8th Sep 2017


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Scholarships for children of Education Department

Education Employees Foundation has announced scholarships for employees children studying from matric to bachelor's level.

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Disputes in All Teachers Coordination Council on Service Act

Dispute arose among different organizations of ATCC on the issue of time scale. All Primary Teachers Association (APTA) warned to split after disputes.

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Time scale and regularization of 40,000 teachers been decided

Law department KPK has advised a detailed draft about regularization, school based policy of 40,000 teachers, and agreed on time scale process.

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Sikhs asked to enroll students in state run schools

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has asked the Sikh community to enroll children in the state-run schools due to the issue being faced of closure of a private school. The school had been closed down due to an issue with the owner.

Complete story:http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/9-8-2017/page2.asp




DDEO surprise visit to schools

Deputy District Education Officer Gul Muhammad Kakar paid surprise visit to Middle School Satellite Town & Primary School CGS Colony. He checked attendance of faculty and students and directed faculty to improve their performance.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104517614&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170908


Measures steps to be taken for education improvement

Provincial President of Jamiat Talba-e-Islam (Nazriati) urged government to take steps for improvement in education. He also asked government to increase education budget to 30%.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104517755&Issue


Lack of facilities at Garesha High School

Spokesperson of Balochistan Student Action Committee (BSAC) showed his grief on shortage of facilities at Garesha high school. School is without any library. He demanded officials to take care of the matter.

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PEEDA Act to be implemented on teachers with poor quality outcomes

Education Department has decided to implement PEEDA Act on teachers whose students have performed poorly in matric examinations.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104518717&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170908



Steps being taken to ensure primary education for girls - Baligh-ur-Rehman

Federal Minister for Education Baligh-ur-Rehman said the quality of education is being improved, education budget and school enrollment has increased and steps are being taken to make girls’ education a reality.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-09-08/page-3/detail-21


Free education right for all

Pakistan is characterized among the six countries having a high ratio of out of school children. However, those who can’t afford to go to school are constitutionally entitled to the right of free education. The chairperson stressed on the role of non-formal education to address the needs of the underprivileged.

Complete story:https://e.thenews.com.pk/9-8-2017/page3.asp


Literacy endeavors to bring peace in society

Irfan Siddiqui, Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage stated that Literacy endeavors can play an instrumental role in showing the softer image of the society and reflect more peace and stability in the society.

Complete story:http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/9-8-2017/page14.asp


Agreements inked for supporting girls

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the government of Italy yesterday signed an agreement of approximately $1.7 million to support the girls’ right to education and safeguarding of cultural heritage in Pakistan.

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Pakistan observes World Literacy Day

With a stagnant 58% literacy rate, Pakistan rises to celebrate the literacy Day under the theme “Literacy in a digital world”. Statistically reflecting literacy rate is higher in urban areas whereas that in rural remains relatively low.

Complete story:https://e.thenews.com.pk/9-8-2017/page5.asp


Education essential for socio-economic progress

Shahbaz Sharif expressed his view by saying that no nation can ever prosper without education and thus it must be seen as the only beacon of hope that can create ways through darkness. Education is a national obligation and to achieve prosperity and development the pillars of education must be built strong.

Complete story:http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-09-08/lahore/13966/105786



Commitments to literacy fall flat

The current literacy rate of the population (aged 10 years and above) remains at 58%. Literacy remains much higher in urban areas (74 percent) than in rural areas (49 percent).

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-09-08/page-13/detail-4


Police provides training in schools

Lectures on road safety were delivered in schools to inform the students as well as drivers to ensure all safety measures are followed. It also sheds light on the dangers associated with road crossing and how accidents can be avoided with taking precautionary measures.

Complete story:http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-09-08/page-4


Project government to dedicate all resources towards educational growth

City Additional General Secretary Muhammad Sohail khan indicated that the program initiative named “Ujala” has been playing a pivotal role. Such initiatives reflect on  the efforts of Punjab government and the promotional steps being incorporated to strengthen the need of education.

Complete story:http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-09-08/page-4


Government Girls High School Mailsi girls outshine

Government Girls High School Mailsi students outshine in the 9th /10th class examination by achieving outstanding marks and making the school proud.

Complete story:http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-09-08/page-4


PEF partner schools to receive supplementary readings from tomorrow

PEF (Punjab Education Foundation) partner schools will start to receive the supplementary readings from 9th September. It will be available on websites of different regions including Lodhran, Liaqatpur, Multan, Faisalabad and many other adjoining areas.

Complete story:http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-09-08/page-5


Professional educational system affecting students of Punjab

The students of Punjab showed great resentment with the current professional system as they expressed the NTS/ MCAT system doesn’t favor those who have been working hard from years rather the seats are filled in by students fully equipped through extensive academy tutoring securing higher marks.

Complete story:http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-09-08/page-6


Educators hiring

President Punjab Teachers Association stated that new education policy for hiring is beyond understanding.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104520063&Issue=NP_GRW&Date=20170908


Government hopeful for elimination of illiteracy

Hafizabad, District Education Officer Literacy stated that government is hopeful for elimination of illiteracy. He further stated that there are 350 Literacy Centres in which around 11 thousand children are admitted.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104520089&Issue=NP_GRW&Date=20170908


Qamar-ul-Islam Raja to represent Pakistan in Global Education Conference

Chairman Standing Committee for Education and Chairman Punjab Education Foundation Engr. Qamar-ul-Islam Raja to be the only Pakistani at the conference being held on 12th September in the UK.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-09-08/page-4


Deputy Commissioners directed to check security of schools

Government of Punjab has issued Deputy Commissioners to check security of the schools in the province.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104518298&Issue=NP_SGD&Date=20170908




Bilawal for improving literacy

Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that drastic improvement in the nation’s literacy rate was necessary to meet aspirations of people and goals of our founding fathers.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2017-09-08/page-14/detail-8


Girls outshine boys in annual examination

Girls manage to outshine boys in the annual examination of the Intermediate board and Secondary association of the pre Medical group. All top positions were clinched by girls whereas boys showed their abilities by excelling in the pre- engineering results.

Complete story:http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-09-08/lahore/13971/105747


Education Department creating post of secretary for primary schools, says minister

After the posts of secretary and special secretary education and literacy, the school education and literacy department of the government of Sindh will now create a new post of `secretary primary education`.This was said by Minister for Education and Literacy, Sindh, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=08_09_2017_117_005


Protest against increase in the fee

Parents of students from different schools protested against the management of schools for the increase in fee. Parents have requested Jam Mehtab Dahar to take notice of the matter.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/detail.asp?id=372024




Quality of education for sale



Using literacy to eradicate poverty






Punjab Government is taking steps for education

Lahore: Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashood has said that Punjab Government is acting for provision of education to students.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pknewspapers.com/daily-mashriq-lahore-akhbar-urdu.html


Decision to restore Schools Cluster Centers

Multan: The Government of Punjab has decided to restore Schools Cluster Centers while teachers are called for interviews.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104519472&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170908


Protest against non-completion of school construction work

Sujawal: A protest was carried by the members of JSQM against non-completion of construction work of Government Primary School Mirpur Bathoro.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130549396&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20170908



Protest against closure of school

Nawabshah: The residents of Union Council Gupchani carried a protest strike against closure of primary school, holding the Education Department responsible for poor system of education. More than 80 children are kept away from getting basic education.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130549387&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20170908



Primary school building crumbling

Naushehro Feroz: Five students got injured at Government High School Qadir Bakhsh Sandh, near Tharu Shah due to falling of roof pieces. The concerned education authorities took notice of the building, after reports on media.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2017-9-08/news/page8/1%20(6).htm


Number of schools dysfunctional in Ghulam Shah Mori

Badin: More than 20 government schools of Talhar are reported to be left dysfunctional due to carelessness of education authorities. More than 1500 girls and boys have faced difficulties.

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Iran’s gifted school handed over to IBA Sukkur

Larkana: Parveen Ehteshami High School was gifted by Iran government for Larkana, but Sindh Government has handed over the school to IBA Sukkur.

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Protest for deputation of teacher in school

Sanghar: Students along with parents held a protest strike against not deputing teachers in Government Primary School Shah Muhammad Brohi.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2017/Sep/08-09-2017/Page5/P5-59.jpg

Students should refrain from being absent

Shaheed Sikandarabad: According to the announcement of the Principal Government College Zahiri Professor Amanullah Zahari students should keep themselves away from being absent from the college, directing them to ensure attendance.

Complete Story: http://dailyazadiquetta.com/epaper/m/44032/59b188b897fb4


Action will be taken against ghost teachers

Quetta: The Deputy District Education Officer Chaltan Town Gul Muhammad Kakar had a surprise visit of Government Middle School Satellite Town and Primary School CGS Town. He found 11 teachers absent from duty and decided to act against them.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104517614&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170908


Steps should be taken for improvement of education

QUETTA: The Provincial President Jamiat Talbai Islam Nazariyati Hafiz Abdul Wahid Hashmi and others have said that provincial government should take steps for improvement of education.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104517755&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170908


High school facing shortage of facilities

Quetta: The Spokesperson Baloch Students Action Committee has shown seriousness on the condition of Garesh High School. The school is facing acute shortage of basic facilities.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104517764&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170908

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Regularization of 40,000 teachers

Peshawar: Law Department has made a detailed draft for regularization of 40,000 teachers according to Education Services Act.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104519711&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170908


Girls school bifurcated in two parts

Kohat: The Government Girls Higher Secondary School Sabzwari Chakar Kot has been separated in two parts. Two assemblies are conducted at one time.

Complete Story: http://dailyaeen.com.pk/index.php?page=2&edition=peshawar&date=2017-09-08&type=newspaper