6 January 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


125,000 street children to be imparted free education

Private schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have started programme for imparting free education to 125,000 street children and provision of free uniform and scholarship to them. This was told in a meeting of the representative delegation of the Chamber of Education, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Deputy Speaker, KP Assembly, Dr Meher Taj Roghani, which called on her at her Assembly Chamber, here on Tuesday. 

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/2268/


Delay in promotion of teachers

Establishment Division of KP has halted the promotion of 600 SSTs to BPS-17 on the grounds that the education department promoted 100% teachers, which is against the rules. Only 50% teachers can be promoted at one time.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103271080&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160106



Students claim to have made biogas from garbage

Two students of Peshawar have made biogas and fertilizer from kitchen trash. They have claimed that if government supports them then they can make 300 kg of biogas and fertilizer each from garbage of 110 kitchens.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103271096&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160106



KP government establishes IT park on UoP premises

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) would establish a state-of-the-art Information Technology (IT) park on the premises of University of Peshawar with the aim to provide ample opportunities of international standard IT education and training to the students under one roof.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/86765-KP-govt-to-establish-IT-park-on-UoP-premises




Govt. College Peshawar wins Inter College Games Trophy

Govt. College Peshawar has won the trophy of Inter College Games Tournament. Faris John was declared the best athlete. The college also won squash, football, hockey, basketball, lawn tennis, table tennis and handball contests.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103271111&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160106





Teachers trained to help traumatized FATA children

The officials of FATA Education Foundation (FEF) have trained teachers of 45 private schools for providing psychological and social help to school children of FATA. A two-day training entitled as "Psycho Social Support Skills" was concluded yesterday, which was organised by FATA Education Foundation in collaboration with UNICEF.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/06-Jan-2016/teachers-trained-to-help-traumatised-fata-children


Attestation Fees Should be Reduced

AJK government has directed the teachers to get their certificates and degrees attested. However, heavy fees have been imposed for attestation i.e. Rs. 320 for certificate and Rs.1200 for degree. The teachers have urged that the fees should be reduced with immediate effect.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-06/2676/16%20copy.jpg





Sweet Homes Project for children in jails

Federal Ombudsman has devised a project of making sweet homes for the infants and teenagers presents in all the jails of Pakistan. According to the project, they will be provided free food, uniforms, books and school facility.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103270327&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160106



Probe into appointment of 2500 teachers on fake documents

Inquiry into appointment of 2,500 teachers on fake degrees in Rawalpindi education department has been launched. According to reports, a three-member inquiry committee has been constituted under Education Deputy District Officer Shafqat Rehman to probe into the matter.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-06/page-13/detail-5


SC moved for introducing uniform education system

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking orders for introduction of uniform education system all over the country. Advocate Kokab Iqbal filed the petition under Article 184(3) of the Constitution on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-06/page-3/detail-4





Daily wagers knock the door of Apex Court

The daily wagers of Islamabad's schools have filed a petition in human rights cell of Supreme Court. They have appealed the Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali to take notice of their woes as they have not been paid their salaries for the past seven months.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103271258&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160106




Teacher Training Workshop: UK committed to improve education in Pakistan

British High Commission hosted a teacher-training workshop on Tuesday aimed at familiarising teachers with modern teaching techniques and helping them to develop innovative curriculum.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-06/page-13/detail-4




Wife of Foreign Secretary leases out plot valuing Rs 10 billion to Roots school

Wife of Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad has leased out a plot valuing Rs 10 billion to Root International School. Wife of Foreign Secretary has not obtained No Objection Certificate (NOC) from CDA and Ministry of Education in this respect. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/05-Jan-2016/wife-of-foreign-secretary-leases-out-plot-valuing-rs-10-billion-to-roots-school



AIOU develops E-Tutor Training Course Material

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has developed Self-Learning e-Tutor Training Course to promote online education.  First training was conducted at AIOU regional office Peshawar and a large number of tutors were briefed about the E-Tutor Training Guide that is a self-learning explanatory document.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284702



125 Bachelors, 19 Masters students receive degrees

As many as 125 students received their Bachelor’s degrees in the disciplines of economics, mass communication, and government & public policy while another 19 got Master of Science (MS) degrees in Economics at the second convocation of NUST School of Social Sciences and Humanities (S3H), held yesterday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/06-Jan-2016/125-bachelor-19-master-students-receive-degrees





Skill development programme: Vocational education vital to generate employment

The government will provide technical and vocational training to 50,000 youth under phase three of the Prime Minister’s Youth Skills Development Programme starting in March.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1022588/skills-development-programme-vocational-education-vital-to-generate-employment/



Modern Curriculum for Technical Education

Chairman NAVTEC, Zulfiqar Cheema has said that Pakistan is rich in human resources. To taper the potential of youth modern curriculum has been devised for the technical education. European countries reduced unemployment through technical education. Our youth will also have more employment opportunities once they get technical education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103271270&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160106





BISE launches new website

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Faisalabad launched its new website here on Monday. Chairman BISE Prof Ghulam Muhammad Jhaggar inaugurated the new website and told that this site will comprise of a number of features which will help the students and their parents to resolve most of their problems without visiting the BISE Office.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284728


Recruitment of non-teaching staff in College Directorate

It has been decided to recruit non-teaching staff in college directorates of Punjab. Secretary Higher Education has approved the summary for new inductions.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103270310&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160106



Chinese Consulate calls upon VC Punjab University

Chinese Consulate, Zong Bioki called upon the VC PU, Dr Mujahid Kamran in his office. Incharge languages, Dr. Maria Maldonado was also present in the meeting. 5 laptops were donated by consulate for the languages department.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-06/page-12/detail-4


UAF expels gold medalist over Facebook post

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad has expelled one of its gold medalist students who criticized a musical event organised by the university in his Facebook post. According to a private TV channel report, Syed  Kashan Haider Gilani, a PhD student, received university notice, stating that he is being expelled for “defaming the university image” through an act of “indiscipline and misconduct.”

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/06-Jan-2016/uaf-expels-gold-medallist-over-facebook-post




Merit, transparency being ensured in every sector: minister

Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood has said that Pakistani youth have won laurels throughout the world by the dint of their talent. He said the Punjab government has brought fore the talent and expertise of the nation by adopting the policy of merit and transparency in every sector of life including education and sports.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/05/city/lahore/merit-transparency-being-ensured-in-every-sector-minister/


DOCS urge to share research work

The Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) welcomed the doctors for their new academic session yesterday. PGMI principal Prof Khalid Mahmood, on the occasion, urged the students to take keen interest in discussions, seminars and research activities.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/06-Jan-2016/docs-urged-to-share-research-work


3 PhDs awarded

Punjab University has awarded PhD degrees to three scholars. Sara Rizvi Jafree d/o Syed Ali Rizvi has been awarded a PhD degree in the subject of Sociology after the approval of her thesis titled “Nurse perceptions of organisational culture and its influence on error reporting evidence from Pakistan public healthcare sector”.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/86719-3-PhDs-awarded




Girls high school being occupied by influential people

Some influential people have illegally occupied a girls high school in Pir Mazhar ul Haq’s constituency in Dadu. They have made the school an abode for their buffaloes. The work on school had been initiated by Pir Mazahar ul Haq and came to a halt just after a few months of construction.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-06-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_02.gif


Extension in deadline for submission of admission forms

Karachi University has extended the last date for submission of admission forms in Masters Program on open merit basis by 2 days.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103270102&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160106



IBA becomes first Pakistani University to become a member of a UN group

Institute of Business Administration (IBA) has announced its core university membership of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's Virtual Institute (VI). An announcement here on Tuesday said that IBA is the first institute in Pakistan to become a member of VI.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-06/page-15/detail-3



SMIU delegation visits China’s University

A five-member delegation of Sindh Madressatul Islam University's (SMIU) headed by its Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh visited China's Hianan Tropical Ocean University on Tuesday finalised bilateral faculty and student exchange programmes.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-06/page-15/detail-9


Platform for learning: 3D printers lab inaugurated in NED University

A 3D printer lab called ‘MakerStudio’ has been inaugurated at NED University of Engineering and Technology. At the inauguration event organised by Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC), NED vice-chancellor Dr Muhammad Afzal Haque said this was the first ever 3D lab that was established in the university.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1022539/platform-for-learning-3d-printers-lab-inaugurated-in-ned-university/





Contributions of Maryam Nawaz for Education By Tanveer Qasier Shahid

When a news story was published about absence of science teachers in a Federal Capital’s girls’ school, Maryam Nawaz took its notice on emergency basis. She directed an MPA to ask the concerned authorities to take the action immediately. Very next day, Secretary CADD visited the school and solved the issue of absence of science teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103270071&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160106



Letters to Editor


Poor education of Balochistan

Balochistan is the largest and richest province of Pakistan. It covers geographically almost 47 percent of the country land. Balochistan has been declared the worst province across the country in the field of education. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/06-Jan-2016/poor-education-of-balochistan


PhD for primary school

Many people seem to believe that PhD-holders have extraordinary education capabilities. The case in point is the recent statement by Jamaat-e-Islami Amir Dr Sirajul Haq wherein he called for appointing PhD-holders as teachers in primary schools. This statement is utterly incomprehensible.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/86602-PhD-for-primary-school

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

SST teacher’s promotion will affect students' precious time

Peshawar: The parents have registered their protest with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Minister for Education, and the Chief Secretary about not promoting SST teachers at this stage as it will affect Matriculation students' precious time, as two months are left in their examination. 

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


Distribution of uniform among poor students

Katlung: The Malik Sher Khan Foundation has distributed uniforms among 64 poor students of the Government Primary School, Mashaal Koroona. 

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103271126&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160106


Provincial government desires to privatize government colleges: Prof. Siraj

Takht Bhai: The ACTA Government Degree College held a meeting at Government Degree College Takht Bhai, under the chairmanship of Professor Dr. Jamal Shah. Many professors participated in the meeting, against the privatization of Government Colleges.

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


More than 40 girls' schools nonfunctional in Khyber Pakhunkhwa

Peshawar: More than 40 girls' schools are closed in Khyber Pakhunkhwa and teachers are also being transferred on political basis.. It counters Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government's claim of bringing change in the education sector. 

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=11 


Students study under open sky

Rustam: The Government Primary School Cham Dheri's students are getting education in an open sky. An influential person of the area has been stopping construction work of the school building, since the last few months. 

Complete Story: Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3




IT University will be established very soon: Mufti Gulab Kakar

District Zhob: The Provincial Assembly Member, Mr. Mufti Gulab Kakar has said that CM Balochistan Sanaullah is focused on establishing an IT university.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-06-2016/Quetta/page8.asp


Development stages can be achieved through education: Speakers

Quetta: During annual result orientation ceremony of Iqra City Grammar School, the Senior Vice President PML-N Balochistan, Mr. Saidal Khan Nasir shared, that education is their first priority in Balochistan..

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-06-2016/Quetta/page8.asp


Change is impossible without education: Muhammad Saddiq

Chaman: The speakers Mr. Qari Imdamdullah of JI, Muhammad Siddiq of JUI, Doctor Syed Asil Ali and the chief patron of the institute spoke at the annual award distribution, that change is impossible without education and steps are being taken to ensure change in the society.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103270536&Issue=N


Demand for bringing softness in terms and condition of teachers’ promotions

Mastung: The Divisional President, Government Teachers Association, has demanded from the Government to act softly on teachers’ promotions, according to the decisions of High Court and Supreme Court.

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


Baloch nation faces shortage of education and financial insufficiency: BSO

Khuzdar: The Vice Chairman, Baloch Student Organization has shared that BSO is striving for the betterment of education, along with its workers and comrades, declaring that despite possessing wealthy and rich natural resources, Baloch nation is leading a poor life.

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


Demand to stop injustice with educated youth

Hub: Senior Vice President, PPP Lasbela, Mr. Muhammad Yasin Sabo and District Media Press Secretary Amanullan Bandecha said in a joint statement said that injustice is being done with the youth of Balochistan and people from other provinces are instead being appointed in government institutions of Balochistan.


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




Parents protest against shortage of teachers

District Rahim Yar Khan: Parents of children have protested against the shortage of teachers at Government Elementary Boys School Chak NO.25/NP.  Three teachers were transferred a year ago and all the three seats are still vacant and this is affecting children's education.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-06/page-11


A suspect seen around school

District Rahim Yar Khan: A student of Government Boys Primary School Chak No.44/Abbasia, Liaquatpur reported to have seen a man with long hair and a beard, taking photos of the school. He informed the police, which arrived on the scene, but the man had disappeared by then. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-06/page-02


Opponents torture school-going children

District Rahim Yar Khan: Mr. Mujeebur Rehman of Basti Mangwali, Mouza Jayyadwali told the police that he has a land dispute with his opponents, who tortured his daughter while they were on their way to school.

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


Class 5 and 8 examinations to begin on same day

District Bahawalpur: The teachers of District Bahawalpur are worried about examinations of Class 5 and 8 beginning on the same day.  The examinations are going to start after 20 days and the teachers will have to be on duty for 10 days. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-06/page-03   


Teachers hold protest rally against privatization of schools

District Bahawalpur: The Punjab Teachers Union held a protest rally in Uch Sharif against the privatization of school and being handed over to PEF.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, page No. 06

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-06/page-02


Rs. 20 million for repair of dangerous school buildings

District Bahawalpur: The government has issued funds of Rs.20 million for the repair of the schools buildings which are considered to be dangerous and needed repair. This was told to the press by the Federal Minister for Education at his Bahawalpur Camp Office. 

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


Enquiry completed against principal on torturing a girl

District Layyah: An enquiry has been completed against the Principal Awais Aslam, Principal of a private school of Karor Lal Easan for torturing a girl of class 8 and throwing her out of the school along with her sister. 

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


Boards to follow old pattern of marking in examinations

District Dera Ghazi Khan: A meeting of the Secretary Higher Education and Boards Committee Chairman has allowed the Education Boards to follow the old pattern of marking in the examinations.

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


Ghazi University still without a VC

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan still continues to be without a VC for the past two years.   


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




Girls Primary School used by drug addicts

Hyderabad/Kotri: The building of Government Girls School, village Muhammad Yousaf Baloch Kotri, has been occupied by the local drug addicts and is being destroyed by local influentials.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130348257&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160106


Students protest for repairing of school building

District Naushehro Feroz: The students of village New Samtia, near Kandiaro, held a protest for repairing of the school building, claiming it to be dangerous for them.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130348329&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160106


290 teachers to get their salary by next month

District Matiari: A delegation of 290 teachers, met PPP MPA, Dr. Makhdoom Rafiq ul Zaman, for release of their salary. They were assured that they would get their salary by next month.

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


Library building destroyed over night

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

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130348415&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160106


Student education affected due to transfer of teachers

District Dadu: Student education is being affected due to transfer of the two teachers of Government Higher Secondary School Bhan Saeedabad. 

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


Merit certificates given to supporting staff

Jamshoro: The Vice Chancellor, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Mr. Muhammad Aslam Uqeli, distributed merit certificates, among the supporting staff, for their best performance.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103270208&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160106


Girls education affected

District Jamshoro: Education is being affected, at Government Boys Primary School, Siri, due to involvement of headmaster of the school. He does not want to allow girls to get admission in the school. On the other hand, residents of Siri, have demanded from Sindh Government to take notice of the issue and resolve it.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_06012016021153.jpg


Appointments in Education Department on political basis: NAB

Karachi: National Accountability Bureau has declared the appointments in Education Department, illegal, on political basis and on bribery, during the tenure of former Education Minister, Mr. Pir Mazhar.

Complete Story:   http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/6-1-2016/Page1/P1-33.jpg


Teachers continue protest strike

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continue protest strike against the stoppage of salary, for the past 38 months.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/6-1-2016/Page2/P2-7.jpg


Teachers continue strike against Secretary Education

Karachi: The Primary Teachers Association, along with Sindh Education Alliance, continued the protest, demanding for removal the Secretary Education.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/6-1-2016/Page2/P2-32.jpg