6 March 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhua

Resource management?: Fourteen primary schools merged into seven in Abbottabad

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa education department has merged 14 primary schools into seven in Abbottabad. The schools which had 11 up to 150 students will have to re-enrol them in the newly-minted institutes, insiders told The Express Tribune. 

The decision was taken after the district education office issued a circular in this regard on Tuesday. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/848395/resource-management-fourteen-primary-schools-merged-into-seven-in-abbottabad/

Never forget: Govt renames 107 schools after slain APS students

The provincial government has renamed 107 existing government schools across the province after students slain in the gruesome terrorist attack on Army Public School (APS) last year.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/848440/never-forget-govt-renames-107-schools-after-slain-aps-students/


Primary schoolteacher completes PhD

Mazhar Ahmad is the first-ever primary schoolteacher in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who has completed his PhD thesis. The topic of his thesis is `Impact of 9/11 incident on Pashto literature`. He has concluded in his thesis that Pakhtun poets and writers advocate peace and condemning militancy on their soil.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=06_03_2015_182_011


Militancy-hit Maidan schools short of classrooms

Residents of militancy-hit Maidan here on Thursday demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to immediately arrange shelter for students of government schools for taking annual examinations. Talking to media persons, they said that several government schools destroyed by militants in 2009 and 2010 in Maidan still awaited reconstruction. They said that annual examinations of schools were due to start in a couple of days and the students would face difficulties during rains.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=06_03_2015_183_002


Vulnerable agricultural varsity lacks funds for security

While educational institutions on the campus are buying weapons and enhancing security in the aftermath terrorist attack on Army Public School, the Agricultural University Peshawar (AUP), adjacent to the area notorious for crimes, has not yet installed even a CCTV camera owing to its poor financial condition. `We are in the process of purchasing CCTV cameras in our limited financial resources,` said Dr Shahid Sattar, the registrar of AUP.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=06_03_2015_183_001




School enrollment campaign

Pushtunkhwa Student Organization has started school enrollment campaign. They are visiting underprivileged areas of Zhob.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102719121&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150306




Administrative posts being given to teachers

The ban on recruitment in the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) due to some cases pending in courts has forced the high-ups to transfer teachers to administrative posts to run its daily affairs, sources said here on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-305303-Administrative-posts-being-given-to-teachers


Delay in varsity ranking: HEC struggles to collect authentic data

Almost two years after the higher education regulatory body released its first university rankings that drew wide criticism; the commission is grappling to collect authentic data to issue the latest list.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/848552/delay-in-varsity-ranking-hec-struggles-to-collect-authentic-data/


ITMD accuses government of launching crackdown on madrassas

The plan to introduce reforms in madrassas (seminaries) as part of National Action Plan (NAP) seems to be still a far cry as Ittehad-i-Tanzeemat-i-Madaris-i-Deenia (ITMD) has conveyed to the government officials that nothing positive can happen till stoppage of ongoing crackdown on madrassas, the sources told The News here on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-305290-ITMD-accuses-government-of-launching-crackdown-on-madrassas


Students seek reward for their hard work

bdul Rehman appeared in fifth grade scholarship exam conducted by Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) in 2013 and was among the 300 students who came on merit. But like other students he has not been paid a single penny as yet. Same is the case with eighth grade students as almost 400 of them appeared in 2013 and 2014 examinations and qualified for the award but are still waiting for the scholarship. The FDE is supposed to pay Rs200 per month to those who pass fifth class examination for three consecutive years and Rs300 to eight-graders for two years.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=06_03_2015_152_002


School carnage victims to get bravery award

President Mamnoon Hussain has approved a summary to confer Tamgha-i-Shujaat (the highest civil award for bravery) on the victims of the Peshawar Army Public School carnage. The most shocking terrorist attack in the history of the country claimed the lives of 145 people, 135 of them children, on December 16 last year.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=06_03_2015_005_001



AIOU extends admissions’ date till 20th

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has extended the date for submission of admissions’ forms for its matric to postgraduate-level programs till March 20. Now the applicants could seek admission without late fee till the new date, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui on the demand of prospective applicants and in order to facilitate the continued students, decided this.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/06-Mar-2015/aiou-extends-admissions-date-till-20th


PMAS, Korea to initiate collaborative research projects

Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and The Republic of South Korea have agreed to initiate collaborative research projects in the field of agriculture, particularly for promotion of soybean cultivation in the country. It was decided in a meeting held between PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad and Korean delegation headed by Korean Ambassador in Pakistan Mr. Jong Hwan Song, here on Thursday. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=260327


Seniority list for specific cadres

United Teachers Forum met with DG FDE. They talked on seniority list of teachers. They decided to compile seniority list of teachers by each cadre respectively.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-03-06/page-3


Matric exams at Murree

Examinations of ninth and tenth started at Murree. Students are taking exams in coldest season and they are facing mismanagement by examination administrators.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-03-06/page-4


HEC held workshop on ‘Social Science’

A workshop held on “Social Science” by HEC. In workshop, a briefing in social sciences delivered.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102719339&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150306


Security incomplete

Students are not satisfied with security of federal schools. None of claims of security fulfilled by administration at schools. Height of boundary wall not increased and there is no security guard is schools

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-03-06&edition=ISL&id=1579775_37483355


CADD could not finish evening shift

Ministry of CADD has failed to finish the evening shifts. It was decided to finish all evening shifts at schools due to terrorist threats. It was also decided to shift the evening students to morning classes

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-03-06&edition=ISL&id=1579894_83035084




Parents warned of cases if girls not sent to schools

DCO Liaquat Ali Chattha Thursday said cases will be registered against those parents who will not send their daughters to schools. Addressing a seminar held in connection with the World Women Day, the DCO said Islam has given women a respectable place in society.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-305400-LALAMUSA-City-News


Private education institutions lauded

PROVINCIAL Minister for Excise & Taxation, Law and Finance, Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that private educational institutions are playing a pivotal role in providing quality education and the government highly appreciates the services of the private sector for the enhancement of the literacy rate.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-305258-Private-education-institutions-lauded



PEC promoting all primary students

After receiving many complaints of mismanagement and poor administration at primary examination centers, Punjab examination commission decided to promote all primary students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-06-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=02_02.gif



Govt takes forcible possession of land for college

The district government finally used police force on Thursday to take possession of the 52-acre land acquired for the establishment of building of the Nawaz Sharif Medical College (NSMC), a constituent institute of the University of Gujrat. Earlier, the landowners put up stiff resistance against the official move for the second consecutive day on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=06_03_2015_178_002


PMA concerned over falling medical education standards

The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) says it is “extremely concerned” about the deterioration of undergraduate medical education and post-graduate training program in the medical schools and teaching hospitals.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-03-06/page-13/detail-4


Railways schools closing at Kotri

Due to low strength of students at Railways Schools at Kotri, Railways decided to close the said school. It was suggested to transfer the teachers to Karachi School.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-03-06&edition=LHR&id=1580603_75362937


Student protest against University

Students protested against university College Lahore for to submit and process their admissions. They have clocked the Raiwind Road, Lahore.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/06-03-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=uni.jpg


Security issues at matric exams

In matric exams holding by Education Board Rawalpindi, there are security issues. Until now almost 60% centers at Pindi, Attock, Jehlum Chakwal have no security guard.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102719346&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150306


Looking after student hostels

DPO Jehlum holds a meeting with in charge Colleges/Wardens. They reviewed the National Action Plan. DPO advised to maintain complete list of all students staying at hostels. They guest should also be look after

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102719390&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150306


Security at examination centers

In final exams of matric by secondary school education, Lahore, it was paper of chemistry. During paper, there was high security. Police was also there.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2015-03-06/page-8




`Low education standards big challenge in human resource development`

`Today began yesterday,` pointed out former politician and intellectual Javed Jabbar while explaining `The human resource development challenge for Pakistan` as part of the distinguished lecture series organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Karachi, here on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=06_03_2015_119_008


Influential man gets girls’ school vacated on gun point

Residence of the Sattani Chandio village of Khairpur Nathan Shah staged a protest on Thursday against closure of the girls’ middle school for the last 16 years. The villagers, led by Fida Chandio and others said the building of the girls school is closed for 16 years and the students were deprived of education facility. They said they had been continuously protesting and also submitted complaints with the offices of the education department, but no one bothered to pay attention to the issue.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-305371-Influential-man-gets-girls-school-vacated-on-gun-point


Director Schools sent to Jail on corruption charges

Provincial anticorruption department caught director schools for corruption revealed in processing of salaries and pensions for ghost teachers. Direct schools has been sent to jail

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-03-06&edition=KCH&id=1579865_13973592


No one can deny the importance of research: VC

Vice chancellor, Karachi University, said that nobody could deny the importance of research. Is important for the development. Due to advancement of science, the present era is getting tremendous progress.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-06-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_15.gif




Madressah financing

WHAT does one make of a situation where a different answer is given to the same question, depending on who is asked and when? In a rolling series of responses given to the Senate since at least January, the Punjab police have been giving conflicting answers to a simple question: how many madressahs in the province are known to be receiving foreign funding? In late January, where other provinces presented a combined figure of 23 madressahs that received foreign funding, Punjab had said there were no such seminaries on its territory. 

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=06_03_2015_008_002


IS threatens UET

In a worrying new development, the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore has received a threatening letter, the kind that is enough to warrant a high security alert in the institute. The letter has reportedly come from none other than the dreaded Islamic State (IS), the brutal militant outfit that has captured large swatches of territory in Iraq and Syria, known for its ultra orthodox (and warped) interpretations of Islam and its cold-blooded killings of captives. The letter threatens suicide attacks or bombings against the institute.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-03-06/page-6/detail-2

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhua


Demand to immediately fill vacant positions in the Education Department of FATA

School Officers Association FATA condemned the female teacher’s humiliation during the Polio duties. He demanded to avoid such type of accidents in future. During the Association meeting the participants also demanded from the Directorate Education FATA that all the posts of officers to be filled by the college cadre officers instead of school teaching cadre.

Complete Story: http://www.dailymashriq.com.pk/index.php?edition=&date=&page=2&type=


Computer lab establishment in the schools merely a dream

Peshawar: Computer lab establishment in the schools just like a dream. Employees are deprived from the salaries, there is lack of computer labs and no new furniture is purchased.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102720425&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150306


Poor Security - 12 thousand students at risk

In Kurram Agency the poor security measures are causing threat for 12 thousand students of the area. Due to APS Peshawar accident all the private schools are given orders for the strict security but all orders were drop into the black well.

Complete Story. http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=5&date=2015-03-06


Government Girls Primary School Sher Payan students deprived of the building

Charsadda: Government Girls Primary School Sher Payan students deprived of the school building. The parents & residents of the Charsadda area demand from the government to take strict action against the department.

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


Lazy teachers will not be tolerated: DEO

Rustam: District Education Officer, Haneef Ullah Khan said we do not compromise on the quality education.  He said a strict disciplinary action will be taken against the lazy teachers. He said the teacher who wastes the time of the students are enemy of the country and nation.

Complete story: Daily Subh, Peshawar Page no.3


Nation cannot develop without education: DEO

Dargai, District Education Officer, Manzar Jan said no nation can gain development without education. He appeals to the parents to admit their children in the educational institutions. He said all the schools of the Malakand started campaign for the children admission in the schools.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar Page no. 3


Teacher terminated from job for refusal on polio duty

Boner District: Due to refusal of polio duty caused termination from the employment of the Lady Health Workers and Government Girls Primary School teacher.  The Higher authority terminated the school teacher and appointed GHS principal Mr.Rasheed as enquiry officer and orders him to report within the seven days.

Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page no. 3




PSO’s Educational campaign on the go in different areas

QUETTA: Pashtune Students Organization’s Educational campaign continues in different areas of Baluchistan. The mission is to enroll every child in the school and the PSO’s officials are going door to door to meet parents and appealing them to enroll their children into schools. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-06-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


‘Cheating free Halls’ has been established at some places: Zahid Kakar

QUETTA: Chairman of Baluchistan Kabaily Aman Itehad Zahid Khan Kakar and Former Moderator of Nawa Killi Haroon Khan Khilji said in the combined statement that at one hand steps are being taken to eliminate cheating, however on the other side, two type of halls has been established at certain examination centers – one under strict supervision against cheating and other where cheating is allowed to benefit some students on the basis of nepotism.

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

Announcement by Principal Govt. Jamia High School

QUETTA: The Principal said that the new academic year has been started and parents are expected to send their children to the school soon so that provision of the text books to students is made possible.
Complete Story:

Education is the only source for the high spiritual and moral values: Abdul Mateen Akhuandzada

QUETTA: In the meeting organized by Jamat e Islamai provincial chapter to review the state of education Abdul Mateen Akhwand said that education is the sole remedy for all of the problems in society.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_QTA&Page=Back_Page008&Date=20150306&Pageno=8&View=1




Primary School with Only One Room, School Record Kept In Washroom

Ooch Sharif: Government Primary School Nanday Laal has only one room, school record has been kept in washroom.

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


Sub-Standard Material Used In High School Building

Garhi Ikhtiyar Khan: Sub-standard material has been used in the construction of building of High School Chak No.94/NPK.  People demand action against the contractor. 

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.9


Headmaster Be Appointed At Govt. High School Jamalpur

Qaimpur: People of the area have demanded that Headmaster should be appointed at Govt. High School Jamalpur.   The post has been long vacant.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-03-6/page-11 


Teachers Tortures Student, Throws Complaining Parent Out Of School

Chowk Sarwar Shaheed: Mrs. Aasia Bibi told the press that Zuhra Batool, teacher at Govt. Girls Primary School Chapatiwala has tortured her son, and when mother went to school to complain, the said teacher threw her out of the school.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-03-6/page-8


Appointment of Headmistress Gives New Life to School

Haveli Koranga, Kot Islam: The appointment of Headmistress at Govt. Boys Middle School Daoodana has brought new life to school, the student’s strength reaches 92 from 10, result shoots 100 per cent from 33 per cent, and staff becomes regular.

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


Class 8 Students Enjoy Complete Freedom To Cheat

Muzzaffargarh: The students of class appearing for Annual Examination at Govt. High School Talkot have full freedom to cheat in the examination because Headmaster is having good time with the pretty teachers and mothers coming with their students and children for examination. 

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.6


School Building Only Exists In Papers 

Wohwa: Govt. Boys Primary School building only exists in papers, students sitting under open sky.

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


Professors Politicizing Clash between Students Bodies

Muzzafargarh: The students have complained that the professors are politicizing and involving local MPA in the students’ clash at Govt. Post Graduate College, Muzzafargarh.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.6




Primary School closed since eight years

District Nawabshah: Government Primary School village Sufi Faqir is closed since eight years and no one from Government side and from Education Department took notice of the closure of the school. The villagers have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and save Education of their children.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130245854&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150306


Protest against Transfer of Primary Teacher

Dsitrict Ghotki: The residents of village Waagni protested against D.O Elementary Ghotki on his action of transferring Primary Teacher of Primary School of their village. They demanded from higher authorities to take notice and resolve issue on priority basis.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130245913&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150306


381 Schools closed due to carelessness of Government; Education ruined

District Sijawal: Education of Thousands of Students is ruined due to closure of 381 Schools of different villages of District Sijawal. The closed Schools include 165 in Bthoro, 110 Jaati, 56 Sijawal and 50 in Shah Bander. The Teachers of the Schools have not even seen the door of the Schools and they are engaged in their private business and getting salary. The residents of the villages, Qasim Chandani, Musa Kotai, Hussain Kor, Ibrahim Jat and other have demanded from Government to take notice and restore these Schools.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-03.jpg


High School building in decaying condition; 250 Students under open sky

District Umerkot: About tow fifty Students have been left to study under tree and open sky due to crumbling condition of High School village Salih Bhabhro. The residents cried and told that they have informed higher authorities many and to take notice of the school building, but yet nothing has happened and more than 250 students are facing difficulties due to condition of the school.

Complete  Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-03.jpg


Hundred Students’ future on the verge of devastation due to absence of Teachers

District Badin: The residents of village Wikio Jamali near Kadhan protested for appointment of Teachers in their Village School. While they told that Students are willing to attend school, but Teachers are not present and Education Department does not seem to be serious in this matter to provide Teachers for the School.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-05.jpg


Ghost Teachers threat School Head Master

District Larkana: Head Master Mr. Ayaz Ali Hulio from Government Primary School Bakrani city reached Press club and raised his voice against Junior Head Master and a Teacher. He said while his press conference that both the Teachers remain absent from the school and come to school for one day and sign on the attendance register, so he took action against them. Now both the Teachers threat him.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-03-06/news/page3/1%20(20).htm


Primary School building in poor condition; roof pieces tumble

District Khairpur Mirs: The condition of Government Primary School number one city Piralo is poor. Its roof pieces felled down suddenly on the students. They students remained safe and while suddenly they came out of school. The residents have demanded from Sindh Chief Minister Mr. Qaim Ali Shah and Deputy Commissioner to take notice of the school building.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-03-06/news/page8/1%20(42).htm


D.E.O issues Show cause notice to Ten Teachers

District Thatto: District Education Officer Mr. Nazir Ahmed Chandio issued Show cause notice to Ten Ghost Teachers during his visit of different schools of Daro. He said while taking to media that better steps are being taken to promote Education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130245843&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150306



Six Ghost Schools restored: Taluka Education Officer

District Dadu: Taluka Education Officer Ms. Zubaida Memon has declared that Six Girls Schools were closed in Johi, but now they have been restored. She added that residents of Kacho are interested to send their girls to Schools to get Education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130245828&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150306


Land Mafia attempted to capture Girls primary School building; Protest

District Dadu: The residents of village Bhambha Dera stood against land mafia on their attempt of grab Girls Primary School building. They have demanded from DSP Mehar, SSP Dadu and I.G Sindh to take notice of the issue and resolve.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130245863&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150306


GSTA condemns Government decision of Privatization of Schools

Hyderabad: GSTA Members from Hyderabad Mr. Iqbal Jamali, Mr. Mubarak Abbasi, Mr. Farkhund Rajpoot and other have condemned the government decision of Privatization of Government Schools and handling them to NGOs. They have declared that it is due to helplessness and carelessness of Government that Schools are being privatized.

Complete Story: http://ummat.net/2015/03/06/news.php?p=d-40.gif


Teachers protest for their salary

Karachi: Sindh University Test Pass Teachers from different Schools of Karachi protested for their salary before Reform Support Unit Office. They said if their salary will not be issued they would expand their protest around the premises of RSU Office.

Complete Story: (Daily Express Page No. 9)