7th September 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Education Department asked to change ‘outdated system’

The office-bearers of the National Education Council on Tuesday urged the provincial Education Department to change the “outdated examination system” of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Peshawar, as students and their parents have lost confidence in it.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282599/bise-flayed-over-denial-of-checked-papers-to-students



School heads told to enhance security of institutions

District Education Officer Haziqur Rehman has directed the heads of schools to enhance security of their respective educational institutions. In a letter to the heads of schools, he said that provincial government provided huge chunk of funds to the public sector schools to improve security arrangements

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282597/school-heads-told-to-enhance-security-of-institutions


Government school pupils miss top honours

Not a single student from government schools clinched top positions in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams of 2016 despite repeated claims by the provincial government that there has been an improvement in records in the education sector records.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1177590/ssc-exams-govt-school-pupils-miss-top-honours/




Provision of educational facilities

MPA Sardar Saleh has said that education is the pillar of progress, and he will use all available resources to provide education to every child of Lasbela. He said that our upcoming generation will be more educated than us.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-07-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Educational Institutes victims of corruption

General Senior Joint Secretary of Balochistan Student Organization Shah Jahan has said that like other institutes, Bahadur Khan Women University, which is the sole higher education institute for the women of Balochistan, is being destroyed by corruption.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-07-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Announcement from BMC Administration

According to the press release from Bolan Medical College’s Administration, the college will remain closed from 7th September till 17th September 2016 for Eid vacations and educational activities will resume from 19th September. 

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103732237&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160907


University and Red Crescent sign memorandum of association

Balochistan University and Pakistan Red Crescent Balochistan Branch have signed a Memorandum of Association. Through this mutual agreement, both institutes will provide training to the students of the province.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103731958&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160907


Inauguration of IT lab at Vocational School

To work on the vision of making the youth of the province more technical, an IT lab was formed in Vocational Handicraft School. The inauguration of the IT lab was done by the District Organizer of Muslim League (N) Youth Wing Rashid Baloch.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103731968&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160907




Pakistan 50 years behind in achieving education target: UN Report

Pakistan is at least 50 years behind in its primary and 60 years behind in its secondary education targets, according to the UN Global Education Monitoring Report, 2016.

The report was released by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Tuesday. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/06-Sep-16/pakistan-50-years-behind-in-achieving-education-target-un-report




No Pakistani university among top 500

Like the previous year, no Pakistani university could make place among top 500 world universities, revealed by the thirteenth edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for the year 2016-17, released on Tuesday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/148317-No-Pakistani-university-among-top-500



Scholarships issued to children of Government Servants

Staff Welfare Organization Establishment has started issuing forms of Educational scholarships to children of government servants for year 2016-17. All government servants are advised to collect the form from Ch. Rehmat Ali Community Centre G-7.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-07-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=02_13.gif


6-member Chinese team visits AIOU

A six-member delegation of the Open University of China visited Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and discussed bilateral arrangements to set up a Chinese language and Culture Centre as well as undertake a web-based teaching program.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/148320-6-member-Chinese-team-visits-AIOU




DFID team visits PEF

A six-member delegation of Department for International Development (DFID) visited Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) and called on its chairman here on Tuesday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/148308-DFID-team-visits-PEF



Intermediate result on 17th

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) will announce results of the 2016 annual intermediate examinations, part-I and II (composite), on Sept 17 at 10am.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282574/intermediate-result-on-17th





Following threats, over 15 students leave targeted schools

Abduction threats to faculty members of two government primary schools in Rawalpindi, and the ensuing police presence there, have led to a number of students leaving school as well as a drop in enrolments.

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Protest against the ending of Primary School Khanpur UC Mughal

Executive Education Officer Qazi Zahoo ul Haq has closed 5 more schools in the area of Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar and shifted those schools to further areas after which the people of the area have started protests.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103732408&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160907


Orders to private schools regarding increase in fees

Chief Secretary Punjab Zahid Saeed has issued orders to private schools that they should not put a burden on parents by increasing fees.

Complete story:



UHS entrance test results announced

A total of 29,177 candidates scored 60 per cent and above marks in the 2016 entrance test for admission to medical and dental colleges of Punjab, according to the official result announced by the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282586/uhs-entrance-test-results-announced





We cannot take Pakistan forward without education

Provincial Minister for Human Rights Khaleel Tahir has said that the young generation has to be equipped with modern technology in order to protect the geographical, ideological and economic borders of the country. He said we cannot take Pakistan forward without education.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-07/page-9/detail-31


Schedule for submission of admission form announced

Punjab University Examination department has announced the schedule for submission of admission forms for MBA and M.Com part 1, 2 and 3rd annual 2016 programs. According to the schedule, the last date for form submission with single fees is 26 September.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-07/page-12/detail-2


Attock, Arid University has put future of several students in danger

Arid University has put the future of its students in danger. Students have told the media that in our degree we can choose 1 major subject from 10 subjects whereas the university is forcing us to choose 1 major subject from only two subjects.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-09-07/page-2


Decision to start 4 year BS program in 38 Colleges

A decision has been made to start 4 year BS program in 38 colleges of Punjab. Classes will be started within the current year. Punjab Higher Education Commission has denied this decision.

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Punjab College entry test session students achieved top positions in MCAT entry test exam

Bright students of Punjab College Entry test session Omar Maqbool and Rabia Irfan have achieved 1st and 2nd position in MCAT entry test exam. Omar Maqbool got 1st position by scoring 1082 marks and Rabia Irfan got 2nd position.

Complete story:



GCU’s former VC honoured

The Islamic, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has announced “ISESCO Prize in Science and Technology 2016” for Prof Dr Ikramul Haq, the professor emeritus and former vice chancellor of the Government College University, Lahore, in recognition of his contributions to the field of science and technology.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282573/gcus-former-vc-honoured


LHC seeks statistics of law colleges given affiliation in violation of rules

The Lahore High Court chief justice on Tuesday lamented that public sector universities accredited even one-room law colleges.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/148462-LHC-seeks-statistics-of-law-colleges-given-affiliation-in-violation-of-rules




Need of reformation in the Education Department

Provincial Minister of Education Jam Mehtab has said that previous governments destroyed the education system on purpose and its negative effects are still being seen in the education department. Despite funding on a big scale, the Education Department is still backward.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-09-07/page-3


Merit List of Inter Engineering, Humanities and Commerce issued

General Admission Committee of Education Department has issued the merit list for inter first year admissions in Government colleges of Karachi for Pre-Engineering, Humanities and commerce group.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103732001&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160907


Results ratio of Inter Pre-Medical is zero in many colleges

There are 23 such colleges whose result ratio is zero in the Higher Secondary Education Board’s results of Inter Pre-Medical part 2.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-07-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=172288


SAU management, officer’s association trade barbs over ‘corruption’

The Sindh Agri­cul­ture University (SAU) management and officers association traded allegations of corruption and wrongdoings after a group of protesting officers led by their general secretary, Ghulam Hyder Joyo, started a hunger strike unto death on Tuesday demanding removal of Vice Chancellor Dr Mujeebuddin Sahrai and a corruption inquiry against him and several of his subordinates. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282529/sau-management-officers-association-trade-barbs-over-corruption




Struggling to be literate By Dr. Farid A Malik

This right to education clause was a part of the original 1973 constitution, which also included a deadline. By 1985, Pakistan had to be 100% literate but it was not to be. Zia-ul-Haq replaced the statute of limitation and inserted, ‘within reasonable time’ which meant never. No one had the courage to blast him for this onslaught against the nation. Even the courts remained silent while the nation continued to sink in ignorance.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/07-Sep-2016/struggling-to-be-literate


Best practices in higher education by Muhammad Murtaza Noor

After the announcement of Asian University Rankings 2016 respectively by Times Higher Education, QS Quacquarelli Symonds and QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2016, there has been a debate in the media and the academia regarding improving Pakistani higher education sector and learning from others experiences in this regard.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/07-Sep-2016/best-practices-in-higher-education


Education reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa By Editorial

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has increased the allocation of funds for primary and secondary education by up to Rs 100 billion for the fiscal year 2016-17 along with the introduction of numerous reforms.

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Shikarpur schoolgirls need safety by Engr. Arsalan Ali

It is rightly said if you educate a boy you educate an individual but if you educate a girl you educate a society. Unfortunately, girls cannot acquire education without security on their way to school. In Shikarpur Government Girls High School Sukpul Dadwai road, school children are unsafe on back side of main road of the school, the road is famous with the name so-called Pir Jandhal Shah.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/shikarpur-schoolgirls-need-safety/


Education under threat by Dania Ali

The news that the Punjab police has declared 338 schools, colleges, and universities sensitive over security concerns is alarming and brings to light the fact that education continues to be under threat. Until and unless these educational institutions will not enforce security measures immediately they will continue to be under threat. This statement of the Police has stirred feelings of scare among the parents.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/education-under-threat/


Letters to the Editor


Poor results  

The Provincial Minister of Education claims that government has improved the standard of education at government-run colleges by imposing emergency in the education sector. According to the result of Mardan Board, the students of government colleges showed poor performance like that of Secondary School Certificate exam results. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/letters/07-Sep-16/poor-results


The state of education in Mand

Mand, the biggest town in Kech, suffers from a shortage of colleges. The state of education is deteriorating day by day. The students cannot attend higher education, and are forced to quit after their Matriculation examinations.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/07-Sep-2016/the-state-of-education-in-mand


Give respect to teachers

In Pakistan, the behaviour of the students towards teachers is very insulting. Respect for teachers is absent within the student-body and as well as the government. Hardworking teachers suffer because of the existence of ghost-teachers employed by the government who get paid without attending to their job.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/07-Sep-2016/give-respect-to-teachers

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Protest against transfer of Girls College

Bakhshali: A protest against the transfer of Bakhshali College was held at Bakhshali Chowk, which remained blocked for several hours and troubled the public.

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

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.4


Women deprived of higher education; no girls’ college in the whole district of Shangla

Alpuri: There is no girls’ college in Shangla, due to which women are deprived of higher education. They are unable to continue their education after Matric.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.5


Backward educational system needs to be changed: National Education Council

Peshawar: Mr. Nazar Hussain, Chairman All Private Schools Association, said during a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club that the backward educational system needs to be changed. He appealed to the National Educational Council to focus on the the Education department because the Secondary Board has lost the confidence of students and parents.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.2


It is sad to punish students for small mistakes: Umer Rehman

Khawazakhel: Mr. Omar Rehman, Muhammad Nazir, and others belonging to Ardam, a village of KhawazaKhel, said that the behavior of primary school Urdam teachers is not good with students, as the students are being punished for very small mistakes.

Complete Story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.5


Peshawar High court orders appointment of successful NTS candidates in the Education Department

Peshawar: Peshawar High Court Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Ishtiaq Ibraheem two member bench has ordered the Education Department to appoint those candidates in the education department who have passed the NTS test.

Complete Story:  Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.8


Upgraded girls Degree College Tata Pani deprived of staff

Tata Pani: The Girls Degree College was upgraded during the regime of Peoples Party, but it is deprived off staff. Parents are worried and demanded the concerned authorities to immediately provide new science staff.

Complete Story:  Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.3




Dozen of schools in Mand & Tump are closed

Mand: Dozen of Primary Schools in Mand and Tump are closed, and student’s future is at risk. Most absent teachers are getting salaries in their homes, while parents are worried about their children’s education. Approximately 24 boys’ primary schools are closed in area while teachers are enjoying at home. The closure of educational insitutions is one of the reasons for Balochistan’s educational backwardness and destruction.

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


Deprivation of rooms & furniture in “Qilli karaiz primary school”: Hameedullah Kakar

District Quetta: The Central President Mutahida Kakar Qaomi Itehad Mr. Hameedullah Kakar, along with other party officials, said in a joint statement that Qilli Karaiz Primary School has been upgraded to a middle school but it is still deprived of rooms and furniture. 300 children are enrolled in the school. They demanded from CM Balochistan to visit the school personally to resolve these issues.  

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 02


Education has fallen prey to dilapidation in the whole district of Kech: Khalil Kator

District Turbat: District Council Kech Opposition Leader & BNP central committee member Mr. Khalil Kator said illegal and junior appointments over senior and administrative posts in the Education department of Kech are the strategies of National Party. He said the transfer of DDO Dasht & DDO Tump are merely to hide the truth and blame others. He demanded that the government take steps to open closed schools and save the education of Kech.

Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No: 03


Local youth should be recruited on vacant positions at GDA school

District Gawadar: Spokesperson Gawadar Youth Forum said local youth should be appointed on vacant positions at GDA school. He said neglecting local people in appointments is a violation of services rules and is shattering the hopes of youth. Few black sheep of the community wanted to appoint outsiders but the government should adopt a translucent policy in recruitment to ensure merit and integrity.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 08


Boys Middle School Raheemabad deprived of water due to negligence

District Qalat: Due to the negligence of the Education department, Boys Middle School Raheem Abad is deprived of water and other basic facilities. Area residents demanded that the higher authorities facilitate the school with boundary walls, potable water, a watchman etc. The government should take practical steps for educational development instead of raising hollow slogans.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 06




Department of Schools cancels vacations of teachers giving poor results

District Multan: The Punjab Schools Department has issued orders to cancel the vacations of teachers producing poor results of primary, middle and higher Classes. Strict action will be taken if orders are not followed. Teachers can avail medical leaves after the submission of a docket from a government hospital.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-07/page-08       


Parents refuse to send 417 students to school in Mian Channu

District Khanewal: Due to poor quality of education and corporal punishment by teachers, parents have refused to send their children to Government Girls & Boys Primary School Chak 57/15-L, which was under the Punjab Education Foundation. PEF suspended the overall staff from both schools, and the schools have been closed for the past 12 days.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-07/page-03        


Education Officers put students’ futures at stake

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The higher officials of the Education Department are enemies of education. Single teachers appointed in primary schools often engage in non-teaching activities such as government organized surveys and data collections of students. Primary Teachers requested the Chief Minister Punjab to eliminate the faulty role of M&E and the bureaucratic system on an immediate basis.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-07/page-02        


Issues of Female Teachers increase as appointments made in remote areas

District Multan: The Education Department has appointed female teachers in faraway areas, which has added to their issues.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-07/page-08

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.08      


Primary School of Pacca Larran idle for the past 2 years

District Rahim Yar Khan: The building of Primary School Pacca Larran was constructed 2 years ago, but classes have still not started.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.02 


Students worried due to unavailability of commerce College in Waho Wah

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Students are worried about the unavailability of a Commerce College in Waho Wah. They have requested to establish a Commerce College in Waho Wah on an immediate basis.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.06




Education intentionally ruined by dictatorship: Minister

Karachi: The Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that during the dictatorship the education of Sindh was intentionally ruined and its side effects can still be felt, and it is very disheartening that despite huge funding we are unable to achieve targets and enrolment is also falling. This he said while presiding over a meeting of DOs of Karachi Division here in Tugluq House on Tuesday. He said that he had been observing for the last fifteen years that no popular figures have emerged from public schools. The prevailing situation demands that big changes be made in the system. He directed the concerned officers to make regular visits to schools and ensure not only the attendance of teachers but also quality teaching. The Minister Education, while expressing his resentment over the poor performance of the Education Department, said that NGOs and the private sector seemed ahead of the government. He said that there is no room for politics in educational institutions and everyone has to work hard to increase enrolment in schools and overcome other shortcomings. Secretary Education Dr. Fazullah Pechuho, Special Secretary Dr. Mansoor Rizvi, Additional Secretary Khadim Channa and DOs of Karachi division also attended the meeting.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130431183&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160907



Civil Judge finds ten schools dysfunctional

District Dadu: The Civil Judge Johi city made a surprise visit of different Schools of Johi and found the school buildings filled with field material. He warned villagers not to keep that material in school buildings, otherwise action will be taken against responsible persons.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130431187&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160907


Primary School closed for past five days

District Badin: The Government Primary School FFR Chowk near Shadi Large has been closed after the retirement of a teacher. It was not opened even though another teacher has been deputed for the past 5 days.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130431188&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160907


School building in crumbling condition, students under trees

District Tharparkar: The building of Government High School Chachro is dilapidated. Students have to sit under trees and study.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130430903&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160907



School building in crumbling condition

District Khairpur Mirs: The building of Government Main Primary School Jarwar is completely damaged due to a lack of repair. Students have to sit under trees and study. Higher authorities were informed, but no notice was taken.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130430962&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160907



Girls Primary School dysfunctional for past eight years

District Matiari: Government Girls Primary School Allah Dino Sandh has been dysfunctional for the past eight years due to the carelessness of the education department. Hundreds of girls have been left deprived of basic education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_07092016010242.jpg


Decision to impose education emergency in Sindh Province

Karachi: The Sindh Government decided to impose an education emergency in the province. Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Murad Ali Shah has called for a meeting on 8th September.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/images/2016/Sep/07-09-2016/Page1/P1-30.htm


Thousands of Schools without basic facilities

Karachi: According to Sindh Government data, thousands of Schools in Sindh are without basic facilities of drinking water, electricity, toilets and compound walls. Meanwhile, 16517 primary schools are without electricity, 14364 without drinking water, 12839 without toilets, and 12338 Schools are standing without boundary walls. Likewise, 567 elementary schools are without electricity, 508 without drinking water, 370 without toilets and 333 lack boundary walls.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/images/2016/Sep/07-09-2016/Page1/P1-31.htm