6 April 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Education drive: 0.8million children to be enrolled in govt-run schools

An education campaign starting April 8 will enroll 0.8 million children in government-runs schools across the province.

Complete story:  http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201004060352&EN_ID=11201004060115&EMID=11201004060056 

Rs14m released for Dir schools

The provincial government has released Rs14 million for purchase of furniture for state-run high and higher secondary schools in the Lower Dir district.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1173859/rs14m-released-for-dir-schools


Govt fails to regulate private schools

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led provincial government is unable to regulate thousands of private schools which enjoy the status of holy cow, according to officials.  “No government’s authority can challenge the decision of the private schools particularly regarding increase in different fees; teachers’ qualification and their meagre salaries; closure of schools for summer, winter and spring vacations; and students’ affairs etc.”

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174275/govt-fails-to-regulate-private-schools


‘KP govt to allocate more funds for higher education’

A senior official said here on Saturday that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government invested approximately Rs53 billion in the higher education sector during the last five years and it is intending to allocate more funds to improve the quality of higher education in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-310894-KP-govt-to-allocate-more-funds-for-higher-education


3,239 KP schools issued notices over inadequate security

The police inspected 4058 educational institutions in the provincial capital under the National Action Plan and issued notices to 3239 others for inadequate security, an official told The News.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-311123-3239-KP-schools-issued-notices-over--inadequate-security


Third party audit of Universities by KP

Vice Chancellors of seven universities of KP written to Governor Mehtab Abbasi that, the universities of the region are receiving insufficient funds. In this regard there should be an audit of Universities by Third Party.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-05-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=215.gif



Seminar held to raise awareness about brain disorders

The Department of Bioinformatics at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU) and Pakistan Scientific and Technology Information Centre (PASTIC) jointly organised a seminar to raise awareness about brain disorder called autism.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-311125-Seminar-held-to-raise-awareness-about-brain-disorders


More powers to parent-teacher councils hailed

A local civic organization has hailed the government decision to empower parent-teacher councils of public sector primary schools to execute civil works in schools. The meeting also discussed provision of conditional grant to the two boys primary schools of the village.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-04-06/page-4/detail-3


Student’s arrest protested

Students of private educational institutions in Landi Kotal on Saturday protested the arrest of a 10th grader by the local political administration under the Collective Territorial Clause of the Frontier Crimes Regulation.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174036/students-arrest-protested


Students caught cheating in exams

Scores of students were on Saturday caught cheating during the ongoing secondary school certificate examination at various examination centres in Bajaur.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174060/students-caught-cheating-in-exams


Convention concludes at Saidu College

The two day training of Pakistan Islamic Medical Assosication concluded at Saidu Medical College on Sunday. At least 600 medical experts and doctors presented research papers.

Complete story:  http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201004060349&EN_ID=11201004060114&EMID=11201004060056


Girls praise APS students for bravery

The students of a local private girls college on Saturday staged a drama to pay homage to the Army Public School Peshawar students and staff members, who were massacred by the militants in December last year, for bravery.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174041/girls-praise-aps-students-for-bravery


Endowment Funds and amendments in law for account the funding to universities

Provincial Education Minister said that there is need of 29 billion rupees for development in Universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said that government is doing amendments in law for universities to account for funding provided to universities.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102772621&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150404


Hazara University to lose foreign qualified teachers

The Hazara University Mansehra is likely to lose 28 foreign qualified PhD scholars on expiry of their service bond as the varsity administration has yet to give them due status.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174058/hazara-university-to-lose-foreign-qualified-teachers


Gandhara Hindko Academy starts functioning

The Gandhara Hindko Academy has formally started functioning after the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government issued a notification in this regard.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174278/gandhara-hindko-academy-starts-functioning



Books on contribution of Muslim scientists hit stalls

An interesting book series profiling brief life history and contribution of major Muslim scientists towards various branches of science hit the local bookstands. Students, teachers and book lovers are equally fascinated by arrival of the first-ever mini-biographies of the great Muslim scientists.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174266/books-on-contribution-of-muslim-scientists-hit-stalls


Literary services of late Pashto poets eulogised

Speakers at a function on Friday paid tribute to four late Pashto poets for their meritorious literary services. The Pakhtunwali Tolana, which was formed recently, comprised young writers and researchers from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1173861/literary-services-of-late-pashto-poets-eulogised




Balochistan Private Schools Census

Balochistan Education foundation started private school census. MD BEF said that through this data they will help private Schools to get funding from government.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102771974&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150404


Advice to register madrassa from education department

Provincial Interior Minister met will religious leaders and scholar of Balochistan and discussed issue of madrassa registration. He said that provincial government sent suggestion to Federal Government to register Deeni Maddaris at Education departments.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-05-2015/quetta/page1.asp


Infrastructure for new students

Watan Teachers Association said that they have worked hard for enrollment of children to schools. A large number of children enrolled and there is insufficient number of classrooms for newly enrolled children. Government should work for new classrooms for these new students.

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


Lack of academic staff at schools

Due to successful enrolment campaign, the available staff to students at schools shortened. There is need of more staff for meeting requirements of new students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-06-2015/quetta/page1.asp



Non-professionalism by DDEO Qila Abdullah

Government teachers association, Qila Abdullah said that due to absenteeism by administrative staff of education department including Deputy District Education Officer and junior admin staff, the applicants are facing problems of solution of their issues.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-06-2015/quetta/page8.asp


24 percent development in education budget

Bloch Student Organization said that government has increased education budget to 24 percent beside this BSO is participating exclusively in government’s enrollment campaigns. It will bring remarkable changes in improving the education sector.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-06-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Poor education is core issues for development

Provincial Education advisor said that low standards of education are one of core issues in development of the Region. He said that Balochistan is largest region of Pakistan. A number of areas are without school. He said that government increased the education budget to 25%.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-06-2015/quetta/page3.asp



Issues of scholarships for Balochi to resolve

Director Quality education said that all issues incurring in scholarships for Balochi students by Punjab Government at Punjab should be resolved as soon as possible. He said that such issues incur due to late release of funds.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-06-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Schools closed at Dera Murad Jamali

Two primary schools are close at Dera Murad Jamali. A number of students are losing opportunity to get education from these schools. Teachers of these schools receiving their pay at home. The influential people of area using these schools for animal.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-06-2015/quetta/page4.asp


Madrassa registration by Education department is a positive sign

Representative of Jamat e Islami said that after their struggle of ten years, Ministry of Interior agreed on registering Deeni maddaris through Education Department.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102775845&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150406


Data collection for EMIS on teachers is slow working

Government Teachers Association said that process of data collection about teachers by government for Education management information System is working slowly at Lora Lai.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-06-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Uncertainty among BA/B.Ed. teachers

Government teachers Association Balochistan said that government should offer same conditions of job for BA/B.Ed. teachers Grade 17 as that offered to SST Science and General Science Grade 17 teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-06-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Poor behavior and conduct by education officers declining Kachhi

President Government Teachers said that Education officer has poor behavior with government teachers. He criticizes a number of minor tasks. Teachers from Kachhi are tired of him.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102773814&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150405


Ineligible senior staff at educational institutions

All GTA said that appointments of junior staff at senior posts are totally against the merit system. They said that the department appointed at that was also not eligible for seniority lists.

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


Schedule of campaign by BSF

In a meeting held by Cabinet of Bloch Student Federal, BSF released the plan for holding the enrollment campaign in the region.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-04-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Enrollment campaigns

PSO is continuing with their campaign for providing awareness to parent to enroll their children in the schools. This campaign will end on 20 April 2015.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-04-2015/quetta/page2.asp





GB varsity to have centre for cultural, heritage studies

The Karakoram International University (KIU) Vice-Chancellor Dr Mohammad Asif Khan has vowed to make the varsity a centre of quality learning in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174043/gb-varsity-to-have-centre-for-cultural-heritage-studies




Teachers’ absenteeism taking toll on students’ learning

Overall teacher absenteeism rate in government schools is 12 per cent and in private sector 7 per cent.  It is highest in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan (15 per cent), followed by KP (14 per cent), Sindh, AJK and ICT (13 per cent), FATA (9 per cent), and Punjab (7 per cent). “The issue of absenteeism stems from political appointments of teachers,” said Mosharraf Zaidi, Campaign Director for Alif Ailaan. “The number may be much more than this as we do not have authentic official data of teachers even. It a moral, societal and state failure that we have not been able to change this culture,” it added.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/05-Apr-2015/teachers-absenteeism-taking-toll-on-students-learning


President calls for enhanced allocations for health, education sectors

President Mamnoon Hussain has underlined the need for enhanced allocations for the health and education sectors to improve the living standards of the people.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/04/05/city/islamabad/president-calls-for-enhanced-allocations-for-health-education-sectors/




Seminary curriculum being purged of hate material: Baleegh

Seminary reforms have been undertaken by the government and it is closely monitoring the seminary curriculum in order to root out any hate material from it. Minister of State Baleeghur Rehman remarked. “Education has been a great challenge for every government in Pakistan and low funding and low tax to GDP ratio are the main causes of deterioration of education in our country,” said the minister.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-04/page-5/detail-1


39 children of NCPC enrolled in formal education

As many as 39 children of National Child Protection Centre (NCPC) were enrolled in formal education to get proper education in regular academic institution for being a productive citizen of the country.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=261608


Female teacher goes missing

A 16-year-old Syeda Kiran Gillani, a schoolteacher by profession, went missing mysteriously while she was on her way to school located at Street Number 5 of Fauji Colony.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-05/page-5/detail-5


FDE extends spring vacation till April 12

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has extended the ongoing spring holidays for the students of all its educational institutions till April 12. Earlier the spring vacation were announced from April 1 to April 5 but now the same had been extended till April 12, said FDE spokesman Tahir Bhatti while talking to APP.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=261613


FAPUASA demands HEC’s immediate devolution

The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association condemned the biased role of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and demanded it’s immediate devolution at the annual election and general board meeting of the association of Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504060051&EN_ID=11201504060024&EMID=11201504060008


Roots Confucius Classroom conducts YCT

Roots Confucius Classroom conducted Youth Chinese Test (YCT). Ten Chinese language teachers from CRI supervised the YCT test and Almost 500 students participated in the test this year.

Complete story:http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-04-05/page-14/detail-7 http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/04-Apr-2015/roots-international-students-shine-on



Special student gets 66pc marks

A special student has proved that children with special needs could become productive part of the country, if proper attention is accorded to them. Muhammad Abdul Qadir, a special student, has passed Class V regular examination of Federal Directorate of Education by securing 396 marks out of 600.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=261614



Hearing on case against devolution of Education Ministry

Today Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear the case against devolution of Education Ministry. The case is submitted by Professor Saddiq Ali.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102776161&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150406


Beaconhouse shines in kangaroo linguistic test

Students of Beaconhouse School System Primary Branch, F-7/3, have clinched seven top positions in International Kangaroo Linguistic test.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-04-06/page-14/detail-5


AIOU to launch MPhil in ‘library and information sciences’

Allama Iqbal Open University will launch M Phil in library and information sciences from next academic year. Admissions in this new higher-level programme will be announced in Autumn 2016 semester.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/05-Apr-2015/aiou-to-launch-mphil-in-library-and-information-sciences


Suggestions for improving examination system of QAU

Representatives of Federal Colleges prepared draft document for improving the examination system for Quaid I Azam University. They submitted draft to Vice Chancellor QAU.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-04-05/page-3


Govt plans to launch pilot project of vocational training institutes

The government plans to launch a pilot project 2015 of vocational training institutes in order to reduce the dropout rate. The information was shared by Minister of State Baleegh Ur Rehman while chairing a meeting of World Bank Education team on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-310674-Govt-plans-to-launch-pilot-project-of-vocational-training-institutes


IMS I-10/1 shows 100% Class-V result

Islamabad Model School no.2 (I-V), I-10/1, showed 100 per cent Class-V result. A total of 43 students appeared in the centralised examination of Class-V, which was held under Federal Directorate of Education.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintArchive.aspx?ID=6&dt=4/4/2015


NBF’s National Book Day Festival from 22nd

The National Book Foundation (NBF)’s five-day 6th National Book Day Festival will start from 22 April, here at Pak-China Friendship Centre, says a press release.

 Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-310809-NBFs-National-Book-Day-Festival-from-22nd


AIOU moot on physics, emerging sciences tomorrow

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold a national conference on Physics and Emerging Sciences on Monday. It will be a two-day event, in which around 200 senior academicians and relevant experts from all over the country will participate to share their knowledge, interact and build bilateral cooperation. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-310804-AIOU-moot-on-physics-emerging-sciences-tomorrow



ICB excels primary centralised exams

The Islamabad College for Girls (Junior Section) excelled in the recently held centralised exams for Primary Section, as the students secured third highest GPA and also won the second highest number of scholarships won by the students of any institution under the Federal Directorate of Education.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-310668-ICB-excels-primary-centralised-exams


IIU seminar

The International Islamic University (IIU), Islamabad, is going to hold a seminar on ‘The role of scholars in strengthening Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relationship’ on April 5 (Sunday), at11:00 a.m., at Allama Iqbal Auditorium of its Faisal Masjid campus.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-310667-IIU-seminar


UAE Red Crescent to construct schools, healthcare facilities in AJK, KP

BATTAL: United Arab Emirates (UAE) Red Crescent will reconstruct 800 schools, 50 healthcare facilities in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/04-Apr-2015/uae-red-crescent-to-construct-schools-healthcare-facilities-in-ajk-kp


HEC workshop on quality assurance concludes

The 4th five-day Higher Education Commission-funded indigenous on-campus training workshop on quality assurance concluded at Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) on Friday.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-04-04/page-14/detail-4


Failing registrar: AIOU students passed after Ombudsman’s intervention

A large number of students at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) who had initially failed their final exams were given passing grades after the intervention of the Federal Ombudsman in 2013.

This disclosure was made in the Ombudsman’s annual report for 2013, which stated that the students were failed by the university because university officials failed to count the grades for their pre-exam assignments, which resulted in them having a lower grade, and pushed many students below passing.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504050319&EN_ID=11201504050109&EMID=11201504050052


Public-sector universities: As the number goes up, quality sinks

As the number of public sector universities has increased sharply during the last over one decade, the declining standards of teaching, research work, plagiarism, mismanagement, financial irregularities and establishment of illegal campuses pose a major challenge to the policymakers and higher education managers.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504060117&EN_ID=11201504060046&EMID=11201504060017


Urdu varsity management crisis hits students

The students of Federal Urdu University of Arts and Sciences are bearing the brunt of management crisis in the university.  In a latest development, the in-charge of Islamabad campus termed the letter notifying the joining of new acting VC in place of incumbent Dr Zafar Altaf as illegal and ordered an inquiry against the assistant and deputy registrars under whose signatures the letter was issued.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1173820/urdu-varsity-management-crisis-hits-students


Historic school yearns for past glory

Once a centre of excellence, Government Christian Higher Secondary School at Raja Bazaar, the oldest educational institution in the garrison city, is yearning for past glory. The school is now presenting the picture of neglect and official apathy. The old block is in a dilapidated condition and needs renovation.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1173995/historic-school-yearns-for-past-glory


Mobile library set up to facilitate disabled

National Library and Resource Centre (NLRC), Islamabad has established Mobile Library to provide library services for disabled persons at their organization level. The Centre, working under Directorate General of Special Education (DGSE) is facilitating the process as part of steps, being taken for disabled citizens.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=261517


Reactivation of Pak-US research programme on the cards

Pak-US joint scientific research programme is being reactivated to strengthen mutual cooperation in science and technology between the two countries and signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and US National Science Foundation (NSF) is also in the offing

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-04-04/page-14/detail-8


200 women varsity students to run PTI’s election campaign

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has roped in 200 young women, mostly university students, in the garrison city to canvass for the cantonment board elections.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1173849/200-women-varsity-students-to-run-ptis-election-campaign


Teachers who escaped war in Yemen face uncertainty

At least 17 women teachers from Taxila and Wah Cantt were forced to flee the fighting in Yemen. Most of them hail from predominantly middle-class families who were working to support their relatives back home.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174263/teachers-who-escaped-war-in-yemen-face-uncertainty




Missing facilities: ‘Solar panels for schools with no power connections’

Minister for Education Rana Mashhood said on Friday solar panels were being installed where there were no electricity connections. Presiding over a meeting at DCO’s Office, the minister said the government had allocated billions of rupees to provide missing facilities to schools across the province.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/864123/missing-facilities-solar-panels-for-schools-with-no-power-connections/



PEF aims to educate 2.8 million by 2018

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Managing Director Aneela Shah said on Saturday that the foundation had introduced and implemented the most cost-effective, result-oriented and efficient models of free schooling for children from underprivileged backgrounds

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504050542&EN_ID=11201504050183&EMID=11201504050077




“Parho Punjab Barho Punjab”

Provincial Education Minister said that there exists one of the best education systems of the world at Punjab. Minister started the campaign “Parho Punjab and Barho Punjab.” He said that government targeting 11 million children to enroll through this program.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-04/page-2/detail-21




PEC exam for admissions to class 6 and 9th exempted

Almost one million students of private institutions applied for admissions at government schools. Government of Punjab is admitting the students from private institutions without any formalities of taking Punjab examination Commission exams.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102775660&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150405


Protest for any action against teachers

Teachers Associations of Punjab Said that if Government will take any action against private schools teachers and owners for poor outcome of management of Primary and Middle Examination, they will close all government schools of the region.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102774958&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150405


Shortage of textbooks altering parents to purchase

On the beginning of new education year, the textbooks shortened at government schools. As a result parents altered and declined to purchase it from market.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-05/page-3/detail-7


Action against law colleges and Universities for acting unlawfully

Pakistan Bar Council decided to take action against those law colleges and universities that are not working according to amended law, started classes and recruiting UN eligible teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-05/page-8/detail-9


Scholarships from Hungry for Pakistan

Embassy of Hungary holds a special ceremony in Praise of founder and Oldest Principal of 150 year of GC University. In this event, the Hungry government announced 80 scholarships to Pakistani Students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102773374&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150404



Successful dialogue between schools education and teachers

Recently a successful dialogue between School Education Department and Government Teachers Associations held at Lahore. Special Secretary for Education Punjab said that resolving the teachers issue is their main objective.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-04-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_10.gif



Non-teaching engagements

The government of Punjab has restricted engagements of teachers for non-teaching engagements. In a handout, all DCOs have been directed not to depute teachers to non-teaching activities. Meanwhile, EDO Bhakkar has directed all officers to visit the schools of their jurisdiction regularly to monitor progress and activities of schools.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-310860-Non-teaching-engagements



Roof collapse injures teacher, 12 students

A teacher and twelve minor students Monday sustained critical injuries when a wall of a private school fell on them at Housing Colony on Monday. The students were attending the class when the roof collapsed.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-310923-NANKANA-SAHIB-City-News

Insecurity produces low enrolment of girls

Enrolment is falling in the Government Girls Degree College and the Government Girls High School due to eve teasing. Talking to The News here on Friday, the students and their parents said that the college was situated near the City police station and the school at Mian Kay Morr.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-310771-PHOOLNAGAR-City-News


2,000 students appear in UAF entrance test

Under its new admission policy, the University of Agriculture Faisalabad organised an entrance test for undergraduate programmes for the academic year 2015/16 on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-311133-2000-students-appear-in-UAF-entrance-test


Prize distribution ceremony at Hasan Public School

Prizes were given away to students of Hasan Public School, near Zia Masjid, New Shakrial, Islamabad, who had achieved distinction in their respective classes in the annual examination, says a handout.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-311034-Prize-distribution-ceremony-at-Hasan-Public-School


Transforming English medium to Urdu Medium

Government of Punjab is now transforming medium of instruction as Urdu instead of English in English medium Schools of Rawalpindi. It is being applying for classes up to grade three.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-04-06&edition=ISL&id=1631940_78122193


Visit of Mr. Pakistan, Iqbal butt to a high school

The first Mr. Pakistan, Iqbal Butt, during his visits to high schools used to advise students to speak the truth, be honest and disciplined — and “never smoke a cigarette, it’ll destroy your health.” The advice is as useful today as it was about 55 years back.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-311017-Free-healthcare-for-poor-women


Provincial Apex Committee: Geo-tagging of seminaries complete, meeting informed

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Friday that steps taken under the National Action Plan against terrorism were yielding positive results.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504040019&EN_ID=11201504040009&EMID=11201504040003


GCU honours founding principal

The Government College University Friday held a ceremony to pay tribute to its founding principal and a Hungarian national Dr Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner in collaboration with the Embassy of Hungry.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/04-Apr-2015/gcu-honours-founding-principal



Chief minister for promoting medical education

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif stressed the need for coordinated efforts between the Commission and the departments to achieve the targets. Addressing a meeting of the Commission on Friday, the chief minister said that an effective strategy had been adopted for setting up of new hospitals besides promotion of medical education in the province.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-04/page-13/detail-6


What ‘distance’ education!

Unavailability of an educational facility at Jhang’s Bodiwala village denies learning opportunities to many children while around 300 defy odds to reach primary schools at quite a distance from their homes.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174212/what-distance-education


Institutes giving free training to students to be encouraged

The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) will encourage private institutes providing free technical training facilities to needy students. 9140 students have been enrolled in 14 new courses at TEVTA institutes in Punjab.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174217/institutes-giving-free-training-to-students-to-be-encouraged





Laptops distributed among 400 seminary students in Punjab

Secretary Auqaf and Religious Affairs Sheheryar Sultan has said there is an old link between “Khanghah” and “Madressa” which promotes the teachings of Sufi saints along with religious knowledge. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-310909-Laptops-distributed-among-400-seminary-students-in-Punjab


PMDC asks QAMC to fill teachers’ vacancies

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has taken serious notice of shortage of teaching staff at the Quaid-i-Azam Medical College (QAMC).

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174211/pmdc-asks-qamc-to-fill-teachers-vacancies


UoG Lalamusa campus project goes on despite reservations

Despite reservations of the University of Gujrat (UoG) about the establishment of a sub-campus in Lalamusa, the Punjab government has constituted a special committee and sought a report from the Gujrat district government on the proposed site for the sub-campus along GT Road.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174016/uog-lalamusa-campus-project-goes-on-despite-reservations


NTU rusticated students allowed to take exams

The National Textile University (NTU) administration has provisionally allowed the expelled students to take their final examinations scheduled to be held on Monday (tomorrow), however, during the exams they will have to attend proceedings against their rustication.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174018/ntu-rusticated-students-allowed-to-take-exams


Corruption: Police not serious in probing BZU registrar, alleges faculty member

A Bahauddin Zakariya University faculty member is complaining that the police are reluctant to take action on his complaint against the university registrar and three other employees.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504050555&EN_ID=11201504050188&EMID=11201504050079


‘LCWU radio becomes voice of women’

A ceremony in connection with the 6th anniversary of Lahore College for Women University’s FM 96.6 was held on Friday. FM 96.6 has become a voice of women along with fulfilling the educational and recreational needs of the varsity students.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-310651-LCWU-radio-becomes-voice-of-women


45,000 books sold on 1st day of PU fair

Over 45 thousand books were sold on the first day of Pakistan’s largest book fair being organised Punjab University administration at New Campus.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-04/page-14/detail-6



Record sale at PU book mela

Pakistan’s largest three-day book fair concluded on Saturday at New Campus with a record sale of more than one hundred thousand books during first two days. The PU administration would expand this book fair in future, keeping in view such a response from public, he added.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-05/page-13/detail-6




VC praises Zafar Ali Khan

Punjab University Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Karman has paid tribute to Maulana Zafar Ali Khan for his lifelong service for the literature, saying that the Pakistan movement leader’s contribution to the Urdu literature was unmatchable

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-05/page-13/detail-5


PhD awarded

Livestock and Dairy Development Director General Dr Irfan Zahid’s thesis has been approved for the award of PhD degree.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-04/page-14/detail-9




Annual examinations: ‘Favourite’ schools become exam centres

The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has selected exam venues that are apparently ‘favourites’ as part of a deal with a few private schools in the city. More than 150 centres were decided upon — mostly private schools, which do not meet the criteria set by the rules.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/864000/annual-examinations-favourite-schools-become-exam-centres/


Sensitive examination centers

Chairman Matric Board said that almost 325000 candidates taking matric exams in almost 413 examination centers in the Karachi. There are 117 examination centers declared sensitive.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102774039&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150405



A number of candidates may not take matric exams

Due to mismanagement by administration of several private schools a number of candidates may not be able to take matric exams. Their admission forms are not processed

Complete Story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-04-05&edition=KCH&id=1629820_97482609


Clash with exams: Pasban candidate observes hunger strike

The NA-246 candidate for Pasban-e-Pakistan, Usman Moazzam, observed a token hunger strike in front of Karachi Press Club on Friday. He wanted to show solidarity with the students of class nine and Matric who have to take their exams earlier.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/864024/clash-with-exams-pasban-candidate-observes-hunger-strike/


Action against 40 fake teachers

Director school education Mirpurkhas Niaz Leghari has issued show cause notices after 40 teachers of drawing were found with 40 fake degrees and have blocked their salaries by issuing letter to district accounts manager Mirpurkhas.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-04-05/page-14 


Student Safety

Thousands of big and small school vehicles run in Karachi, but their safety is badly forgotten by the government regulatory authorities at the cost of innocent children, who lost lives in sad and tragic accidents of schools buses due to want of safety and precautionary measures.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/05-Apr-2015/lives-at-stake-as-school-vehicle-safety-goes-neglected-in-city


2,050 ‘ghost’ workers of KMC, KWSB to be sacked

KARACHI: As many as 1,800 ghost workers have been identified in education department of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and 250 others in Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) who would be terminated after completion of legal formalities as hunt for more ghost workers in civic agencies of Karachi was continue.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/04-Apr-2015/2-050-ghost-workers-of-kmc-kwsb-to-be-sacked





Issues in managing the matric exams

The secondary education department, Karachi, about the schedule of Matric Exams, does not notify a number of Private schools. These private schools facing administrative issues.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102772173&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150404



Tohin e Idalat imposed on Registrar Sindh University

After hearing on case against university of Sindh for notifying widow of employee of the University, Sindh High court issued notification of “Tohin e Idalat” to Registrar Sindh University.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102772186&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150404


Managing the matric exams for making cheating proof

Secretary for universities and Education said that District Administrations and Rangers are called on for security during matric exams.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-04-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif


80 thousand children enrolled by EFS

Through joint efforts by 500 schools, almost 80 thousand children enrolled in schools through Education Fund for Sindh (EFS). These children are enrolled in Primary schools.

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



Sindh boards asked for smooth conduct of SSC, HSC exams

KARACHI: Sindh government directed all heads of educational boards of Sindh to make effective arrangements for smooth conduct of Secondary School Certificate (SSC Part I&II) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC Part I&II) examinations, which are being commenced from and April 7 and April 28 respectively.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/04-Apr-2015/sindh-boards-asked-for-smooth-conduct-of-ssc-hsc-exams



Conference on “Management, Education, and Social Sciences”

Karachi University holds a conference on “Management, Education and Social Sciences” with collaboration of Iqra University. Research scholars attended the conference. It was argued that we could not become a good citizen without social science research.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-06-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_01.gif


Matric examinations at Sindh

Matric exams are starting from 7 April 2015. All formalities for conducting these exams completed. Almost 21 examination centers are declared as sensitive at Hyderabad.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-04-06/page-5



Glory days: Lyari’s students shine on stage

Trying to change these perceptions and celebrate 17 years of providing education to the people of Lyari, the Noble Academy organised a talent show on Thursday at Noorani Hall, Nawa Lane near Gabol Park.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504040091&EN_ID=11201504040044&EMID=11201504040015


International conference on social sciences research

Vice Chancellor University of Karachi Prof Dr. M Qaiser has said that holding of an international conference for the first time on public-private partnership in higly commendable.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-04-05/page-14



Maintaining Harmony: SU to remove graffiti, check vehicles

The administration of the Sindh University has decided to cleanse the walls of the campus of graffiti and ensure checking of vehicles at all entry points.

Complete story:http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504050207&EN_ID=11201504050067&EMID=11201504050035


Serving a sentence: Helping Karachi’s prisoners, the Criminon way

Around eight years ago, the Society for Advancement of Health, Education and the Environment (SAHEE) and prison authorities introduced the Criminon programme — a global initiative to help rehabilitate prisoners. The programme takes 200 hours to complete and uses the self-study method, where everyone has to fully understand what they are studying. They have to sit for an exam at the end of the programme. The organisation also offers basic literacy classes up to the eighth grade for inmates such as Jalal who have never received formal education.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504060042&EN_ID=11201504060020&EMID=11201504060007


This week 50 years ago: Ban on unapproved school books

On April 8, 1965 the newspapers ran the story that the West Pakistan Education Department had banned school books which were not approved by the department.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174166/this-week-50-years-ago-ban-on-unapproved-school-books


No mess service for nursing students for seven months

About 100 female nursing students of School of Nursing Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) Karachi have not been provided mess service from Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) since last seven months due to KMC financial crisis and the nursing students living in hostel have to arrange their own meals.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/04/03/city/karachi/no-mess-service-for-nursing-students-for-seven-months/


Graduation ceremony: 72 dentists vow to serve all

As many as 72 young dentistry graduates took the Hippocratic Oath on Friday at Fatima Jinnah Dental College’s 18th convocation at PAF Museum Hall on Friday.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504040088&EN_ID=11201504040043&EMID=11201504040015


Work life: Habib Uni panel looks for labour lost from academia

The absence of labour from the academic and theoretical realm worried the panellists at Habib University on Thursday.

Panellist Alia Amirali, a former president of the National Students Federation, believed this silence is because of the decline of the left.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504040095&EN_ID=11201504040045&EMID=11201504040015


Silver lining: A means of survival becomes business venture for the Maniyas

Atique Maniya and Adil Maniya, who started as tuition teachers 12 years back when their father went bankrupt, now the brothers are ready to lay the foundation of their own A’ Levels school by the name of Rayden College. “We are very close to our aim,” said Atique. “The academy will provide good quality education at affordable prices.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504040083&EN_ID=11201504040041&EMID=11201504040011


History forgotten: ‘Only 3 out of 175 colleges in Karachi teach history’

Of the 175 colleges in Karachi only three teach history as a subject, claimed Prof Dr Jaffar Ahmed, the director of the Pakistan Study Centre of the University of Karachi. “The subject of history is history in Pakistan now,” said Dr Ahmed while speaking at a ceremony to commemorate the 33rd death anniversary of Pir Hisamuddin Rashdi, a historian, researcher and author, organised by the folk and heritage committee of Arts Council, Karachi, on Wednesday. The lack of historians in Pakistan is very unfortunate, he said. “There is a fashion of announcing research chairs in the names of personalities but there is no actual research conducted by these chairs,” Prof Ahmed added.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/863462/history-forgotten-only-3-out-of-175-colleges-in-karachi-teach-history/




Bloodstained Varsity

The latest incident of brutal violence was witnessed in Kenya on Thursday when al Shabaab terrorists laid siege to a university in the town of Garissa, 200 kilometres from the border with Somalia, a lawless frontier. The Garissa University College was invaded by Islamist militants in the early hours; they took hundreds hostage and shot students point blank.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/editorial/04-Apr-2015/bloodstained-varsity


Students adrift

What had originally seemed like a move to help the 357 primary school students enrolled at the Government Modern Model School located in the heart of Lahore’s Old City has backfired rather badly for these children. They were moved out of the school in May last year to make repairs to the building’s cracked structure. Initially they students were moved to a school in the same area, and then to another one nearly half a kilometre away in the Mochi Gate area.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-8-311057-Students-adrift


Military-run schools by Dr Farrukh Saleem

Pakistan’s public-sector education systemcomprises a total of 194,151 institutions and of the total 99 percent is being run by provincial governments. The military-managed Directorate of Federal Government Educational Institutions (Cantonment/Garrison) runs 311 schools and 44colleges.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-310943-Military-run-schools


“Parho Punjab Barho Punjab” by Sofia Baidar

Every child should be enrolled in Punjab. There is need of investment in this sector. Chief Minster’s Program “Parho Punjab Barho Punjab” is a good initiative to make sure 100% enrollment at schools.

Complete Story: Dailly Khabrain, Islamabad, Page No.10


Letters to the editor


Unscheduled holidays

I am writing this with reference to the public holiday announced by the government of Sindh on the death anniversary of the late former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on April 4. Do the relevant authorities realise that by announcing unscheduled holidays, they inflict mental agony on the public in general and parents, students and educational institutions in particular.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/863954/unscheduled-holidays-3/


Ranking of Pakistan in education

Pakistan stands at a very low position in the world in its educational background. Many underdeveloped and poor countries are far ahead of Pakistan. It can happen here because more money is allocated on the expenditures of MNAs and Ministers than in education sector.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=261542


Laptops: HEC criteria

I am a victim of the HEC’s policy about the merit criterion for laptop scheme. I don’t find anywhere that the HEC has distributed laptops on the basis of academic performance of students. The HEC has declared students with 3.7 GPA ineligible whereas it has awarded laptops to students with 3.2 GPA.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1173877/laptops-hec-criteria


Poor administration in KU

I need to call the attention of concerned authorities of University of Karachi to the poor management throughout the university. Students face many problems because the management does not want to listen to their concerns. There’s no exact time for the opening and closing of administration offices.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-04-06/page-7/detail-5


Chinese storm in a Sindhi cup

First they asked us to read Urdu. We did it obediently because Urdu is our national language. Then they asked us to read English. We did it obediently because English is among the top languages read and spoken internationally. And now they are asking us to read Chinese. We will do this as well, obediently, because China is emerging as a superpower. What we know is that they will never ask us to read and write our mother tongue – Sindhi – properly.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-311045-Chinese-storm-in-a-Sindhi-cup


Wise languages

The memorandum of understanding to teach Chinese in schools in Sindh from grade VI as a compulsory subject is a good step. Other provinces should also sign similar MoUs and provide opportunities to students to learn Chinese which is counted among the most popular languages of the world.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-311055-Wise-languages

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


The closure of the Benevolent Fund School not acceptable, APCA

Peshawar: All Pakistan Clerks Association Peshawar leader Haji Zakirullah protest on the decision of the closure of the Benevolent Fund School. He said the closure of the school disturb the employees. He said the funds for the school provided from the salaries of the employees than nobody have the rights.

Complete Story:  http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTA2OTgy


Government unable to restricted private educational institutions

Peshawar: Government unable to restricted private education institutions. Regulatory Authority falls down in cold storage. ANP government prepares regulatory authority draft but not present in the KP Assembly floor. Minister for Education after the one and a half year sent it to the committee.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102777592&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150406


The shadow organization working for the needy children education

Mingora: To spread the education enthusiasm the youth of Swat working for needy & poor children their free education. For this they provide admission & uniforms for these types of the children of the area. They have the plan to open school for the needy & working children in the area.

Complete Story:  http://www.dailymashriq.com.pk/index.php?edition=&date=&page=3&type=


Karak: Examination Halls raid, copy provider run away

Karak:  Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Kohat nominated inspection team visited the Takht Nasarati Karak Examination Halls which caused the copy provided run away.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=6&date=2015-04-06


Akka Khel resident deprived from the Education, Health & Drinking water facilities

Peshawar:  District Peshawar suburb area Aka Khel Warsak Road deprived from the facility of the Education. There is no Middle & High School for girls and boys in the area. The Children have to go far to get education.

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


Education can counteract each problem, Ibraheem Bulan

Rustam: Education can counteract each problem of the life. The Education light assists in the next coming life. Real change we can get through only education in the society. These views shared by the Jamate Islami District leader on the inauguration ceremony of the Iqra School Campus in Rustam.

Complete story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.5


Education Department Peshawar employees announced protest against the government

Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa education department Peshawar leaders expressed their views in the awamunas Forum here in Peshawar. They said if government not accepts their demands they will start protest against the government from the 6th April. They said they will sit in front of provincial assembly as protest and after the sit in front of Chairman Imran Khan House Bani Gala.

Complete story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.2


Controller Bannu Board visited different examination halls

Sarai Norang:Haider Zaman, Controller  Examination Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education and Inamullah Shah, Assistant Controller visited different examination halls. He said on this occasion that our measures are helpful to prevent copy in the examinations.

Complete story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.5


Modern education is must with the religious education, Rifat Banu

Peshawar: On the annual prize distribution ceremony of the government Primary school Mohmand Abad SE City Circular Miss Rifat Banu said modern education is must with the religious education as our Prophet was said that the “knowledge is mandatory for the every muslim male and females”.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102774484&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150405


Parents protest against the closure of the Benevolent School Kohat Road

Peshawar: Parents hold protest rally on Kohat Road against the closure of the Benevolent School Kohat Road. They burnt tire on Kohat Road and close the road for all type of traffic. They raised slogans against the administration of the School. They blamed the school administration that he received notification of the closure of the school in March & they informed him before one day of the school closure.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=3&date=2015-04-05


Charsadda: students are provided the free text books

Charsadda:  Education department Charsadda provided the text books to Higher, High and Middle schools of the area.  On the instruction of Provincial Government & Director Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the District Education Officer Charsadda Siraj Muhammad on the new education year starting time finish all the distribution work.

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


Head Teachers responsibilities higher than the Resources, Riaz Ahmad

Puran: Riaz Ahmad said on occasion of the talking with the media that Head Teachers Charge allowance may be increased from the 40 rupees to 200 rupees. He said Head Teachers responsibilities higher than the Resources.  He said the 40 rupees charge allowance fix from the very long time.

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


District Education Officer Females Mardan high officials meeting

Mardan: District Education Officer Females Mardan a high level officials meeting was held in which DEO said education is the basic need of the society.  She said all the stake holders & NGOs jointly start efforts for the enrolment of the students in the school which assist that no single children of the area deprived the right of education.

Complete story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.3


Women University approved the curriculum for the LLB

Peshawar: The Board of studies Law Department of the Shaheed Benazeer Bhato Women University approved the LLB five years program curriculum. Board meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Prof. Abdul Mannan. During the meeting the department activity report also presented.

Complete story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.3


90 % teachers get promotion through fake universities degrees

Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa out of ten million & twenty five thousand 90% teachers get promotion & up gradation. The Public Service Commission before appointed such types positions now on these position were given to the Primary, AT, TT, DM & CT Cadres promoters teachers 75%.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102772923&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150404


Ten million announcement for the Government College

Peshawar: Under the Character Building Society organized farewell party & on this occasion the Minister for Minerals Ziaullah Afridi was chief guest. He said the vision of government is very clear about the education. He announce ten million rupees fund for the development of the government college and said  he will play his role to upgrade government college as a university like government college Lahore university.

Complete story:  http://www.dailymashriq.com.pk/index.php?edition=&date=2015-04-04&page=2&type=


To increase literacy rate in Batagraam, campaign will be held

Bata Graam: Education department Female DO Rehana Yasmeen & SD Sadia Aziz given briefing to the media jointly in their office.  They informed the media in District Bata Graam girl’s primary schools are taking initiative to increase literacy rate through the girls enrolment for education in schools.

Complete story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=5&date=2015-04-04


In LandiKotal students demonstrate protest against their colleague arrest

Khyber Agency: The students of the Landi Kotal demonstrate protest against their colleague arrest. The local administration arrested Maaz Shinwari in very slight case & put him in jail & not permits him to take part in the Matric examination. The students demanded from the administration to release him within the two days otherwise we will hold protest and closed the main road.

Complete story:http://www.naibaat.com.pk/Presenrtation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Education department approved 14 million rupees for District Deer Lower Schools development

Temergarha: As per the statement given by the DEO Education Hafiz Muhammad Ibraheem for the provision of the basic facilities to the District Deer Lower government schools 14 million rupees fund approved.

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


Government Girls College Tangi construction work be expedite, Manzoor Basheer

Peshawar: Government Girls College construction work be expedite because of the poor girls of the area depriving from the education. These views expressed by the PPP provincial leader Manzoor Basheer. He said present government of the KP believes only on verbal claims but the practical work stopped.

Complete story:  Daily Subah, Peshawar, Page No.5


Present government giving due attention on the education

Nowshera: District Education Officer Nowshera, Inam Toru said that the present government giving due attention to the education. These views he shared on the occasion of the inaugural ceremony of the newly constructed rooms in Primary School by the NGO in Nowshera.

Complete story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.3


Government Pilot Primary School Swabi annual prize distribution ceremony

Swabi: Government Pilot Primary Swabi annual prize distribution ceremony was held under the headed by the Zarshaid. The Princiap, Social Worker & President Hajj Committee Distict Swabi Al-Haaj Saeedullah Khan was special guest.

Complete story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.3




Government taking steps for the betterment of Education

Dhadhar: Sardar Barech says parents should admit children in schools to get education. Education is essential tool to coup every situation and no one deny this truth. Education budget increased from 25% to 30%. He further added parents should help this positive mission of Education.

Complete story: Daily Intkhab, Quetta, Page No.3


Falling standards of Education in Qalat and surroundings

Khaliqabad: Haji khursheed Ahmed said falling standard of education in Qalat and surroundings should be uplifted.

Complete story: Daily Intkhab, Quetta, Page No.3


Development is impossible without Education

Zob: District commissioner Nazar Muhammad Kethran said without education developmental milestones are impossible to achieve. Teachers in this regard should feel their basic responsibility as well as parents should ensure the admission of children in schools.

Complete story: Daily Intkhab, Quetta, Page No.3


Civil society play role for the revolution of Education

Quetta: Advisor to Chief Minister Raza khan Barech said cheating culture in the educational sector should be stopped immediately because its demolishing the roots of education. Educational setup strongly be implemented in the schools, in this regard everyone should feel his responsibility including teachers, parents and the education department.

Complete story: Daily Express, Quetta, Page No.9

Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No.1


Long-term benefits of Educational Emergency

Mastung: Aslam Baloch Markazi chairman of Student organization said in the present age of science and Technology, success of nation is totally possible through the education. He added admission campaign will show its long term results in near future.

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


CM Abdul Malik Baloch has taken revolutionary steps for Education in Balochistan

Hub: Asad Ghani President of Pichar BSO central committee and other leaders acknowledged and appreciated the CM Balochistan positive steps taken for the benefit and enhancement of Education. And further added that rallies will be arranged for awareness of Education and Educational material will be designed and disbursed through rallies in the common people of Balochistan.

Complete Story: Daily Intkhab, Hub, Page No :2


Observation of Enrollment campaign in Education

Hub: BSO zone arranged observation on Enrollment campaign and strongly advised to the relevant authorities to make the educational rally successful which will be held on 6th of April.

Complete Story: Daily Intkhab, Hub, Page No :2


Education is the basic right of every child: Nazar kathran

Zhob: Deputy Commissioner of District Zob Balochistan said in his address that education is the basic right of education and teachers should give the education with honesty to every child being considering their basic duty.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Quetta, Page No.4


Ban imposed on transfer, posting of teaching, non-teaching staff

QUETTA: The Education department has imposed a ban on transfer and posting of all teaching and non-teaching staff serving in BPS-1 to BPS-17 in the province. According to an official notification issued here by the provincial Education department, the ban has been imposed with effect from June 18, 2014. The notification mentioned that all the transfer and posting made since then (June 18, 2014) up till now without approval of the component authority have been made null and void.

Complete Story: The Balochistan Times, Quetta, Page No. 11


The rally will take on April 14, 2015 against the Educational decline, BSO

QUETTA: Baloch students Organization has announced that we will take the rally on April 14, 2015 against the decline of Education. They said that political dilemmas are increasing day by day on the other side there is no attention over the problems of people. Educational institutes are being plighted due to blunt Govt. of Baluchistan. They demanded for the perfect system of Education.

Complete Story: http://express.epaper.pk/quetta.php


Private institutes have boost up their fee and parents are depressed

QUETTA: Private institutes have increased their fee and the fee rate talking with the height of the sky. Poor and middle class family cannot afford the private institutes with the current rate of fees. People are disappointed from Govt. instates due to their cheap system and environment and paved towards private institutes but unfortunately their fees is very high which is out of the range according to the income of middle class and poor family. We need a strict check and balance over these institutes.

Complete Story: Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No.




Parrho Punjab, Barrho Punjab Programme to be made successful

Sadiqabad: Saeedur Rehman, District President, Punjab Teachers Association while addressing media said that all efforts will be made to make the Parrho Punjab, Barrho Punjab Programme successful and the teachers will play a role to end dirt politics and spread education in the country. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-04-06/page-11


People protest against merger of Girls High School

Bahawalpur: The people of Bhatta No.3 have protested the winding up and merger of Govt. Girls High School Bhatta No.3 into Girls High School Bhatta No.1.  They also said shifting of school will cause traffic accidents.  

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.3


CM’s Parrho Punjab, Barrho Punjab Programme failed in Kehrorr Pakka

Kehrorr Pakka: CM’s Parrho Punjab, Barrho Punjab Programme has failed in Tehsil Kehrorr Pakka.  All the positions in Class 5 and 8 examinations have been taken by the students of the private schools.  The poor results of the Governments schools have caused concern among people of the area.

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.12


Security arrangements abolished, owners making money

Dhanot: The security arrangements in private schools have been abolished and the owners are only interest in making money.  Parents of the children are concerned about the security of their children.  

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.3


Teachers leaves banned all over Punjab

Burewala: The Education Department has banned leaves of the teachers all over Punjab to ensure hundred per cent presence of the teachers.  The teachers will not be allowed to take leave for wedding, deaths, and any other emergency situations.  The teachers are worried over this new development. 

Complete Story:  Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.3


EDO suspends Superintendant for sending wrong report and misconduct

Khangarh: EDO Muzzafar Garh suspended Office Superintendant for sending wrong report and for misconduct. 

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


Government decided to take action against teachers for poor results of class 5 & 8

Rahim Yar Khan: The Government has decided to take action against teachers for poor results of class 5 and 8 examinations taken under Punjab Examination Commission.  Teachers of schools showing 0 per cent results will be suspended or 3 years service will be withheld, for 10% results 3 increments will be held back, for 25% results one increment will be held back, and those showing 30% results will be issued warning.    

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

  Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.1

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.12


Sakhi Sarwar to have Boys College

Traibal Area: Sakhi Sarwar is an area with a population of 100,000 people and the area has only a Boys Higher Secondary and Girls High School.  The Deputy Director Colleges has promised that the area will be given a Boys College. 

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


Scholarship winners of Matriculation & Intermediate displayed on BWp Board Website

Bahawalpur/Khanpur: Bahawalpur Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education has announced that the list of the Scholarship winners of the Matriculation and Intermediate students has been displayed on the website of the Board i.e. www.BISEBWP.EDU.PK, and 20th April is the last date for submitting application for the scholarship for Middle classes.  

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


Education officers playing main role in education agitate and disturbance

DG-Khan: Local community shared during the agitation that education officers are playing main role in disruption of education, mostly officers in the district office are absent and Chief Ministers have no practical implications just the words of saying. Commissioners and DCOs are looking helpless as mostly male and female schools are merging and in rural areas school conditions are very poor. They have requested the higher authorities that the they should pay proper attention towards the Govt. Primary school Basti Shah Wala and Basti Bada where only one teachers is performing since 2011 while three posts are sanctioned and at present almost 200 students are registered which decreased from 300 due to non-availability of teacher.

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


Link road of Govt. Girl’s High School and College become cracked after six months

Chowk Azam-Liyyah: Local residents of Chowk Azam requested to DCO Liyyah to take strict action against the contractor as the Link road of Govt. Girl’s High School and College become cracked after six months due to use of poor quality construction material. Due to this many accidents has been occurred even the students become injured during an accident.

Complete Story:  Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.2


Illegal settlements in the front of all the three gates of Govt. Girls’ Primary School

Yezman: Local residents requested to Assistant Commissioner Yezman to remove illegal settlements in the front of all the three gates of govt. Girl’s Primary School which is creating problems for the female’s students to enter and come out of the school. Parents also shared that student’s feel psychological pressure during moving from the area as mostly areas has been occupied by the rickshaws, tailor market etc. and even it become difficult for the students to move on foot.

Complete Story:  Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.3


Forty students become injured due to falling of very old wall of the school

Basti Malook: The old wall of the Al-faiz Public School fallen at the off timing in the afternoon and almost 40 students become injured while three of them are serious. Due to political pressure parents not commented on this incidents while one of them shared that the same wall was fallen few months back and principal didn’t  taken any proper action and wall rebuilt with using proper cementing material. Local residents requested to higher authorities of education department and Chief Minister to take strict actions against the responsible persons.

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.8


Mutheda Mahaz Asataza (teacher union) announced the schedule of the agitations

Bahawalpur: A teacher union Mutheda Mahaz Asataza announced the schedule of the agitations in the Punjab, if their demands will not be accepted by the Chief Minister.

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


Police department took strict action against the teacher who beaten the students with brutality Khanpur-District Rahim Yar Khan: The teacher of Govt. Elementary School Chak 7/P beaten a student’s of class 3rd with brutality as he become unconscious. On the intimation of the local residents parents took him to the police station where the SHO took strict action against the teacher and ordered to arrest him at once. Parents requested the higher authorities of the education department to take strict action against the teacher.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-04-05/page-03

Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.8


Problems of Kh. Fareed Govt. College should be resolved on priority bases

Rahim Yar Khan: Professor Muhammad Ajmal Bhatti shared with the media persons that Kh. Fareed Govt. College Rahim Yar Khan is the very old educational institution in the districts. Almost more than 4000 students are studying here while the building of the hostels is very poor, a hostel having capacity of 85 students containing 120 students. Basic facilities are not available to these students further he also shared that at least 4-5 buses should be provided to the college for better transport system.

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

 Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.7


Hundreds of children without basic education

Alipur: Basti Matoowala has a population of more than 2500 people, but it does not have any primary school and its more than 300 children do not have any facility of basic education.  People of the area have given applications to the authorities, but no heed was paid.  The area is stricken with poverty and backwardness.

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.3


Teachers inflicts violence on students

Dera Ghazi Khan:  A Teacher of Education Foundation of Shanzay School inflicted violence on a child that came for admission test.  The parents of the child gave an application against the teacher to DCO.  The school authorities, when contacted, refused to give their view.  

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.8


Elementary School facing several problems

Abadpur: Govt. Girls Elementary School Abadpur is facing many problems.  Sewerage water is stored outside the school, the little kids ofter get injured after slipping on the road. 

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.3


School has insufficient teachers

Cheechawatni: The parents have complained to authorities that Govt. Girls Middle School Chak No.174/9-L does not have sufficient teachers and that the parents cannot sent their children to private school due to their heavy fees.  The future of the girls was threatened.

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.3


School constructed 4 years ago still does not have teachers 

Jamalpur: The residents of Basti Riaz Khan have complained that the Govt. Girls School Basti Riaz Khan Chhohan was constructed 4 years ago, but the teachers were never appointed.  They have demanded the appointment of teachers at the school. 

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


Teachers compelling students to purchase Urdu Syllabus

Veharri: The parents have complained that despite the fact that the governemnt has made English the medium of education and English syllabus,, the teachers are compelling the students to purchase Urdu sysllabus.  The parents have said that it is not possible for them to spend so much money on purchase of books.        

Complete Story:  Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.2


Only 13 students out of 22 pass 8th class examination

Abadpur:  Only 13 students out of 22 passed 8th class examination at The Government High School Abadpur, 14 girls out of 16, and all the 22 girls pased Primary Examination. 

Complete Story:  Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2


220000 children to be enrolled in schools

Rahim Yar Khan: Tariq Mahmood, DCO, Rahim Yar Khan, while addressing an inauguration function of the Parrho Punjab, Barrho Punjab said that 220000 children of Rahim Yar Khan District will be enrolled in schools and it was his dream to eliminate illiteracy from Rahim Yar Khan.

Complete Story:  Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.9


Students of 5th & 8th class obtaining 25% marks to be promoted to next classes

Lahore: The Punjab Examination Commission has decided to promote all students of class 5 and 8 who got 25 per cent marks to the next classes.

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


Parrho Punjab, Barrho Punjab inaugurated from Multan

Multan/Muzzaffargarh/Kot Addoo/Thattha/Sadiqabad/Lodhran/Rahim Yar Khan/Rajanpur/Lahhya: The “Parrho Punjab, Barrho Punjab Programme” was  inaugurated from Multan and many other districts of Punjab.  DCO Multan inaugurated the Programme by enrolling 5 children with his own hands and he said that 200000 children of Multan will be admitted to schools.

Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan, Page No.6


Results of class 5 & 8 tempered, NSB Funds bungled

Basti Allah Bakhsh: EDO Muzzaffargarh has told Headmaster Govt. High School Bellaywala to surrender and report to Secretary Education for tempering with the results of class 5 and 8, and also for bungling NSB Funds.

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


DG Nazria-e-Pakistan to take strict action against fraudulent gang

Bahawalpur: DG Nazria-e-Pakistan Foundation has said that a strict action will be taken against the gang of fraudulent persons which extorted RS.50 million from the private school owners in the name of the partnership with the Nazria-e-Pakistan Foundation. 

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


Medical College without sufficient faculty

Bahawalpur:  Quai-e-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur has 4 seats of professors lying vacant and students are being taught only by 6 assistant professors.  The registration of the college could be cancelled because the admissions for final examinations of the students that was admitted in 2010-2011 session could not be sent to the University. 

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.8




Protest for repairing of School Building

District Badin: The Buildings of Primary Boys Girls and Middle School village Haji Ali Muhammad Muheri are poor and their pieces are falling. The residents have protested and have told that school buildings are completely damaged and their parts are decaying; students’ lives are in danger, but Government does not take any notice and resolve the issue. The schools are under acute shortage of basic facilities of drinking water washrooms and other. They demanded from Secretary Education and Chief Minister Sindh to take notice and repair these schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130256248&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150406


100 Schools closed in Taluka Moro

District Naushehro Feroz: Education of the innocent children is ruined in taluka Moro due to closure of 100 Different Schools. Despite the directives and notices of Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho the schools are not restored, even the Post of EDO is vacant and no other officer is deputed in that post. More than 300 Ghost teachers are busy in their personal works and do not attend Schools. Whereas 564 School buildings have been ruined and standing idle; SMC funds of the Schools are violated and grabbed.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130256350&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150406


EDO Primary Education replaced

District Tando Allahyar: on the report of closure of 200 Schools of Taluka Tando Allahyar and illegal appointments, EDO Primary Education Mr. Ramzan Panhiyar has been transferred by the higher authorities. Mr. Arjan Kumar has been appointed in that place.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-04-06/news/page2/1%20(2).htm


Government Girls Primary School closed since 20 years

District Sukkur:  Government Girls primary School village Mitho Mahar is closed since 20 years and the building is completely cracked and damaged. The wild animals are living in the School building. The villagers have briefed that since 20 years they have been submitting applications in Education Department, but nothing has happened yet. On the other, 18 more schools are closed in the same city and students are deprived of getting Primary Education.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-04-06/news/page2/1%20(29).htm




PTI’s Hunger Strike against Ghost Schools of Tando Muhammad Khan

Pakistan Tahreek Insaaf members from Tando Muhammd Khan observed hunger strike against ghost Schools of the area. They have warned that within 15 days schools should be restored, otherwise they would expand protests.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-04-06/news/page3/1%20(2).htm



Seminar on Education

District Badin: Education Seminar was organized by Firdos Education System Dhighri where different people attend it. During that Seminar Director Private Schools Mr. Abdul Hameed Shaikh said that after watching drams and tablos of the students, it seems that our Nation is alive.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130256284&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150406


Ninth and Matric Examinations starting from tomorrow

Hyderabad: Ninth and Matric Examinations are starting from Tomorrow in 10 Districts of Sindh Province. The security arrangements have been handed over to Rangers and Vigilance committee has been formed to stop cheating during examination.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130256246&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150406





Hundreds of Matric Students are not issued Examination admit cards

Karachi: The first paper of Matric class Examination is starting from tomorrow, but hundreds of students have not been issued admit cards to appear in the examinations. The students protested before press club and told media that all claims of Government and Education Board are futile about complete arrangements of the examinations.

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Girls Primary School Closed Since 3 years

District Matiyari: Government Girls Primary School village Daleel Mangrio is closed since three years due to carelessness of Education Department. The Teachers of the School are getting their salary at their homes by putting 60 Girls future of the verge of devastation. The residents have demanded from government to take notice and action against responsible persons and restore that school to save future of the girls.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130255893&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150405



Matric Examinations under High Security

Karachi: Karachi Chairman Matric Board Mr. Fasi Ul Din has declared that Annual Examinations of Matric Class are starting from 7th April in 413 different examination centers under high security. The arrangements have been handled.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102774039&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150405


Village landlord objected Teachers’ Joining in School

District Matiyari: The local influential of the village Sher Muhammad Thorha near Matiyari objected and refused against the joining of two Teachers in Government High School of the village. He pushed them back and locked the doors of the School building. The Teachers declared that landlord does not want that children of his village should read and write.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130255530&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150404


Movement for sending children to schools

District Sukkur: Idrae Taleem Wa Aghahi organized movement for sending children to schools in Rohri. On the occasion Provincial Coordinator of the Organization Mr. Saleem Baloch told that it is our duty to send children to schools to acquire Education in this modern scientific era. Whereas, Madam Kubra said Government is providing books and other facilities to the students free of cost.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130255588&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150404


Taleem Bachao tahreek demanded for suspension of Secretary Education

Hyderabad: The organizers of Taleem Bachao Tahreek have demanded for suspension of Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho. They have declared that Education is being ruined due to involvement of Secretary Education. He is involved in Privatization of Schools of Sindh and wants to ruin future of the students.

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Matric Board Examination to be begun from 7th April

Karachi: Karachi and all over Sindh Matric Board Examinations are starting from 7th of April 2015. The toal number of 608695 Students would appear in the examinations. All arrangements have been handled.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102772167&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150404


Most of the schools closed; Teachers on visa

District Dadu: Most of the Schools of Union Council Nao goth are closed due to Ghost teachers and their distant attitude with Education. The closed schools include, Gharo, Kirir Khoso, Mitho Machi, Lakhu Lakher, Dodo Kalhoro, Farid Hathar, Jaro Kalhoro and others. Teacher of the schools are free of their duties and getting salary at homes with the favor of Education Officers. Some of the schools are running with the self help of the villagers and students are getting education under open sky. The residents of the villages protested and told that their children are kept aloof of getting Primary Education by closing schools. They demanded from Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro and Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Qaim Ali Shah to take notice and restore these schools to save future of the students.  

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