8 January 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Government schools to be made the best institutes of the country, says Atif Khan

KP’s Minister for Education, Atif Khan, has said that although there is some improvement in the government schools but it is not sufficient enough. All efforts will be made to make government schools the best academic institutes of the country so that lower income class can also get equal opportunities of excelling in their academic and professional careers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103274452&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160108


Fake degree case at Bacha Khan University

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is making efforts to secure arrest of an assistant professor of the Bacha Khan University, Charsadda who is accused of getting the job on a fake PhD degree.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/88734-Fake-degree-case-at-Bacha-Khan-University


E-training for tutors in AIOU

Regional campus of AIOU in Peshawar held one day e-tutor training for the tutors. The basic purpose of training was to make pavements for making e-AIOU in the near future.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103274450&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160108


IT teachers appointed through NTS to be made permanent

The K-P Assembly Education Standing Committee held its eighth meeting at the provincial assembly secretariat on Thursday in which various issues faced by the education sector were discussed. It was decided all information technology teachers appointed through the National Testing Services (NTS) on a contractual basis would be made permanent soon.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1023796/it-teachers-appointed-through-nts-to-be-made-permanent/




Talented students ignored in scholarship program

Leaders of Kali Kateer Unit of JTI have said in a statement that the nationalists have showed bias by giving scholarships to a few chosen students. They have urged DC Quetta to ensure transparent grants of scholarships.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103273732&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160108




President for development of national curriculum

President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday said development of national educational curriculum was very important for forging national harmony, strengthening national bonds, achieve progress and raise standards of education.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284919


Private school given plot meant for charity org, CDA tells lawmakers

Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Maroof Afzal on Thursday revealed that the civic agency had allotted a 10-kanal plot in Sector H-8 - in relaxation of the rules - to a charity organisation, the Pakistan Foreign Office Women Association (PFOWA).

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1231570/private-school-given-plot-meant-for-charity-org-cda-tells-lawmakers


Primary school children in Islamabad may get free lunches

Primary school students in Islamabad will get free lunches under the Prime minister’s school reform initiative, and for this purpose, the World Food Program (WFP) will be collaborating with the government.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1231555/primary-schoolchildren-in-islamabad-may-get-free-lunches


NOC issued for first Women University in capital

Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the establishment of first Women University in the federal capital. The cost of proposed women university in the federal capital has been estimated over Rs 1.19 billion.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-08/page-13/detail-4


Government to achieve maximum target of literacy rate till 2018

State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary has said that prime minister’s education transformation plan for federal capital is a role model for the whole country.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-08/page-2/detail-3





AIOU to hold conference on research and practices in education next month

An international conference on research and practices in education will be organised by Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in first week of next month. The speakers in the conference will include senior educationists from USA and other countries.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/88692-AIOU-to-hold-conference-on-research-and-practices-in-education-next-month


IIUI, Riphah discuss arrangements for Islamic Universities’ meeting

International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and Riphah International University have discussed bilateral cooperation for organizing a grand meeting of the Afro-Asian Islamic universities. On Thursday, a meeting was held at Faisal Masjid Campus of the IIUI.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284924



New ideas should be generated for improving education system, says Tariq Fazal

Minister of State for CADD, Tariq Fazal Chaudry has said that there is a need for new ideas for improving our education system. He said that Prime Minister’s initiative for improving the schools of capital is a very commendable step and it will improve the schools of Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-08&edition=ISL&id=2095868_92683512


Prize distribution ceremony of Mathematics Olympiad

Prize distribution ceremony of the 11th edition of Pakistan’s Largest Mathematics Olympiad ISMO, was held here on Thursday. Chief Guest, Federal Minister for Education, and Training, Mr. Balighur Rehman distributed the certificates, plaques and cash prizes among the top position holders.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284925




Transfer of control of primary schools to NGOs and PEF

Rana Atta Muhammad, President of Punjab Subject Specialist Association, has expressed deep concerns over the phase wise transfer of control of about 5000 primary schools to NGOs and PEF. He further added that around 1000 primary schools have been relinquished to PEF only on the basis of PEC’s report.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103275301&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160108





Absence of water filters in 80% schools

Education department was given directions by Punjab’s ombudsman to install filtration plants in schools for providing clean drinking water facility to the children. But 80% schools are still devoid of filtration plants because education department has failed to import the filters.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/epaper.php?page_id=2783


Allocation of funds for boys college and girls college in Dhoke Syedan

Rs. 530 million have been allocated for construction of Boys and Girls Degree College in Dhoke Syedan. The funds will be dispersed to the concerned department expeditiously.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-08-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=415.gif


UHS reviews thesis reports

Advance Studies Board of University of Health Sciences held its 109th meeting yesterday. The meeting was headed by VC Maj Gen Prof. M. Aslam. After review of different synopses, 11 candidates were given approval for registration in different programs.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103274915&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160108





VC slot: search panel to submit list next week

The Vice Chancellors Search Committee will submit a list of shortlisted candidates to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif next week for the appointment of VCs in four public universities.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1231551/vc-slots-search-panel-to-submit-list-next-week



Sargodha University's students denied exam in final semester

17 students of the University of Sarghoda, Lyallpur Campus, have been stopped from taking final semester examination for their “against the policy” admissions to MSc., MA and BSc. disciplines.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1231533


IUB Results

The Islamia University, Bahawalpur, on Tuesday declared the results of botany first annual examination, 2002. According to the gazette notification, 20 candidates were declared successful out of 25, showing a pass percentage of 80.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/76576/iub-results



Reshuffling at BZU

In a major reshuffle, Bahauddin Zakariya University administration has rotated eleven chairmen and directors of different departments by following its syndicate decision here on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284969


Faisalabad Agriculture University student reinstated

The student of Faisalabad Agricultural University who had been expelled over a Facebook post has been granted permission to return to the university.  The Vice chancellor of the university has removed all the charges against Syed Kashan Haider Gilani, who will start attending classes as a regular student.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/08-Jan-2016/faisalabad-agri-uni-student-reinstated






YDA to potest for affiliation with KEMU

Young Doctors Association has announced launching protest for affiliation of Postgraduate Medical Institute of Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex with King Edward Medical University.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/08-Jan-2016/yda-to-protest-for-affiliation-with-kemu



CM meets the delegation of Baloch students

A delegation of students of Government Degree College Khuzdar, Balochistan met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday. The CM gave laptops to the Baloch students and their teachers on behalf of Punjab government.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-08/page-14/detail-10



Current syllabus stunts growth

Dr Mehdi Hassan, former professor of Punjab University Institute of Communication Studies has said that an ideological conflict erupted in Pakistan after the Soviet war. There is a need for writing a realistic history of Pakistan. The present curriculum has no potential to stir growth and development. He was sharing these views while addressing the 2nd meeting of Punjab university’s initiative of narrating the history of Pakistan and PU itself.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-08&edition=LHR&id=2096330_71649436






EFS and Zindagi Trust team up to train school teachers

Education Fund for Sindh (EFS) will train the school teachers associated with Zindagi Trust to help them track progress in the learning levels of students. An announcement on Thursday said that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the two organisations.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-08/page-15/detail-8



Violence against students

CM’s Coordinator for Human Rights, Nadia Gabol, has taken the notice of video showing violence by a school’s principal with the students. She has sought the report of incident from DG private schools. She said that the complaints of private schools are increasing and some strict measures will have to be taken.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103274138&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160108



Education dept hopes to recover funds spent on salaries for ghost teachers

The Sindh Education Department has decided to recover the funds disbursed in salaries to ghost teachers using its bio-metric attendance system.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1023090/education-dept-hopes-to-recover-funds-spent-on-salaries-for-ghost-teachers/


Schedule for Matriculation exams

Steering Committee of Sindh has given the approval for starting Matriculation and Intermediate Exams from 28th March and 28th April. Moreover, the Committee has also revised the timings of evening shift of colleges. Now, the classes will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103273783&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160108


Students tread maze of puddles to enter college

Jump, jump, miss a step and land your feet in muddy water, moments before entering the institute. For the last two months, the constant struggle to enter and exit All Pakistan Women Association (APWA) Government College for Women, Karimabad, has irked the students and the faculty.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1023685/watch-your-step-students-tread-maze-of-puddles-to-enter-college/



Results announced by Larkana Board

BISE Larkana has announced the results of supplementary exams of Science and General group of Matric. 1492 students appeared in the science group. Out of them 1182 students passed all the subjects.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-08-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=12_31.gif


AKU wins grant to study hypertension in Pakistan

Aga Khan University's (AKU) Department of Community Health Sciences has received an award to study ways to lower hypertension in adults living in rural South Asia including Pakistan. The study will test low-cost strategies by health workers and doctors to lower blood pressure among adults and reduce their risk of heart disease in three key countries of South Asia.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-08/page-15/detail-7


Delay in PEC accredition of four DUET departments puts student’s future at risk

Future of hundreds of students enrolled with the Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) is at stake, as the university is yet to acquire the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) accreditation for its four key departments, it emerged on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1231438/delay-in-pec-accredition-of-four-duet-depts-puts-students-future-at-stake


Technical education a must for progress: academicians

University of Karachi (UoK) Faculty of Education in collaboration with the Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Teaching Program (STEVTP) arranged an open house of Technical Education Institutes at the University of Karachi.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284932


Corporal punishment lands two schools in hot water

Provincial education secretary, DrFazlullah Pechuho, has been advised by a committee of the Sindh Directorate of Inspection and Registration of Private Institutions to issue directives for the closure of two schools of the city which have been found to be operating illegally.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/88724-Corporal-punishment-lands-two-schools-in-hot-water




Students? By Yusuf Abbasi

The biggest impediment in the success of government’s efforts for education is the absence of grooming of the students. Students are not trained to streamline their academic capabilities in the right direction. Probably, this is why we find so many people who are misfit for their profession.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103274319&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160108


Peace University By Mazhar Barlaas

J Salik is constructing a university in Pothohar region’s sub-division Chakri. University will be made with the name of ‘Salik Peace University’. The purpose behind constructing this university is that the world’s oldest university was also present in this region i.e. Taxila.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-08-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=09_08.gif


Promoting girls’ education by Naz Gul Baloch

Promoting girls’ education is considered as one of the essential agendas around the world since educated girls play a gigantic role in the development of a country or a society. What is worse is that in Pakistan, we have failed to provoke the girls’ education in an appreciable way and its total literacy rate is 58% which is unsatisfying as compared with other developed societies.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284985


Letters to the Editor


Military training in academic institutes

There was a time when twenty days military training/ NCC training used to be given to the students in FSc Part-I and Part-II each. It had 20 marks which were made part of the total scores while making the merit lists.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-08-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=15_09.gif


Balochistan education

APROPOS the news report (Dec 18) ‘1.6m children out of school in Balochistan’. Education is the basic right of every person. Without it, no one can distinguish between right and wrong. Education plays a key role in the socialisation of an individual.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1230552


Cadet colleges in FATA

It is a matter of great jubilation that the Pakistan Army is carrying the mantle of educating the people of FATA by establishing military schools and colleges there.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201601080470&EN_ID=11201601080168&EMID=11201601080056

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Our mission is to improve government schools: Atif Khan

Peshawar: The Minister for Education, Mr. Muhammad Atif Khan said, on prize distribution ceremony of Provincial Sports Festival, that the performance of government schools has been improved, but it till sneeds more attention.

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

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


Book festival by National Book Foundation

Peshawar: A book festival was organized by the National Book Foundation, in Girls Degree College Hayatabad.

Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.2


Corporal punishment given to a student

Peshawar: A student of Class 2 was brutally beaten by a teacher for not doing homework.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103274433&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160108  

Complete Story:  Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2


Classes did not start in government school Bakhshali

Mardan: Classes in Government Girls Higher Secondary School Bakhshali have not been started, due to wrong policies of the provincial government.

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

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10


DEO directs teachers to be punctual

Pabbi: The DEO Nowshera, Mr.  Abdul Malik, directed the teachers, during the surprise visit of Government Primary School # 2 Pabbi, to be punctual in their duties. He also checked the attendance registers.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/131/akhbar-e-khyber/page/5




Balochistan's educational institutions are in decline: BSO Pachar

District Quetta: The Baloch Student Organization Pachar said, in a statement, that Balochistan's educational institutions are in decline while youth is searching for jobs.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103273946&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160108



Eligible candidates ignored for scholarships: Imran Khan

District Quetta: The president, JTI Qilli Kateer unit, Mr. Imran Khan, along with others, said that nationalists were biased in distributing scholarships to a chosen few, while ignoring the poor and the eligible candidates.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103273732&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160108



Demand for up gradation of school

District Gwadar: The social activist Maulana Abdul Rasheed said in statement that Government Boys Primary Soryabi Kund Maleer Hingool should be upgraded to middle school, because population is increasing day by day of the area. Therefore, due to unavailability of schools, students have to go Lakhra for studies.

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


Demand for removal of junior officers from Education Department

District Gwadar: The social activist Mr. Bijar Baloch said government has appointed the junior officers on the administrative posts of Education Department, in Makran division, which is violation of the service rules and seniority, demanding their removal.

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


Education department should give priority to NTS pass candidates

District Khuzdar: The NTS test pass candidates said, in a press briefing, that Education Department of District Khuzdar is ignoring the successful candidates of Wadh, which is shattering the hopes of candidates, stressing that Education Department should appoint successful candidates on priority basis in their respective Union Councils.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html




Protest rallies against privatization of schools

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Additional Secretary, Punjab Teachers Union, Mr. Rehmatullah Qureshi, told the press that PTU was planning protest rallies against the government policies to privatize government schools and hand them over to the PEF, and that low educational standards was not a result of the poor performance of teachers, but a result of the wrong policies of the government itself.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-08/page-08


Substandard material in construction of girls school

District Rahim Yar Khan: Residents have demanded for action against the contractor, who in collaboration of the officials of the Building Department has done substandard construction of the Government Girls School Nawankot. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.14


Privatization of 53000 schools was an insult to national pride

District Bahawalpur: Dr. Atiq-ur-Rehman, Amir Jamiatul Ullema (F) Pakistan has said that Sharif brothers were in corruption up to their neck and their move to privatize 53000 schools of Punjab was an insult to the national pride.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.15


Headmaster and teacher throw student out of school for not taking tuition

District Bahawalpur: Mr. Mohammed Noman told a press conference that his son was thrown out of the school by the teacher and headmaster of the Government High School Aalan Khan for not taking tuition at their private academy. He appealed the Chief Minister to take action.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.03




Decision to conduct entry test in college admissions

Karachi: The decision of conducting entry test in college admissions, adding 70% MCQs in the examinations for 9to 12th class, and taking bio-metric attendance of the students, has been approved, in the meeting of steering committee of Education Department, under the president ship of the Education Minister, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130349149&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160108




School roof leaves five students injured

District Sijawal: Five students of got injured, due to collapsing of roof pieces, at Government Middle School, Sadiq Masih. The school building is completely deteriorating.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130349044&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160108



Teachers continue protest strike

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued protest strike over nonpayment of salary for the last 38 months.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130349163&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160108




Student dies due to school wall collapse

District Khairpur Mirs: A student of class 3 died, due to collapsing of wall, at Government Primary School, village Sirai Piyaro Khaekheli.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130349115&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160108



Announcement for installation of I.T center in girls school

District Matiari: The United Memon Organization has announced, during distribution of scholarship cheques, to establish I.T Center at Government Girls High School Matiyari.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-03.jpg


School construction work left incomplete

District Thatta: The construction work of Government Girls and Boys Primary School Garho, has been left incomplete, by the contractors, for the last eight years.

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


Joint venture agreement between Sindh Madarsat Ul Islam and Henaan University China

Karachi: The delegation of Sindh Madarsat Ul Isalm University Karachi visited the Henaan Normal University China, welcomed by the President of the University, Mr. Len Kuaang. Both Universities have opined to have joint venture agreement, on Student-Faculty Exchange Program, Masters and PhD Program and holding joint seminars.

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


Announcement for exchange program for students and faculty

District Jamshoro: The Vice Chancellor, Sindh University Jamshoro, Ms. Abida Tahirani visited the Sindh University Laar Campus Badin. She has announced to introduce exchange program for students and faculty, where students will be provided with good opportunity of studying at main campus.

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


Shortage of facilities in library

District Khairpur Mirs: There is acute shortage of basic facilities in public library of Pir Jo Goth, near Kingri. The students have left to attend the library, due to shortage of books, magazines and other useful literature.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/8-1-2016/Page3/P3-28.jpg


NTS pass candidates protest

District Sanghar: The NTS test pass candidates, from Tando Adam, held a protest demanding jobs in the education department. They were kept aloof from receiving offers, due to political involvement and illegal interference of the culture of favoritism.


Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/8-1-2016/Page5/P5-5.jpg