8 Feb 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 

Public confidence in government schools

KP’s Minister for Education, Muhammad Atif Khan said that the confidence of general public will be restored in the government schools. Provincial government is striving hard to enhance the teaching capabilities of teachers.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103331982&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160207 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103331982&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160207>




Safe from terror: KP govt calls conference to protect schools <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1041706/safe-from-terror-k-p-govt-calls-conference-to-protect-schools/>


As fears surrounding security of schools are at their peak, the K-P government has decided to convene a conference to mobilise the community to protect educational institutes. An official of the education department told The Express Tribune the government reviewed the standard operating procedures which needed to be implemented by schools across the province.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1041706/safe-from-terror-k-p-govt-calls-conference-to-protect-schools/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1041706/safe-from-terror-k-p-govt-calls-conference-to-protect-schools/>


http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=08_02_2016_152_008 <http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=08_02_2016_152_008>




A universal requirement: watchdog demands education be brought under public services act <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1042190/a-universal-requirement-watchdog-demands-education-be-brought-under-public-services-act/>


Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA) has demanded education be included in the K-P Right to Public Services Act 2014. This was mentioned in a handout issued on Sunday.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1042190/a-universal-requirement-watchdog-demands-education-be-brought-under-public-services-act/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1042190/a-universal-requirement-watchdog-demands-education-be-brought-under-public-services-act/>




JI points out ‘objectionable material’ in textbooks to govt <http://www.dawn.com/news/1238122/ji-points-out-objectionable-material-in-textbooks-to-govt>


Jamaat-e-Islami has submitted a long list of what it deems objectionable material in the textbooks of government schools to the education department and termed it against the Islamic and country’s norms, according to sources.


Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1238122 <http://www.dawn.com/news/1238122>




Old exam system restored for 5th graders <http://www.dawn.com/news/1238110/old-exam-system-restored-for-5th-graders>


The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa elementary and secondary education department has restored the old examination system for the 5th graders in all the state-run schools of the province, Dawn learnt on Saturday.


Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1238110 <http://www.dawn.com/news/1238110>




Karak Nazim suspended education official over alleged corruption


District Nazim Dr Umer Daraz Khattak has suspended the assistant district officer (education) on charges of corruption and misuse of authority and asked the district education officer to conduct an enquiry against him. A delegation of All Primary Teachers Association, Karak, led by its district president Javed Iqbal Khattak.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96712-Karak-nazim-suspends-education-official-over-alleged-corruption <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96712-Karak-nazim-suspends-education-official-over-alleged-corruption>


http://www.dawn.com/news/1238113/education-official-suspended-over-corruption-charge <http://www.dawn.com/news/1238113/education-official-suspended-over-corruption-charge>


http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-08/page-4/detail-4 <http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-08/page-4/detail-4>




Security mechanism finalised


SSP Operations Peshawar, Abbass Majeed Marwat has said that the security mechanism for academic institutes has been finalized. Cases have been registered against concerned officials of 5 universities, 32 colleges and 750 private and public schools. But they won’t be arrested because of their sacred profession.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103328156&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160205 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103328156&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160205




Students protest against expulsion from school


Students staged a protest in front of Peshawar press club under the aegis of Dr. Khan Movement. They held placards and shouted slogans for protection of academic institutes. They stressed that there school had been built upon government land. Therefore, they should not be expelled.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103328195&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160205 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103328195&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160205>




Service structure approved for higher secondary it teachers


SSI, SSTIT and CTI form all the higher secondary schools of province will get BPS-17, BPS-16 and BPS-7 respectively. Education department has given the approval for this restructuring.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103328293&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160205 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103328293&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160205>




Quality of education is improving in Pakistan, says chairman HEC


While addressing in a conference co-organised by Abdul Wali Khan University and Success Foundation, Chairman HEC, Mukhtar Ahmad said that the quality of education had improved in Pakistan. Now Pakistan’s three universities are among the top 100 universities with lifetime of less than 50 years. He also said that youth should be introduced to true essence of Islam to root out terrorist mindset.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103328288&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160205 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103328288&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160205>


http://e.jang.com.pk/02-06-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_02.gif <http://e.jang.com.pk/02-06-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_02.gif>


http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103328116&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160205 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103328116&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160205>




Honor for Postgraduate College Mardan


First and Second position in BS exams is an honor for Post graduate College Mardan. The extraordinary performance shown by the students of Postgraduate College in the exams held by Abdul Wali Khan University are the result of untiring efforts of the teachers.


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-02-08/page-3 <http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-02-08/page-3>




Privatisation to be rolled out at government colleges on trial basis


The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government is planning on privatising government-run colleges across the province. A senior official at the higher education department told The Express Tribune the plan is to initially privatise select colleges in Peshawar and Mardan as a pilot project.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1042209/from-the-public-sector-privatisation-to-be-rolled-out-at-govt-colleges-on-trial-basis/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1042209/from-the-public-sector-privatisation-to-be-rolled-out-at-govt-colleges-on-trial-basis/>




In the aftermath: BKU students demand privileges offered to aps survivors <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1040513/in-the-aftermath-bku-students-demand-privileges-offered-to-aps-survivors/>


Students of Bacha Khan University, Charsadda have urged the government to provide them the same privileges offered to victims of the Army Public School attack on December 16, 2014. Speaking at a news conference at Peshawar Press Club on Thursday, a large number of varsity students said the BKU attack has left an indelible mark on the psyche of students.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1040513/in-the-aftermath-bku-students-demand-privileges-offered-to-aps-survivors/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1040513/in-the-aftermath-bku-students-demand-privileges-offered-to-aps-survivors/>


http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=05_02_2016_182_005 <http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=05_02_2016_182_005>


http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288453 <http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288453>




No country can prosper without education


Principal, Rehman Medica Institute, Iqbal Hussain has said that no country can prosper without education. In modern times, growth of every country is dependent upon education.


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-02-06/page-2 <http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-02-06/page-2>








Special force for security


Balochistan’s Secretary for Education, Abdul Saboor Kakar has said that a special force will be formed for security of academic institutes. 400 security personnel will be hired for the said force.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103333591&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160208 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103333591&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160208>




Public should send their children to schools


It has been appealed to the general public in Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party’s statement that they should send their boys and girls to schools at the start of new academic year.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103333524&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160208 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103333524&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160208>




Education for street children


Al-Khidmat Foundation is going to start Street Child Program after Orphan Child program. In order to make the street children productive for the society, 1.5 crore worth program is being launched.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103333109&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160208 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103333109&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160208>




Inspection of free books


Balochistan’s Minister for Education, Abdul Rahim Ziartowaal inspected the stock of books that are supposed to be distributed free to the students. Pashtun Students Federation has also urged the government to provide free books before the start of new academic year.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103331330&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160207 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103331330&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160207>


http://e.jang.com.pk/02-08-2016/Quetta/page2.asp <http://e.jang.com.pk/02-08-2016/Quetta/page2.asp>




UOT Lacks Instructors


University of Turbat is the only university in Makran Division and second in Balochistan after Quetta University. It has got a very huge prominence among the students. The university came out as a hope for the students of Makran which has developed a good reading culture too.


Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288285 <http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288285>








Assistant Commissioner Inspects Govt. Primary Schools


Upon directions form Deputy Commissioner Mirpur and complaints of general public, AC Mirpur Raja Aurangzeb conducted an inspection of Govt. Primary School. He has asked the education department to start inquiry against the absent teacher.


Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-02-07/4462/3%20copy.jpg <http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-02-07/4462/3%20copy.jpg>




Education and latest technology in FATA


PM’s Foreign Affairs advisor, Sartaj Aziz has said that the government will provide modern education and latest technology to in FATA. Needs of tribal areas will be met according to tribal values.


Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-05-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=646.gif <http://e.jang.com.pk/02-05-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=646.gif>




Old formula for recruitment of teachers


Secretary Information of Wahdat Teachers Association has urged in a statement that the ole formula for recruitment of teachers should be applied in FATA.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103333543&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160208 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103333543&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160208>




FATA’s Youth demand for education facilities


Former Sports Secretary of North Waziristan has said that government should leave all the reforms agendas and should provide education facilities to the children and youth of FATA.


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-02-08/page-3 <http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-02-08/page-3>




Revolution through education


PM AJK, Ch Majeed has said that revolution in AJK will be brought only through education. Such an education system will be introduced in AJK that would meet the international standards.


Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-02-07/4461/azad%20ch%20copy.jpg <http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-02-07/4461/azad%20ch%20copy.jpg>




First University of AJK facing conspiracies


First university of AJK, Azad Kashmir University is facing conspiracies at the hands of local influential mafia. The students who come for admission are being directed to take admissions in universities of Bagh, Poonch and Mirpur.


Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-02-07/4461/azad%20uni%20copy.jpg <http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-02-07/4461/azad%20uni%20copy.jpg>








Schools Reform Program


Ministry of CADD has started implementing the PM School Reforms Program. In the first phase 21 schools of rural areas will be up-graded.


Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-02-07/page-3 <http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-02-07/page-3>




Protest by private schools


Private Schools Association has warned that if government doesn’t take back the decision of closing the private schools in residential areas then the school owners will resort to protests. The association’s head has said that government hasn’t built a single school in the Federal Capital for the last 25 years.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103327912&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160205 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103327912&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160205>


http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-06&edition=ISL&id=2157412_57699530 <http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-06&edition=ISL&id=2157412_57699530>




On the outskirts: a tale of two neglected govt schools <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1041837/on-the-outskirts-a-tale-of-two-neglected-govt-schools/>


While education authorities have been claiming to streamline and restructure the tattered education system, at least in the federal capital, with the provision of state-of-the-art facilities, the condition of two government schools on Islamabad’s outskirts contradicts their assertion, to say the least.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1041837/on-the-outskirts-a-tale-of-two-neglected-govt-schools/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1041837/on-the-outskirts-a-tale-of-two-neglected-govt-schools/>




Around 1,500 private schools lack security <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1041230/securing-campuses-around-1500-private-schools-lack-security/>


Punjab government has decided to issue notices to 1500 private schools in the province after their security was found to be unsatisfactory. The schools who still fail to implement security guidelines will be sealed, sources told Daily Express.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1041230/securing-campuses-around-1500-private-schools-lack-security/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1041230/securing-campuses-around-1500-private-schools-lack-security/>




CDA model school holds prize distribution ceremony


The CDA Model School on Wednesday organised the annual prize distribution ceremony among students who gave outstanding performance in academic and extra-curricular activities during the last one year. “Extra-ordinary performance of students in curricular and extra-curricular activities reflects the best professional skills of the teachers of the CDA Model School.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96325-CDA-Model-School-holds-prize-distribution-ceremony <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96325-CDA-Model-School-holds-prize-distribution-ceremony>




250 scholarship given to students in two years


Around 250 students have won scholarships during the last two years to do a doctorate in Chinese and South Korean universities. The students were selected by the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination through the National Testing Service, an independent organisation, which holds academic performance evaluation tests of the students seeking admission to colleges and universities.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96725-250-scholarships-given-to-students-in-two-years <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96725-250-scholarships-given-to-students-in-two-years>




40 govt secondary school teachers to depart for us under tea programme <http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/06-Feb-2016/40-govt-secondary-school-teachers-to-depart-for-us-under-tea-programme>


40 secondary school teachers are set to depart for the United States on the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Programme. These government school English language teachers who were selected through a competitive process will have the opportunity to enhance their English teaching skills through a six-week intensive programme for teaching skills.


Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-06/page-13/detail-3 <http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-06/page-13/detail-3>




Chinese new year celebrate at city school


The City School, E-11 Campus, joined in the week-long celebrations of Chinese New Year to express love and solidarity with the neighbouring country, says a press release. The school was adorned with the red lanterns and traditional figures, exaggerated patterns, drawings and symbolic images, all in red, the colour of the festival.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96326-Chinese-New-Year-celebrated-at-City-School <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96326-Chinese-New-Year-celebrated-at-City-School>




Girls education helps change a nation’s fate


The girls’ education is a leading source of changing the fate of a nation. This was stated by International Islamic University Islamabad Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai while addressing the orientation session for new girls students. The event was organised by the IIU Faculty of Management Sciences (female campus).


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96334-Girls-education-helps-change-a-nations-fate <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96334-Girls-education-helps-change-a-nations-fate>




Public schools in danger of losing playgrounds to private academic institutions


The federal government educational institutions are in danger of losing their playgrounds to the private institutions as Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat Chairman Senator Muhammad Talha Mahmood on Thursday suggested that the additional land of these government schools could be given to private schools on lease.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96105-Public-schools-in-danger-of-losing-playgrounds-to-private-academic-institutions <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96105-Public-schools-in-danger-of-losing-playgrounds-to-private-academic-institutions>




Going to school in the shadow of terror threat


Over the years terrorism has, undoubtedly, been a menace to everyone in Pakistan like rest of the world. However, a kind of shift has been noticed vis-à-vis this threat in the country after the attack on Army Public School (APS), Peshawar in December 2014 and more recently after the attack on Bacha Khan University, Charsadda.  Today our children are vulnerable and exposed to such threats on a daily basis when going to schools.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/96116-Going-to-schools-in-the-shadow-of-terror-threat <http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/96116-Going-to-schools-in-the-shadow-of-terror-threat>




FDE primary schools have 720 vacancies of teachers


The government primary schools in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) have over 700 teaching vacancies, adversely affecting the learning of students. The capital’s all government schools are overseen by the Federal Directorate of Education. According to a relevant FDE official, 720 posts from BPS-19 to BPS-9 have long been lying vacant at the local primary schools.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96321-FDE-primary-schools-have-720-vacancies-of-teachers <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96321-FDE-primary-schools-have-720-vacancies-of-teachers>




Teachers’ issues to be resolved expeditiously


Standing Committee of Senate held a meeting with Talha Mehmood in chair to discuss the long standing issue of teachers of FDE. Teachers’ representatives told the meeting that the teachers were on roads for the last 72 days. They were assured that their issues were resolved expeditiously.


Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-05-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=649.gif <http://e.jang.com.pk/02-05-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=649.gif>




Notices to 1500 school owners


Punjab government has given show cause notices to 1500 school owners of Punjab on grounds of insufficient security measures. On the other hand APPSA has warned that if government continues to intimidate the private school owners then 9 lac private schools will be sealed as a protest.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103329775&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160206 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103329775&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160206>




Recruitment process by FDE expected to be suspended


It is feared that the process of creation of 2330 new posts by Federal Directorate of Education is going to be halted. Moreover, the process of transfer and deputation of teachers is also expected to go to back burner.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103328549&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160205 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103328549&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160205>




Youth should prepare themselves for better education


VC AIOU, Dr. Shahid Siddiqui has said that the youth should prepare themselves for better education because no society can prosper without education.


 Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103328585&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160205 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103328585&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160205>




HEC completes review of universities


Upon the directions of PM Nawaz Shareef, HEC has completed the review of Governance and Quality Assurance Mechanism of 100 public and private universities. The remaining reviews will be completed by March.


Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-02-07/page-3 <http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-02-07/page-3>


http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96522-HEC-panels-to-review-higher-education-institutions <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96522-HEC-panels-to-review-higher-education-institutions>


http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-07/page-13/detail-3 <http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-07/page-13/detail-3>


http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96493-HEC-reviews-varsities-compliance-with-quality-assurance-mechanism <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96493-HEC-reviews-varsities-compliance-with-quality-assurance-mechanism>




Copyright violations: HEC struggle to get varsities to act against plagiarists


A list of faculty members blacklisted for plagiarism by the Higher Education Commission is getting longer, crossing the figure of 50 but neither the HEC nor the universities have shown much interest in punishing the perpetrators.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1042353/copyright-violations-hec-struggles-to-get-varsities-to-act-against-plagiarists/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1042353/copyright-violations-hec-struggles-to-get-varsities-to-act-against-plagiarists/>




Increase in Foreign Scholarships


Minister of State for Education and Technical Training, Baligh ur Rehman has said that HEC has increased the foreign scholarships from 7000 to 15000. Lap tops have also been distributed to improve the quality of higher education.


Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-02-07/page-3 <http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-02-07/page-3>




ITO concludes at AIR University


The closing ceremony of a three-day Indigenous on Campus Training (IOT) was held at the Air University, says a press release. The Higher Education Commission-funded workshop was organised by Quality Enhancement Cell of Air University under the leadership of Director Quality Air Commodore (r) Abdul Wahab Motla.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96332-ITO-concludes-at-Air-University <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96332-ITO-concludes-at-Air-University>




International education conference concludes at AIOU


Investment in teaching is the need of the day and is the best saving for the future of country and nation. The way forward is to strengthen teachers’ training programmes and to adopt new technologies for the dissemination of knowledge. Universities and educational institutions must focus on educational research.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95876-International-education-conference-concludes-at-AIOU <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95876-International-education-conference-concludes-at-AIOU>


http://tribune.com.pk/story/1040545/aiou-conference-education-experts-emphasise-the-need-for-critical-research/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1040545/aiou-conference-education-experts-emphasise-the-need-for-critical-research/>




NAVTTC to impart technical training to 50,000 students <http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/07-Feb-2016/navttc-to-impart-technical-training-to-50-000-students>


National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) under the Prime Minister Youth Skills Development Programme (PMYSDP) will provide training to 50,000 students in various technical institutes across the country.


Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-07/page-13/detail-2 <http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-07/page-13/detail-2>




NEF initiates pilot project for vocational schools


The National Education Foundation (NEF) has initiated a pilot project of vocational schools in various parts of the country to lure back dropout children for skill development and formal education. Besides the federal capital, the project has been launched in areas like Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA), Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan.


Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-08/page-13/detail-7 <http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-08/page-13/detail-7>




QAU to give more arms to guards


The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has decided to provide more modern weapons to its security guards. Currently, around 200 guards, including armed ones, are deployed on the university’s 1,500 acres premises at the foot of the Margallah hills. According to QAU Vice-Chancellor Dr Javed Ashraf, more modern weapons will be given to the university’s guards to ensure foolproof security of the students and staff members on campus.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96521-QAU-to-give-more-arms-to-guards <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96521-QAU-to-give-more-arms-to-guards>




USEFP offers Fulbright awards for Masters,PHD


The United States Educational Foundation (USEFP) has offered Fulbright Awards 2017 for Master’s and PhD Programs for Pakistani citizens with strong academic histories and committed to serving in country. All disciplines are eligible except clinical medicine and applicants are especially encouraged in Energy, Water, Agricultural, Health and Education, said a document of USEFP.


Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288482 <http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288482>




QAU imposes ban on its faculty for teaching in private varsities 


Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) has imposed a ban on its faculty members to teach in private universities. Following the decision, no faculty member can teach in any private university as a visiting teacher. The step has been taken to engage faculty members to give full time at the university.


Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-07/page-13/detail-5 <http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-07/page-13/detail-5>




AIOU to launch special issue of its ‘journal of education’


Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is going to launch a special issue of its ‘Journal of Education’ based on the selected papers out of the total 170 papers. The academicians and researchers presented these papers from home and abroad at an international conference on ‘Research and Practices in Education’.


Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-07/page-13/detail-6 <http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-07/page-13/detail-6>


http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288489 <http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288489>


http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288336 <http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288336>




4pc of GDP recommended for education


In what seems to be an attempt to uplift the education sector, uniform education along with increasing education spending to 4 per cent of the GDP was recommended.

Speakers at a forum organized by Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform recommended that Urdu should be introduced as the medium of instruction.


Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288219 <http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288219>




Conference on business schools to start on 17th


Dean, directors and heads of 82 business schools of Pakistan will participate in the two-day international conference on 'Emerging Challenges of Business Schools' to be organised by the National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) from February 17-18.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96721-Conference-on-business-schools-to-start-on-17th <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/96721-Conference-on-business-schools-to-start-on-17th>




AIOU begins online admission facility


AIOU has begun the online admission facility. This facility is available for submitting any admission form from Matriculation to PhD programs.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103333192&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160208 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103333192&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160208>


http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-08&edition=ISL&id=2161513_52158246 <http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-08&edition=ISL&id=2161513_52158246>




Over 80,936 varsity students benefit under PM’s fee reimbursement scheme


Over 80,936 Masters, MS and MPhil students had been benefited under the Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme during last three years. The present government had launched this scheme through Higher Education Commission (HEC) to waive off the fee for Masters, MS, MPhil. and PhD students belonging to under developed areas and a total of 3,142 PhD students have been benefited from the scheme.


Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-08/page-2/detail-11 <http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-08/page-2/detail-11>








Audit of Farogh e Taleem Funds


Punjab’s Education Department has decided to get the funds of Farogh e Taleem audited by some third party. The school heads facing corruption charges will face suspensions.


Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-06&edition=ISL&id=2157895_96427608 <http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-06&edition=ISL&id=2157895_96427608>




Out of syllabus questions in primary exams


Parents of students taking primary exams are on protest against the out of syllabus questions and printing mistakes in the papers. There is no authority who can address this issue.


Complete Story:


http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2013-02-05&edition=LHR&id=151186_27563598 <http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2013-02-05&edition=LHR&id=151186_27563598>




Private schools refuse to buy walk through gates


CDGR has increased the pressure on private school owners to buy walk through gates with immediate effect. But the school owners have refused to buy the walk through gates costing Rs. 450,000. CDGR has also hired the services of 100 trained guards from Police Foundation for security of government colleges.


Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-08&edition=ISL&id=2161832_52346968 <http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-08&edition=ISL&id=2161832_52346968>


http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-02-08/page-2 <http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-02-08/page-2>




No compromise on security of schools, says shehbaz sharif


CM Shehbaz Sharif has directed the concerned authorities to implement all the security related guidelines for the security of schools, colleges and universities whether public or private. Secretaries have also been directed by CM Punjab to take stock of security of schools.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103332810&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160207 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103332810&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160207>


http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-08/page-2/detail-24 <http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-08/page-2/detail-24>




Education for Brick Kiln workers


CM Shehbaz Shatif has said that the child labor at brick kilns will be eradicated. The hands which hold bricks will be given book and pen. He has also said that quality education won’t be compromised because of shortage of funds. The target of 100 percent enrolment will be achieved by 2018. Punjab government is determined to end child labor in Punjab.


Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-02-07/4445/masoom%20copy.jpg <http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-02-07/4445/masoom%20copy.jpg>


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http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-08/page-12/detail-13 <http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-08/page-12/detail-13>


http://tribune.com.pk/story/1041806/child-labour-inspection-of-brick-kilns-to-continue-says-shahbaz/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1041806/child-labour-inspection-of-brick-kilns-to-continue-says-shahbaz/>


http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/07/city/lahore/children-of-kiln-workers-to-get-quarterly-scholarship-minister/ <http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/07/city/lahore/children-of-kiln-workers-to-get-quarterly-scholarship-minister/>




Punjab set to recruit educators while employed teachers await salaries


At a time when the Chakwal district administration does not have the funds to clear the arrears of currently employed teachers, higher authorities in Lahore are set to recruit 569 more educators in the Chakwal district.


Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1237738 <http://www.dawn.com/news/1237738>




Security measures in a-category schools against the govt. SOP’s


The security arrangements made in A-category schools make a blatant mockery of the guidelines from government. The violations are being made under the close watch of EDO.


Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-02-07/4455/a%20cat.JPG <http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-02-07/4455/a%20cat.JPG>




Teachers have resolved to fight against privatisation


President of Punjab Teachers Union has said that the increased level of difficulty in Grade 5 papers is a conspiracy to show that public schools teachers are incompetent. Teachers have resolved to fight against the privatization of schools.


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-08/page-12/detail-11 <http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-08/page-12/detail-11>




District education officers to be held accountable


While heading a meeting of higher officials of education department, Minister for Education and Secretary Education, motivated them to work with diligence and efficiency. They warned that the district education officers will be held accountable for their responsibilities.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103327820&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160205 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103327820&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160205>




Quality Assurance test of pef schools


The quality assurance test of applicants for tenth phase of Foundation Assisted Schools will be held from 9th to 12th February. Due to PEC exams quality assurance test will not be conducted for Grade 5 and 8 students.


Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-08&edition=LHR&id=2163144_21051079 <http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-08&edition=LHR&id=2163144_21051079>


http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-08/page-12/detail-10 <http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-08/page-12/detail-10>


http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-02-08/4507/punj.jpg <http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-02-08/4507/punj.jpg>


http://nation.com.pk/lahore/08-Feb-2016/pef-test-from-9th <http://nation.com.pk/lahore/08-Feb-2016/pef-test-from-9th>




Elite class private schools refuse to take charge of govt. schools


Elite class private schools have turned down the offer of government to take charge of the government schools in the recent privatization spree of Punjab government. They have urged that government should improve the condition of government schools by themselves.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103332219&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160207 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103332219&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160207>




Improved standard of education


Minister for Education, Mian Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman has said that in order to fill up the shortage of teachers, 70000 teachers have been recruited on merit. This will improve the standards of education in Punjab.


Complete Story:


http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2013-02-05&edition=LHR&id=152293_22616373 <http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2013-02-05&edition=LHR&id=152293_22616373>




Dilapidated building of govt. Boys high school


The building of Govt. Boys High School in Gulberg has not been repaired despite the allocation of funds for repair and maintenance. The school building is in precarious and dilapidated condition.


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-05/page-12/detail-2 <http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-05/page-12/detail-2>




Establishment of DEAs is Part of privatisation plan


President of Punjab Teachers Union has said that the establishment of DEAs is the part of privatization plan. He has expressed reservations against privatization of 5500 schools.


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-05/page-12/detail- <http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-05/page-12/detail-14>





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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Demand to reinstate old procedure of appointment in FATA

Peshawar: The Secretary Information, Wahdat Teachers Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Muhammad Umar Chamkani said that the new appointment procedure in FATA is not up to satisfaction of the tribal people. The government should immediately review it, by reinstating the old procedure of appointment in FATA.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103333543&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160208



Protest against transfer of college 

Mardan: The hundreds of the people of UC Gujrat holds a protest demonstration, against the transfer of Girls College.

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


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government prepares Road Map for the security of the educational institutions

Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government prepared a road map for the security of the educational institutions. The relevant Police Station SHO, Nazim, Parents and Teachers would be involved and established Council and the general public aware about the school security. 

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar.


Fifth Class Examination turns to be Kashmir Problem for Government

Pabbi: The decision, for the next coming exams 2015-16, of the class fifth is just like the Kashmir issue for the provincial government. By the month of December, The government has issued orders that the exams will be held on NTS procedure, by the month of December.  

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar.


Demand for construction of compound wall

Peshawar:  The social leader, Mr. Noor Wali Khan said for the safety, peace and stability, it is necessary to build the wall in front of government School No.3, because the school has already received a threat. Complete story:  Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Protest against transfer of Principal  

Mingora: The Students and parents hold a protest demonstration against the transfer of government girls post graduate Saidu Shareef Principal, demanding for its cancellation.

Complete Story:  Complete Story:  Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 8


FIR against 6 institutions

D.I.Khan:  The D.I.Khan Cantt Police lodged F.I.R.s against the educational institutions. The Police arrested an illegal resident of Afghan nationals in Gomal University area.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=11


Appointment of Vice Chancellor Engineering University Peshawar

Peshawar: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa issued the notification of appointment of Dr. Iftikhar Hussain as a Vice Chancellor of the Engineering University of Peshawar.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 1


Attack on school Principal  

Katlung: Six unidentified people attacked on the principal government high school and injured him.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103332146&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160207


Pashtoon nation is being pushed backward with conspiracy: Mushtaq Ahmed

Charsadda:  The provision of security of the nation is the responsibility of the government, but some elements are trying to deprive the Pakhtun nation from the education.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 1


The Bacha Khan University established in the temporary campus for three years

Charsadda:  The Bacha Khan University has been established in the temporary campus for the three years, after the attack.  A space was reserved for the University, but construction work is still pending to start.

Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 8


1443 posts lying vacant in Higher Secondary schools and 1400 educational institutions without Heads

Peshawar: It was uncovered that 1443 posts are vacant in the Elementary & Secondary Education Department in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, after the provincial government imposed the educational emergency in the province. It was also uncovered that the 1400 educational institutions were without the educational Heads, so the schools are suffering badly.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/


Protest against the transfer of Girls College

Mardan: The hundreds of the people of UC Gujrat holds a protest demonstration against the transfer of the girl’s college. The Gujrat village council member and Action Committee President, Mr. Shahid Khalid and others said during their address that the government has approved the girls’ college in Gujrat, but some elements are hurdle in the way.

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


SDEO visits schools

Peshawar: The Sub Divisional Education Officer Peshawar, Mr. Irfan Ali visited the different schools of Peshawar and issued the orders for absent teachers and deduction of amount in their salaries.

 Complete Story:  http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTU4OTE5


Service structure announcement for IT teachers is a good sign: Muhammad Asif

Peshawar: All IT teachers and Lab In charge, President Mr. Muhammad Asif and others welcome the government service structure for IT teachers, praising the present KP government for giving the importance to the Information Technology and accept the basic demand of IT teachers, which is a healthy sign for Information Technology in the Province.  They also demanded IT teacher’s appointment on a permanent basis, on all the high schools of the province.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103330272&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160206


School watchmen hold protest demonstration

Buner:  The watchmen of schools in Boner protested against the lengthy duty of 24 hours.

Complete story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 8


67 teachers termination is a drone attack on Education: Utmanzai Teachers

Domail: The Utmanzai Teachers protest meeting was held under the chairmanship Malik Umer Jan Wazir and others declaring that 67 teacher’s termination in education department just like a drone attack on education.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/



Watchmen of schools hold a protest demonstration in favor of their demands

Chakdara: The watchmen of schools hold a protest demonstration in favor of their demands. The District President, Mr. Dost Muhammad and others addressed the gathering on this occasion and said in the name of security the watchmen are exploited and twenty four hours duty was taken from them. We never accept this exploitation.  They said basically it is the duty of the police to provide the security.

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


DEO Malakand visits different schools

Dargai: The DEO Malakand visited the different schools, while checking the teacher’s attendance, student cleanliness, uniform and school setting. He talked to the students in classes and discussed the curriculum and non-curriculum activities.

Complete story:  Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3



Dilapidated rooms & boundary wall of Government Primary School

District Kachhi: The Government Primary School Ghareebabad Bhag is standing on its last legs; 80 students are enrolled & 03 Teachers are appointed in School. The Education Department officials have visited school and have seen the dilapidated condition, but still no action has taken place. The Area people have demanded from the Government and Education Department to take notice of such miserable condition. 

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 2


All Primary schools should be upgraded to middle

District Lasbela: Mr. Abdul Qayoom while sharing his views said that all old primary schools should be upgraded to middle. He said these schools were established at the time when population of areas was limited, with the passage of time population has increased so all such primary schools should be upgraded to Middle.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Establishment of Girls College in Pasni is a need of time

District Gawadar: The social activist, Mr. Qadir Bux said in statement that establishment of Girls College in Pasni is the prime need of time; the Girls are getting education in Boys College, in separate shift, which is inconvenient for Girls students; and strength of Girls students is increasing with time so separate college should be constructed for girls.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Books availability should be ensured before the commencement of New Year: SPF

District Quetta: The PSF in provincial statement demanded from High officials that books availability in Educational institutions should be ensured before the commencement of New Year.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-08-2016/quetta/page2.asp


Public admit their children in schools: Pashtoonkhuwa Map

District Quetta: The Pashtoonkhuwa Map in provincial statement appealed to the public to admit their children in schools for eradication of ignorance and poverty. Pashtoonkhuwa Map stated no nation can deny the importance of Education in development.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103333524&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160208


Primary school ceiling should be repaired: Habibullah Langah

District Lasbela: The Primary school Haji Pirya Chotharo ceiling should be repaired as soon as possible because of dilapidation, it may collapse at any time and causalities may occur. Mr. Habibullah Langho demanded from DC Lasbela to take efforts for renovation of school ceiling. 

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 8


NTS test position holders deprived of recruitments

Distrcit Quetta: The NTS test position holders are still deprived of recuitments, which is violation of services rules. Affectees highlighted the lame excuses of Education department, ill distribution of seats and adjustment of nears and dears. They demanded from newly appointed CM, to take effective measures to resolve the issue.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3


Richly resourced province is deprived of education: BSO

District Quetta:  The spokesperson, BSO Pachar said that richly resourced province Baluchistan is deprived of Education which is lamentable. He said rulers of time deliberately keeping the youth away from Education; class Education system has also produced a gap among the people and has created the class system in society which is loss of nation.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 2


Teacher’s credentials should be verified: Secretary Education

District Quetta: The Secretary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar said Educational & professional credentials of the whole province teachers should be verified, so that forged teachers should be identified and expelled from the department, who are burden over the public treasury. He said Educational reforms are necessary for quality, transparency and accountability. He added ghost and forged teachers will be brought in front of the law.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 6


Director Schools should be transferred: GTA Zhob Division

District Loralai: The Government Teachers Association Zjob Division, said in the  statement that many official problems of teachers are lingering due to Director Schools. GTA demanded from Government to transfer the Director Schools & appoint the honest and just official.

Complete story: Daily Jang Quetta, Page No: 03


Striving for admissions of children: Gul Muhammad

District Quetta: Deputy District Education officer Chilton town Mr. Gul Muhammad said after vacations admission campaign of children has to be fastened. He said it is Government policy that school should be present in every area and children in every school. He said Government is spending millions of rupees in Educational development and people are bound by constitutionally to bring children for admission in schools.

Complete Story: Daily Jang Quetta, Page No. 6


Decision of increase in fees of schools should be taken back: Jamil Ahmed Qureshi

District Lasbela: Mr. Jamil Ahmed Qureshi and others said in statement that Al-Darwesh school has increased the fees, without showing any reason, which is troublesome for the parents. They said Government should take steps for lessen the fees so that school leaving ratio of students should be minimized.

Complete Story: Daily Intekhab Hub, Page No. 6


Demand to establish school

District Khuzdar: The Social groups demanded from Provincial Minister for Agriculture Mr. Sardar Aslam Khan Bazanjo to give approval of establishment Primary Girls School, in Naal Laghorezard Qilli Muhammad Noor area.

Complete Story: Daily Intekhab Hub, Page No. 8

NTS victims protest

District Kharan: The NTS test pass victims of Education department protested in front of press club, along with other student organizations, that still their problem is lingering in between, while High officials are delaying the matter deliberately. They said justice delayed mean justice denied. They demanded from authorities to take steps, to appoint the meritorious candidates on immediate basis without wasting time. 

Complete Story: Daily Jang Quetta, Page No. 3


Eradication of copy culture: Special Secretary Education

District Quetta: The Secretary Special Education Baluchistan Mr. Syed Zafar Bukhari said that copy culture will not be allowed in examination centers any more. To root out copy culture, Cluster examination centers will be formed. He added electronic gadgets will also be banned in examination centers; due to eradication of copy culture standard Education atmosphere will be promoted.

Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No. 3


Literate & educated Balochistan is Government’s vision: Muhammad Khan Lehri

District Naseerabad: The Advisor to the Chief Minister, Mr. Haji Muhammad Khan Lehri said at the inauguration ceremony of new building of High school at Dera Murad Jamali that Government has raised educational budget at handsome level, so that students should be benefited with Education.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 8



Schools labs locked for past 3 years, Students deprived of Practical

District Muzaffargarh: Millions of rupees were spent to set up Labs at Government Boys High School, Jatoi, but all the three Labs of Physics, Chemistry and Biology have been locked for the past 3 years and students have been deprived of the opportunities to learn through practical.  The furniture and other equipments are being destroyed in the Labs.  The parents have appealed the authorities to take notice. 

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 2


School boundary wall being constructed with sand

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Headmaster of Government High School Latrra told the press that the contractor is constructing the boundary wall of the school with sand, which will fall down with breeze.  He said he has informed the Authorities of the Works and Buildings Department, but so far no notice has been taken.  

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9


Influential persons locks school to grab land

District Rahim Yar Khan: The influential persons of the area have closed and locked the Maktab school of Basti Bakhoo Khan, Khanpur to grab the land of the said School and the adjacent lands of Janazgah and grave yard.  The people of the area have appealed the authorities to take notice.  

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


College boundary wall constructed with substandard material

District Sahiwal: The wall of Government College for Buraywala is being constructed with poor material.

Complete Story: Daily AUSAF, Multan, page No. 08


Sewerage water around school creates problems for girls

District Vehari: Sewerage water around the boundary wall of Government Girls High School, Kohloo Aala Bazzar, Jahanian creates problems for school girls and other commuters.

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


School roofs caving in, students lives endangered

District Vehari: The roofs of Government Girls Primary school Garha Morr are caving in, the whole building is in a miserable condition and it is endangering the lives of the girl Students.  The residents of the area have appealed the Authorities to take action.         

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-08/page-03


Students have to sit on the ruble under the open sky

District Multan: School building of Government MC Primary School No.5 is under construction, the Management has not made alternative arrangements for classrooms, and the Students are sitting on the ruble under the open sky for their Education.   

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 2


Most schools without boundary walls and security arrangements

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Most schools of Taunsa Sharif are without boundary walls and other security arrangements and are forced to operate in an insecure situation.  Every schools was given RS.80,000/ for the security arrangements, but these funds were insufficient for the security arrangements.  The Heads have justified lack of funds for insufficient security arrangements.   

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 7


Schools facing problems, Education Department Officials enjoying life      

District Layyah: The schools of Tehsil Fatehpur are facing numerous problems like teachers absenteeism and the Officials of the Education Department are busy in their luxurious lives.  The Heads of schools are selling school trees and using school properties for personal use and are showing fake attendance of teachers and students, but the EDO is always seen busy in enjoying parties.

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


20,000 Magnetic cards for Students and staff of Zakariya University

District Multan: Zakariya University has ordered preparation of 20,000 cards for its students to enter the University, because the security of the said University is very poor. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-07/page-03


English paper out of course

District Multan: The Class 5 Examinations under the Punjab Examination Commission are in progress.  The question Paper of Class 5 was out of Course which confused the Students.

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


Tehsil Security Committees formed to supervise school security

District Bhakkur: Government of the Punjab has issued a notification to form Tehsil Level Security Committees to supervise the security of Schools and Colleges.  These Committees will be headed by Assistant Commissioners and will pay snap visits to the Schools and Colleges in the Tehsils. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-07/page-03


Juvenile prisoners to be given education

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of the Punjab has issued instructions to the Jail Superintendents, to provide education and health facilities to the juvenile prisoners, at every jail and also to keep them separate from other prisoners to protect them from sexual harassment.  There are more than 400 juvenile prisoners in Punjab jails.  

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 9


Government Boys school without boundary wall

District Rajanpur: The Government Boys High School, Kotla Naseer is without a boundary wall, security guard and other security measure.  The Parents are hesitant to send their children to the school.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9


Action against schools opening during vacations & child labor

District Rajanpur: Rana Mr. Jan Mohammed, DSP Organized Crime & CIA, Rajanpur has said that action will be taken against school heads who open their schools during the vacations and national holidays, and also against the owners of brick kilns who take labor from the children under the age of 14.   

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-06/page-09


School without roof and boundary walls

District Bahawalpur: The Girls Primary School Chak No.49/DB Sharqi is without boundary wall and its building has turned into ruins; the class rooms have no roofs.  The children are forced to sit under the open sky.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9



University officers warn to start movement for demands

District Nawabshah: A meeting of All Sindh Universities Officers Federation was held, under the President ship of Mr. Riyasat Ali Kabar, where it was warned to start movement for their demands of General up gradation.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130359688&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160208


Other cadre teachers still lingering for salary

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre are still deprived of their right of salary, after long protests.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130359833&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160208




Villagers protest against absence of teachers

District Sukkur: The residents of Taluka Rohri holds protests against the Ghost Teachers who don’t attend schools for several years.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130359826&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160208


Protest against not repairing of school building

District Badin: The residents of village Mola Bux Pathan, near Shadi Large, holds protest against not repairing of the school building, alleging that higher authorities have grabbed the budget.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130359973&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160208


College building could not be completed

Malir/ Karachi: The construction work of Government Degree College, Ibrahim Hyderi, could not be complete, long years.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130359746&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160208


Local influential captures vocational school

District Khairpur Mirs: The local landlords of Sultanpur have captured the building of vocational School building, due to carelessness of the higher authorities.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-08/news/page2/1%20(19).htm


Primary Teachers protest over nonpayment of salary

District Larkana: The NTS pass Primary Teachers hold protest, over nonpayment of salary, since their joining.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-05.jpg


Girls School dysfunctional since years

District Larkana: The Government Middle School, Badah City, is dysfunctional, for the last eight years, due to carelessness of the Education Department. The Girls are worried about their education.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-05.jpg


Computer Literacy Program teachers deprived of salary

District Badin: The Teachers, working under Computer Literacy Program, are deprived of their salary, for the last six months, due to stoppage of salary budget.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130359748&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160208


Hunger strike against capturing of school plot

District Dadu: The citizens of Bhan Saeedabad hold protest against the local influential, on attempt to capture the plot of Government School.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130359792&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160208


Primary School closed

District Mirpurkhas: The Government Primary School, village Malik Bahadur Ali is dysfunctional, since a year, leaving students to work in fields.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-05.jpg



Education lower staff protests for demands

District Khairpur Mirs: The lower staff of Education Department, Phuledino city, held protest for their demand of Time scale, promotions and other demands.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_08022016020134.jpg


Seminar on Education

District Sijawal: A seminar on Education was organized, by SRO Sufi Shah Inayat Education Muhalla Committee, Mirpur Bathoro. On the occasion, DEO Secondary, Mr. Siddique Memon said that all are responsible for education ruin.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_08022016020320.jpg


Hundreds of schools dysfunctional in Taluka Daharki

District Ghotki: Hundreds of Schools are dysfunctional, due to carelessness of Education Department, Taluka Daharki.  Most of the buildings are turned to ruins, leaving future of thousands of Students at stake. The Teachers are getting salary at homes.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_08022016020301.jpg


Insufficient security for Government and private schools

District Badin: The Government and Private Schools of District Badin are insecure, due to shortage of sufficient security.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103332987&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160208


Education department issues deadline for biometric verification of remaining staff

Karachi: The Education Department of Sindh has issued a deadline, for the biometric verification of the remaining Teachers and other staff of the department, up to 15th February, 2016. The Secretary Education has declared that, staff which is not ready to prove their verification will be considered Ghost, after 15th February.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Feb/08-02-2016/Page1/P1-32.jpg


Sindh Eeducation declares 3924 Schools still remain dysfunctional

Karachi: The Sindh Education Department has declared that 3924 Schools are still dysfunctional, out of 46057 Schools of the whole Province. There are 1035 School buildings, which are unnecessarily constructed; whereas 2889 Schools are closed, having no teachers and Students.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Feb/08-02-2016/Page1/P1-34.jpg


School building in ruined condition  

Hyderabad: The building of Government Primary School, village Haji Faiz Muhammad Rahimoon, is completely ruined, due to not repairing, since long time. The students have to sit under open sky and study.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Feb/08-02-2016/Page3/P3-3.jpg


Local influential captures school building

District Dadu: The building of Government Primary School, village Bhambha Dera has been under the control of a local landlord, for the last seven years. The residents have demanded for its restoration.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130359436&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160207


Protest against capturing of School plot

District Naushehro Feroz: The Students and residents came on roads, against the capturing of plot of Government Primary School Noor Muhammad Memon.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130359473&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160207


Protest against usage of substandard material in school building construction

District Larkana: The Social and Political parties of Taluka Dokri hold protest against the usage of substandard material in the construction work of Government Schools.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-07/news/page3/1%20(48).htm


GSTA protests against DEO

District Qamber Shahdadkot: The GSTA members, from taluka Miro Khan, stood against the DEO education, on his remaining absent from his office.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-07/news/page3/1%20(10).htm


Teaching process stopped due to returning of teachers to actual posting places

District Sanghar: The Teachers, who were in the schools of Jam Nawaz Ali, on deputation, they have been sent back to their actual posting places, after the biometric verification.  So the teaching process is halted due to shortage of Teachers.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130359007&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160206


 PPP MPA stops school construction work

District Kashmore: The construction work of Government School building, village Ali Bilawal Domki, is stopped by the Deputy Commissioner Kashmore, on the directives of PPP MPA, Mr. Abdul Raoof Khoso.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130359054&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160206


Sindh Education Department issues list of 307 ghost teachers

Karachi: The Education department of Sindh has issued the list of 307 Ghost Teachers, after their biometric verification. Even directives have been issued to suspend their Salary.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-06/news/page1/1%20(8).htm