Efforts on to bring about ‘change’: CM
Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Tuesday said that “Our government has brought change in education, police and revenue departments.”
Close call: School principal survives attack
The principal of a private educational institute survived a bomb blast targeting him in Mathra area of the provincial capital on Tuesday
Taking exception: HEC workers threaten to protest privatisation
Objecting to the privatisation of Heavy Electrical Complex (HEC) Hattar without protecting workers’ rights, their representatives have threatened to protest the decision.
Training of nonacademic staff
A five day training workshop was held at the University of Sawabi for nonacademic staff. The workshop was organized by Higher Education Commission from capacity building of the concerned officials.
Private medical colleges charging high fees
In Dera Ismail Khan, all private educational institutions are charging high for fees from successful students. Students are facing hurdles to pay off high amounts for their education at colleges including medical colleges.
10 varsity students get scholarships
At least 10 students of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU) were awarded scholarships under the ‘Pakistan-Scottish Scholarship Schemes.
Monitoring of examination centers
Education advisor monitored the management at Examination Centers at Government Girls High School and Central high school, Quetta. He said the government is working for improving the standard in education sector.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-08-2015/quetta/page2.asp
Enrollment campaigns by PSO
Pushtunkhwa Student Organization went to thousands of houses to meet parents for enrollment of their children in schools. They also visited a number of areas in Quetta.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-08-2015/quetta/page2.asp
Handing over the Balochistan Board to secondary education department
President BPLA said that government is handing over the Balochistan Board to Secondary education department. This it is not a positive sign for development in education sector. Just like in Punjab and Sindh, the Balochistan board should also be regulated through HEC.
Legislation for free education up to matric level
Education Minister AJK said that they are making amendments and legislations to introduce free education to children up to secondary level throughout the AJK. He said that the bill would be produced to assembly soon.
Of what remains: Returning to a broken education system in FATA
With the occupation of primary schools as temporary installations by the army during various military operations, it is believed over five million children are out of school in a region which has faced increasingly harsh conditions.
Schools continue to charge security fee
Private schools and colleges in the capital are still charging students hefty security fees despite warnings issued by the Capital Administration and Development Division.
PM’s laptop scheme First-ever ceremony held to award laptops to AIOU students
Education State Minister, Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman on Tuesday distributed laptops among 56 talented students of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for showing outstanding academic performance in their respective disciplines. These were handed over to the students of masters, MPhil and PhD programmes on their best academic ranking at a ceremony held at the university’s main campus.
Schedule for LLB examinations announced
Punjab University has announced the schedule for LLB Annual Examination 2015 – LLB, Part-I, II and III Examinations will start from June 15, 16 and 17, 2015 respectively.
Special Education Centre, PBM sans electricity since March 18
Special Education Centre, a school for special children, and Pakistan Baitul Maal (PBM) in Sector H-8/4 have been facing blackout as there has been no power supply for the last two weeks in these institutions after burning of the electricity transformer.
Humiliated by bureaucracy
The Federal Employees Benevolent Fund (FEBF) was established in 1969 to provide insurance coverage, benevolent grants, educational stipend and educational and farewell grants to the government officials. FEBF deducts a certain amount from about 580,000 government employees on a monthly basis and pays out grants as and when they are required. But for one section officer of the federal government, the process of obtaining a grant from the FEBF was a humiliating experience.
NUST launches biomass resource mapping
The Centre for Advance Studies in Energy (CASEN), National University of Science and Technology, conducted a one-day training workshop to start ground survey of agricultural fields in Pakistan for the estimation of crop residue leading towards development of biomass atlas of Pakistan.
Honour for RIS student
Ms. Zainab Abbas, a student of Roots International School (RIS), has been chosen as country chief editor for the regional ‘PASCH’ online newspaper of South Asia, a project of Goethe Institute.
USAID helps students continue studies
At the ceremony organised by USAID to commemorate the achievements of its sponsored Civilian Victim Support Programme (CVSP) there was incidents told of USAID helping terrorism victims rebuild their life by supporting education along with providing prosthetics to the injured, job preparation training, and small grants to support entrepreneurs.
Dead student ‘passes’ AIOU workshop that began days after his death
The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), the largest distance learning institution in the country, passed a deceased student in a 24-day workshop he was required to attend on campus, a report in the local media said on Tuesday.
Lively debate contest held at Beaconhouse
The English Literary Society of Beaconhouse Senior Branch, Gulrez, organised a debate contest to encourage public speaking among students
FUMC celebrates World Health Day
Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) organised World Health Day Celebrations 2015 here on Tuesday. While addressing the gathering, the Rector FUI said that we should be conscious of the fact that prevention is better than cure.
RIS organizes 27th Annual Convocation
The 27h Annual convocation of Roots International Schools (RIS) was held at Jinnah Convocation Center, Islamabad. Minister of State for Federal Education, Professional Training Baleegh-ur-Rehman was invited as the guest of honor.
Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/Advt.php?StoryImage=08_04_2015_152_008
Chishti receives PhD degree
National University of Modern Languages (NUML) conferred the coveted PhD degree in English Linguistics on Dr Ilyas Chishti here at the university’s main campus on Tuesday.
Teachers to plan protest drive today
Some 3,000 posts of teachers from BS-17 to BS-20 had been lying vacant for the last one and-a-half years. Posts of headmasters in some 1,300 schools are also lying vacant while implementation on the pay and promotion package for another 13,000 teachers is also being delayed. These circumstances have created unrest among the teachers community and they are now left with no option but to protest on roads.
Teachers demo for posting of Ghazi University VC
Teachers and managerial staff of the Ghazi University here on Tuesday staged a demonstration demanding appointment of a permanent vice chancellor of the varsity. They also demanded release of their salaries.
In order to curb cheating tendency and ensure security during BA, BSC examinations, the DCO has imposed Section 144 in and around the examination centres throughout the district. According to orders, no unauthorised person will be allowed to enter in the limit of examination centres.
Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-08/page-5/detail-2
Students for balanced and quality education
The government should take practical steps in the coming budget to resolve energy crisis, provide employment opportunities to youths and ensure balanced and quality education in all the urban and rural areas of Pakistan. These views were expressed by the students of different educational institutions in Jang Economic Session on ‘students’ suggestion on forthcoming budget’, here Tuesday.
Painting for peace
Tanzeemul Fajr has arranged a painting competition at town level to educate the students to promote peace in the society.
Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-08/page-14/detail-5
UoG holds TEDx for idea-focused talks
The TEDx University of Gujrat (UoG) was held in Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin Library Auditorium of the university on Tuesday. About 200 students of different departments attended the event.
Punjab University students participated in different competitions and clinched prominent positions in ‘Lyallpur Art & Literature Festival 2015’ at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.
Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-311467-PU-distinction
Tevta signs MoU with UVAS on poultry courses
Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has signed an MoU with University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) and Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) on Tuesday to offer poultry related courses.
Over 3,725 schools were closed by May 2013, PA told
Provincial Education Minister Nisar Khuhro informed the Sindh Assembly on Tuesday that over 3,725 schools were closed in the province by May 2013 . The largest single reason contributing to school closure was unavailability of teachers, owing to which 1,677 schools were closed and 659 schools were closed down as there was no population / no enrolment.
87 schools shut in Sindh over security stuation
Sindh Senior Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khusro on Tuesday informed that there were 87 schools in the province that were closed due to law and order situations.
Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-04-08/page-13
Ill-prepared: Matric board betrays students yet again
Around 500 students found themselves in a quandary as the exam centres where they were supposed to appear for their Matric exam, refused to render their services at the 11th hour.
Strict instructions for matric exams by DC Umar Kot
Deputy Commissioner, Umer Kot, gaves strict instructions for monitoring of matric examination centers. He said that a strict action would be undertaken if cheating were found during exam at any center of Umer Kot.
Rampant cheating at centres marks start of SSC exams in Sindh
Several hundred cases of cheating and impersonation were detected at various centres across the interior of Sindh on the first day of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination that began on Tuesday. Over 300,000 candidates are appearing in the exams being conducted under the Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and Larkana boards.
Education Officials not receiving salaries
Almost 200 teachers in higher Administration of Education Department, Karachi, are not receiving their salaries since three months. Their economic conditions are very poor.
Larkana primary school non-functional for 23 years
Government Girls Primary School in Larkana is non-functional for last 23 years, as teachers and other staff were drawing monthly salaries while sitting at home.
Charge-sheet admitted for hearing in KU teacher murder case
An antiterrorism court admitted on Tuesday a chargesheet for hearing and issued warrants for the arrest of absconders in a case pertaining to the murder of KarachiUniversity`s deanofIslamic Studies Prof Dr Shakeel Auj.
Vice chancellors not appointed in six universities
Due to amendments in legislations for Universities, Vice chancellors of almost six universities of Sindh Region needed to be appointed. In beginning of coming year, these vice chancellors are being retiring.
Balochistan: Politicising education by Adnan Aamir
Balochistan is considered the most backward province in Pakistan; and one of the reasons for this backwardness is the poor state of education. The literacy rate in Balochistan, standing at 39 percent, is the lowest when compared with all other provinces. Over 2.3 million children are out of school and there is lack of basic infrastructure and facilities in most colleges and schools of the province.
Role of Education by Dr. Muhammad Aslam Dogar
Providing awareness for literacy and education is in our culture but currently it is not common in our society. We need to take care of basic rights of each other.
War on Language by Naziha Syed Ali
According to Article 28 in the chapter on fundamental rights, the Constitution says: `... any section of citizens having a distinct language, script or culture shall have the right to preserve and promote the same and subject to law, establish institutions for that purpose`. In Balochistan however, government schools do not teach either Balochi or Brahui. Balochi is only taught in a few private schools here.
Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1174552
Post-Peshawar school massacre by Dr. Qaiser Rashid
the massacre that took place at the Army Public School (APS), Peshawar, on December 16, 2014, devouring the lives of more than 100 innocent young students, transformed both the internal and external policies of Pakistan. Why is Pakistan waiting for a bombshell to wake up? Why did Pakistan wait for the Peshawar school bloodshed to take place to rouse from the slumber of inaction and formulate a national action plan?
Kenya takes revenge
After the massacre at a Kenyan varsity on Thursday, retaliation has followed. Kenya has launched airstrikes targeting the Somalian bases of terror group al Shabaab, which was responsible for the horrific attack in which as many as 148 innocent university students were killed in a massacre on their campus. The Garissa University College attack was the worst ever terror attack on Kenyan soil since the 1998 one on the US embassy.
Letters to the editor
Teaching one’s mother tongue in schools
Despite having a rich cultural heritage, Pakistan is still waiting to introduce the teaching of the mother language as a compulsory subject at the primary level. According to psychologists, a child’s psychological and personality development often depends on what has been conveyed through the mother tongue at an early age.
Students Transport Issues
The University of Karachi caters to the educational needs of around 270,000 students but there are only 27 ‘point buses’ running at the moment. This ‘fleet of buses’ is anedequate for such a large number of students.
The language puzzle
The Sindh government’s decision to introduce Chinese from grade VI is not a healthy development given the present abysmal state of education in the province.
Being killed while asleep
Is the attack on Garissa University campus hostel in Kenya, April 02, which left around 150 students dead and countless injured and severally traumatised, going to be remembered as APS attack in Peshawar, Dec 16 last year?
Children provided better educational environment, Curricular and extra-curricular activities have linked with each other
South Wazirsitan: South Waziristan Political Administration under the governor special development program support arranged curricular and extra-curricular activities program in government higher secondary school Shahoor teshsil Sarokai.
Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTA3Mjkx
Chief Minister today started school admission campaign
Peshawar: Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa starting school admission campaign in all the prpvince government schools today. The Chief Minister, KP inaugurated the campaign today in Government Shaheed Hasnain Shareef Higher Secondary School # 1 Peshawar.
Peshawar; 2013 Competitive exam candidates have the access to their given papers
Peshawar: Provincial Public Service Commission under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa access to information legislation given the 2103 competitive exam candidates to their given papers in 2013 exams. It is the first time in Pakistan the candidates given their papers in such type of exams.
Primary School Haji Baba Swat surrounding graveyard area fill with dirt
Swat: Government Primary School Haji Baba Swat surrounding graveyard area fully fill with dirt. The TMA employees are not giving attention towards cleaning of the area from the long time. The concerned department approached so many times but no hearing. The students & people of the area are facing great difficulties.
Irregularities in Peshawar University- IJT prepared white paper
Peshawar: The Technical Action Committee of Islami Jamiat Talaba Peshawar University prepared about the irregularities, corruption and bogus degrees in Peshawar University. The IJT General Secretary headed committee files all the corruption and irregularities of the vice chancellor Dr.Rasool Jan. During the meeting IJT announced VC expulsion campaign.
Complete Story: http://www.naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx
Dozens of Colleges, Assistant Teaching candidates deprived from the employment
Takht Bhai: District Mardan belonging dozens of Colleges Assistant Teaching candidates still waiting for the employment. They fulfill all the requirements but ignoring now. The candidates informed the media that they have given test in 2014 for the KP colleges Assistant Teaching posts 2400 candidates selected out of 3800 candidates and included their names in selected candidates merit list but in the second list they are fully ignored.
Complete story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.5
Peshawar University Hostels Canteens administrations ignored the given price list
Peshawar: Peshawar University Hostels Canteens administrations ignored the given price list from the University administration and receiving their desire rates on the other hand the standard of foods are also sub standard & against the hygiene. The students are facing great difficulties including stomach disease.
Complete story: Daily Subah, Peshawar, Page No.3
FATA educational structure has paralyzed, Syed Ihsanullah Waqas
Mohmand Agency: The Mohmand Agency FATA educational structure has damaged totally. The people of the area first time Internally Displaced and now return back to their houses but facing lot of problems. These views shared by the Syed Ihsanullah Wiqas, Vice President Al-Khidmat Foundation on the occasion of the distribution of the prize ceremony in a local school.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.3
Mardan, Matric exams was held very transparent way. Mussarat Shah
Swabi: Pakistan International Human Rights Organization President Mussarat Shah said this year matriculation examination was held very transparent way in Mardan under the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Mardan.
Complete story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.3
CM Baluchistan took notice of copy culture in Naseerabad and Turbat
Quetta : Chief Minister Baluchistan Dr: Abdul Malik Baloch took notice of copy culture in examination of intermediate board conducted on Tuesday in Naseerabad and Turbat. He strongly said to Divisional commissioner and relevant authorities to visit examinational centers on daily basis so that copy culture and mishaps in examinational centers should be stopped.
Daily Jung, Quetta, Page No.2
Daily Ba-Khabar, Quetta, Page No.1
Baluchistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar
Quetta: Controller of examination Baluchistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar issued examinational notice. Exams will be start from 20th April 2015.
Teams formatted for Intermediate Examination
Quetta : Intermediate examinations are going on in all Districts of Baluchistan. Teams have been formatted of different officials to stop copy culture and mishaps during examinations in the province.
Complete story: Daily Intekhab, Hub, Page No.1
Girls should be given Complete freedom in Education Field
Gawader: Municipal Chairman Abid Raheem being chief guest and other educational and officials applauded educational struggles and services of martyr Sir Zahid Askani and said we being nation should encourage and expend girls education in our society, because 60% of population of our country is comprises of women. If we encourage girls education we will get in turn a educated society and nation.
Complete story: Daily Intekhab, Hub, Page No.2
Demand of Middle school in Dalbandeen
Dalbandeen: Malik Raza Shah demanded for middle school in his area. Because unavailability of middle school in the area constrain most of children to leave education in between.
Complete story: Daily Ba-Khabar, Quetta, Page No.2
Government taking steps for Standard Education in Government Institutions
Quetta: Advisor of Education Raza Barech said government is taking positive and immediate steps for betterment of education in government institutions. He said admission campaign is achieving its desired goals of demolishing illiteracy from province.
Secretary education Mr. Abdul Saboor showed dissatisfaction on cleanliness of school atmosphere and class room conditions. He strongly ordered to principal senior high school to keep school environment clean.
Complete story: Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No.2
Education campaign means produce awareness in Public
Quetta : In statement of Hazara Student Federation it’s said that through educational movement we can incline parents as well as students towards importance of education. Through this movement every literate can better understand his common power to reform the society through tool of education.
Complete story: Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No.2
Security funds for Girls School eaten up, officials taking bribe
Khairpur Tamaywali: Sources have informed the press that security funds given by the Punjab Government has been eaten up by the school management of Govt. Girls School and the Education Department Officers are charging RS.4000 to 5000 as bribery from schools for giving security clearance. According to reports, 95% schools could not improve their security arrangements.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.9
DCO asked to take notice of poor security of schools
Head Rajkan: The parents of the children have appealed to the DCO to take notice of the poor security arrangements of the Boys and Girls Primary Schools of the area.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-04-08/page-11
The Role of Education (Column “Zeray Lub” by Dr. Mohammed Aslam Dogar)
Ahmed Nadeem Qasim had warned the Asian and African participants of a conference held in Islamabad that they could not progress in science and technology unless they progress their cultures. No society can progress without progress in education. The education system in our country has failed to develop character among students. The highest level professors also continue to be arrogant and stubborn and often harm the future and careers of their students due to their arrogance if they get over something. The teachers must teach their students to give the rights of others as well and not only to fight for the rights of their own.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-04-08/page-4
Students concened over abolishing Biology Department in Boys High School
Tarandah Mohammed Panah: The students of Govt. Boys High School, Chak No.37/A are concerned over the abolishing of the Department of Biology in the said school. The parents and the civil society has strongly reacted against the action of the authorities.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.9
Funds and security demanded for schools around Sindh River
Saitpur: Malik Abdul Latif Councillor has demanded that schools around the Sindh River should be given funds to appoint security guards and upgrade boundary walls.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.6
Education Ministry to link Teacher promotions with results
Chishtian: The Punjab Provincial Ministry of Education has asked all the schools to submit the report about results of the students because the Ministry of Education wants to link the promotion of the teachers with the results of the students.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.8
Boys and Girls Colleges demanded by people
Khairpur Saddaat: The residents of the area have demanded Boys and Degree Colleges for the area beucause the hundreds of boys and girls have to go to Alipur for college education on motorbikes.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.3
Vacancies of Headmaster and Headmistress vacant for many years
Mantthar: The Govt. Schools of Chak No.140/P, 141/P, 136/P, 188/P, 143/P, 97/P, 120/P, 123/P, and 137/P are being run without school heads and are cuasing harm to the proper functioning and education of students. They have demanded appointment of school heads in all the above schools.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.3
Govt. Schools to be reduced from 52000 to 40000
Rawalpindi: The Punjab Government has decided to reduce the number of Government schools from 52000 to 40000. In the first phase, Higher Secondary and Primary Schools will be reduced to half, and all Higher Secondary Schools will be abolished which are within the range of 5 to 10 kilometers of a College. The Primary Schools which are showing poor results with be handed over to Punjab Education Foundation.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.3
Commerce Teachers continue their protest
Kot Sultan: The contract teachers of Government Institute of Commerce continued their protest with black bands on their arms and said they will continue the protest till the acceptance of their demands. They demanded that the government must abolish its contract policy.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.8
Protest for repairing of school building
District Khairpur Mirs: The building of Government Girls Primary School village Bhango Bahan is decaying due to its poor condition. The residents protested and told that their girls are getting education under open sky due to dangerous building. They demanded for repairing of school building.
Director Education visited schools; text books distributed
District Naushehro Feroz: Director Education Nawabshah Mr. Bashir Ahmed Memon visited Primary School village Qurban Ali Tanwari; he asked questions from the students and distributed books among them. He praised the talent of the students.
214 students caught in copy case in Larkana Division
131 Examination centers were formed by the Board of intermediate Larkana in different cities, Qamber, larkana, mehar, kandhkot, Jacobabad and others. No any formal precautions were taken in order to stop cheating during examinations. About 214 Students of different centers have been caught while cheating in their papers. Whereas even police did not play any pivotal part in stopping copy, photo state machines remained open during examinations and mismanagement took place inside the centers.
Free text books distributed among students
District Tando Muhammad Khan: District Education Officer Tando Muhammad Khan Mr. Ashraf Memon distributed books in the students of Government Primary School Karimabad. On the occasion he said Ghost Schools would be restored and actions would be taken against Ghost Teachers.
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Education Minster confessed closure of Schools in sindh due to Shortage of Teachers
Karachi: Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has confessed that 3729 School in Sindh are closed due to security problems and shortage of Teachers. He said 87 schools are closed due to insecurity problems in different areas of Sindh; whereas 1677 Schools are closed due to shortage of Teachers. While talking about appointments, he said 6115 posts for Lectureship are approved; whereas 5300 Lecturers are working since March and 815 posts are vacant. He added that former appointments were illegal; while 50 coror rupees endowment funds have been approved for the poor students.
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Thul: Cheating during ninth matric examination
District Jacobabad: Cheating remained on top during the examination of ninth and matric class in different areas of Taluka Thull. 10 people were arrested by DSP while found involved in fetching cheating papers to the students. Whereas, a clash took place on a photo sate machine shop and five people got injured.
Protest for promotion of Education
District Larkana: Sindh United Party members organized protest for the promotion of Education in Taluka Dokri. They gathered on press conference and told that countless schools are closed in Taluka Dokri, but Education department is silent to take any notice and restore them.