8 September 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Gates opened: 2nd phase of enrolment drive starts today

The second phase of enrolment campaign will begin on a propitious occasion – International Literacy Day. Speaking to The Express Tribune on Monday, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Additional Secretary Qaiser Alam said the drive will aim to persuade parents to send their children to school. “The government will not leave any stone unturned to register out-of-school children into schools,” he added.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/952586/gates-opened-2nd-phase-of-enrolment-drive-starts-today/

UNDP rehabilitates 31 Dir schools

The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) has rehabilitated 31 schools in Lower Dir under its Refugee Affected and Housing Area Project. This was stated by UNDP country Chief Mark Andre Franche while inaugurating schools in Tabbu and Kamar Kotkay areas on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1205644


Up in arms: Protesting KMC students baton-charged

Several fresh graduates of the Khyber Medical College (KMC) were injured after being baton-charged by the police outside Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) on Monday. Around 230 graduates were protesting against the reduction in the number of vacancies for fresh graduates to complete their house jobs. “The administration has reduced vacancies to 180 without any reason or excuse,” said Halima Mukhtiar, one of the protesting graduates.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/952633/up-in-arms-protesting-kmc-students-baton-charged/


Girls not allowed at Khanpur College

When an area is devoid of educational institutions for girls; the only solution is to keep them at home. That is the alarming conclusion the administration of the Government Degree College Khanpur reached after much deliberation.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201009080167&EN_ID=11201009080051&EMID=11201009080048


Seminar arranged to moot transparency and accountability

KP Right to Information Commission arranged a daylong awareness session for students of the Government Frontier College for Women in Peshawar on Monday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201009080160&EN_ID=11201009080049&EMID=11201009080047


Student seeks financial help to continue education

A brilliant student of the University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Peshawar, has appealed to the government and philanthropists for financial assistance to pursue studies. Speaking at a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Monday; Tufail Ahmad said that he could not submit education fee for the third semester due to his weak financial position.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-338814-Student-seeks-financial-help-to-continue-education




Students want university in FATA

Students from FATA held a demonstration outside the Governor House to demand the establishment of a medical college, an IT university and better employment opportunities in the tribal belt.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201009080170&EN_ID=11201009080051&EMID=11201009080048




Students protest against BISE exam results

Students protested here on Monday against the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Quetta, alleging that they had been deliberately failed in exams. A large number of students gathered outside the BISE office on Smuggli road, held a sit-in, pelted the board’s building with stones and raised slogans against the authorities.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1205566




Students’ issues have been noticed

CM Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, noticed the issue of intermediate students on results and recommended a committee to handle this issue.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103057691&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150908


Protest against Board Administration

The Chairman Citizens Liberation Foundation, Khair Muhammad Shaheen, said that the students’ protest against the Board Administration is not wrong. He appealed to take their demands seriously.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103056640&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150908



Up-gradation of Girls Middle School

A social worker, Azeem Bakalzai, said that the Girls Middle School Ragha Bakalzai has been upgraded to the level of High school.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103056510&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150908


We will not bear any negligence in Education: Secretary Education
Saboor Kakar said that teachers and officials have to be mindful of their duties and need to fulfil them wholeheartedly. He also informed that four schools are now functional in Quetta. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-08-2015/Quetta/page2.asp

Irregularities explored the education system: ANP
There should be strict action against corporal punishment in schools, said representative of ANP. In an announcement, the party stated that negligence in results of FSC explored the government steps for education emergency in the province. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-08-2015/Quetta/page2.asp



International literacy day to be observed today

International Literacy Day will be observed on (today) September 8, Tuesday around the globe to help unite communities to act as a cohesive voice in raising awareness for those who cannot read or write. International Literacy Day gives children and communities a chance to rediscover the joys of reading while raising awareness for those without access to education.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-338829-NEF-to-celebrate-Literacy-Day-today





Poor result: Over 72% students fail B.Com exam

Over 72 percent students have failed the B.Com annual exam conducted by the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU). The university announced the result on Monday, according to which only 25 percent students passed the part-I exam while the pass percentage for part-II remained 27.7 percent.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/952522/poor-result-over-72-students-fail-b-comm-exam/


QAU announces B.Com Part-I and Part-II results

Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has announced results of B.Com Part-I and II Annual Examinations 2015. According to the university, 1451 students appeared in B.Com Part-I and II Annual Examination out of which, 388 were successful.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-338824-QAU-announces-BCom-Part-I-and-Part-II-results



Private schools seek government patronage

Dozens of private schools operators on Tuesday staged a protest to press the government to take step for promotion of education. The protesters, who gathered here in front of the National Press Club under the umbrella of Private School Network (PSN), demanded the government to put the educational institutions of Islamabad under one ministry for better management. Currently, education is being dealt with by three ministries, which is creating problems for education agents.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1205634




Teachers’ training workshop held at PMAS-AAUR

A five day training workshop for the facilitators of “Active Citizens Program (ACP)” concluded at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Monday. The workshop was organized in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) and British Council, with an aim to build the capacity of the trainees, and raise the engagement of aspirants together with community and society to a greater extent.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-08/page-5/detail-5



Balochistan University’s faculty members visit NBF

A 25-member delegation of faculty members of Balochistan University visited National Book Foundation (NBF) here on Monday, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-338837-Balochistan-University-faculty-members-visit-NBF


Govt. won’t spare errant seminaries, ulema told

The top civilian and military leadership – in a rare meeting with representatives of religious seminaries – made it abundantly clear on Monday that the government intended to register and streamline their working at all costs.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1205572



Protest by Heads of private schools

The heads of private school protested in front of Islamabad Press Club, yesterday.  The President Private Schools Network, Dr. Muhammad Afzal Babar, said that the government spending on education is inefficient and there is no significant increase in literacy.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-08&edition=ISL&id=1878752_88073573


Low learning among primary students

On the International Literacy Day, Alif Ailaan conducted seminars in Mardan, Kohistan, Haripur and Kohat. According to a report, about 52% primary students are unable to read a story in Urdu, Sindhi or Pashtu.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-08&edition=ISL&id=1878744_77078977


Madrassas agree on funds through banks

The government and seminary reps yesterday agreed that all religious schools would make transactions through banks to bring transparency into funding. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif headed the second phase while Interior Minister himself headed the first. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-08/page-1/detail-8


Roznama Khabrein, Islamabad, Page no.1


Government Teachers’ Training College

The Government Teachers’ Training College H-9 is the only public institute imparting training to teachers available for the residents of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The pre-service and in-service training is part of the college schedule. A hostel facility is also available for the students.

Complete Story: Roznama Khabrein, Islamabad, Page no.2


Vacant posts in Education Wing of CADD

The officers’ posts in Education wings of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) remain vacant. This situation is creating problems for teachers.

Complete Story: Roznama Khabrein, Islamabad, Page no.8


Aerospace Science & Engineering moot ends

The impressive fourth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE) organised by Institute of Space Technology (IST) concluded at their main campus.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-338823-Aerospace-Science-&-Engineering-moot-ends


Strengthening economic ties: Chinese academics for better cultural connectivity

Chinese academics have called for improving cultural connectivity between China and Pakistan to strengthen trade and economic ties.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/952621/strengthening-economic-ties-chinese-academics-for-better-cultural-connectivity/




Literacy body formal launch likely today

Realising the role and power of literacy in developing a sustainable society, which is also theme of this years’ International Literacy Day; the Punjab government has formed its first-ever “Punjab Non-Formal Education Council” (PNFEC).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-338767-Literacy-body-formal-launch-likely-today


Knowledge: Schools discuss problems with PEF

Representatives of 25 partner schools of the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) New School Programme met with PEF Chairman Qamarul Islam Raja on Monday. They discussed their problems, including delayed payments. The chairman assured them that their concerns would be taken up with the relevant authorities.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/952641/knowledge-schools-discuss-problems-with-pef/


Resolution to end entry test system submitted in Punjab Assembly

A resolution against the entry test system for admission in medical institutions was submitted in the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday. According to local media, it was moved by MPA Nabeel Hakim Ali.

The resolution states that the entry test system for admission in medical institutions should be terminated and the admission should be given on merit basis.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/09/08/city/lahore/resolution-to-end-entry-test-system-submitted-in-punjab-assembly/


Punjab to recognise skills of professionals

In an innovative move, the Government of Punjab has decided to formally recognise the skills of those individuals who got expertise in different trades through non-traditional or non-conventional (‘ustad’, ‘sahagird’) means, unlike the regular skill development system of the modern age.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-338827-Punjab-to-recognise-skills-of-professionals



Alif Laila Book Bus Society

Alif Laila Book Bus Society has started a campaign today, on Literacy Day, whereby students will establish and run libraries with the support from the organization.

Complete Story: e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-08&edition=LHR&id=1879714_65638845


Government’s failure to regulate private education sector

The Punjab Education Department has failed to regulate the private schools in Punjab. Consequently, private schools charge heavy fees from the students. The number of private schools in Lahore is 50 thousand and growing. There is a dire need for the Education Department to regulate these schools.

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Lives of thousands of students at stake

The city district government Rawalpindi seems reluctant to show the real picture of the poor condition of educational buildings and some are so dilapidated that they could collapse anytime. It seems that authorities concerned are waiting for a grave incident as roofs of some of school buildings have already collapsed and lives of thousands of students are at stake.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-338828-Life-of-thousands-of-students-at-stake


Demo against private schools ‘fee hike’

A number of people held a demonstration against private schools in the city for increasing fee at Liberty Chowk, here on Monday. Holding placards the parents demanded Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif should take action against what they called “private schools mafia”.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1205609



Wrong map: PU teacher suspended

Punjab University’s Institute of Education and Research (IER) Assistant Professor Dr Abida Nasreen has been suspended from service for three months for publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, on Monday, took notice of the publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex in which Azad Kashmir was not shown part of the country.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1205623



UAF graduate tortured in police custody: report

A report by a medical board of the District Headquarters Hospital says, Sheraz Nawaz held in a theft case on the complaint of ruling MPA Tahir Jamil, was brutally tortured in Mansoorabad police custody.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1205613/uaf-graduate-tortured-in-police-custody-report



GCU, NCA canteens fall to PFA raids

Two canteens of educational institutions were sealed on Monday as a special team of Punjab Food Authority (PFA) raided Government College University (GCU) Lahore and National College of Arts (NCA) due to unhygienic conditions.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/09/08/city/lahore/gcu-nca-canteens-fall-to-pfa-raids/


Punjabi as a subject in primary schools

It has been decided to teach Punjabi as a subject in primary schools. A draft has been prepared to present it in the assembly.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-08&edition=LHR&id=1879887_17714311


Anti-Dengue Campaign in Punjab Group of Colleges

The Punjab Group of Colleges started an Anti-Dengue Campaign with the help of Dengue Awareness Camp. The basic purpose of this campaign is to spread awareness among students about Dengue.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103057185&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150908 



Collaboration of Toyota with University of Veterniry and Animal Sciences
Toyota has collaborated with University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences for short course of 3 months in Meat Technology. On this occasion Chairperson of Toyota Mr. Qaisar Sheikh and Vice Chancellor of UVAS has signed memorandum. 
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-08/page-3/detail-23 

Government cannot approve bill of right to information by cabinet
Pildat criticized government policy and said that government has been unable to pass “right to information” bill from the cabinet. PILDAT also stated that there is no transparency in distributing scholarships among brilliant students. Government and HEC should remain neutral and transparent in their process of granting scholarships. 
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-08/page-8/detail-10

Chief Minister took notice of incorrect map in event of Punjab University
Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has taken notice of distributing incorrect map of Pakistan in an event organized by education and research institute of Punjab University. The map distributed is missing part of Azad Kashmir and mentioned Gilgit Baltistan as an occupied area. 
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-08/page-8/detail-11


Change can be brought about through education 
Famous religious scholar Dr. Bilal Philips visited Riphah University Lahore. Change can be brought about through education, he added while speaking in a seminar on “Efficacy of Education”. 
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-08/page-12/detail-3

Chief Public High School visited Nazria Pakistan Trust
Teachers and students of Chief Public High School visited Nazria Pakistan trust in continuation of activities organized in lieu of Defence Day. 
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-08/page-12/detail-8 

Launching New School Programme
Pakistan education foundation (PEF) has launched “New School Programme” in under privileged and remote areas to provide free and high quality education. Chairman PEF Engr. Qamar Islam said that public private partnership in education helps to improve the quality of education. 
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-08/page-12/detail-12

Female students of colleges and universities are facing problems due to Jail Road Signal Free Project
Jail Road signal free project has created problems for female students of colleges and universities situated in the area. Bad traffic conditions adversely affect their ability to commute about and reach their destinations in time.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-08/page-12/detail-2




Education in Sindh: a lost ship in dire need of a map

If free and fair education is the Fountain of Youth, then Sindh might as well be described as the Black Pearl, aimlessly sailing towards it without directions or a map. As foreign aid pours in, it sways the Pearl here or there. The wind changes the direction of the ship, at times even swaying it farther away from its destination of providing free education to all children in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-338750-Education-in-Sindh-a-lost-ship-in-dire-need-of-a-map


Khuhro vows to furnish 10,000 schools in three years

The Sindh government intends to provide academic and infrastructural facilities to a total of 10,000 schools with all the required facilities in three years, of which 1,000 would be upgraded by the current year, claimed Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmad Khuhro on Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-338762-Khuhro-vows-to-furnish-10000-schools-in-three-years



School premises turning into commercial hub

The students at Ghazi Muhammad Bin Qasim Government Boys School, Lyari, remain oblivious to the fact that slowly but gradually their school premises is being encroached. Located on the Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Road, the school spreads over the 1,000 square yards that is slowly being taken over by the land mafia. More than 20 shops have been built on all four sides of the school premises. Many temporary stalls have also been set up in front of the school.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/952532/land-usurpers-school-premises-turning-into-commercial-hub/


Safeguarding the youth: Contempt proceedings sought in schools’ security case

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700 primary schools closed in District Thatta; 60 percent children deprived of education

Thousands of children of District Thatta have been deprived of primary education due to the closure of 700 schools. The school buildings have been rendered dysfunctional due to lack of basic facilities such as clean drinking water, washrooms, electricity and adequate infrastructure. Sindh Government remains neglectful of restoring these schools despite the increasing number of out-of-school children in Thatta. Civil society organizations have pressed for an education emergency in the district and have shown concern on increasing attendance of the students in schools.

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


5000 schools closed all over Sindh; children out of schools

The state of education in Sindh is critical with millions of children out of schools. More than 5000 schools in the province are dysfunctional. Thousands of teachers continue to receive salaries without attending schools. Primary and secondary schools lack basic facilities and adequate infrastructure.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.3


Four Schools closed in Fazal Bhambhro; teachers still getting salaries

Primary School Maqbool Gargez, Wali Muhammad Nuhrio, Naji Gargez and Hayat Tingri in Union Council Fazal Bhambhro of District Sanghar are closed due to negligence shown by the Education Department. Teachers continue to receive salaries despite remaining absent from schools.

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


Schools of Sakiro closed

Most of the schools of Taluka Sakiro in District Saijawal are closed due to negligence of Education Department. Primary School Meran Kalamti Somar, Abdullah Baloch, Muhammad Hashim Girls School, Qureshi Salt, Mir Muhammad Kalamti, Babu Kheskheli and several others have been closed for years. Residents have urged the government to take notice of the situation.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-09-08/news/page2/1%20(15).htm


School in Qaim Din Solangi has no teachers

The government school in village Qaim Din Solangi of District Matiyari does not have any teachers. Despite the school building having been constructed, it was reported that no arrangements for the hiring of teachers had been made ever since.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-09-08/news/page3/1%20(29).htm


Salaries of 4000 teachers have been blocked on the directives of CM Sindh’s investigation team

Chief Minister Sindh has dispatched a team for investigating the matter of illegally drawn GP funds and bogus bills. The team has exposed 60 cases in District Jacobabad and other districts. District Dadu acquired top position in the cases.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.2


Government High School Goli Mar’s ground occupied

The ground of Government High School Goli Mar in Distrcit Umerkot has been illegally occupied for construction by a private company. Despite the ongoing construction work, no notice has been taken by the government.

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


Protest against suspension of P.T. Alif member in Kingri

The primary teachers from Kingri protested on the suspension of P.T. Alif member Mr. Syed Ghalib Shah Rashdi. They raised slogans against Secretary Education and demanded for the removal of TEO Kingri.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130308997&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150908


Scandal of releasing of salaries to illegally appointed teachers

Salaries of thousands of teachers have been released illegally through Deputy District Officers of the Office of Accountant General. Secretary Education remains neglectful of the situation.

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More than one lac students in Badin deprived of free text books

More than 1 lac students of government schools in District Badin have been deprived of free text books due to carelessness of Sindh Education Department.

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