8th September 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Funds allocated to provide solar panels at Govt. schools

At least Rs. 923 million has been allocated to provide solar panels at government schools to stem the power crisis that has created a network of challenges for students and teachers alike.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1178186/uninterrupted-electricity-funds-allocated-provide-solar-panels-govt-schools/


Series of admissions are ongoing in different departments of Malakand University

Series of admissions for 4 year Programs in different departments of Malakand University is ongoing for students of the whole province. Several Students are submitting admission forms in different departments.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-09-08/page-3


Government is giving special focus to education

Asad Ali, the head master of Government High School Dhandi Eid ul Khaleel has said that through policies of Provincial Government, the system of education has become better. The ruling KP party is focusing on education.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-09-08/page-2


Karak, Shortage of facilities in Government School Dhandi Eid ul Khel

There is a shortage of facilities in Government School Dandhi Eid ul Khel which also achieved top position in Matric Examination. The acceptance for 1 SST and 1 CT teacher has not been given.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-09-08/page-2




Accord signed for Balochistan varsity’s safety

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and the University of Balochistan (UoB) here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282844/accord-signed-for-balochistan-varsitys-safety


There will be no compromise on education

Deputy Commissioner Abdul Khaliq said that provision of quality education is our top most priority. We will not make any compromise on education. He said use of poor material in building of schools in District Ziyarat will not bear.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103733878&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160908


Future of students is associated with education

Member of provincial committee, Haji Asmat ullah has said that future of children is linked with their education and to provide quality education every effort should be made. He further said that absenteeism in school will not be beard in any case.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-08-2016/Quetta/page7.asp


No society can progress without education

Governor Baluchistan Muhammad Khan and Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah have said that no society can progress without education. Unfortunately our country is far behind in education from developed countries.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103734156&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160908


Establishment of Higher Secondary Schools is not acceptable in any situation

General President of Baluchistan Teachers and Lecturers Association Saeed Mando Khel has said that BPLA should open colleges in Quetta instead of Higher Secondary schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103733773&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160908


Govt. urged to send Quetta lawyers abroad for higher studies

The Chairman of the National Commission on Human Rights, retired Justice Ali Nawaz Chohan, has advised the Balochistan government to send junior lawyers to foreign educational institutions for higher education, including L.L.M., in order to fill the vacuum that emerged after the Aug 8 Quetta carnage.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282847/govt-urged-to-send-quetta-lawyers-abroad-for-higher-studies




Fata teachers warn of strike for upgradation

Tribal teachers on Wednesday demanded of the federal and provincial government to take notice of delay in way of up-gradation of teachers in FATA, otherwise threatened to shut all government-run schools in protest across FATA.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/08-Sep-2016/fata-teachers-warn-of-strike-for-upgradation



Tribal students demand end to ‘draconian laws’

Students of various tribal agencies on Wednesday demanded of the federal legislature to completely abolish the draconian Frontier Crime Regulation (FCR) law from the FATA and merge it into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/08-Sep-16/tribal-students-demand-end-to-draconian-laws  



Private colleges clinch 25 out of top 31 positions

Private-sector colleges students produced better result than those of public sector colleges in Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Part-II (Composite) Examinations held under the auspices of AJK Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/08-Sep-2016/private-colleges-clinch-25-out-of-top-31-positions


Transfer of Khyber school headmaster demanded

Despite the strict check and balance by the education department, Dorma Kor High School in Loy Shalman is being run without Headmaster for several months, sources said. A teacher in Dorma Kor High School on the condition of anonymity told this scribe that school headmaster, clerical staff and several teachers were mostly absent from their duties. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/08-Sep-16/transfer-of-khyber-school-headmaster-demanded




Literacy must for progress, says Ahsan

The pace needs to be further accelerated otherwise the resolve of achieving 90 per cent literacy rate by the year 2025 may not be possible, what to talk about socio-economic development, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal while addressing a seminar organised by National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) in connection with the International Literacy Day.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/148677-Literacy-must-for-progress-says-Ahsan



Model schools get new principals

New principals of the Islamabad Model School for Boys (IMSB), F-6/2 and Islamabad Model School for Girls (IMSG), F-6/1 have assumed duty.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/148681-Model-schools-get-new-principals


Laptops awarded to 139 SZABMU students

As many as 139 postgraduate students of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University were awarded laptops on Wednesday under the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1178191/modern-study-laptops-awarded-139-szabmu-students/


Open University, Admission forms can be submitted till 30th September

Allama Iqbal Open University has given permission to students who wish to take admission that they can submit admission forms till 30th September. According to new admission schedule students from all over the country can submit admission forms without any additional charges till 30th September.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-09-08/page-2


Education System of Pakistan is 60 years behind today’s requirement, Revealed in UN report

In the UN report it is said that the education system of Atomic Power Pakistan is 60 years behind the modern era’s requirement. According to BBC, the UN have said in their report that Pakistan not only has low literacy rate but the education system is also 60 years behind the education requirements of modern era.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/back-page/08-Sep-2016/442865



HEC to offer 10,000 PhD scholarships for US

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) will send 10,000 scholars to the United States for PhD studies in next 10 years. These scholars will get admissions in agriculture and food security, medical and allied health sciences, energy, water, climate change, advanced digital technology among others.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282794/hec-to-offer-10000-phd-scholarships-for-us





Pindi School lacks even basic amenities

Government Boys Primary School, Dhapae, Union Council # 104, Tarahiya, lacks very basic facilities and students get education while sitting on bare floor in hot and humid weather due to absence of desks.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/08-Sep-2016/pindi-school-lacks-even-basic-amenities


Shahbaz sees ‘every child in school by 2018’

The Punjab government is paying special attention to increasing literacy rate and improving quality of education in the province, CM Shehbaz said in a message on International Literacy Day yesterday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/08-Sep-2016/shehbaz-sees-every-child-in-school-by-2018



World Literacy Day event

Punjab University will organise an event to mark World Literacy Day on Thursday (today) at 10am at Al-Raazi Hall.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/148656-World-Literacy-Day-event



Resolution in PA for uniform education system

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MPA Saadia Suhail Rana has submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly demanding that the government should implement uniform education system and avoid making the sector an experiment lab.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282816/resolution-in-pa-for-uniform-education-system


PU, B.Com Part 2 results announced

Punjab University Examination Department has announced the results of B.Com Part 2 annual 2016 exams. According to details 26983 candidates took part in B.Com Part 2 exams from which 10652 candidates passed the exam.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2016-09-08/page-12




Examination Schedule of Punjab Board of Technical Education Lahore announced

Punjab Board of Technical Education Lahore has announced the exam schedule for Diploma of Associate Engineer, Diploma of Dress Designing and Diploma of Dress Making 2nd annual examination 2016.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2016-09-08/page-12


Restriction on building new Universities

Restrictions have been implemented on the formation of new Universities in the Lahore. A surveying committee has been formed in this regard. According to details this decision has been made due to the lack of resources in twenty seven Universities.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-09-08&edition=LHR&id=2598724_94935478


Lahore Knowledge Park will start in financial year 2016-2017

Secretary Planning and Development Punjab, Iftikhar Ali has said that they are doing efforts for the provision of quality life. He further said that Knowledge Park will start in financial year 2016-2017

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-09-08&edition=LHR&id=2598728_58363835


Eid vacations announced in private schools

Private institutes of Rawalpindi have announced Eid holidays from 12th of September till 17th September.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-09-08&edition=ISL&id=2598514_45133505


Tevta institutes: Spoken English to be mandatory for students

Spoken English will be mandatory for all students enrolled in Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) institutes across the province and British Council will provide Master trainers to train our teachers as well as students. 

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/83482/




Govt. told to explain Ujala project contract

The Lahore High Court on Wednesday sought a reply from the Punjab government on a petition questioning alleged violation of rules in bidding process for the award of contract of solar solutions project “Ujala” for schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282820/govt-told-to-explain-ujala-project-contract


Lecturer assistants await service structure for for many years

As many as 2,432 lecturer assistants in Punjab continue to demand immediate approval of a summary to award them “4-tier service structure”.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282803/lecturer-assistants-await-service-structure-for-for-many-years


GCUF declares BA/BSc results

The Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) on Wednesday announced results of the Annual BA/BSc Examinations 2016. A spokesman for the university said that 10,387 candidates had appeared in the exams and 59.82 percent of them were declared successful. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1178122/annual-exams-gcuf-declares-babsc-results/


Google team in UoG

A Google team from Singapore visited Hafiz Hayat Campus of the University of Gujrat on Tuesday as part of reaching out to the students interested in designing and developing content for websites and mobile applications.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282793/google-team-in-uog




Govt. to reduce taxes if private schools decrease tuition fee

Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, on Wednesday said that the government will consider reducing taxes if private schools decrease tuition fees and other charges.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/07-Sep-16/govt-to-reduce-taxes-if-private-schools-decrease-tuition-fee




Call for imposition of five-year education emergency in Sindh

Awami Jam­­hoori Party president Abrar Kazi has urged the Sindh government to impose five-year education emergency in the province and divert all resources to the uplift of the education sector during that period.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282762/call-for-imposition-of-five-year-education-emergency-in-sindh


54 key posts lying vacant in Sindh Education Dept. for last 4 years

As many as 54 senior management posts in the Sindh Education Department have been lying vacant for last four years, while only two additional secretaries are working currently instead of nine

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/08-Sep-16/54-key-posts-lying-vacant-in-sindh-education-dept-for-last-4-years


268 schools closed in Shikarpur  

Some local education officers informed that 268 schools are closed in Shikarpur, and according to a survey 55 percent children are out of schools in Shikarpur district.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/08-Sep-16/268-schools-closed-in-shikarpur


Date extended for issuing admission forms in Medical Colleges

Department of Health has once again extended the date for issuing admission forms in medical, dental colleges and health universities of the whole province including Karachi. Now admission forms will be issued on 19th September instead of 12th September.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103733927&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160908


Inter Board, Dates for submission of marks sheet of Pre-Engineering group extended

Higher Secondary Education Board Karachi has written a letter to Registrar NED University for date extension of submission of marks sheet of Successful candidates of Pre-Engineering group. Inter Board Karachi has informed Registrar NED University that mark sheet will be issued four days after the announcement of results.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-09-08/page-3




Missed education targets 

For the umpteenth time, we are forced to rue the fact that the state of education in Pakistan is appallingly dismal. Periodic survey reports of local and international agencies keep casting lurid light on the decrepit condition of our schools, pathetic teaching standards, low enrolment, thin attendance, high dropout rate, ghost teachers and what not. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1178219/missed-education-targets/


Writing the future by Ashraf Ali

The year 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day. This year’s theme, ‘Reading the Past, Writing the Future’, honors the past five decades of national and international engagement, and efforts and progress made to increase literacy rates around the world.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/148576-Writing-the-future


Counting chickens by Sehar Tariq

The Punjab government wants to provide girls in school with “four chickens, a cock and a cage” to teach them about kitchen skills, nutrition and raising poultry. The public is either amused or outraged.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282775/counting-chickens


Reducing inequality by Dr. Akmal Hussain

Conventional wisdom still holds that high GDP growth should be the central goal of economic policy, and therefore health and education being ‘social sectors’ are of only marginal importance. On the contrary, it can be argued that health and education are of critical importance for generating and sustaining high GDP growth. 

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/148575-Reducing-inequality


A flawed child labour law by I.A. Rehman

Public opinion attaches great importance to the project of ending child labour at brick kilns, especially in view of its promise to put all children freed from labour in schools. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282778/a-flawed-child-labour-law

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Lack of facilities in girl’s school

Kherabad: The representative of the general public said in a press club Khairabad that government claims about education change are totally false. The government girls high school having the lack of facilities. The school is running without Principal, Biology, Physics, English and Pakistan Study important posts are vacant for the long time. They said the girl’s future become miserable.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2


Worst condition of government high school building

Hangu: The Central Orakzai Agency area Mandati Government High School building is in a bad condition, all school rooms has fallen and there are almost 500 students who are forced to sit without a roof. There is no boundary wall as well.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3


Inquiry demanded against Director Education Fata & other officers

Peshawar: All Tribal Teachers Association Fata have demanded from Governor KP Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and the Additional Secretary to do inquiry against the director Education Fata and other officials for creating anxiety and panic among teachers. They said that the Federal government on 13th May 2016 has ordered the up gradation of 22 thousand Fata teachers, but Director Education Fata & other Officers are creating hurdles in their up gradation which is unacceptable.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3


Third phase of Rokhana Educational Program, twenty thousand students can study

Peshawar: The Minister for Education, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Atif said the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will provide free and quality education to the twenty thousand students under the Rokhana Education Program in 78 private schools. He said we signed the agreement with private schools in this regard. This program is in those areas where there are no government schools, students will get free and standard education in private schools.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.2


Fata students demanded notice against stoppage of Scholarship

Bajawar: Bajawar Agency, Government Post Graduate students protested and blocked the road, demanding from the government to take notice against Scholarship closure for Fata students. They said that due to the careless attitude of related Department and representatives, Fata Students are deprived of their legal right, which is injustice with them and promoting hate, chaos among them as Fata people are already affected badly due to terrorism and war condition.

Complete Story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3


Second shift blocked in Jamrud Degree College

Khyber Agency: The Second shift has been blocked in Jamrud Degree College, due to which 200 students are deprived of education. Mr. Iltaf Afridi, President ISF Jamrud Degree College has said that Second shift classes were started at the college by the previous administration when former PA provided funds for a year, but the present one stopped it, as the present PA has refused to provide funds which is unjust as hundreds of poor and deserving students are enforce to quit their education and around 200 students were enrolled in the second shift whose education is at risk now.

Complete Story:  Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3




Stoppage of salaries of absent teachers: Jhao

District Awaran: The EDO Awaran in action, stopped salaries of absent teachers. Text books of Jhao have been dilevered in Deputy Commissioner office and teachers have been ordered to collect books and distribute in relevant schools. EDO said legal action will be taken against absent teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=jao.jpg


Local youth should be recruited on vacant situations of GDA school

District Gawadar: The spokesperson Gawadar Youth Forum said local youth should be appointed on vacant positions of GDA school. He said neglegence of local people in appointments is violation of services rules and shattering the hopes of youth. 

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 03


Educational development is limitted upto claims: Haji Nasar-ul-Din kakar

District Quetta: Member of Ulma-e-Islam provincial consultative council Mr. Haji Nasar-ul-Din Kakar along with others said that rulers of time has deteriorated Education system in Baluchistan with hallow slogans instead of practical work. He said nation’s development secret is hidden in Educational development. No nation can excel in any field without tool of Education. Unfortunately Baluchistan is deprived of Education due to hallow slogans of politicians.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 05


Teacher’s shortage should be reduced in Girls High school Naukundi: Sultan Ali

District Quetta:  The zone President BSO Pachar Naukundi, Mr. Sultan Ali Baloch said Government Educational emergency claims are limited up to newspaper statements and photo sessions. He said Girls High school Naukundi upgraded by former CM Baluchistan Dr. Abdul Malik but regrettably still staff is not appointed, vacancies in science and general groups are still fall vacant. He demanded from concerned officials and Government to pay heed towards the issue instead of raising hallow slogans.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 02


Primary school village Barah should be suffice with basic facilities: Noor Bux

District Lasbela: A Long time has been passed to one room construction of Primary school village Barah but still school is deprived of basic facilities like electricity, fans and other need basic facilities. Mr. Noor Bux resident of village Barah demanded to facilitate students in hardships of weather as soon as possible.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 06




Schools of Ali Pur are without boundary walls and roofs

District Muzafargrah: Most Schools of Ali Pur across the river are without basic facilities of boundary walls and roofs, have became a grazing ground for animals. Students are compelled to study in open sky. There is no Girls School in Sait Pur the area across the river. Local people stated to media persons that higher authorities to take notice of School conditions of river cross.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-08/page-03      


Punjab Government required detail information about Afghan Students from Schools of Punjab   

District Rahim Yar Khan: Punjab Government has dispatched a circular, instructing the District Education Officers, Directors Colleges and Vice Chancellors of education Institutions that, send the data of Afghan Students with complete information on immediate bases. Strict action will be taken who neglect the instructions.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-04/page-0

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.08


Ban on Transfer and appointments of College Professors

District Multan: The Higher Education Department Punjab again banned the transfers and appointment of College Professors. 1951 Professors submitted applications out of them 710 transfers and appointments made. Secretary Higher Education Department Punjab issued the order of ban on transfers before leaving Pakistan for his Official visit of China.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.08


Test should be taken of Class 3rd and 5th to check quality of Education

District Lahore: Punjab Government has taken a decision to take tests of 3rd and 5th Class Students in all over the Primary Schools of Punjab to check the quality of education.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.01


Girls School Chak 258-P is closed due to unavailability of Teachers

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Local people of Bangla Minthar Chak No. 258/P stated that Government Girls School Chak 258-P is closed from six months and no any Teacher is appointed for this School. People protested and requested to higher authorities that appoint teachers in School to protect the future of Students.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.14




Pakistan is 60 years behind in achieving Education Targets: UN Report

New York: Pakistan is at least 50 years behind in its primary and 60 years behind in its secondary education targets, according to the UN Global Education Monitoring Report, 2016. According to report, Pakistan is sixty years behind in education as compare to modern targets of Education. The report declares that 56 Lac Children in Pakistan do not go to Schools whereas 1 crore and 4 lakh Children cannot continue their education after Secondary Education, not only that, there is apparent difference in village and Children acquiring Education in cities. The literacy rate of males in rural areas from the low-income bracket in Pakistan is 64 per cent, compared to 14 per cent for their female counterparts, because Government spends only 11% of Budget on education.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130431408&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160908



Protest for deputation of Teachers in Schools

District Tharparker: Students of different Schools of Taluka Naro held a protest strike against not appointing Teachers in Schools, demanding from Education Minister and Secretary Education to take notice of the issue and restore closed Schools after deputation of Teachers.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130431287&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160908



Protest for construction of School compound wall

District Qamber Shahdadkot: Students along with parents stood against not constructing the compound wall of Government Girls High School Laloo Raink.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130431259&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160908


More than 300 Schools dysfunctional in Nangar Parker

District Thurparker: More than 300 Government Schools are dysfunctional in Taluka Nangar Parker, due to carelessness of Education Department, leaving thousands of children deprived of ornament of education. It is also reported that teachers, including male and female, are getting salary at homes and are not willing to attend duties, even the visits of Judicial Magistrate.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130431442&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160908


Education lower staff protests for demands

District Shikarpur: All Sindh Education Lower Staff and employees of MATA held a protest strike for completion of their demands of time scale, son quota and Promotions before Press Club Shikarpur.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-09-08/news/page3/1%20(49).htm


Salary of Teachers of four Schools stopped

District Larkana: Teacher and other staff of four schools of Taluka Dokri have been stopped due to biometric verification. On the other hand P.T.Alif members met with District Education Officer and informed that biometric machine of monitoring Assistant was out of order, so he has misinformed the higher authorities and stopped the salary.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/images/2016/Sep/08-09-2016/Page2/P2-3.htm