Sale of toy guns banned in Peshawar
On June 10, a 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot dead by a teacher on the outskirts of Mingora. Majid Khan, a teacher at Sangota Public School Swat was cleaning his pistol in the staff room when he accidentally pulled the trigger. The bullet hit Maaz Khan, a student of class five who was passing through the corridor, killing him on the spot.
APS attack victim reluctant to come home after Britain treatment
The family of Ahmed Nawaz fear their lives will be in danger if they return home, after being flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for surgery.
Ahmad was shot in the arm in the school massacre in Peshawar last December.
Student unions banned at state universities
Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan has banned all student organisations in the province to ensure a conducive environment for learning at public sector universities across the province. This was stated in a handout issued on Tuesday.
Khattak says govt committed to developing KP
The chief minister for KPK– Pervez Khattak – has said that the employees of the health and education departments should perform duties diligently to serve the people instead of staging protests causing inconvenience to the poor people. “We are committed to providing clean drinking water, health and education facilities to the people. Now jobs are being provided on merit,” he asserted.
Boys schools lacking basic education facilities
Boys schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lacking basic educational facilities. Although huge funds are released for improvement under “School Improvement Program” but nothing improved in presence of big budgets.
Discussion on quality improvement of university
In a meeting of standing committee for Education it was discuss that we need support of Scotland Universities for capacity building of our faculty members. It includes trainings and post doctorates.
Cops awarded for recovering kidnapped student
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General of Police Nasir Khan Durrani on Tuesday awarded certificates to the cops, who have recovered a 2nd year student from captivity of kidnappers.
Scholarships to Balochistan University
Institute of Education and research, Balochistan university distributed scholarship checks with collaboration of US. Vice Chancellor said that students from different departments will be benefited from these scholarships.
Protest against irregularities at Balochistan University
Student Action Committee said that if nobody will take action against irregularities at Balochistan university, they will do a protest after Controller examinations and will do boycott of exams.
Despite challenges, Pakistani govt giving top priority to education, PM tells summit
Despite facing numerous challenges, Pakistan is giving high priority to education and plans to increase public spending in the sector to 4 per cent of GDP by 2018, said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday. He called for imparting what he called purpose-oriented education to children and equipping the youth with technical and vocational skills.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1193069
Malala calls for cutting ’8 days of military spending’ for universal education
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday urged world leaders to cut “eight days of military spending” to give all children access to 12 years of free education.
About $39 billion (35 billion euros) would be needed each year to fund the schooling, according to an estimate from the laureate’s non-profit group – the Malala Fund.
Teachers with chronic diseases to retire early
A decision has been taken to send the teachers of government schools of Rawalpindi District home on pre-mature retirement if they are found suffering from chronic diseases, sources said. The Punjab government has decided to re-conduct medical test of male and female teachers of all primary, middle, high and higher secondary schools of Rawalpindi District in this connection and directives for arranging medical test have been issued to the executive district officer (EDO).
Art workshop for kids under way at PNCA
The Summer Art Workshop at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts is under way at full swing with an enrollment of 56 students. Under the assistance of their teachers, the children have created life-sized artworks and have learnt different art forms such as molding, casting, papier mache, design, aesthetics, doodling and graffiti.
Over a dozen universities in Punjab running sub-campuses illegally
Several universities are running campuses on public-private partnership basis without seeking the appropriate permissions from the Higher Education Commission (HEC). According to the HEC, about 17 such campuses are functioning under public-sector universities, mostly in Punjab.
Siraj appointed as dean at AIOU
Dr. Syed Abdul Siraj, chairman of Department of Mass Communication has been appointed as the dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).
AIOU introduces books’ mailing tracking system
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has introduced a computerised tracking system to facilitate students to check books’ mailing status. A website has been launched for the purpose, said a press release issued on Tuesday.
IIUI hosts Iftar dinner for diplomats
An Iftar dinner and cultural get-together in honour of diplomats of Islamic countries was held at Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).
PTA launches `mobile education`
The Pakistan Tele-communication Authority (PTA) launched on Tuesday an Internet website `Smart Pakistan` accessible on cell phones. The `Smart-Pakistan initiative` will also enable software developers to design innovative and new applications such as games and health and education programmes and upload them for its subscribers.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1193103
CCP issues notices to 8 medical colleges
The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) conducted an inquiry into allegations of deceptive marketing practices after a press release issued by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) said that 22 private medical and dental colleges, which had failed to meet its registration criteria.
EU to hold major moot on Pakistan in October
An international forum for overseas Pakistanis in Germany has planned a major conference in Brussels, in coordination with the European Parliament, on October 25 to check extremism, focus on key issues like education and to make Pakistan a better society.
Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has directed its partnered schools attached with the Foundation Assisted School (FAS) programme to submit their students’ monthly updates maximum by 5th of every month online so as to keep their record fully updated.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-327862-PEF-directive
School monitoring data open to public
Government of Punjab has opened database of school monitoring to public for transparency. It will enable children and parents to have a look on monitoring mechanism for schools.
Court show cause to EDO Lahore
Lahore High Court asked explanation from EDO and Other education officials about expel of a lady teacher. Lady teachers claimed that she was expelled because she taken sick leaves during contract.
USAID supports FESF
Deaf Reach Schools & Training Centers, a project of Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF), has a new custom-built campus in the model city of Rashidabad, Tando Allahyar. USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program has been a key supporting partner of FESF and one of the biggest driving forces behind the expansion of the Deaf Reach network across Sindh.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/business/08-Jul-2015/corporate-corner
Government schools as voter registration centers
Voter registration started. Government of Punjab established their centers for registration at government schools. Headmasters working as Assistant Registration officer in these centers.
Bad blood leads to student`s killing
A matric student was killed and two other persons were injured when six armed motorcyclists opened fire on them near the Government Boys School of Basti Sahlan on Tuesday.
Lahore universities on high alert, terrorists set to recruit students
The Vice Chancellors of all public sector universities have taken extra security measures on campuses and hostels, following a directive of the Provincial Home Ministry with a warning that terrorists may use students and campuses for their evil measures.
Punjab govt to amend Acts of universities
The Punjab government is all set to amend Acts of public sector universities of the province by removing the maximum age limit of 65 for candidates to apply for the post of vice-chancellors (VC) and linking extension in tenure as VCs to their performance, it is learnt.
Position holder students visit German university
Sponsored by the Punjab government, Position-holder students from all over Pakistan visited Freie University and Technology Institute in Berlin, Germany.
University officials welcomed the students who visited various departments of the university during the course of their trip.
UHS student brings home laurels
Waqas Ahmad, a promising medical student of University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore, has won the “Best Abstract Award” bestowed by Healthy Aging Network of North Netherlands (HANNN) at International Student Congress of (Bio) Medical Sciences (ISCOMS) 2015 held at Groningen.
Karachi varsity VC meets PU VC
Vice-Chancellor of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law (SZABUL) Karachi Prof Dr Justice (r) Qazi Khalid Ali called on Punjab University (PU) VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran at his office on Tuesday.
‘Technical education syllabus to be upgraded’
The government is going to upgrade the curricula of Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) institutes, Minister for Labour and Human Rights Raja Ashfaq Sarwar said on Tuesday.
Tevta to train its 2,500 teachers
Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Shaikh has said that 2,500 in-service teachers of Tevta will be trained during 2015-2016. Addressing a meeting on Tuesday, he said the Tevta had trained 3,066 staff members from July 2014 to June 2015.
‘Not us, but education secretary himself is corrupt’
The Government Secondary Teachers Association Sindh (GSTA) on Tuesday demanded probe into corruption allegations levelled by Education Secretary Fazlullah Pechuho on teachers and other officers through media. General Secretary Iqbal Panhwar said more than 600 posts of head masters are vacant allover Sindh, while secretary education had suspended more than 4,000 teachers under the false charges within the period of over two years.
Fresh investigation into graft charges against officials ordered
An anti-corruption court on Tuesday returned an investigation report in which a senior official of the Sindh education department and others were left out and directed the investigation officer to re-investigate the case.
Education deputy director in preventive custody, say Rangers
A deputy director of the education department is under preventive custody of the Rangers for three months, the paramilitary force’s law officer informed the Sindh High Court on Tuesday.
Radio Lab at FUUAST Karachi
Vice Chancellor Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology said that establishment of radio Channel in presence of TV channel in university is a progressive step. Now FUUAST become first university Pakistan having both medias.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-07-08/page-2
Principal of Research designed
Sindh Higher Education Commission has designed the principals for researchers. It is planned to provide scholarships to 50 students from universities of the region. Grants will be provided to those belonging to engineering, business administration, arts and social sciences.
Improving examination standards
Chairman Sukkur Education Board said that they are improving the standard of examination and transparency. Administrators did good checking for cheating culture and situation improved.
Row over medical college recruitment re-emerges
A controversy over recruitment of 22 faculty members for the Ghulam Mohammed Mahar Medical College (GMMMC), Sukkur, re-emerged on Tuesday in the absence of its Vice Chancellor Asghar Channa, who has proceeded to the United States.
KU announces MEd results
Farooq Hasan, son of Tahir Hasan, with seat number 73507, secured first position in MEd exams held for the year 2014, said Dr Arshad Azmi, Examination Controller, Karachi University on Tuesday. Announcing the results for the university’s MEd (morning) exams for 2014, he said the pass percentage for the exams remained 79.72% as of the 143 candidates.
Code Ear – In Pakistan, an education unparalleled
Pakistan’s public education system is nothing short of an embarrassment, particularly quality wise. The outdated and defaced curricula or the archaic teaching methodology make for only the tip of the iceberg; the massive boulder of ice that is our nation’s blatant – yet strongly denied – inaction over the matter.
Terrorism on campus
Lahore’s universities are on high alert over the terrorists’ possible targeting of campuses for recruitment. The alert follows the Punjab home ministry’s warning that the terrorists may use students and campuses for their evil designs. Hostel areas security has been beefed up and non-residents’ record is being sought to pre-empt any untoward development. Institutional heads have been warned to keep an eye on empty buildings during the summer vacations.
Winds of change by Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman
A wonderful beginning towards education was made in 2002 by the establishment of the Higher Education Commission. Within a short period of six years between 2002 and 2008, Pakistan saw its universities uplifted as never before and four universities became ranked among the top 500 of the world in the Higher Education Times Rankings with NUST leading the pack with a respectable world ranking of 370.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-327800-Winds-of-change
Private Tuition Culture on the rise by Zoya Altaf
Besides multiple impacts, the 21st century highlights the way education is sought and imparted today. Earlier, students headed for home straight from school and rested before sitting down to revise what had been taught in the classroom that day. However, the trend today has changed drastically, where you see students rushing to tuition centers after school, seeking one tuition after another till late evening.
Documenting Universities By Yasir Pirzada
There are more than one million students enrolled along with 0.5 million distance learning in universities in Pakistan. Higher Education commission is grant a lot to the university but no benefit could be attained from these activities. None of our universities are included in top 100 universities of the world.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-08-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=06_09.gif
Establishment of Pakistan Department in Japanese university By Muhammad Irfan Siddique
Urdu language being teaching at renowned university of Japan since a century. Recently a big ceremony organized at Japan on completion of 100 years of the Urdu Department there. Japanese acknowledged the services by Pakistani educationists.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-08-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=07_03.gif
Letters to the Editor
The Langlands school in Chitral is a fine establishment whose graduates have gone on to become teachers, lawyers, civil servants and army of ficers. I think everyone must set aside petty politics and contribute, in any way they can, for the stability and good of the school and college.
QAU shuttle service
Students of the Quaid-e-Azam University are facing a shortage of buses. The shuttle service provides them transport facility inside and outside the university in the twin cities. However, the number of buses is not enough to accommodate students, especially those coming from Rawalpindi.
Worst result shown by Panj Peer High Schools
Swabi : The high schools of Panj Peer have disappointed a lot in the matric board result , all the students of class 9th are failed in the exam .In Science Group out of 104 students only 6 and in humanities group out of 78 students only 2 are passed which made parents upset.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.3
The closing of schools having less number of students
Barnala : Sheikh Mushtaq stated that the schools having less number of students should be closed There are only 3 to 5 teachers who are teaching in schools while other teachers are taking their salaries and serving in private institutes
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain , Peshawar, Page No.2
Education is a key to success, Ihsan-ul-llah
Lakki Marwat: Deputy Commissioner stated that if we want to see the secret of developed countries then it is the Education. We should focus on our education to make nation successful.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.5
Lakki , talent Scholarship announced by AL- Qalam Public school
Lakki Marwat : AL- Qalam Public school announced the talent Scholarship. Year 2015 -2016 students have been declared deserving for the scholarship. 5 students this year will get Scholarship.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.5
The appointments of teachers in educational department is self-styled and so-called
Quetta: Hazara Democratic Party stated that an appointment of teachers in educational department is a drama. Recommended candidates are announced best for the Job and in this way ‘merit and ability’ is rejected.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.3
Eligible candidates neglected in scholarships
Quetta: Inssaf Student Federation said eligible candidates neglected in scholarships, scholarship distributed on the basis of favoritism.
Mishaps in scholarships
Chaghi: PPP spokesperson said eligible candidates neglected in scholarships of Chaghi. Officials distributed scholarships on nepotism basis; NAB & Ombudsman Baluchistan should interfere in matter to provide justice to right ones.
Demand of renovation of GMHS Qalat
Qalat: President Qalat zone of BSO said present government is not keenly interested in educational development, government middle high school Qalat building has become dilapidated but government is not interested in renovation of school. And school is lacking behind in transport facility.
Revolutionary steps for educational development are inevitable
Quetta: Education vigilance committee reported in 32 districts of Baluchistan 13000 primary, middle & high schools are present, which all are suffering from some sort of basic problems like electricity, clean drinking water, seating arrangement, boundary wall and science laboratories. Committee said 21st century is counted as age of modern science and education, for government sole solution to achieve targets in education is to resolve all educational problems from A to Z.
Boycott of examinations
Quetta: All student organizations boycotted examinations in presence of present controller of examinations and demanded to fire controller as early as possible.
Inter girls college upgraded to Degree College
Muslim Bagh: Secretary Colleges Baluchistan visited Muslim Bagh construction site of Girls College & announced that Inter Girls College has upgraded to Degree College. Soon the faculty will be provided to College.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-08-2015/Quetta/page7.asp
Delay in appointments of teachers vacancies
Mastoong: Educational emergency and NTS test proved useless in Baluchistan because thousands of vacancies are still fall vacant, delay in appointments is increasing the illiteracy ratio in Baluchistan.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-08-2015/Quetta/page7.asp
Residents fail mafias effort to takeover school land
District Rahim Yar Khan: The residents failed the effort of land mafia to grab school land of Govt. School Block No.1. The people said that the land mafia was supported by the influential persons of the city.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 2
Headmaster given forced retirement due to corruption
District Dera Ghazi Khan: Abdul Aziz Nadar, Headmaster, Government Higher Secondary School Budh has been given forced retirement 3 years before his due date of retirement because of corruption in salaries of the staff.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-08/page-02
Punjab Government decides to promote 125,000 teachers of the Province
District Bahawalpur: The Punjab government has decided to promote 125,000 teachers of the province and only teachers with B. Ed. and M.Ed. will be given promotion.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.2
Lack of interest by local population in school problems is a serious problem
District Rahim Yar Khan: Farhan Amer, District Manager, Taleem O Agahi Programme, while addressing a gathering said that this was a serious problem that the local population does not take interest in the problems and resources of the schools.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.2
852 buildings of Punjab Province schools declared dangerous
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has declared 852 school buildings of the provinces as dangerous and has sanctioned 8.45 Billions rupees for the reconstruction of these school buildings.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 8
PEF set 5th of every month as deadline for updating partners records
PEF has told its partners schools to submit the updated records by the 5th of every month. A notification to all partners has been sent in this regard.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.13
300 Teachers deprived of salaries
District Dadu: The Teachers from District Dadu protested against Bank Manager. They gathered and raised slogans against bank management on their noncompliance of transferring salary into accounts. They are facing difficulties due to Eid.
JSSF continued protested for completion of construction work of school
District Qamber: The JSSF members from Qubo Saeed Khan protested for completion of construction work of Government High School. They declared that contractor was using substandard material in the construction work of the school. They demanded for action against him.
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Workshop on Physics and Computer at Mehran University Jamshoro
District Jamshoro: A Scientific workshop would be starting at Mehran University Jamshoro by Abdul Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics Italy under the title of Asian Regional School on FPGA Design for Scientific Application. It would be starting from 7th December till 18th December 2015. The participants would be informed about the new scientific devices and computer applications.
Serious steps to be taken for better results in examinations and stoppage of copy culture
District Sukkur: Sindh Government, Examination center management and Police can play better role in stoppage of copy culture in during examinations of Matirc and Intermediate. The previous management in the examinations seemed week and copy cases remained on top position in different examination centers in Sindh. So for the stoppage of copy culture and better results in the examinations, it is necessary to take serious steps and better strategy is required.
Daharki College; Corruption proofs presented to Chairman
District Ghotki: The Teachers of Government College Daharki have sent proofs of corruption against Principal, Finance Manager and Admin of the college to College Chairman Mr. Gen: Retired Muhammad Nadim in Islamabad.
Girls School closed since 18 years; not repaired
District Dadu: The Government Girls Primary School village Drigh Bala is closed since 18 years and the building is not repaired since then. Hundreds of Girls are deprived of getting Primary Education and worried about their future.
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GSTA alleges Secretary Education involved in Corruption
District Mirpurkhas: The GSTA members have declared in their press release statement that Secretary Education Mr. FAzal Ul Allah Pechuho is involved in corruption and he has ruined Sindh Education. He has started ineffective and wrong policies of starting biometric system and publication of books.
Show cause notice to eight medical colleges
Islamabad: The Eight Medical Institutions of Pakistan have been issued show cause notice on their fraud with students. The Competitive Commission of Pakistan has issued notice to Independent Medical College Faisalabad, Pak Cresent, Medical and Dental College Lahore, Muhidin Islamabad, Medical Colege Mirpur Azad, Abotabad International College and others.
Illegal appointments corruption in Education Department at District Jacobabad
According to reports more than 100 appointments have been exposed in education department of district Jacobabad. In 2013-14 about 61 seats were kept vacant in education department, but district government has filled those posts by taking bribe from illegal candidates; they are also drawing their salaries with the support of education officers and others.
Sindh Higher Education Commission forms Rules for issuing budget for research work of Students
Karachi: Sindh Higher Education Commission has formed rules for issuance of budget for research work of the University Students. The paper would be presented to provincial Higher Education Commission. According to that 50 Million out of 180 Million grant from Sindh Government will be given to the students M.Phil and P.hd Students.
NED Entry Test would be held at main campus on 30th August
Karachi: The Entry Test of NED University would be held at main campus on 30 August 2015. According to new policy of the university new English Linguistics program has been started first in the history of the University.
Bribe for releasing of salaries of NTS Pass Teachers in District Badin
District Badin: The Education Department of District Badin did not spend 36 coror rupees of Education Budget due to raids of NAB. The High Officers are afraid to issue salary bill of the teachers. Most of the Teaches have provided bribe for releasing salaries and most of them are still deprived.
Complete Story: Daily Ibrat, Karachi, Page No. 4
Syndicate meeting for approval of recruitment at Mahar Medical College
District Sukkur: Vice Chancellor Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University larkana has demanded for syndicate meeting for approval of recruitment on 9th June. The important agenda of the meeting is approval of teaching staff at Mahar Medical College Sukkur. On the other hand Petitioner of the high court against selection of teaching staff has declared that Vice Chancellor of the University wants to recruit his daughter in the university which is unbearable act. They also demanded for cancellation of syndicate meeting.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.2