be a top priority as existing school infrastructure is inadequate to accommodate students beyond primary level.                                             

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/existing-school-infrastructure-inadequate-accommodate-students/

US Consulate General holds American poetry mushaira with young students

In honor of National Poetry Month, ‘The Dawn of Freedom’ poetry contest included the participation of approximately 60 young students from local schools and highlighted how poetry can unite different cultures.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/us-consulate-general-holds-american-poetry-mushaira-young-students/



Sindh govt to launch education policy on May 6

Sindh’s School Education Department in collaboration with the Plan International will launch the province’s first Early Childhood Care and Education Policy (ECCE) on May 6 at a local hotel here. Complete Story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/05/04/sindh-govt-to-launch-education-policy-on-may-6


Girl students are always ahead in education, Governor Sindh

In the case regarding harassment of women caught cheating, Justice Shah Nawaz Tariq met with the governor Sindh. The governor went on to say that there can be no progress without women and they should be given due respect.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104172751&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170505

Two students run away with the exam booklet

Sindh Intermediate board has failed in its attempt to issue computerized admit cards as the cases of impersonation have reached 100.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104172747&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170505

Are there Security Measures in Place For Educational institutions? High Court asked the Sindh Government.

Sindh High Court questioned the Sindh Government whether fool-proof security was in place for educational institutions and if not, then immediate measures need to be taken.                                                   Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-05-2017/karachi/pic.asp?picname=309540

Standard Chartered Pakistan’s 'Goal' completes a year

The Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) ‘Goal’ – an initiative to empower adolescent girls through a combination of sports and life skills – recently completed its first year in Pakistan. An education programme that aims to provide financial literacy, life skills and employability training to low-income adolescent girls globally, Goal was initiated in April 2016 in Pakistan with SCB’s international NGO partner, Women Win and the locally selected partner, Right to Play.

Complete Story: http://aurora.dawn.com/news/1142020/


Detailed report of security measurements in schools all over Sindh demanded

Sindh High Court has asked for a detailed report containing the details regarding the security measurements in place after the APS attack in Peshawar, as it posed a serious threat to educational institutes countrywide

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104173331&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170505


Inter examinations, cheating mafia attacked teacher

Cheating continued despite measures taken by the regulatory authorities. The cheating mafia attacked a teacher, fracturing hig legs. DG colleges has demanded a report of the incident.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/309501-todays-print

Case of demolition of Jufelhurst school, report asked for the culprit arrested

The anti - corruption court presented 7 culprits in the school demolition case. 2 criminals were denied bail and are held in custody.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/309558-todays-print


Improving secondary education a priority: schools secretary

Sharing the School Education Department’s line of action with development partners, secretary schools Abdul Aziz Uqaili claimed secondary education will be the department’s top priority as 90 percent of the schools in the existing education infrastructure were primary.


Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/202527-Improving-secondary-education-a-priority-schools-secretary


I will read a book from every country, vows Pakistan’s 13 year old ‘Ann Morgan’

Following in the footsteps of write Ann Morgan, this 13 year old aims to read one book from each country. The difference between the two is that while Ann Morgan did it during the span of her life, Aisha wants to do it in a year.


Complete story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705050309&EN_ID=11201705050105&EMID=11201705050050  




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