Provision of basic facilities in schools
K-P’s Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Muhammad Atif Khan has vowed that 30,000 schools of K-P will be provided basic facilities. For the first time education budget has been raised above 100 billion rupees.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-03-08/page-8
Govt. asked to set up girl schools in backward areas
The local chapter of Retired Professors Association has demanded of the government to set up high schools for girls in all backward areas of the district. The demand was made in a meeting of the association held here on Monday with its district president Prof Akhter Kamal in the chair. The meeting was attended by retired educationists of the district.
PEN supports the protest of Punjab’s private schools
Private Education Network (PEN) has supported the protest that is being held by Punjab’s private schools against the Punjab Private Institutions Amendment Bill. PEN has also vowed to foil every conspiracy against the private schools.
Primary teachers should also be given BPS-16
President of All Primary Teachers Association, Aziz Ullah Khan has put forth the demand that primary teachers should also be given the BPS-16. Primary teachers have an important role in growth of education. They should be encouraged with promotions.
Controller cancels the papers of three candidates
Controller Examinations, Balochistan Board, Ibad Ullah Gharsheen inspected the examination centers of matric exams. He cancelled the papers of 3 students who were caught cheating.
Security of Balochistan University
Dr. Javed Iqbal, Vice Chancellor, University of Balochistan, has said that special measures have been taken to beef up the security of varsity. He was addressing a group of guards in the university. On the other hand, JTI has stressed that there should be some notice of malpractices in the varsity.
Classes in Govt. Elementary College
According to a press release by Govt. Elementary College for Women, Jinnah Town, Quetta, the regular classes have been started in the college. Girls should ensure their full presence in the class. In case of prolonged absence their names will be struck off the college register.
Role of HEC in quality education
HEC held a five days introductory workshop on start of BS (4 years program) in degree colleges. In the closing session Raheela Hameed Durrani from HEC addressed the participants.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-08-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
Lack of jobs, illiteracy termed causes of terror in FATA
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders on Monday said that unemployment and illiteracy were the root cause of terrorism, which has claimed thousands of lives of innocent people.
Fake education package
PML-N’s Arsal Khan has said that the residents of Neelum Valley won’t be fooled by the fake five years education package. It was just a sham.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/epaper.php?page_id=6097
100pc primary enrolment campaign to begin on April 1: Minister
Islamabad: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said on Monday that a month-long enrolment campaign would be launched on April 1 this year to ensure 100 percent enrolment of children in schools in the next three years and meet the universal primary enrolment targets.
Repayment of teachers’ arrears
Minster for CADD, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has issued a directive that the arrears of all the teaching and non-teaching staff working under the Federal Directorate of Education should be paid on emergency basis. He also announced that the daily wagers will be regularized according to recommendations of Haseeb Athar Committee.
Reforms in NAVTEC
Executive Director NAVTEC, Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema has asserted that NAVTEC is carrying out key steps to reform the process of technical education. He was addressing the review meeting of TVET Reform Support Program.
Documentary highlights dismal state of education
Highlighting the dismal state of education in the country, a documentary, Taleem Hamara Mustaqbil, launched on Monday urged the government to undertake measures to facilitate students in getting education. The Children Global Network Pakistan in collaboration with Plan International and other partners launched the documentary at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU). The film depicts their work in two districts as well as the overall standard of education and missing facilities in the public sector schools.
Triple achievement for ‘Robokids United’ In 5th National Robotics Championship at CASE
Islamabad: As many as 17 teams with more than 160 children between 9 to 16 years of age from more than six cities of Pakistan competed in the 5th National Robotics Championship organised by Starfall Foundation at CASE University in the federal capital on Saturday.
IIUI takes step to understand World in qualitative way
Islamabad—Promotion of research culture in the educational institutions is vital as it can open avenues of druthers for turning dross into gold, said participants of a two-day workshop on “ understanding the world in qualitative way” held at Faisal Masjid campus of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI).
Documentary highlights dismal state of education
Islamabad: Highlighting the dismal state of education in the country, a documentary, Taleem Hamara Mustaqbil, launched on Monday urged the government to undertake measures to facilitate students in getting education. The Children Global Network Pakistan in collaboration with Plan International and other partners launched the documentary at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).
Funds released for buildings of two colleges
Planning and Development Department of Punjab has finally approved and released funds for Government Boys Degree College and Government Girls Degree College, Dhoke Syedan, Rawalpindi.
Model College teachers to go on strike from 10th
Teachers of Islamabad Model Colleges on Monday decided to completely boycott duty from Thursday (March 10) against the relevant authorities' failure to meet their demands, especially on up gradation and regular promotions. The strike will continue until demands are met.
Registration of private schools halted
The renewal and fresh registrations of private schools have been halted till any further notice. All the registration cases have been subjected to rules and regulations of District Education Authorities.
Divisions amongst private schools unions on protest issue
Private school unions have been divided over the issue of protest against private schools bill. Pakistan Education Council has announced to have a protest while the Private Schools Managements Association has shown its refusal. 1 lac schools will remain closed today including Beacon House, Lahore Grammar School, Allied Schools, etc.
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Girl attempts suicide
After being disappointed and dejected with the behavior of principal, girl of Govt. Girls College Dina tried to do suicide. Her condition is critical and has been transferred from Jhelum hospital to Rawalpindi.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-03-08/page-4
Schools’ strike: Schools warned of strict action for joining strike
Lahore: The provincial government will soon form a committee to review the grievances of private schools. It will also take strict action against schools that remain closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, a spokesperson for Education Minister Rana Mashhood told The Express Tribune on Monday.
3-Day book fair commences at PU
Lahore—The Punjab University will hold Tomorrow (Monday) a three-day book fair on New Campus to provide latest books on all subjects to students, research scholars, teachers and visitors at a special discount ranging from at least 10 to 40 per cent on its original price.
Private schools stick to their closure stance
Lahore: Ignoring the appeal of the education minister, private schools in Punjab on Monday stuck to their decision to close the institutions for Tuesday and Wednesday (today and tomorrow) to press the provincial government to withdraw `controversial` legislation -the Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation Amendment) Bill 2015.
Challenging extremism: LUMS honour’s students on winning first prize
Lahore: Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on Monday honoured its students of ‘Team FATE’ who won first prize in the ‘P2P: Challenging Extremism’ competition organised by Adventure Partners, Facebook and the US Department of State.
Private schools refuse to cut fee
Lahore - Representative bodies of elite private schools yesterday refused to meet education department officials and also announced keep the schools closed at least for two days.
Secretary satisfied over schools security
Secretary Education, Abdul Jabbar Shaheen has expressed his satisfaction over security measures, anti-dengue campaign and quality of education.
Launch of Gender Parity Report
Gender Parity Report was launched yesterday in the inaugural ceremony of Gender Management Information System (GMIS). The event was organised by Urban Unit and PCSW.
No compromise to be made on quality of training at Tevta
No compromise will be made on the quality of training imparted at TEVTA Institutes across the province of the Punjab. It was stated by Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh while addressing the All Punjab District Managers conference at TEVTA Secretariat here Monday.
All Pakistan Parliamentary debating championship 2016 concludes
Lahore—The All Pakistan Parliamentary Debating Championship 2016 organized by Punjab University Directorate of Students Affairs for the first time in the history of the university has concluded here on Monday.
Scholarships in Malaysian Universities
Rana Mashood has said that in order to promote tourism between Malaysia and Pakistan, Malaysian language will be taught in Pakistani universities. Similarly, the number of Pakistani students in Malaysian universities will be increased through scholarships.
Role of Seminaries in Girls’ education
Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Ashrafi has said that the seminaries have an important role to play in curbing the trend of dowry and promoting girls’ education.
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Class-based education system is hampering growth
Renowned religious scholar and Nazim of Jamia Naeemia, Dr. Muhammd Raghib Hassan Naeemi has said that the class based education system is a big hurdle to the growth of our country. All the youth should be educated in a uniform education system.
Women’s Day Seminar in LCWU
Vice Chancellor, Lahore College for Women University, Dr. Uzma Qureshi has said that women should tap in their talent and potential and play an important role in the country’s management.
Rescheduling of inter commerce exams
Board of Higher Secondary Board, Karachi has decided to reschedule the inter commerce exams. Now the exams of commerce regular and commerce private groups will be conducted in the first phase. Annual inter exams will start from 28th March.
Closed school in Sindh
Sindh’s education minister, Nisar Khoro has said that the results of private schools are better than government schools. 18,000 teachers have been recruited in Sindh. He acknowledged that some of the schools in Sindh are closed. They would be reopened soon. He acknowledged that we were collectively responsible for a dysfunctional education system.
Grant for Universities
Sindh govt. has disbursed the grant of 1.9 billion rupees for 19 universities of Sindh including 8 universities of Karachi. Every university will get 10 crore rupees.
Japanese Scholarships for Karachi’s students
In the year 2016, 840 students from Karachi will go to study in Japan. 16 students have already left. 16 more are about to leave in the second phase.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-03-08/page-2
Over 300 school teachers attend Cambridge Principals Forum
Karachi: More than 300 principals and representatives from Cambridge associate schools attended Cambridge Principals Forums jointly organised by Cambridge International Examinations and British Council.
School representatives get insight into varsities’ admissions process
Karachi: Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) in association with its partner, the British Council, recently hosted the Cambridge Principals Forums across the country. The events were attended by over 300 principals and representatives of Cambridge-associated schools.
‘3-Day Spring Festival 2016’ starts
Karachi—Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madrassat-ul-Islam University inaugurated 3- Day Spring Festival organised by the elected Student Societies of SMIU on their own. Speaking on that occasion the Vice Chancellor said that this exercise would provide a great opportunity to students to promote their organisational skills and leadership skills.
Cambridge Principals Forums Held Across Pakistan
Karachi—Cambridge International Examinations in association with its partner, the British Council, recently hosted Cambridge Principals Forums, attended by more than 300 principals and representatives from Cambridge Associate schools.
HEC ranking by ‘Mohammad Hassam Siddiqi’
Sir: The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) has recently unveiled its Higher Education Institutions’ Ranking List for 2015. This ranking list has caused great chaos in academia for various reasons.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/08-Mar-2016/hec-ranking
Politics on campus by ‘Yasir Kabeer’
Being a student of University of the Punjab I want to get the attention of the Punjab Government on the issue of politics which is being played inside the university. A growing conflict can be seen among the Baloch and Punjabi students.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/08-Mar-2016/politics-on-campus
Reading habits & libraries by ‘Ifra Tariq’
It goes without saying that a good library, equipped with a variety of books, provides a good learning opportunity to all and sundry. A library is a storehouse of knowledge from where we can borrow a lot of books for free, as everybody cannot afford to buy them. Therefore, with the spread of literacy, a library has become an essential tool for learning. In advanced societies, where natural love for knowledge exists, it is even considered to be part and parcel of a house.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/08/reading-habits-libraries/
Spring season in FATA’s academic institutes By Ashfaq Yusufzai
Taliban destroyed 127 schools of Mohmand Agency. 99 of them have been refurbished or renovated. Due to destroyed schools and security issues, 10 pc girls had left education.
Letters to the Editor
Lack of creativity
Creativity means the ability to make something new or think of new ideas. The future of our children and success of the country depends on creative education, but creative students are very few due to some major reasons; first, the teachers do not allow the students to ask questions; they are very strict and students are there only to listen. Secondly, the students’ aim is to get good marks in examination and for this purpose some of the students study just before the start of examination and prepare teachers’ notes.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/08/lack-of-creativity/
Haji Javed stresses on National Dress as a Government School Uniform
Peshawar: The Former Education Minister, Mr. Haji Muhammad Javed said in a press release that he is very much worried of the present issue of uniform in government schools. He said that National dress Shalwar Qameez is the best Uniform which should not be replaced with pant shirt.
Daily Khabrain, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.2
Daily Surkhab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.2
Class 8th and 6th examination start in Jamrud under stringent security
Jamrud: The Class 8th and 6th examination have started in Jamrud & strict security measures are taken to secure students. The Khasa Dar deputed on the school gate and they check every one to ensure the security.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?paged=2
Government stops harassment to private schools, PEN
Peshawar: The Private Education Network (PEN) announces the solidarity with the Punjab Educational Institutions two days strike. The Private Education Network (PEN) showed their concern that all kinds of conspiracies against the private educational institution will eliminate. These views shared by the PEN provincial President Saleem Khan during the media talk.
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.2
KP government spends Rs.43 billion on missing facilities in government schools: Atif
Peshawar: The Provincial Minister for Elementary Education and Power, Mr. Mohammad Atif Khan has said that Tameer-e-School Program is a revolutionary one of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government, under which Rs. 43 billion would be spent on the provision of missing facilities in 30 thousand schools of the province, adding that Rs.10 billion had already been released in 1st phase for the purpose.
He made these remarks during meeting with President of The Citizen Foundation (TCF) of Canada at Peshawar on Tuesday.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.3
Daily Awam-un-Nas, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.2
Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No. 2
Development is impossible without female Education: Saleem Khosa
District Jaffarabad: The Ex-Provincial Minister Mr. Saleem Khan Khosa said development is impossible without female education; if a man is literate, solely a man will be educated, but if female is educated than a family will be educated. He added that female education should be focused a lot for sure success. He said Primary schools should be established in areas where there is need.
Unavailability of books to students is condemn-able: HSF
District Quetta: The HSF Central Secretary Mr. Altaf Hussain Hazarah said in statement that distribution of free text books is still pending, which is lamentable and condemn-able. The Precious time of students is being wasted by Education department. The Education department and Government are showing negligence in education of poor students. HSF demanded to take steps to resolve the blocked issue.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-08-2016/quetta/page2.asp
Demand to fill up vacancies in secondary school
Noukundi: The Social groups demanded to fill up Workers Model Secondary school vacancies, stating that literate youth of area is wondering, but not adjusted against such vacancies; unemployment is increasing with number of days and widening the gap among the people and Government. Local candidates should not be neglected. NAB will be approached in filling up process of vacancies.
Educational issues of Jhal Magsi are in halt: Asif Magsi
District Jhal Magsi: The leader Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf district Jhal Magsi, Mr. Muhammad Asif Magsi said in newspaper statement that Education department Jahal Magsi has reached on the verge of destruction, due to irregularities; the local candidates are neglected in NTS recruitment while people belonging to Sindh have become included in merit list which is violation of rights of local candidates and services rules. He further disclosed that Education department is grasping the funds of schools which are closed from long time.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 6
Balochistan Government is focusing over education propagation: Manzoor Kakar
District Quetta: The MPA Mr. Manzoor Kakar said we as nation has to develop through education, skills and performance. He said Balochistan Government is taking revolutionary steps for the betterment of Education; Educational budget has increased up to 24%. He distributed laptops among position holders.
Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 3
3 teachers for 500 students
District Muzaffargarh: The Government Boys Primary School Ghazali Khan has only 3 teachers for 500 boys. While the Parents have appealed to the authorities to increase Staff, so that they can pay proper attention to the Education of the Children.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 10
Headmistress fools authorities with bogus orders
District Muzaffargarh: Ms. Surayya Naseem, Headmistress Government Primary School Gulwala got bogus orders for doing duty, as Superintendent for the Matriculation Examination Centre. The Orders were issued in the name of some other teacher, but Ms. Surayya Naseem tempered with the orders and fixed her name for the said duty.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-03-07/page-03
Headmistress sells out construction material
District Bahawalpur: The Headmistress of Government Primary School, Kanjan Mouza Aliwali demolished two school rooms and verandah and sold out the material and pocketed the money. The residents have appealed the authorities to take action against her.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 13
Unfair legislation against Private Schools unacceptable
District Rajanpur: Mr. Zia-ul-Islam Qureshi, the District President Private Schools Association has said that on the one hand Government is involved in unfair legislation and creating problems for the private schools, and on the other side it is handing over Government schools to the heads of these schools. He said that the owners of private schools were refraining from strike only because of the Matriculation Examinations.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-03-07/page-11
Corporal punishment to a student
District Jacobabad: An eight year student of class one was brutally punished by the Primary Teacher at Government Primary School Gul Hassan Birhamani.
Six years long closed school did not open
District Jacobabad: The Government Primary School, village Gulzar Soomro did not open after a long period of six years. The school was ruined due to floods of 2010, but since then it remained in the same condition. The villagers have occupied its classrooms.
Teachers protest over unpaid salary
District Dadu: Teachers from Khairpur Nathan Shah and held protest strike against Taluka Education Officer, demanding for release of their salaries, due for eight months.
Shortage of teachers and furniture hits school
District Mirpurkhas: There is acute shortage of teachers and furniture in Government Primary School Mir wah Gorchani, which has compelled the students to sit on ground and study.
Students not provided with question papers, Protest
District Jacobabad: The Students of Government Middle School Pir Jaan Bajkani held protest on not receiving of question papers of class six, seven and eight.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-08/news/page3/1%20(6).htm
High School plot recaptured
District Badin: The influential people have recaptured the Plot of Government High School Kario Ghanwar. While him social parties have demanded for vacating the plot.
P.T. association protests for legal demands
District Dadu: The Primary Teachers Association, from Bhan Saeedbad, held protest against Treasury Offices, on not cooperating to resolve to their matters.
Sindh text book board prints 27 Arab books: Zakir Shah
Jamshoro: The Chairman Sindh Text Book Board Jamshoro, Mr. Syed Zakir Ali Shah has declared in his statement that 27 arab books are printed during the month of February, which are sent to the schools.
Thieves take away school material
Karachi: The unidentified thieves took away fans, electric wires and other material from Government Boys Sachal Sarmast Secondary School Pipri.
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Number of Girls Schools turned to sitting places
Hyderabad: The buildings of Government Girls Primary Schools of Taluka Tando Bagho are captured by the local landlords, turning them into sitting places, leaving hundreds of teachers getting salary at homes.
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Intermediate annual examinations to start from 28th April
Karachi: The Controller Education Board Karachi, Mr. Muhammad Duber has declared that examinations of intermediate, first years and second year, will be starting from 28th of April, 2016.
Private School’s results are better than Government: Education Minister
District Khairpur Mirs: The Senior Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said while book distribution ceremony at Naaz Pilot Secondary School Khairpur, that education atmosphere in Sindh is not better and we all are responsible for that. He added that Private education is better, in comparison to Government.
Shortage of teachers in Girls High School
District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Girls High School Faridabad is under acute shortage of female teachers. The Parents are worried about girl’s education.