8th May 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Siraj vows to abolish class-based education system

Jamaat-i-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq said here on Sunday that a uniform education system would be introduced in the schools and seminaries if his party was elected in the next general elections.

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K-P to pour Rs 138 billion into education

The KP government is planning to increase allocation for elementary and secondary education by 17% to Rs138 billion in the upcoming provincial budget 2017-18.

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Quality management initiative launched in K-P schools

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary & Secondary Education has achieved another milestone by launching School Quality Management Initiative (SQMI) in KP Schools.The first phase will start with a pilot in Abbottabad District. In this connection, the Special Secretary ESED, Director ESE inaugurated the first training of ASDEOs and SDEOs.

Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/05/08/15-page/873476-news.html

KP government establishes Private Schools Regulatory Authority

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan said that the establishment of private school regulatory authority would reduce education expenditures of poor parents. The establishment of private school regulatory authority would help in analysing performance of the schools from all aspects.

Complete Story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/05/07/kp-government-establishes-private-school-regulatory-authority/

Heads of various Shangla schools suspended

The provincial education department suspended principals and head teachers of various government schools in Shangla for closing the schools for public meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa President Ameer Muqam.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/national/08-May-2017/heads-of-various-shangla-schools-suspended

Teacher arrested for thrashing students

The police on Saturday arrested a schoolteacher for allegedly subjecting to corporal punishment three minor students for coming late to school.

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Lakki schools get more teachers

As many as 38 teachers have been appointed in government girls’ primary schools in the district. “The appointments have been made on the recommendations of a departmental selection committee under the school-based policy,” said an official, adding that the fresh recruitment would help overcome the shortage of teaching staff in the local girls’ schools.

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Government to provide training to teachers

KPK Education Minister, Atif Khan said that maximum resources will be allocated towards training of teachers in the province and teachers should perform their duties righteously.

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Khadim-ul-Khalq Foundation distributes educational scholarships

The underprivileged children belonging from Khyber Agency were awarded scholarships. Director Education Fata, Hashim Khan was also present at the ceremony.

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We will not tolerate devastation of private schools: Zakir Shah

Provincial President of All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association, Zakir Shah,expressed dissatisfaction over passing of Private Schools Regulatory Authority Bill.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104175038&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170506


We will continue our struggle for quality education: Tameer-e-Nau

Members of Tameer-e-Nau said that they will continue their struggle for the provision of quality education in the province. They have also established a Tameer-e-Nau Girls College which was demanded by the locals.

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Dozens of teachers posts empty in Panjgur

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Private schools association protest to get their demands fulfilled

All Balochistan Progressive Private Schools Association protested in front of Press Club to get their demands fulfilled.

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Education Officer Mohmand Agency blamed for non-provision of books

Inquiry Committee of FATA Secretariat has blamed former Director Education and former Mohmand Agency Education officer for not providing books on a timely basis.

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Govt to release Rs 3b for phase-II of PM education programme

Parliamentary Secretary for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Maiza Hameed has said that government has all set to release Rs 3 billion for up-gradation of next 200 schools under Phase-II of education reforms programme.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-05-08/page-13/detail-0


Education authorities find capital short of 60 schools

The capital’s education authorities have found a shortfall of at least 60 government-run schools, likely resulting in the mushrooming of private schools and seminaries that already outnumber the existing 348 public schools in the city.

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FDE to complete books supply procedure this week

The procedure for provision of textbooks to students studying in the public sector schools of the federal capital would be completed by current week.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/203090-FDE-to-complete-books-supply-procedure-this-week


NEF urged to upscale public private partnership education programs

The minister of state for federal education has urged to upscale and regularise the public private partnership education programs to provide quality education to students.

Complete story:http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/06-May-2017/nef-urged-to-upscale-public-private-partnership-education-programs

Curriculum for distance learning

The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training has launched a curriculum called the Accelerated Learning Programme for out-of-school children.

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‘0.5m ECED centres required in Pakistan’

Early Childhood Education (ECED) is considered as an opportunity to address the inequality in provision of education but still lacks the infrastructure to cope this challenge. World Bank countries investing in high quality preschool programs will yield a return of anywhere between US$6 and US$17.

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Parents protest trend of charging fee in advance

Parents have decried that the management of private schools in the city are involved in collecting three-month fee in one instalment from the students for summer vacations which is a violation of the ban imposed by Lahore High Court (LHC).

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/07-May-2017/parents-protest-trend-of-charging-fee-in-advance

First meeting of Education Testing Council held

The first meeting of the Education Testing Council (ETC) was held at Higher Education Commission (HEC) Secretariat on Saturday. The meeting was chaired by Prof Dr Arshad Ali, CEO /executive director HEC.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-07/lahore/11441/83920

Models schools to be established in new sectors: PC1 ready

The government is planning to build 5 model schools and the PC1 has been sent to Ministry of Planning and Development for approval.

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Book supply procedure to be complete by current week

The procedure of provision of textbooks to the students studying in public schools of the federal capital would be completed by the current week. The FDE has completed 98.5% process of book provision to the students so far.

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Govt to establish two teacher training institutes: minister

Minister of Education Muhammad Balighur Rehman on Friday said the government was in the process of establishing two teachers training institutes in the capital; one for conventional education and other for non-formal education and adult literacy.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-06/lahore/11424/83726  

Computers not working in FG Girls Model School

Computers in FG Girls Model School, G-7/1 have not been working for the past one year.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-05-06/page-3/detail-37

Students under stress during ongoing admission session

Students trying to get admissions in schools in the federal capital are going through a lot of trouble.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-05-06/page-3/detail-5


Layah labs make a case of bad science teaching

Students of matriculation and other classes at school level are taught science through bookish contents as science laboratories in schools are in pathetic conditions across the district, Dawn has learnt.

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UCs to have separate schools for boys, girls

The Punjab government has ordered the establishment of separate schools for boys and girls in each union council of the district. This information was shared with the participants of a meeting held to review development projects launched in the district under grants provided to the provincial assembly constituencies.

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PAFs teacher’s training institute inaugurated

A Teachers Training Institute for Special Education inaugurated at the PAF on Saturday.CM Shehbaz Sharif who was the chief guest of the event congratulated the PAF for establishing this special institution for special education.

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Two years on, classes yet to begin at Narowal girls school

The Govt Girls Elementary School lacks electricity, clean drinking water and a boundary wall, while locals tether their donkeys in classrooms. Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal had ordered to upgrade the school in Dhan Wadday to elementary level in order to provide better educational facilities for girls in his constituency of NA-117 Narowal 3. A building was constructed at Rs4 million outside the village on four kanal and the minister had inaugurated it in 2015.

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Former Navy chief on education mission

Admiral (r) M Asif Sandila, former Chief of the Naval Staff, has set an example by preferring working for education to becoming head of any private institution.He has established Moawin Foundation (MF), a Non-Profit Organization which adopts government schools through an MOU.

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Summer vacations in Punjab from 23rd/ Holiday notification not yet received (Qazi Zahoor Ul Haq)

In view of soaring temperature, the Government of Punjab has decided that the summer vacations in public schools will start from 23rd of May.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/08/page03.php



Primary schoolteachers should be promoted to Grade 14: Punjab Teachers Union

During a session of Punjab Teachers Union headed by President PTU,Chaudhry Sarfaraz, one of the members said that upgradation of teachers is a serious matter that should be resolved timely.

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Khaqan says students are the backbone of a nation

The petroleum minister said that that students are the backbone of a nation as they would hold the reins of the country in the future. For that purpose, training and quality education should be imparted.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/08/page10.php

List of college teachers to be transferred ready

Department of Education has prepared the procedure and list of college teachers that need to be transferred.

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Engro fertilizers excels in educating students from Katcha area

A media visit was held at the Kacha Village to highlight the educational efforts done by Engro fertilizers in the area. Administration and CSR managers were also available at the site. Engro spent a total of 15.9 million on its efforts in education in the year 2010.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/07/page15.php


Investigation against private schools charging exorbitant amount of fees

Punjab Schools Education Minister, Rana Mashood Khan said that private schools that are charging high amount of fees and taking fees for summer vacations as well will be investigated.

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Private school reject government notice for vacations

Private schools have refused to comply with government orders regarding the summer vacations that are to start early due to the extreme weather conditions. Pvt. school have rejected it on the basis that the exams are being conducted till 30th of May.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/311091-todays-print-city-news

Intermediate examinations (Part-II) to start from today (6th May)

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Lahore Secondary Education Board to investigate its officers due to cases of financial discrepancies

The government has sought reports on financial discrepancies from the lahore board of secondary education.

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Thousands of teachers still awaiting regularisation

Thousands of teachers, that have been appointed in 2013, have not been regularised yet despite CM’s instructions.

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Punjab govt’s Universal Primary Education Programme in trouble

Under the programme, there should be maximum 20 students per class whereas in reality, there are much more than that.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-05-07/page-19

Corporal punishment case in Khanewal

A teacher severely punished a student of class 9 in a school in Khanewal.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-05-07/page-4


Minister orders stricter efforts to curb cheating/115 students caught cheating

He issued this order while presiding over a meeting at his office in the provincial assembly. Dahar also ordered the officers concerned to make it sure that students did not bring mobile phones inside the examination centres.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/202708-Minister-orders-stricter-efforts-to-curb-cheating




Cops face action for ‘helping students cheat in exam’

Sindh police chief AD Khowaja took notice of reports on Friday regarding the alleged involvement of police in facilitating students in cheating during the ongoing Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) examinations in Shikarpur.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/202716-Briefs

Sindh’s first ‘Early Childhood Care and Education’ policy to be launched today

The School Education Department in collaboration with Plan International – international child development organisation - will be launching Sindh’s first Early Childhood Care and Education Policy (ECCE)

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/202714-Sindhs-first-Early-Childhood-Care-and-Education-policy-to-be-launched-today

CTD to probe cheating in exams through ‘Indian SIMS’

The Sindh Police Counter-Terrorism-Department has formed a team to probe into incidence of cheating during ongoing intermediate examinations.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=07_05_2017_118_002



Assefa wants strict rules to check UFM in exams


Rights activist and former premier Benazir Bhutto’s daughter Aseefa Bhutto Zardari has called for implementing stricter rules to prevent students from cheating in exams.

Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/05/07/2-page/873128-news.html

BSEK prepares aggressive strategy to counter copy culture

Karachi’s Board of Secondary Education Chairman Professor Dr Saeeduddin on Sunday said that the Board has started working on an aggressive strategy equipped with new gadgets and tactics to counter copy culture and the mafia behind it, from the metropolis.

Complete Story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/05/07/bsek-prepares-aggressive-strategy-to-counter-copy-culture/


PSF staged protest against ‘incompetent officers, cheating mafia’

Large number of students of Peoples' Students Federation gathered outside Karachi Press Club and staged protest against the mismanagement of board officers of Karachi University on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-07/lahore/11440/83858

Municipality Corporation not responsible for falling standard of education: Deputy Mayor Karachi

Deputy Mayor Karachi, Arshad Vohra said that Karachi Municipal Corporation does not have the education sector under its control.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104177682&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170508


School closed for holding medical camp

Despite objections and protests from the citizens of Badin, medical camp was set up at Govt Girls’ Iqra High School and sent hundreds of students to leave as it is inadmissible.

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Provincial Education Director paid a surprise visit to government school Qurtuba Shireen, Jinnah Colony

Jam Mehtab Hussain, the Provincial Education Director paid a surprise visit to inspect the construction work ongoing in the school. He also toured the classrooms and talked to the students.

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Admissions drive in public schools

Department of Education Kasimabad held an admission drive rally in which District Education Officer Ghulam Qadir also participated.

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Codification of Inter-board examinations disputed

For checking of examination answers sheets, those teachers have been appointed whose own children have given the Inter-examinations this year.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104178209&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170508

Unlawful increase in private school fees should be reversed

Chairman All Sindh Parents Association met with parents and other stakeholders, discussed their agitation over the fee increment and vowed to raise the issue on all forums.

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Judgement reserved over demolition of Jufelhurst school in Soldier Bazaar

Judgement reserved for 7 convicted for the crime. The court has shifted the proceedings to May 10th.

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Education Minister took notice of cheating in Intermediate exams. Chairman Intermediate Board, DG colleges and Director Schools Karachi summoned

The authorities met at the Sindh Assembly. The Minister gave strict instructions to take charge and curb cheating at any cost.

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Strict examination


It is important to train our children


Letters to the Editor

Build libraries


Increasing school fees


Education is the third eye of a man


Dream of poor children


Expensive Education


Laptops for Baloch students


Cheating on the rise



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