7th March 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


KP’s Smart School Project mixed?
Last August, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa set up the first-of-its-kind school, in a remodelled shipping container, in Lakki Marwat. At the inauguration, the education minister promised to roll out another 200 of such educational facilities across the province. Seven months since, the government seems to be falling short on its promise. The feasibility report has yet to be completed, even though Rs.1 billion were allocated for the much-publicized project in the annual budget.
Complete Story: https://www.geo.tv/latest/133400-KPs-Smart-School-Project-nixed


Two-week training of teachers concludes at Burn Hall College
A two-week extensive Teachers Training Workshop concluded at the Army Burn Hall College for Boys here on Friday.
Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/190127-Two-week-training-of-teachers-concludes-at-Burn-Hall-College




ICMC inspiring change in education
The activity being planned for today (Tuesday) ‘International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Inspiring Change in Education 2017’ is a celebration on achieving partnership between Ali Trust and ICMC Pakistan. This event has been organised as ICMC and Ali Trust Pakistan fully support education for refugee girls, so what better way to support women education, than International Women’s Day on the 8th March.
Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/190618-ICMC-inspiring-change-in-education

Non-formal education must for higher literacy rate
Without non-formal education, we will not be able to achieve 90 per cent literacy rate & 100 per cent enrolment as targeted in the vision 2025 of Pakistan to achieve universal primary education. For this purpose National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) has been tasked to prepare a realistic action plan with appropriate programme interventions and necessary resources to achieve its targets for a literate society for Pakistan.
Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/190604-Non-formal-education-must-for-higher-literacy-rate



No nation can prosper without education: Malik Muhammed Imtiaz

‘No nation can prosper without education and with the help of Allah, we will not stop until every child is in school’. Such views were expressed by Malik Muhammed Imtiaz at Islamia Public School during a prize distribution ceremony.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-07/page-4   


Matric Examinations: Wrong date written on English Exam Papers’ bundle

On Monday, on the bundle of Matric Exam of English, a wrong date was written which led to delay in the examination being held at different exam centres and causing stress among students.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104068040&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170307


Importance of Arabic Language is being emphasised: Sardar Yousaf

Minister of Religious Affairs, Sardar Yousaf said that great emphasis is being given by the government on the importance of Arabic language and making Quran education compulsory in schools.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104068042&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170307


Elections at Headmasters Association to be held on 21st March

Polling will take place at Government Girls High School, Raja Bazaar from 1-4 pm on 21st March.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104067812&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170307


Scouts system to be reintroduced in schools

Due to a revival of terrorism all over the country, and to prevent any such act in schools, Punjab Govt has asked to reintroduce the system of scouts.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104067796&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170307


Land of Primary School Dhala has been confiscated illegally

Government Boys Primary School Dhala in Union Council Adiala has been confiscated illegally. Chief Executive Officer Education has written a letter to Deputy Commissioner to solve this issue.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104067807&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170307  




20,000 schools to get solar panels
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said 20,000 schools will be provided with solar energy and it is being started from schools of South Punjab. 
Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/190586-20000-schools-to-get-solar-panels-CM


9th class student dies after severely punished by teacher, father appeals for inquiry

A student of class 9 of Government Girls High School, Mangowal, dies after being severely punished by her teacher. Father of the deceased student appealed the authorities to take this matter seriously.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-07/page-4  


Students are provided with the best facilities: Kosar Jabeen

‘Students are provided with the best educational facilities and we are proud of the intelligent and hardworking students of our institution.’ Such views were expressed by the Headmistress of Government Girls High School Jhang, Kosar Jabeen Kahoot.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/assets/nawaiwaqt/uploads/epaper/2017-03-07/Islamabad/epaper_images/epaper_img_1488835289.gif


Campaign to promote enrolment in schools to be started from 1st April

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has called for a campaign to start enrolling out of school children between the ages of 5 and 9 years.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104068057&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170307




Political rivalry an obstacle to education
An upgraded educational facility, located at Labour Square Bin Qasim Town, Karachi has not been completed due to political rivalry between some rival groups for last eight years.
Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/07-Mar-17/political-rivalry-an-obstacle-to-education

26,000 vacant positions of teachers, department of school education calls for immediate hiring

Secretary Education Sindh, Jamal Mustafa Syed, said that there are 26,000 vacant position of teachers at the Sindh Education and Literacy Department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-07-2017/karachi/pic.asp?picname=278515  


Parents Day at Cadet College, Ghotki

Parents Day at Cadet College Ghotki was attended by Lt.Gen Amir Riaz whereas the Chief Guest of the event was Ex-Chief Minister Sindh, Ali Muhammed Khan Mahar.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2017-03-07/page-12


Matric board has yet to announce examination centres to students

Matric Examinations will start after 20 days and examination centres have not been announced to students, proving incompetency of Sindh Education Board.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104067321&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170307


Editorials/ Op-eds


Schools without toilet


Education system


Letters to the Editor


Promises made by Punjab School Education Department, claims, and teachers