7th June 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

FATA enrolment drive fails to achieve its target

The Directorate of Education FATA could not enrol 150,000 children in primary schools across the tribal region during two months long enrolment campaign that ended on May 31st.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263307/enrolment-drive-in-fata-fails-to-achieve-target

Better condition of schools

MNA of Tehsil Mangora Haji Rehmat Ali has said during an award ceremony that strong ventures are taking in order to improve the conditions of school; with quality education teachers must focus on training of students. 

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103558574&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160606


Students protest against the failure to rebuild schools in FATA

Students of tribal regions on Monday held a protest demonstration here against the Federal Government for failure to rebuild the damaged buildings of educational institutions in Fata. Fata Students Federation president Burhanuddin, Vice President Khan Bahadur Wazir and General Secretary Imdadullah led the protesters.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263230/students-protest-failure-to-rebuild-schools-in-fata


Shangla School’s reconstruction facing long delay

Delay in the reconstruction of the Government Primary School Katkor building has forced students to study under the open sky for around six years. The building was pulled down by the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority after it developed cracks due to the 2005 earthquake.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263295/shangla-schools-reconstruction-facing-long-delay


Work on Cadet College in Chirat launched

Secretary Defence Lt Gen (r) Alam Khattak performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the Man Janbazam Cadet College in Chirat here on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that government had established cadet colleges in Barotha, Tarbela and a third was being established in Chirat.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125854-Work-on-Cadet-College-in-Cherat-launched


Youngest ever scholar conferred PhD in Pashto Literature

Syed Zafarullah Bakhshali has become the first youngest scholar to complete the PhD thesis in Pashto literature from the Pashto Academy, University of Peshawar. The scholar at the age of 26 years successfully defended his PhD thesis on the topic of “Khudai Khidmatgar Fazal-e-Raheem Saqi: Life and Literary Service”. Dr Syed Zafarullah Bakhshali is the resident of Bakhshali Mardan.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-07/lahore/4497/17471\


Education budget expected to be reduced

Although efforts are being made by the elementary and secondary education department to increase the FY 2016-17 budgets, the total outlay is expected to be reduced. It is just one-tenth of the amount demanded by the department.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1116902/education-budget-education-budget-expected-reduced/




Allied Schools Project is on the way to success

The Director Punjab Group of Colleges Professor Muhammad Akram has stated that the Allied Schools project is on way to success. He was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony of the essay writing competition.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-07&edition=ISL&id=2410726_67400581


Teachers protest against merging of FG Schools with Model Schools

Teachers working at educational institutions operating under the federal government on Monday protested against the Federal Directorate of Education’s (FDE) decision of merging four FG schools with model institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263260/teachers-protest-fg-model-school-mergers


Teachers protest setting up of Four Model Colleges

The teachers of the federal government protested against the setting up of the model colleges in four federal government colleges. The teachers stated that the established system would be destroyed by this step.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-07&edition=ISL&id=2410723_55829411


No incentives: Teachers rejects the budget

The Federal Government College Teachers Association (FGCTA) has rejected the budget 2016-2017, regarding it devoid of any incentives, completely unrealistic and without any redressal of issues and economic problems of the teachers.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1116994/no-incentives-teachers-reject-budget/


AIOU to expand operations to far-flung regions 

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has expanded its existing educational facilities to far-flung regions, said a press release. Vice Chancellor Prof Shahid Siddiqui, while presiding over regional directors’ conference of Sindh, said that the university decided to strengthen their regional campuses so as to improve the quality of education and provide the best possible services to its 1.3 million students.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-07/lahore/4499/17448


Senate meeting of Urdu University ends without any result

The 30th Senate meeting of the Federal Urdu University ended without any fruitful results. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Chairman Javaid Ashraf. Many of the points presented in the vice chancellor’s agenda were discarded in the meeting.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-07&edition=ISL&id=2410736_32305999


Universities fail to take action against plagiarists

The Islamabad High Court (IHC)’s decision dismissing the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Chief Executive Officer Haroon Rashid’s plea against the Higher Education Commission, has again stirred up the debate as to who will punish those accused of plagiarism.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1116995/universities-fail-take-action-plagiarists/


Majority of new HEC projects yet to get CDWP nod

Like in the past, majority of new development schemes of Higher Education Commission (HEC) are unlikely to get funding in 2016-17. For financial year 2016-17, the government has allocated Rs21.5 billion for ongoing and new development schemes of the HEC. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263233/majority-of-new-hec-projects-yet-to-get-cdwp-nod


NCHD is promoting education

National Commission for Human Development is working with Government in Education sector. Due to their enrolment expedition 82166 children got admission in Schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103560995&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160607


NCHD committed to enhancing literacy and skill development

The National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) is vehemently engaged in enrolment drive with the support of provincial governments, donor agencies and parents all over the country.  Through its efforts, 82,166 children have been enrolled in 5,681 Feeder Schools.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125864-NCHD-committed-to-enhancing-literacy-and-skill-development




Only 2% of GDP allocated for budget

General President of Al Pakistan Private Schools Management Association said in their statement that all the Government litigations were proved to be wrong regarding education budget 2016-2017 which was supposed to be 4%. But it is only 2% of GDP.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/07-Jun-2016/393837




SLS School Celebrates Family Day

Students and teachers of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, Satellite Town Montessori branch, celebrated the International Day of Families in an evening event filled with enjoyment, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125870-SLS-School-celebrates-Family-Day


Negotiations: School teachers call off protest until Eid

The school teachers protesting on The Mall for four days called off on Monday their sit-in until Eid holidays following successful negotiations with officials from the School Education Department (SED).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1117507/negotiations-schoolteachers-call-off-protest-eid/




A delegation of Teachers Union met with Minister Education

A delegation of Punjab Teachers Union met with Minister Education Rana Mashhood Khan. In the meeting all issues related to up-gradation of teachers, privatization of schools, and permanency of jobs.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103524537&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160519


Admission tests strictly supervised: Aitchison College

The Aitchison College said on Monday that it conducted the admission tests under strict supervision of the senior staff and surveillance cameras. “If there was any irregularity detected by the reporter, the same should have been brought to the notice of the principal.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-07/lahore/4499/17451


Hiring of senior faculty in Government College University

It is decided to hire senior faculty in more than eighteen departments of Government College University Lahore. According to decision Assistant Professor of grade 18, Associate Professors of grade 19 and Professor of grade 20 will be hired.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103525243&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160519


900 students receive degrees in LUMS Convocation

The 28th convocation of Lahore University of Management Sciences was held in which more than 900 students of undergraduate, graduate and post graduate received degrees. Economist Dr. Shamshad Akhtar was the chief guest at the occasion.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-07&edition=LHR&id=2411108_75930120


Agriculture University Campus in Mandra

The member of National Assembly Raja Javaid Ikhlas has stated that a new campus of Pir Meher Ali Shah Barani Agriculture University would be opened in Mandra. He was addressing the session of the university.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-07&edition=ISL&id=2411061_28909102


PMAS-AAUR Sub-Campus to be set up at Mandra

MNA Raja Javed Ikhlas has said sub-campus of Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) will be established in Mandra and different degree programmes will be started with special emphasis on agriculture of the area to uplift of the farming community.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125875-PMAS-AAUR-sub-campus-to-be-set-up-at-Mandra



'Universities will pave way for prosperity’

Pakistan has recorded its highest growth rate (4.7 per cent) in eight years, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said at an event at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Monday. “This has been possible because of the government’s focus on heavy investment in the energy, infrastructure and human resource sectors.”

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1117474/budget-speak-universities-will-pave-way-prosperity/


LUMS holds 28th Convocation

The 28th convocation of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) was held here on Monday in which more than 900 undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students (2016) got degrees. Outstanding students were given medals.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263273/lums-holds-28th-convocation




‘Efforts on’ for Varsities Sub-Campuses in all Districts

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said efforts are afoot to set up sub-campuses of universities in each district to provide quality education to the youth at their doorstep.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263268/efforts-on-for-varsities-sub-campuses-in-all-dists


Quality education, stability vital for economic growth

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said that quality education, political stability and continuity in policies were vital for economic growth.
Launching the Young Development Corps (YDC) at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, he called for utilization of knowledge and research to serve the humanity. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-06-07/page-5/detail-3


PSF kicks off drive for Student Unions revival

The People’s Student Federation (PSF) took out a motorcycle procession here on Sunday to kick off a campaign for restoration of student unions in the educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263014/psf-kicks-off-drive-for-student-unions-revival


Education and Defense budget should be equal

The president of All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association Adeeb Jawdani has stated that the national budget allocation for education and defense must be equal. He also stated that the current increase in the budget allocation for education is merely a numbers game.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-07&edition=LHR&id=2411093_68195595




Examinations timings changed

The examinations timings for the intermediate examinations in progress have been changed. The examinations on 7th, 8th and 9th June would be conducted from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. These are the second phase of the intermediate examinations.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-07&edition=KCH&id=2409968_95012002


Cadet College in Gaddap inaugurated

The corpse commander Karachi Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar inaugurated the Cadet College in Gaddap. The college has been established by the cooperation of Sindh Government and Pakistan Army. The educational session has already started at the college.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-07&edition=KCH&id=2409975_16332874


Cases pile up against Education Department

The legal officer of the education department has apologized to follow the cases of the department any more owing to the increasing number of cases being piling up against the department. 6000 cases have been registered against the education department in the last three years.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-07&edition=KCH&id=2409980_20170447


Agreement between Mehran University and Malaga Spain University

An international forum is made on the basis of agreement between Mehran University and Malaga Spain University according to the agreement a joint research will be conducted on optical communication.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103559615&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160607


Technology Park in University of Karachi

International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences is soon launching ICCBS Technology Incubator and industrial park in University of Karachi.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-06-07/page-8/detail-39


NED’s non-teaching staff on strike till fulfillment of demands

Non-teaching employees of the NED University of Engineering and Technology announced on Monday to observe an “indefinite” strike in response to the varsity administration’s refusal to accept their 12-point charter of demands. The staff also staged a demonstration on Monday outside the office of NED vice chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Afzal Haque after which they handed over their charter of demands to him.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125810-NEDs-non-teaching-staff-on-strike-till-fulfilment-of-demands



KU to have Rs188 million ‘Technology and Industrial Park’

The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) would soon be launching a 'Technology Incubator and Industrial Park (TIIP)' at its Centre at the University of Karachi. Bearing a cost of Rs188 million, the main objective of the incubation Centre would be to develop quality incubation processes and pave way for high-tech business startups, the Director ICCBS, Professor Dr M Iqbal Chaudhry mentioned while addressing a meeting held at Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, on Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125809-KU-to-have-Rs188mn-Technology-Incubator-and-Industrial-Park


Karachi University to get Technology Park soon

A Technology Incubator and Industrial Park (TIIP) would be launched soon at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi. The main objective of this Technology Park and incubation Centre, which is setup at a cost of Rs 188 million, is to create and develop supreme quality incubation process at the ICCBS for high-tech business start-ups.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-07/lahore/4488/17508


New office hours of KU announced

Karachi University has announced new office hours for the month of Ramadan. The office hours would be from 8 am to 2 pm according to the notification issued by the registrar. The timings would be 8 am to 1 pm on Friday.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-07&edition=KCH&id=2410224_34990836


Making educated housewives online teachers

Abdullah Butt, CEO of the Saudi-Arabia–based initiative, Educast, comprising Pakistani residents, is to enlist the services of educated housewives to teach children online, children who have not been able to go to school for one reason or another. He was talking to the media at the Karachi Press Club on Monday afternoon. Educast is a non-profit body aiming to provide education and skills via modern technology.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125818-Making-educated-housewives-online-teachers




Poor education system By Waseem Khan

Our education system’s quality is declining day by day. Due to this, cheating during examination is on the rise. Students and teachers both play an important role in the education system. The concentration of these two people can stop the education system’s quality from declining. It can help to bring the system upon proper standard.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/07/poor-education-system/


Letters to the Editor


Handicapped students

During my BA examinations at the Lawrence Road Centre, near the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Lahore, in April, I saw several handicapped students facing difficulties in reaching the fifth floor to take their exams.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263147/handicapped-students


Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

FATA students protest against the Directorate: Warsak Road block

Peshawar: FATA students Federation hold protest against the Additional Chief Secretary and Director Education in front FATA Directorate on Warsak Road, and claiming that they are not solving the issues of the FATA.

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

Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3

Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2

DEO not present for past few weeks, office work totally collapses

Swabi: The District Education Officer (Female) has been absent from her duties for the last few weeks due to which the office work has totally collapsed. The school staff and office employees are facing lot of problems. They demanded from the Ministry of Education and relevant officials to take notice and take steps for problem solution.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2

Teachers are the backbone of Education System

Swabi: The Secretary Finance Tanzeem-e-Asatzah Pakistan Kairullah Hawari said that the qualified primary teachers are the backbone of the education system during his address in the public gathering of teachers in Swabi. He demanded from the provincial government to provide their due status according to the Provincial Assembly resolutions. He said the government gave preference according to their educational qualification. 
Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3

GGPS Ropakni Qila staff absent, girl students future seems dark

Batagram: The Batagram Educational Department Female negligence is under observed as the GGPS Rapkni Qila staff absences, the girl student’s future seems to be dark. The Head Teacher and other staff with the help of Education Department Batagram were found absent from their duties and using the facility of the routine duty on the weekly basis turn by turn. The residents of the area serve so many applications to the DEOs Female but no action taken by them.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.4


Teachers belong to noble profession, they should perform their duties properly: Mufti Gulab

District Zhob: GTA Zhob District office inaugurated by member of Balochistan Assembly Mr. Mufti Gulab Khan Kakar. Principals, teachers and other notable figures participated in the inauguration ceremony. Chief guest said teachers belong to noble profession so they should perform their duties with utmost honesty and punctuality. He said teachers problems will be resolved on prior basis.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=astad.jpg

Educational backwardness should be eliminated in Saangan valley: Syed Rustam Shah

District Quetta: A Socio political leader Mr. Syed Rustam Shah demanded from Government higher authorities that Saangan valley is a historical place and so the Saangan school is. School established in 1902 in british era due to negligence of Government & Education department school is facing Educational backwardness. He said no nation can excel without Education.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 6

Education in country has been limited to a certain class: Pashtoonkhuwa SO

District Quetta: Pashtoonkhuwa SO arranged protest rally against injustices with poor students in lieu of high fees, quality Education & stoppage of scholarships. Rally passed from different roads with play-cards and flags of the party. Participants speaking to rally said Education in the country has been limited to certain class. HEC control is beyond provincial grasp while irregularities with Balochistan in scholarships are at the peak. Participants demanded from PM Pakistan, CM Balochistan and other authorities to resolve mentioned issues on justifiable & logical grounds.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-07-2016/quetta/page2.asp

Claimers have inclined education department towards decline: Munawarah Munir

District Quetta: The Councilor metropolitan corporation Quetta & PTI leader Ms. Munawarah Munir said baseless Educational claims and counterfeit documentation development has deteriorated Education system in all over Balochistan. She said ground realities in all schools of Balochistan are quite worse than imagination. She demanded by Government to focus positively on Educational development in Balochistan.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 3

Forces intervention in educational instituitions is beyond understanding: Pashtoon SF

District Quetta:  PSF stated in provincial statement that forces intervention in Educational institutions is beyond ones understanding. The main purpose of Security is to keep vigilant eyes over negative elements and to maintain peace while forces are busy in grasping hostel rooms. PSF demanded to eradicate negative elements from Educational institutions.

Complete Story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No. 3


Private school owners refused to close schools and academies

District Multan: According to the decision of Government of Punjab to advice the Private School/Academies owners to close the School in summer vacation, but the School owners deny to obey the order. Despite the visit of Education Officers and warning for many times, the Schools are still functioning.

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

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-07/page- 08

More than 700 schools rejected, 50,000 student’s future at risk

District Bahawalpur: As per PEF School selection test and criteria, more than 7000 Schools passed the test, while only 200 Schools were shortlisted and 7000 Schools were rejected. In its response, in a joint statement PEF Phase Ten Applicants (PPTA) announced protest from 9th June along with Teachers and Parents rejected Schools against the cruel policies of Punjab Education Foundation and Partners pressure in front of PEF Lahore Office.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 1

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 1

Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 3 

Application against corruption of Headmistress

District Dara Ghazi Khan: Mr. Abdul Manan Mouza Dumra East has submitted an application to Deputy District Education Officer (Female) against the Headmistress of Government Primary School, Mouza Dumar that she is involved in corruption. She has sold out the old material tear guarder, Bricks, windows and door during the construction of new building. They demanded for strict action against the Head Teacher.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 11    

Government Universities violates the recruitments act

District Multan: In a case of hiring of new staff for management posts, Vice Chancellors of many universities of Punjab violate the Universities recruitment policies and acts, with the “favoritism policy” of the hiring. Most of the management staff did not appointed as permanent and were appointed short term contract against the rules.

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

Teachers strike enters 4th day, while Government refuses to fulfill demands

District Lahore:  The Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) has stated that their demands must be resolve like as the issue of privatization and Teacher’s salary.  They showed determination to continue the protest during the Holy month of Ramadan in front of Punjab Assembly, while Government is in deep slumber and not paying any attention. PTU has threaten the Government to start  the  long march  in all over Punjab if their demands will not considered.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 1


Protest continued against the usage of substandard material in school construction work

District Qamber Shahdadkot: The members of JSSF and JSLS continued protest strike against the contractor, on using substandard material in the construction work of Government High School Nasirabad.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-06-07/news/page3/1%20(22).htm

College Side non-teaching staff protests for restoration

Sukkur: The Non-teaching staff from Sukkur region protested against the Director Colleges, demanding for their restoration.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-06-07/news/page8/1%20(46).htm

Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 8

Pact between Mehran University & University of Malaga Spain

Jamshoro: A Pact has been signed between Mehran University of Engineering and Technology and University of Malaga Spain to research on Wireless Technology along with Optical Communication.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103559615&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160607