Teachers get cash prize for performing well
Peshawar: The provincial government made World Teachers’ Day special for teachers of high and higher secondary schools by awarding cash prizes to them for their good performance.
Government asked to form higher education council
Peshawar: Peshawar University Teachers Association (PUTA) has demanded of the government to establish higher education council to supervise the institutions and resolve issues of all the universities without any wastage of time in the province.
Dir lecturers observe black day
Timergara/Karak: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Colleges Teachers Association (KPCTA), Lower Dir Unit, on Wednesday observed the World Teachers’ Day as ‘black day’ by demonstrating against the provincial government for its failure to upgrade the college teachers.
Youth present innovative ideas to reform education system
Peshawar: Basecamp Peshawar, a co-working and incubation centre, in collaboration with Ilm Ideas 2, an NGO, arranged an Education Innovation Challenge (EIC) here to hunt innovative ideas to reform the education system from KG to class 10 under the K10 Project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Paying a heavy price for being uneducated
Mingora: Women of rural and mountainous areas in Swat district strongly feel education is the only lifeline for them and families during hard times.
Judicial inquiry demanded into schoolgirl’s suicide
Chitral: The elders of Laspur Valley demanded judicial inquiry into the suicide of a local college girl over alleged sexual assault. Reporters were told that a girl of Harchin village enrolled in the intermediate class of a private college was sexually assaulted by a sweeper of the adjoining government school on her way to her campus.
Students flay suspension of scholarships
Khyber Agency: Pakhtun Students Federation (PSF) of Degree College, Landi Kotal on Thursday staged a protest demonstration against suspension of tribal student’s scholarships.
Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-10-07/lahore/7052/41881
Supplementary Examinations for Intermediate to begin from October 14
Peshawar: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISEP) has announced that supplementary examinations for intermediate will be held from October 14, and a control room has already been established to assist parents, students and the public generally. The control room also has a hotline that will remain open during working hours in order to help people with their queries about the examinations.
Institute of Management Sciences students granted 34 fully funded scholarships
Peshawar: Fully funded scholarships have been granted to students from underprivileged students belonging to the rural areas of KPK, FATA and Gilgit Baltistan. These scholarships, worth Rs 23.1 million, are being funded the FATA secretariat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister’s Endowment Fund and USAID and have been awarded on the basis of merit.
Judiciary Inquiry into Suicide of School girl demanded
Chitral: Elders of Harichin and Raman villages on Thursday demanded judiciary inquiry into the suicide of schoolgirl after being sexually harassed.
Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-10-07/lahore/7052/41885
HEC asks private schools to halt international degree programs
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has directed all private schools to stop offering degree programmes in collaboration with foreign universities.
Students’ clash leaves one dead
Islamabad: A clash between two student groups in an educational institution in the Loi Bher police area left one dead and another injured, police said on Wednesday.
Daily-wage teachers protest
Islamabad: Daily-wage teachers employed by various schools and colleges run by the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) marked World Teachers’ Day on Thursday with a protest against unpaid salaries.
Belarusian language, culture chair at NUML
A Belarusian Language and Culture Chair was inaugurated at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in a bid to promote bilateral ties between Belarus and Pakstan and bringing the two nations together via language and culture.
Students plant 100 saplings at Lake View Park
Islamabad: Students of Beacon house school Potohar campus on Thursday planted 100 Kachnar Saplings at the Lake View Park under the campaign “Grow a plant, own a tree” launched last month by the CDA.
Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-10-07/lahore/7050/41920
COMSATS professor makes it to the list of ‘World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015’
Islamabad: Dr. Aslam Noor at the Mathematics Department of COMSATS Institute for Scientific Information has earned the distinction of being the first Pakistani professor to ever be featured in Thompson Reuter’s World’s Most Influential Minds List(for the year 2015).
Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/155454-Dr-Noor-of-CIIT-honoured
B-Form condition for Class-IX exam being abolished, LHC told
Lahore: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) told the Lahore High Court on Wednesday that it was going to withdraw condition of having the Form-B for students desiring to sit Class IX examination.
Free Education for 10 Kashmiris at PU
Lahore: The Punjab University has announced provision of free education to 10 students from occupied Kashmir for the ongoing academic year.
Curriculum for patient-centric MBBS programme
Lahore: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has prepared a new integrate curriculum for the MBBS programme in order to provide students with a patient-centred and disease-focused medical education.
Pakistan varsities to be facilitated in research: Hungarian envoy
Lahore: Hungary will facilitate the Pakistani universities in establishing academic and research linkages with its top Hungarian universities, says Hungarian Counsellor in Islamabad Sandor Mihalko.
17 college students injured in bus crash
Toba Tek Singh: Fifteen girl and two boy students were injured when their college bus overturned on Gojra-Moongi Road on Wednesday.
World Teachers Day: VIP status conferred on 10 schoolteachers
Bahawalpur: Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Khan conferred the VIP status on 10 schoolteachers to acknowledge their invaluable services on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day here on Wednesday.
Senior teachers complain about injustice in recruitment process
Dera Ghazi Khan: Female teachers appealed to the chief minister for justice as they were not interviewed despite receiving letters and clearing the written test for advertised posts.
Principal held for not following security SOPs
Rawalpindi: The principal of a private school was arrested for not following the standard operating procedure (SOP) regarding security on Sept 30 and was released on bail on Wednesday.
Taleemul Quran Seminary asked to close on Ashura
Rawalpindi: Fearing violence, the local administration asked the administration of the Taleemul Quran seminary to close for three days on Ashura.
False cases should not be made against owners of public schools
Rawalpindi: The Investigating Officer and SHO of Westridge Thana should be terminated, says Ibrar Ahmed.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-10-07/page-2
We cannot deny the importance of education for the nation: Malik Asghar Mehmood
Rawalpindi: The Punjab government’s efforts to upgrade schools and colleges is appreciated, says Director Colleges Rawalpindi, Malik Asghar Mehmood.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-10-07/page-2
Government decide to give Motor cycles to graduate women instead of Scotty.
Lahore: Punjab government decide to give motor cycles to graduate women. Department of Excise and special Monitoring unit will prepare final tips to workable on the project.
Punjab Education Foundation need the record for teacher’s training.
Multan: For the training of School teacher’s, the Punjab Education Foundation need the school records of the teacher’s.
Department of education give target of student’s admission year 2017 to all District ADO’s
Multan: Student’s admission year 2017 of class 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th, Punjab education department give the target to all district ADO, s.
Lose of salaries, staff of Annual Examination year 2016
Multan: The staff of Annual Examination year 2016 has still has not recived its salalries for the duties performed in the months of 2016.
UVAS confers honorary PhD degree on UN figure
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) conferred on Thursday its first Honorary Doctoral Degree on Dr Jose Graziano da Silva, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) director general, in recognition of his services in food security, eliminating hunger, rural development, agriculture, etc.
Punjab teachers: All work, no pay
When the whole world celebrated the ‘World Teachers Day’ that is marked on October 5 every year, the school teachers of Punjab observed this day as a ‘Black Day’ against what they called ‘Anti-Teacher and Anti-Education’ policies. The school teachers of whole the province gave their lectures in schools by wearing black arm bands to give a strong message to the government.
Geo-tagging of seminaries in Punjab ‘completed’
Rawalpindi: The geo-tagging of religious seminaries in Punjab has been completed by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD). The official said besides collecting accurate location of the seminaries, the CTD had been collecting the details of students and teachers in addition to the eligibility and qualifications of the teachers.
PEF demands records from private school owners, plan to train teachers
Multan: To begin training teachers, the Punjab Education Foundation has demanded records from heads of private schools
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-07/page-2
Admissions deadline for Nawaz Sharif Agriculture University extended to 10 October
Multan: The admission deadline for postgraduate MPhil degree programme has been extended to 10 October.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-07/page-2
Mutual Agreement between Virtual University and Dharmavahini Foundation Sri Lanka
Lahore: An event was arranged for the signing of an MoU between Virtual University of Pakistan and Dharmavahini Foundation Sri Lanka.
Pakistan Awareness Program: Students and teachers of local school visit Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehreek-e-Pakistan
Lahore: Under the Pakistan Awareness Programme of the Nazariya-e-Pakistan Trust, students and teachers of Government Junior Model Girls High School Samanabad visited Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehreek-e-Pakistan
AIOU representatives visit Adiala Jail to encourage prisoners to take up courses
Rawalpindi: Representatives of Allama Iqbal Open University recently visited the Adiala Jail and distributed free prospectuses and admission forms to prisoners, encouraging them to educate themselves so that they may lead employed, dignified and prosperous lives after they are done with their sentences. Prisoners will be allowed to send in admission forms for the indicated courses until October 10, provided that they abide by the listed rules and regulations Vice Chancellor AIOU, Professor Shahid Siddiqui has visited jails in major cities of the country as a part of this awareness campaign.
District Officer Education summons list of teachings vacancies in the district
Rawalpindi: District Officer Education Rawalpindi has asked all school heads across the district to submit the list of teaching vacancies at their respective schools. This comes in response to the large number of vacancies across the country, as observed by education analysts on occasion of World Teacher’s Day. The District Officer has directed that recruitment be started for these vacancies by the end of October.
Students at the University of Engineering and Technology receive laptops
Lahore: Students at UET received laptops under the Prime Minister’s Youth Program Scheme here on Thursday. The Chancellor for UET and Provincial Minister for Higher Education both distributed the laptops among the students.
Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/155411-UET-students-get-laptops
Education is the only way to fight with poverty, illiteracy and unemployment: Azad Tabbsum
Lahore: MPA Azad Ali Tabbsum has said that education is the only way to fight poverty and unemployment in the country. Punjab Government has established the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund for the betterment of education, the impact of which will be apparent in a few years.
Leads University Lahore organizes a seminar for quality education
Lahore: Director of Student Affairs celebrated Teachers Day as part of an event organized by the Leads University, Lahore. The Quality Department Director Dr. Umar Hayat gave a detailed briefing on the quality of education in the country.
Al-khidmat Foundation arranges a seminar on Teachers Day at a local University
Lahore: A seminar was held on occasion of teachers’ day, organized by the Al Khidmat Foundation. A large number of students and teachers attended the seminar.
It is not possible to deny the role of education in the development of a country
Rawalpindi: Director Colleges Rawalpindi Malik Asghar acknowledged the policies of Punjab Government to upgrade schools and colleges. He stated that it is not possible to deny the role of education in development of any country.
Complete story: Daily Nawa e waqt, Rawalpindi, page 2
Private Schools in Pindi threaten to stage protest
Rawalpindi: An association of private schools in Rawalpindi threaten on Thursday to stage protest demonstrations outside the Westridge police station for registering an allegedly false criminal case against a school principal.
Government schoolteachers better qualified than those of private schools: study
Karachi: A recent survey shows that government schoolteachers in Pakistan are better qualified and more experienced than private schoolteachers. However, learning levels of children in private schools are better than that of children enrolled in government schools. According to research shared by Alif Ailaan on World Teachers’ Day, there are nearly 1.4 million teachers in Pakistan, teaching both in the public and private sectors.
PTI lawmaker demands ‘action’ against schools teaching dance
Karachi: One of the three Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers in the 168-strong Sindh Assembly seriously objected to the alleged inclusion of dance classes in some private schools and wrote to the provincial education minister to take “appropriate action.”
Complete story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1288253
KU refuses to accept HEC report on plagiarism against Urdu varsity VC
Karachi: The university of Karachi (KU) will not act on the Higher Education Commission report on plagiarism against the vice chancellor of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology and will hold its own inquiry into the case, it emerged on Thursday.
Sindh Madrassa University: Students forced to study surrounded by extremely bad smell
Karachi: The sewage line from the Vice Chancellor’s office passes through the room, and water passes through the pipe while classes are underway.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-10-07/page-2
Primary Schools in Sindh under Shades of trees
Naudero: At a time when the Sindh government has announced an education emergency in the province, a teacher has been running a Government Primary School in the village of Wazir Ali Phulpoto under the shade of trees for the last 33 years.
Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-10-07/lahore/7049/41937
Universities sought for help in establishing merit based recruitment
Karachi: The Sindh Minister for Education, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, has made an announcement that all recruitments for the Provincial Education Department will now be conducted with the assistance of public and private sector universities, including the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), and the Shaeed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute for Sciences and Technology (SZABIST). This is being done in an attempt to keep the Education Department appointments as transparent as possible. The announcement was made while the Education Minister was meeting the US Consul General here on Thursday. He also added that the universities involved would help monitor and evaluate the people appointed for the duration of the next few years, and provide a fair assessment of their performance etc.
Separate secretaries for schools and universities: Sindh Education Department
Karachi: In accordance with the decision to separate the education department into two divisions, schools and universities will now have separate provincial secretaries. The decision was taken by the Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, in consultation with Sindh Chief Secretary. For each post within the Education Department, separate posts for schools and universities will now be formed. The notification for this directive is expected to be sent out in a few days, the newspaper learnt.
Sindh CM demands that Public Sector School education be improved significantly
Karachi: CM Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has committed to bringing up enrolment in Public Sector Schools of Sindh by 25,000 students. He stated this in a meeting related to the Education Department of Sidh. Murad Ali Shah said that poor quality of education in government run schools is one significant factor in keeping enrolment rates low in Sindh.
Announcement of results of Intermediate Board
Sukkar: Alime Board Sukkar announced the results of Inter Commerce, General and Home Economics.
Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/190473-todays-print
Without research, no department of education can progress
Karachi: Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat ul Ebad has said that without research, no department of education can progress, through research we can discover new departments.
Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/190471-todays-print
Investigation of illegal recruitment of lab assistant and attendant
Karachi: Investigation is started against Illegal recruitment of lab assistant and attendant in Arts and Commerce Colleges in the reign of previous Peer Muzhar ul Haq.
Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/190468-todays-print
Letters to the Editor
Teachers’ status by Sana Samad
The World Teachers Day was observed on October 5. This year the day marked the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO recommendation concerning the status of teachers. This year’s theme was “Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status”. Teachers are the only source of providing a better education which means better life worldwide.
Qualified teachers needed by Mairaj Hameed Baloch
Balochistan stands at the lowest rung in terms of educational standards and literacy rate in Pakistan. Teachers in Balochistan are given the least incentives and status as compared to other provinces.
Teachers and minimum wage by Faisal Bari
Do we want only those people who have no alternatives to become teachers? All provincial governments have raised teachers’ salaries in the public sector over the last decade. Although the salary levels are not enough to guarantee a middle-class lifestyle for teachers, they have risen enough to ensure a basic standard of living. But the salaries in private schools, left to the markets, have languished. The salaries of teachers in elite or high-fee private schools are higher than even government teachers’ salaries, but these elite schools are a very small part of the overall private school population.
Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1288451/teachers-and-minimum-wage
Prize distribution ceremony in Primary School Jahangira Road
Jahangira: A prize distribution ceremony was held at government primary school Jahangira. Inspector Motorway Police Saeed Ahmad was the chief guest on this occasion. He said that the students of the government school have talent, but they need proper guidance. He said that if a teacher takes interest in the students’ proper training, it will show good results.
Complete story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Pre/peshawar/Page02.aspx
Research Lab inaugurated at UET Peshawar
Peahawar: The Vice Chancellor University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, inaugurated a well-equipped Sensor and Energy Harvesting Systems Research (SEHSR) laboratory at the Institute of Mechatronics Engineering. Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain on the occasion assured all possible support to enhance research activities at UET Peshawar.
Complete story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page 3
Teachers can get prizes on their best performance: Ameer-ur-Rehman
Mardan: The District Nazim of Swabi, Ameer-ur-Rehman, said that the in the future teachers can get prizes on their good performance. These announcements he made during a prize distribution ceremony in Government Shaheed Basit Ali Sarwar High School. He also announced that District Education Officer Jehan Muhammad and and Sr. Officer Sikandar Sher Khan would select the best teacher.
Complete story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2
Government Degree College Boni Students protest due to lack of facilities
Peshawar: The students of Government Degree College Boni protested due to lack of facilities, like clean drinking water, electricity, teachers, and transport facilities. Due to their protest, traffic remained blocked for hours. Students demanded to be provided with facilities.
Complete story: Aaj, Peshawar, Page 3
11 vacant posts of subject specialists in Government Girls Higher Secondary School Topi
Swabi: All Neighborhood Council Unity President Syed Zahir Ali Shah has shown concern about the only Government Girls Higher Secondary School Topi, where 11 posts of subject specialists are vacant and the school is running without a Principal and Vice Principal. Moreover, there are no Grade 18 subject specialist posts and the whole school has only 2 subject specialists.
Complete story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page 3
FATA students should not be deprived of education
Bannu: A great number of students from the Khyber Agency of FATA asked the Political Administration of Khyber Agency to take steps for the early release of annual scholarships as around 3000 poor students have been deprived of it since 2015. Pakhtun Students Federation Landi Kotal College held a protest demonstration against the closure of the scholarship for FATA students.
Complete story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page 2
Students protest against problems of Degree College Kharan
District Kharan: Kharan Degree College students protested against lack of facilities like potable water, computer lab and laboratory. They demanded to resolve the issues on a priority basis otherwise the protest will be enhanced.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-07-2016/Quetta/page8.asp
NTS recruitments; Qilla Abdullah candidates are still deprived of offer orders
District Chaman: NTS pass aspirants are demonstrating in front of the Chaman DC office. Candidates speaking to journalists said that fifteen months have been passed but teachers are awaitng offer orders and facing financial crises which is injustice and a violation of service rules. They said offer orders to Qilla Abdullah NTS pass teachers should be given as soon as possible.
Action will be taken against absent teachers in Qalat: District Education Officer
Sorab: The District Education Officer Qalat Mr. Shabir Ahmed Sumalani said while visiting different schools that standard education is necessary for the eradication of ignorance, illiteracy and educational backwardness. He said a strong and sound society can only be formed through quality education. He said legal action will be taken against absent teachers.
Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page 2
Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page 3
Library should be established in Uthal: Naveed Ahmed Soomro
District Lasbela: Mr. Naveed Ahmed Soomro said a library should be established in Uthal. Youth will study history and investigate life. He appreciated the young poet and writer Mr. Aalam Aslam for his noble contribution in literature by writing a book called “Zeest-e-Tanha”.
Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page 6
Government Primary School Chak 132 Mirana without boundary wall
District Bahawalpur: The residents of Cholistan 132 DNB requested the Commissioner and DCO Bahawalpur to take notice regarding the Government Primary School Chak 132 DNB, which is without a boundary wall and has no facility of safe drinking water.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page 14
Urgent need of Head Clerks and Superintendent’s post in Schools and Deputy Offices
District Bahawalpur: The General Secretary APCA Punjab Fakhar-ul-Rehman shared that as per the promotion policy of District Coordination Officer and Executive District Officer Education, soon promotions will take place to fill the posts of Head Clerks and Superintendents in the school wings.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page 11
Higher Education Commission closes one year program of B.Ed
District Rahim Yar Khan: As per the Higher Education Commission, the one year program of B.Ed has been ended and those students who have taken admission in any institution after August-September 2016 will not have their degrees considered.
Complete story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page 8
During appointment of Educators, 15 additional marks will be given to candidates of same Union Council
District Multan: To fill the vacant posts for teachers, the Punjab Government has planned to appoint 40 thousand more teachers through NTS. In addition, the Department of Education Punjab decided to give 15 additional marks to those candidates who belong to the same Union Councils, so that there is more chance of their appointment.
Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-07/page-03
Department of Education Punjab plans to appoint 72000 new teachers
The Executive District Officers Education of 36 Districts asked for a list of teachers who will retire from 31st March 2017 from school heads so that new teachers can be appointed to fill the gaps.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page 8
Protest against closure of School
District Kahirpur Mirs: The residents of Haji Muhammad Murad Ghumro protested against the absence of teachers and the closure of the Primary School. The school was left closed after the biometric verification of teachers.
Only two teachers present in Girls School
District Sijawal: The Chairman Town Committee along with councilors paid a visit to Government Girls High School Jati and found only two teachers present on duty, whereas other staff was absent.
Biometric system ineffective, number of schools closed in Sanghar
District Sanghar: Hundreds of primary teachers, and Junior School and High School Teachers are left behind without promotions for the past three years due to the carelessness of D.O Secondary, D.O Primary, Director Primary and Director Secondary. Hundreds of schools are still dysfunctional after introduction of biometric verification system.
Primary School building crumbling
District Dadu: The Government main Primary School Tori Jamali is dysfunctional due to its crumbling condition for the past several years, causing students to sit in a hut to study.
Complete story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-10-07/news/page7/1%20(1).htm
Notification of bifurcation of Sindh Education issued
Karachi: The Sindh Government has issued a notification of bifurcation of Sindh Education into school education and college education. The Secretary Education Fazal ul Allah Pechuho is likely to be given school education.
Complete story: http://awamiawaz.com/epaper/20161007/indexh.php
Corruption market rising in A.C II Sindh University
Jamshoro: Sindh University A.C II Building has become a misery for students, due to the corruption of the employees. It is reported that students have to pay illegal money for challan forms and other legal works in the building, and peons and clerks are demanding bribes.
Complete story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_07102016011643.jpg
Primary School building dysfunctional for past two years
District Larkana: The Government Primary School Kot Bhutto, near Garhi Khuda Bux, is dysfunctional for the past two years due to the carelessness of the education and works department. More than 250 students are forced to study in the Girls School building.
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