6th February 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Boys’ enrollment declines in K-P schools

Despite spending Rs20 billion on providing missing facilities to state-run schools and launching enrolment campaign twice a year by the provincial government, the overall enrolment of boys has decreased in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=06_02_2017_007_001


34,000 left KP private schools to enroll in government’s: Imran

PTI chief Imran Khan on Friday praised his party’s government for large-scale educational and health reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and claimed that 34,000 students left private schools and enrolled themselves in government schools.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=04_02_2017_007_003


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s first religious madrassah sold, Students went home, threatened to protest

According to the National Action Plan, KP’s first religious madrassah has been sold, due to which around 400 students went back home.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-06-2017/karachi/pic.asp?picname=262860



Shahbaz visits Cadet College Pishin, students applaud his achievements

Shahbad Sharif visited Cadet College in District Pishin, Balochistan where he interacted with faculty members of the college and talked about different issues.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/lahore/05-Feb-2017/562847




Mohmand girl quits education

Hundreds of girls in Shaheed Banda area of Mohmand Agency have to quit education after passing primary school examinations, as there are no middle and high schools in the area.


Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-02-06/page-4/detail-2  



Lack of parents’ interest affects study habit of children

Lack of parents’ attention adversely affect the study habits of their children and proving to be a major dilemma.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-02-04/page-14/detail-5


Several administrative positions occupied by teachers in FDE

No rules in the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) as several administrative slots in the directorate have been filled by teachers in violation of fundamental recruitment rules, Daily Times learnt reliably.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-02-05/lahore/9543/65799




No running away from census duty for teachers

In less than 24 hours, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s decision to spare teachers from census duties has been withdrawn, apparently on the intervention of the finance division led by Ishaq Dar.

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15,000 schools, 700 basic health centres to run on solar energy: Shahbaz

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif chaired a meeting on Sunday to review progress on the programme to spread the use of solar energy in the province with the cooperation of Asian Development Bank and AFD Bank of France.

Complete Story:https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/184334-15000-schools-700-basic-health-centres-to-run-on-solar-energy-Shahbaz








Girl injured in college bonfire dies

A female student who had suffered burns in her college bonfire a fortnight ago succumbed to her injuries at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here on Sunday.

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Four ‘killers’ of students killed in ‘encounter’

Four suspects allegedly involved in a kidnap-cum-murder case were killed in an encounter in Manawan, claimed the CIA police here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=05_02_2017_002_005


Seven killed in truck, school van accident in Layyah

Eight people, including six children, driver and his wife were killed when a truck hit a school van in Layyah district on Friday. The tragic incident occurred due to dense fog on the Fatehpur Road in Layyah. Fifteen injured schoolchildren were immediately shifted to the Trauma Centre in Fatehpur Hospital.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/183887-Seven-killed-in-truck-school-van-accident-in-Layyah





Private school pupils yet to have a head start in sports

Several private schools in the provincial capital lack playgrounds and other sports facilities which are said to be a key element in raising learning capabilities of students, Daily Times has learnt.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-02-06/lahore/9574/65995


More laptops in the stock for students

The Punjab government is planning to give away an additional 100,000 laptops to students of higher education institutions (HEIs) based on their academic performance in the current fiscal year.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201702060041&EN_ID=11201702060012&EMID=11201702060004


With teachers out of school, who will teach?

The Punjab government’s decision not to spare public schoolteachers from census duties has put the school administration in a tricky situation.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201702060029&EN_ID=11201702060009&EMID=11201702060004


Career counselling centres to be made in 721 colleges

In 721 colleges of Punjab, Career Counseling centres are going to be established that will guide students regarding their future career goals.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-05-2017/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_02.gif


In order for our nation to develop, youngsters need to be given quality education: Rana Mashood

Provincial Minister of School’s Education, Rana Mashood Ahmed Khan said that if a nation wants to progress, then youngsters need to be given quality education. He said this while talking to educationists.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/lahore/04-Feb-2017/562471


Private Schools have increased their fees

Parents have become stressed due to the issue of private schools increasing their tuition and admission fees.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104014943&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170206




Call for fostering creativity, love for books among children

Speakers at a two-day Children Literature Festival which concluded here on Thursday stressed the need for providing children opportunities and adequate platforms to nurture their creativity and love for literature.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=04_02_2017_119_005


Education official granted pre-arrest bail in NAB case

The Hyderabad circuit bench of the Sindh High Court on Friday granted pre-arrest bail to Shamsuddin Dal, former director of schools Hyderabad region, for a sum of Rs300,000 in a case lodged by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=04_02_2017_119_002


No improvement in performance despite bifurcation of education department

There has been no tangible outcome so far in the academic and administrative affairs of colleges despite bifurcation of the Education and Literacy Department into Schools Education Department and Colleges Education Department by the Sindh government since four months.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-02-05/lahore/9544/65784


Canteen set up in classrooms annoys students, teachers

Two out of four classrooms of Government Pilot Higher Secondary School Larkana, have been given to a private contractor and are being used as a canteen instead of teaching purposes, DT learnt on Friday.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-02-04/lahore/9540/65595


Education is the road to progress: Aun Naqvi

Chief guest at one of the events held by Idara-e-Tableegh-o-Taleemat Islam, Maulana Mohammed Aun Naqvi said that with education is the road to progress for any nation, and the government and other organisations need to work very hard for this.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-06-2017/karachi/pic.asp?picname=262578


No nation can develop without education: Shakir Ali

Chief guest at a science exhibition at Metropolitan Foundation School, Shakir Ali, said that no nation could progress without education. He further added that giving up-to-date education to the new generation means that they are being made comparable with the rest of the world.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-06-2017/karachi/pic.asp?picname=262576 


Tractor trolly injures 4 brothers who were on their way home from school

Near Kot Diji, a tractor trolly injures 4 brothers who were on their way home from school.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-04-2017/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=261695


Sports/Extracurricular activities are being finished from schools: Khursheed Sheikh

Divisional Director of Information, Hyderabad, Khursheed Ali Sheikh said that apart from studies, sports activities keep the students mentally fresh and improves their personalities as well.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-04-2017/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=261628


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