9 November 2015

National Press


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Haripur district tops education standards ranking

The third annual district education ranking report indicated Haripur district to have secured the top position in overall standards of education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Addressing the participants of a function at the Government Centennial Public School here, Alif Ailaan district co-coordinator Zahid Kazmi issued the report. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-350043-Haripur-district-tops-education-standards-ranking


Government to ensure quality education

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Education and Power Muhammad Mr. Atif Khan said the PTI-led provincial government’s educational policy was meant to ensure every child's access to basic and quality education across the province and all available resources were being utilised to this end.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278451


Trend of sending children to private schools increases

According to Alif Ailaan’s 2015 survey, shared with The Express Tribune, in the last decade 56% children in K-P were enrolled at private schools. “At least 49% students from urban areas and 77% from rural areas study at government schools,” the report stated. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/987672/trend-of-sending-children-to-private-schools-increases/


10-year-old still searches for her lost school bag

For 10-year-old Nosheen Bibi, losing a schoolbag and its contents are a cause of major concern. On the other hand, her family worries about a roof over their heads as winter approaches Chitral.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/987058/school-is-where-the-heart-is-10-year-old-still-searches-for-her-lost-schoolbag/


Education exchange programme on the cards

An education exchange programme is likely to be planned in collaboration with Nepal. This was said by Nepalese Ambassador Bharat Raj Paudyal. He was speaking at a prize distribution ceremony at the Modernage Public School and Boys College in Abbottabad on Saturday. Speaking at the event, Paudyal vowed to strengthen relations between both countries.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/987065/collaboration-education-exchange-programme-on-the-cards/


CM approves 16 new colleges in various districts

Chief Minister Mr. Pervez Khattak on Friday approved 16 degree colleges to be established in various districts at an estimated cost of Rs.5 billion, and directed immediate execution of the project. He also directed that the existing government degree colleges at the districts headquarters be converted into modern model colleges.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218033/cm-approves-16-new-colleges-in-various-districts





Khattak vows to help reinvigorate Fazl-e-Haq College

Chief Minister Mr. Pervez Khattak has assured he will take all possible measures for reviving the lost glory of The Fazle Haq College Mardan on a sustainable basis. Accepting the proposals and demands presented by the college administration, he said the government would also consider the issues of the service structure for the college faculty and staff, necessary facilities including laboratories and solar system, rehabilitation of the deteriorating college buildings, establishment of a girls’ campus and other affairs in the Board of Governors meeting to be convened soon. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-350065-Khattak-vows-to-help-reinvigorate-Fazle-Haq-College



College, passport office approved

The federal and provincial governments have approved setting up a passport office and a boys’ degree college in Lakki Marwat district, PTI MNA Col (r) Ameerullah Khan Marwat claimed on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218252/college-passport-office-approved


Swat’s child makes latest laser security system

Shahbaz Habeeb, a talented student of Grade 9 in Swat proved his mettle by making the latest laser security system. Security system has in-built laser apparatus. If anything passes infront of this system the alarm goes off.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103164588&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151109


FIRs against school owners

Local police has registered FIRs against dozens of private school owners because of insufficient security arrangements. Police says that the school owners had been given verbal and written warnings to the private schools owners but they turned deaf ears to the police’s intimations.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-11-09/page-8


Ceremony for state children

Private Education Network (PEN) has started a project to provide free education to children of martyrs of the Hazara Police and those children who are involved in child labor but are deprived of education. These children have been termed state children. In this regard a ceremony will be held today at the Jalalabad Auditorium, Abbotabad.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103164604&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151109


Every child of the province will be furnished with the treasure of knowledge, Atif Khan

KPK’s Minister for Education and Energy, Mr. Atif Khan, said PTI’s government in KPK is determined to provide basic education to each every child of the province and is utilizing all available resources to achieve this objective. He expressed these views while chairing the BOD meeting of Elementary Education Board.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103164255&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151109


Sports tournaments of girls primary schools

Sports tournament of girls’ primary schools in Tehsil Dargai are underway. Girls from more than 43 schools are taking part in the tournament.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-11-09/page-3


One Step up-gradation of teachers

As an adjustment measure, those female and male teachers who could not get up-gradation through the 2010 up-gradation policy, have been given one step up-gradation in the fiscal year 2015-16. More than 5000 teachers will benefit from this adjustment.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103162607&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151108


Distribution of free uniforms at Landi Kotal’s high school

Well off individuals financed the distribution of 62 free uniforms at Government High School Abdul Ghafoor Khan Street. Students sang national songs and staged comic plays before the distribution ceremony.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-08/page-8



Quality of education won’t be compromised

KPK’s Minister of Education and Energy, Mr. Muhammad Atif Khan has said that the quality of education won’t be compromised no matter what. Teachers will be given appreciation and penalties on the based on their performance, as the case may be. He was addressing the Peshawar Public School. He said school is one of the best in the province and all available resources will be used to sustain its effective functioning.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-08/page-8




Pakistani youth has no shortage of talent, Hidayatullah

Hidayatullah – Sub-Divisional Education Officer, Dargai, Malakand – has said that today’s young players have no lack of talent and skills. Students should be given equal opportunities and guidance for excelling in extracurricular well as sports activities.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-11-08/page-2


Education is a necessity

Education is necessary for males and females equally. Female education is also more important since an educated mother will groom her children to attain the best education.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-11-08/page-2


Fun fair festival at St.Johns school

Nazim of Town-I Peshawar, Zahid Nadeem inaugurated the fun fair festival of St. Johns school yesterday. He said education was first priority of PTI and it will take all necessary steps to make it more common among the public.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103162763&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151108


The secret for growth is nothing other than education, Dr Siraj

DHQ Hospital Batkhela’s DMS has said that in modern times all the world depends upon education and learning for growth and prosperity. Youth is an important asset for the future. We should invest in their education and grooming.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-11-08/page-3


Contempt notice to VC of Peshawar University

Peshawar High Court’s Divisional Bench has issued contempt notice to VC and Registrar of Peshawar University for non-compliance to court’s verdict. The court had previously given the orders to restore the increment of Prof. Abid of Computer Science Department but the order has not been implemented hitherto.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103160834&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151107


Gomal University’s ninth convocation to be held on Nov 25

The ninth convocation of Gomal University has been scheduled for November 25, stated a hand out issued by the varsity on Friday.

According to the document, the ceremony will be held at Dr. AQ Khan Auditorium on the university premises.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/986649/degrees-and-awards-gomal-universitys-ninth-convocation-to-be-held-on-nov-25/




5,000 teachers being recruited through test: Balochistan CM

Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said that recruitment of senior schoolteachers is being made through the Balochistan Public Service Commission and National Testing System to ensure transparency and selection of right candidates.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218405/5000-teachers-being-recruited-through-test-balochistan-cm


Government responsible for health, education: Dr. Malik

It is the responsibility of the government to provide health and educational facilities to children so that they may share their future responsibilities in the best possible way. Balochistan’s Chief Minister Dr. Malik Baloch expressed these views while addressing the 17th Paediatric Conference late on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218086/govt-responsible-for-health-education-dr-malik


PGMI declares result of entry test

Post Graduate Medical Institute Quetta has declared the result of the entry test for diploma programmes for the session of 2016-18. Results have been displayed on PGMI’s notice board as well as PGMI’s website www.ghmiq.com.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103163799&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151109


Private school owners warn to close the schools

Private school owners from the entire province attended the meeting held by All Balochistan Progressive Private Schools Association. They made the statement that Balochistan’s government has misappropriated the funds available for education and is now employing cheap tactics against private schools to make political gains. If the government fails to mend its ways then they will have to close their schools as a last resort.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103163848&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151109


Legislators demand details of expenditures on education

CM Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik has said that his government had disbursed Rs. 400 million to headmasters of schools. If anyone has doubts about these disbursements then the matter can be discussed at the Standing Committee’s meeting.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103160261&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151107


NTS passed candidates are being deprived of their rights

While having a press briefing, leaders of All Parties and other provincial and local forums, said NTS passed candidates are being deprived of their rights. They said that the fate of common public is being decided by a few feudal lords.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103160058&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151107


Teachers should remain ready for sit-in

Govt. Teachers Association, Balochistan, has given the call for 10th November’s sit-in to teachers of the province. The purpose of the sit-in would be to put pressure on the government for securing the due rights of teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103159771&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151107


Pashtuns will have to excel in education, Asghar Achakzai

Pashtun Students Federation’s unit of Degree College Loralai organized a welcome party for first year students and farewell party for fourth year students. The chief guest at the occasion was ANP’s Asghar Khan Achakzai. He said that students were future’s architects and the onus of all nation’s prosperity lies on their shoulders. He motivated the Pashtun community to excel in the field of education in order to survive in this competitive era.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103162121&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151108


Balochistan University’s vengeful atmosphere

BSO, PSF and BSF Pijaar lead a rally against the corruption and nepotism prevalent in University. The stance of rally’s participants was that they will not shun their protests unless the whole administration of the university is dismissed.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-08-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Peons in government schools

Education Review Committee Balochistan’s A. N. Sabir has said that there is no gazetted post of peons in various government schools. That is why furniture and fixtures of the government schools, devoid of peons, is frequently pilfered. Therefore, government should create official posts of peon in those schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103161812&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151108


Extra-curricular activities are helpful for the students, Muhammad Nadeem

Mr. Muhammad Nadeem, principal of a private school in Quetta has said extra-curricular activities are equally important for the students as curricular activities. He was addressing media persons on the occasion of annual sports festival of the school.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103161815&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151108


Protests of teachers have spoiled the education system

President of Muslim Students Organization, Abbas Khan, has said that the policy of protests and aggression of teachers has spoilt the education system. Demonstrations have become their habit. As a result students feel disenchanted towards education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103161824&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151108


Training of teachers

According to All Government Teachers Association Balochistan’s press release, there is a negative environment for education in Balochistan. Despite this many milestones have to be achieved. The training and coaching of teachers is the top most requisite of current times.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103161834&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151108




Students convention in Mirpur

‘Umeed e Seher Students Convention’ will be held in Mirpur on 24th November. The convention will be arranged by Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front. The convention will instil a new wave of self-realization among the youth.

Complete Story: http://khabraingroup.com/Muzafarabad/07-11-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=5%20copy.jpg


Sciences and Engineering Board meeting in AJK University

4th meeting of the Faculty of Science and Engineering Board took place in AJK University. Revised syllabus of PhD, M.Phill, MSc and BS was presented in the meeting for approval of the Board.

Complete Story: http://khabraingroup.com/Muzafarabad/07-11-2015/p8/story.aspx?param=azad-un.jpg


Scholarships for Women University, AJK

In order to determine the awards of need based scholarships for the deserving students of Women University AJK, a meeting of the HEC’s committee was held yesterday. Meeting was chaired by AJK’s ombudsman Sardar Mukhtar Khan. The committee would short list need based scholarships for BS students of the University.

Complete Story: http://khabraingroup.com/Muzafarabad/07-11-2015/p8/story.aspx?param=women-ijlas.jpg


HEC’s assistance for improvement of security measures in Women University, AJK

HEC has offered financial assistance to Women University AJK for the improvement of security measures. Surveillance cameras and barbed wires have been installed in the campus building in this regard.

Complete Story: http://khabraingroup.com/Muzafarabad/07-11-2015/p8/story.aspx?param=women.jpg





CDA wants stay order against schools vacated

As the Capital Development Authority (CDA)’s ‘crackdown’ on food outlets, boutiques and other commercial ventures being run in the residential areas continues, the authority is also planning to ask the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to vacate a stay order which has permitted educational institutions to operate in residential houses.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218457/cda-wants-stay-order-against-schools-vacated


Model colleges’ staff not paid for months

For months now, 718 staff members at model colleges have not been paid their salaries. According to some staff members, employees, who were paid daily including lecturers, junior teachers and other non-teaching staff, from some of the 20 model colleges operating under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) have been waiting for their salaries for months now.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218443/model-colleges-staff-not-paid-for-months


Senators call for giving priority to students from terror-hit areas in award of scholarship

There is a need to give foreign scholarships to students from underdeveloped and terrorism-affected areas in the country, said Leader of the House in the Senate, Raja Zafarul Haq, on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218079/senators-call-for-giving-priority-to-students-from-terror-hit-areas-in-award-of-scholarship



Teachers should be given due respect in society

The government should realise the modern day changes in the education sector and new education policy being devised shall be knowledge-oriented while teachers should not only be given their due respect in society but their modern training should be a priority, said education experts and the representatives of different organisations and civil society while addressing the final discussion forum regarding new education policy.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-349818-Teachers-should-be-given-due-respect-in-society


'Co-curricular activities vital to develop practical approach in students'

Adviser to Prime Minister (PM) on Economic Affairs Barrister Zaffarullah Khan on Saturday said extra curriculum activities are equally important, besides routine studies to develop and promote practical approach among students. The adviser said this while talking to newsmen in a colourful and impressive ceremony of 15th annual day of the AIMS Education System under the theme of Muslim brotherhood at Sir Syed Memorial Society.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-08/page-13/detail-11


Private schools to be closed on Iqbal Day

Government schools, privately-owned educational institutions in the Federal Capital will remain closed on November 9th as a holiday on account of the birth anniversary of the national poet, Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-350008-Private-schools-to-be-closed-on-Iqbal-Day


PM urged to address problems of female teachers

The Federal Government should address problems of the teaching community with reference to their posting, transfer and promotion, particularly female teachers, to give them peace of mind so that they perform their duties in the best way possible.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-350166-PM-urged-to-address-problems-of-female-teachers


Boundary wall of schools

Ministry of CADD has disbursed Rs. 182 million for raising boundary walls, installing CCTV cameras and barbed wires in 18 schools of the Federal Capital to avoid any terrorist incident.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103164787&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151109


Iqbal Day Celebrations in schools, colleges and universities

425 government educational institutions of Federal Capital will remain open on Monday. Interior ministry had given the notification for cancellation of public holiday on 9th November. Similarly, All Pakistan Private Schools and Colleges Association also cancelled Monday’s holiday. There will be Iqbal Day celebrations in all educational institutions and Iqbal’s message will be propagated.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-09&edition=ISL&id=1977509_64264737


CADD and FDE mail in making para model knowledge city

Capital Administration and Development Division and Federal Directorate of Education have failed in making Islamabad a para model knowledge city. Two hundred thousand students are out of school.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-09&edition=ISL&id=1977511_13714382


Private schools reluctant in reducing fees

Various private schools and colleges, including OPF Boys College, have not reduced the fees despite the clear cut directions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Parents stage a demonstration in front of National Press Club. They have pleaded to the P.M that he take strict actions against non-compliant institutes.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-09&edition=ISL&id=1977667_93145401


Nizamat-e-Taleem refuses daily wagers

Wafaqi Nizamat e Taleem has stopped all the daily wagers from working in the federal government’s educational institutions because of financial constraints.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103160409&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151107


Ahsan Iqbal – hindrance in abolishment of second shift in schools

Ministry for CADD had given the notification for abolishment of the second shift in schools at the request of parents. Those schools which had the necessary resources, adjusted the second shift students in the morning shift. But the schools which had resource constraints, demanded more resources. But the Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal has refused to provide the funds for this purpose.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-09&edition=LHR&id=1978563_30058479


1.6 million students benefited from community schools in 3 years

1.6 million students received technical education in over 50 community schools of the Federal Government’s National Education Foundation in past three years.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103161409&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151107


Final exams of AIOU’s spring 2015 semester

Final exams of PGD, M.A., MSc, MCS, MS and PhD programs of AIOU’s spring 2015 semester will be held from the 16th of November.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-07/page-3


Government vows to prioritise health, education sectors

At the conclusion of the Population Summit on Friday, the federal and provincial governments vowed to invest in the people by prioritising investments in health and education, including reproductive health.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218034/govt-vows-to-prioritise-health-education-sectors



RMS Teacher Development Conference starts today

Roots National Institute of Teacher Training and Education (RNITTE) is celebrating Iqbal Day with launch of the 10th Annual Teacher Development Conference 2015 on a philosophical theme -- ‘Who am I? - Reinventing Hope…’ today (Monday) at the Pakistan-China Friendship Centre, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-350168-RMS-Teacher-Development-Conference-starts-today


AIOU introduces online tracking system to check degrees status

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has introduced an online tracking system for facilitation of students to check the status of their degrees and certificates. This is the part of the university’s efforts to expedite the process of issuing provisional certificates and degrees to the students.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-09/page-13/detail-8



HEC struggles to ensure standards

The Higher Education Commission, following the Bahauddin Zakaria University fiasco, has announced a 90-day deadline for degree-awarding institutes to overcome quality shortfalls.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/987727/hec-struggles-to-ensure-standards/


Pakistan, US agree to establish Knowledge Corridor at the earliest

Pakistan and United States Embassy on Friday agreed that modalities to establish Pak-US Knowledge Corridor should be materialised at its earliest and vowed to work speedily and jointly. The agreement materialised during a meeting between a delegation of US Embassy in Pakistan led by Public Affairs Counselor Christina Tomlinson and Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-07/page-2/detail-3


Senate for filling loopholes in grant of foreign scholarships

The Upper House of Parliament on Friday admitted that there were loopholes in the system of awarding foreign scholarships, which needs to be addressed at the earliest. The issue was raised in Senate while approving a report of a special committee on the issue of the lapse of various foreign scholarships offered by different countries for the students of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-07/page-3/detail-9


HEC to sign agreements with China, Korea, Turkey to boost IT sector

Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmad on Sunday said HEC would sign agreements with Turkey, China, Korea and others for setting up Information Technology (IT) industries to boost the sector in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-09/page-13/detail-5



Comsats Institute of Information Technology’s training wing, the Faculty Development Academy (FDA), organised a three-day workshop on ‘Academic Planning & Management,’ tailored for non-faculty members of universities. Thirty-five trainees, from CIIT’s eight campuses, and some other universities, participated in the workshop.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-350004-FDA-conducts-workshop-on-Academic-Planning-and-Management


500 students participate in CIIT’s 13th episode of ‘Vision Spark’

Around 500 students from 30 leading universities and institutes across the country participated in 'Visio Spark-2015' - the annual feature of the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Wah Cantt held on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-09/page-13/detail-2


Role of NUML in bridging cultures applauded

Inspector General Training and Evaluation (IGT&E) of Pakistan Army, Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited National University of Modern Languages (NUML). Rector NUML Major General (Retd) Zia-ud-Din Najam received the honorable guest while the registrar, deans, directors and heads of departments (HoD) were also present on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/07-Nov-2015/role-of-numl-in-bridging-cultures-applauded


QAU VC takes on role of acting dean

In an unprecedented move, Vice Chancellor (VC) of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has decided to take charge as the dean of natural sciences as well. In the past, vice chancellors used to give acting charge to a senior faculty member in the absence of a dean.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218050/qau-vc-takes-on-role-of-acting-dean


Conference on Mathematical Physics to be held at QAU

The 14th Regional Conference on Mathematical Physics is being organised jointly by Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad, and National Center for Physics (NCP), from today till 14th. These Regional Conferences have been held for the last thirty years in Pakistan, Turkey and Iran where participants and speakers come from all over the world, said a press release on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-09/page-2/detail-4





Punjab government decides to monitor students from 6th to 8th grades

Punjab government has decided to introduce the monitoring of students from 6th to 8th grades in response to the reports of the deteriorating standard of education in government run schools. According to reports, the teachers performing the duties of DTE would get additional monthly honorarium of Rs.10,000/- while action will be taken against teachers whose students would show poor results.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/08/national/punjab-govt-decides-to-monitor-students-from-6th-to-8th-grades/


Repair work on ‘dangerous’ school building begins

The education department has begun renovation work on the Government Girls’ Elementary School Shaukat building, Saddar Bazaar after shifting 350 students to the nearby Government Denny’s High School.

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‘Quake damages eight schools’

An initial report of education and building departments reveals that the Oct 26 earthquake damaged eight schools in Tehsil Hassanabdal while three were declared dangerous. According to sources, in the absence of proper buildings, hundreds of students of these schools are forced to take classes in the open.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218223/quake-damages-eight-schools


Quality education being provided in government institutions: Mashhood

Provincial Education Minister Rana Mashood Ahmed has said that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has produced the vision of Knowledge Park for the promotion of education in the province. He said that as almost 27 percent of the budget has been allocated for the education sector which would be utilized for missing facilities in educational institutes.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/07/national/quality-education-being-provided-in-govt-institutions-mashhood/




Free education, creation of job opportunities stressed

Speakers at a seminar organized by the Progressive Youth Alliance and Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign have demanded free education and creating employment opportunities for the people. The seminar was held in connection with the 98th anniversary of the Great Bolshevik Revolution at the Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture here on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218486/free-education-creation-of-job-opportunities-stressed


Seraikis’ study circle at FCC

The Centre for Dialogue and Action at the Forman Christian College (FCC) hosted on Friday a maiden meeting of the Seraiki Study Circle where the Seraikis living in Lahore, particularly students and also people from other walks of life, were present.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218214/seraikis-study-circle-at-fcc


Lists of dilapidated school buildings

Education Department and City District Government Rawalpindi is making fresh lists of the schools affected after the earthquake of 2005. As per sources, buildings of 369 schools in Rawalpindi were considered risky and dangerous after the recent earthquake of 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103164156&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151109


Lists of students who discontinue education

EDO Education Rawalpindi has sent the notification to the heads of all the schools to submit the lists of those boys and girls who discontinue their education.

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Teachers Union election

There will be strong electoral competition for the Punjab’s Teachers Union seats in Taxila, Western Murree and Eastern Kotli Sattiyan today.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-09&edition=ISL&id=1977129_19728697


Poverty and illiteracy are the causes of our downfall, says Prof. Amir

Addressing the sewing machines distribution ceremony in Anjuman e Faiz ul Islam, famous social worker Prof. Amir Zia said that poverty and illiteracy were the two main causes for our social and economic degradation. Poverty induces illiteracy and illiteracy in turn induces poverty. Thus the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy continues.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-09&edition=ISL&id=1977140_43282630


Iqbal Day seminars

Following the directions of CM Shahbaz Sharif, all the government educational institutes will conduct Iqbal Day seminars today. There will be debates on Iqbal’s message and his philosophy. Students will be introduced to the true message of Iqbal and his expectations from students and youth.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-09&edition=LHR&id=1977912_47641297


Professional tax on teachers

Government of Punjab has implemented a new professional tax on all the teachers at the rate of Rs.100/- per teacher. GoP will collect Rs.35 million in aggregate through this new tax.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103160410&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151107


Solar panels out of work

Punjab government had given solar panels to over 10,000 talented students so that their studies would remain unhampered because of load shedding. But, unfortunately, only a very few solar panels are in working order.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103160412&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151107


School headmaster tortures a student

A student took a beating at the hands of his headmaster at the Govt. High School, Pari Darvezah, Sohawa. Victim’s brother Sami ul Haq said in a press conference that his brother is a student of Grade 8. His brother had had a feud with other classmates. When Sami ul Haq approached the principal for taking action on the matter, he brutally thrashed his brother instead of giving him kind ear.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103160414&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151107


Modern education is the need of the hour, Gorchani

Punjab Assembly’s Deputy Speaker Mr. Sardar Sher Ali Gorchani has said that without strengthening our relationship with modern education, growth and prosperity would remain a dream in the pipeline. He said the Punjab Government was pursuing an inclusive education program. He was addressing a students’ group from Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103161641&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151107




Uniform education system

Dr. Sadaf Ali of the Institute of National Identity has said that in order to promote national identity, uniform education system must be adopted. Moreover, there should be one uniform for all the students.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-08/page-9/detail-3


Appointment of Punjab Education Foundation’s MD challenged

Mr. Ch. Shoaib Saleem Advocate has challenged the appointment of Mr. Ali Jan Khan as MD of PEF in Lahore High Court. Shoaib Saleem’s stance is that Ali Jan is the Chief Secretary’s blue eyed boy. Therefore his appointment is illegal.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-08/page-8/detail-22


Educators threaten to resign

Over 100 educators, working in about 60 middle schools of Lahore, have threatened to tender their resignations if they are not paid their salaries. They have said that they will officially tender their resignations to the Education Eepartment next week.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103163377&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151108


Cultural show at New Sideeq Public School, Rawalpindi

Our nation has a rich cultural heritage. Tourists from all over the world come to Pakistan to witness the finesse and beauty of Pakistan’s culture. These views were expressed by Dr Hassan Abbas at the inaugural session of 2nd Cultural and Craft Fair in New Sideeq Public School on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-08/page-2


Shortage of teaching staff in high school

The regular post of head master in high school, Takaal is vacant and teaching staff in the school is short too. The school was given the status of high school in 2012. But additional staff has not been posted there hitherto.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-07/page-4


Date for admissions in primary and middle must be extended, Private Schools’  Asssociation:

Central President of the Private Schools Association, Malik Khalid Mehmood has made a demand that the last date for sending admission forms for primary and middle must be extended. Board has declared 7th November as the last date for sending admission forms. But a large number of students could not send their forms on time.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-07/page-9/detail-13


Performance of teaching duties is the best act

Deputy District Education Officer Kalar Syedan, Dr. Muhamad Azhar has said that the best act is honest performance of teaching duties. This can ensure success in this world as well as the world hereafter.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-07/page-8


Students should utilize their time in the best possible way

Minister for Minorities and Human Rights, Khalil Tahir Sindhoo has said that students should utilize their time in optimum ways and devote their efforts to their country and nation. He was addressing the welcome party given to Kinniard College and FC College by FCU.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-07/page-12/detail-10


Urdu debate in Sargodha University

An Urdu debate on the topic of “How Worthless is Muslim Blood” was conducted yesterday as a part of Inter Faculty Literary Contests. Irtiza Abbas Naqvi, Musawir Ibrahim and Naveed Akram stood first, second and third in the debate competition respectively.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103161004&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151107


PU issues Ph.D degrees to 4 Scholars

PU has awarded Ph.D degrees to Muhammad Haseeb, Muhammad Zaib Khan, Ansar Perveiz and Rabia Saleem in Islamic Studies, Administrative Sciences, Chemistry and Mathematics respectively.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103161007&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151107


PEEF’s directive to Schools

PEEF has directed the schools affiliated with Education Voucher Scheme 2015 to enter their bank account numbers in Students Information System by the end of November.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103161003&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151107



PU wins the Fifth Invention to Innovation Summit

PU has won the 5th Invention to Innovation Summit. The summit was held at the University of Haripur, KPK. PU won the prize for the project of Cotton Cleaning by Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-07&edition=LHR&id=1975367_55347461


Retired teacher not receiving pension

Muhammad Asim, a retired teacher has not been paid his pension for the last 53 years. Provincial Ombudsman has sought reply from concerned authorities in this regard. M. Asim had joined the service on 22-11-1951 in Government High School Fort Abbass.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-07&edition=LHR&id=1975341_98843578




Non-Salary Budget

Head Masters Association has demanded that non-salary budget should be transferred directly to school councils’ accounts. Rasheed Ahmad Bhatti, president of Headmasters Association, has said that a lot of administrative and financial complications arise while getting the non-salary budget from accounts office. That is why the scheme has not been fruitful hitherto.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-07&edition=LHR&id=1975331_15928883


Workshop in University of Central Punjab

Media School of UCP organized a workshop to highlight the importance of volunteers. The workshop was held in collaboration between School of Media and Communication Studies of UCP and UN Volunteers Pakistan. The workshop’s theme was ‘Youth Volunteerism Scopes and Opportunities for Supportive Role of Media’.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-07&edition=LHR&id=1975502_18811746


Demand-driven short courses

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has decided to launch the local and international demand-driven short courses in hospitality sector.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-350034-Demand-driven-short-courses


LWMC sensitises students on SWM

The Lahore Waste Management Company’s (LWMC) Communication Department has carried out an awareness drive in Milli Darul Atfaal Girls High School, Rajhgarh, in order to sensitise the students on solid waste management (SWM) along with their role in the maintenance of clean environment across the city.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-07/page-14/detail-10


NIU launches its first academic programme

Nur International University (NIU), chartered by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and recognised by the Government of Punjab, launched its first academic programme at a ceremony held on Friday. NIU is the latest endeavour of NUR Foundation Chairperson Shahima Rehman with a vision of providing high quality education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-07/page-14/detail-6


UAF’s strategy for teachers’ service structure

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) has evolved a strategy for up-gradation of the service structure of teachers. UAF Vice Chancellor Iqrar Ahmad Khan said on Sunday the UAF had evolved a comprehensive criteria for the evaluation of the professional capabilities of teachers under which teachers would have to identify their achievements in teaching and research.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218480/uafs-strategy-for-teachers-service-structure


GCU wins trophies

Government College University’s Debating Society (GCU-DS) lifted team trophies at two national declamations hosted by the Cadet College Jhang and FAST- NU Islamabad. Qasim Raza from GCU History Department was adjudicated the Best Urdu Speaker in Jhang.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-350147-GCU-wins-trophies



BZU Vehari Campus also set up without approval: Punjab Governor

Governor Malik Rafique Rajwana says the Vehari Campus of the Bahauddin Zakariya University was established without the permission of the provincial government and syndicate and a report to this effect has been sought.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218496/bzu-vehari-campus-also-set-up-without-approval-punjab-governor




Sindh to get 120 model schools in 8 districts

At least 120 model schools will be established in eight districts of northern Sindh to ensure a better education system under the US-AID programme in collaboration with the Education Department of the Sindh government, said Additional Secretary Department of Education Khuwaja Akram Friday.

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First international education, cultural festival from 28th

Pakistan’s first international education and cultural festival, School of Tomorrow (SOT), will be held on November 28-29, 2015 at Beach Luxury Hotel in Karachi. Themed “The End of Education?* (*as we know it), the two-day festival will feature educators, thought leaders, celebrities, policy makers, journalists, historians, artists, performers, environmentalists, social activists and media persons. With over 42 sessions and more than 150 speakers coming from Pakistan and around the world, the two-day event will be free and open to the public.

Complete Story:   http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-08/page-15/detail-6



To mark Iqbal Day, a symposium titled ‘Allama Iqbal Ishq-i-Rasool -o-Aal-i-Rasool (SAW)’, was organised by the department of Islamic Studies, Karachi University, and Zehra Academy at the arts auditorium, KU.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218385/metro-events


Over 16,000 appear in SU entry test

Over 15,000 candidates appeared in entrance tests held on the Sindh University (SU) main campus on Sunday for admissions in 58 disciplines. The entry tests were also simultaneously held at the Jamshoro, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Dadu, Thatta, Bhitshah and Lar­kana campuses of the University where more than 800 candidates appeared altogether.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218377/over-16000-appear-in-su-entry-test


SPELT conference begins at Habib Public School

A variety of speakers kicked off the first day of the 31st Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT) conference at Habib Public School on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218140/spelt-conference-begins-at-habib-public-school



Number of Pakistani social scientists booming’

Until 15 years ago, most of the research pertaining to Pakistan was done abroad, but today we have a boom and there is a large number of Pakistani social scientists involved in social sciences research, said noted academic Dr. Akber Zaidi.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-350018-Number-of-Pakistani-social-scientists-booming



Sindh’s 3,500 madrassas to have uniform curriculum

While the registration of around 90 percent of madrassas have been completed, more than 3,500 madrassas would soon have specific uniform and deeni-wo-dunyawi curriculum for its talibs (students) so as to remove the impression that these Islamic institutions are promoting any kind of violence, Daily Times learnt.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-07/page-15/detail-1


Lack of Will Power to Improve Education System

Former Supreme Court and Chairmen of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Education Trust, Justice (r) Hamid Raza, has said that there is lack of will power to improve the quality of education. New generation will have to be furnished with the blessing of knowledge for their bright future.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-11-09/page-8/detail-3


Karachi University unsuccessful in taking security measures

Despite the security threats, the KU’s administration could not make necessary security arrangements. The boundary wall of KU is broken at many places and infiltrators can enter the university premises from those crevices. HEC had given Rs. 30 million for security arrangements four months back. But that amount has still not been utilized.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-09&edition=KCH&id=1977184_68085858


Parking ground for Sir Syed University

Chancellor Javed Anwar has announced the hockey ground abutted to Sir Syed University open for parking purposes once again. He also said that all necessary steps would be taken to ensure that students’ sports activities remain unhampered.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103164108&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151109


Higher education is required for prosperity

Vice Chancellor of Sindh University, Dr. Abida Tahirani, has said that higher education is inevitable for achieving growth targets. Research activities in universities are contributing a lot to our path towards growth and prosperity.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103163897&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151109


Govt. S.M. College wins Inter Collegiate Squash

Govt. S.M. College has won the BISE Hyderabad’s Inter Collegiate squash championship by beating Superior College Hyderabad by 2-0 in the final.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-08/page-2


Students get competitive in extra-curricular activities

Dr. Moonas Ahmar of Karachi University’s sociology department has said that students are instilled with the spirit to excel in the extracurricular activities too. Their successful organization of international level conference is evidence of the leadership qualities they posess.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-08/page-3


Educational and Cultural Fair

First ever educational and cultural fair “School of Tomorrow” will be orchestrated in Karachi’s local hotel on 28th and 29th November. The central theme of the fair will be “Pinnacle of Success in Education”.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-08/page-9/detail-5


Decline in examination cheating cases

Chairman Secondary Board, Prof. Anwaar Ahmad Zai inspected various examination centers of Matric’s supply exam. There are total 155 centers. Chairman said that cheating cases had significantly declined due to stringent monitoring of exam centers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-07-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif


Administrative matters being affected due to non-appointment of chairman in educational boards

Government of Sindh had advertised the posts for chairmen in different educational boards. However, there has been no short listing of the applicants neither has anyone has been called for the interview.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-07/page-2


Blatant cheating in exams

B.A. and B.Sc exams of colleges affiliated with Sindh University are underway. It has been learnt that a cheating mafia is rampant these days and they have crossed all boundaries by fixing prices of cheating material according to its nature.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103159959&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151107


Clash between 2 student groups of Sindh University

Two student groups engaged in physical clash yesterday and attacked each other with batons and sticks. 5 students got injured and were shifted to the LMU Hospital.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103159976&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151107


District Officer Elementary and Secondary Educations’ offices closed

Despite the abolishment of posts of DO Elementary and Secondary in Karachi, they were still working in their office premises. However, the offices were closed down yesterday. The staff has been ordered to Director Education Schools and officers have been ordered to report to Secretary Education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103159943&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151107



Corruption in Intermediate Board

Chairman of Higher Secondary Board, Akhtar Ghauri has completed planning for catching ghost employees and eradicating bribery/corruption in the Board. In the first phase the salary record of all the employees will be examined. In the second phase, the Board will ensure the disbursement of salary through a proper banking channel.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-07-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_03.gif


Last date for submission of admission forms in private degree programs extended

Karachi University has extended the deadline for submission of admission forms in private degree programs. The new deadline is 19th November.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-07-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_07.gif


Fraudster caught in matriculation’s supplementary exam

A fake female candidate was caught in Matric’s supplementary exam on Friday. The girl was taking the Ethics paper in place of candidate with roll no. 942366. The case has been reported to the concerned committee of the Board.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-07&edition=KCH&id=1974752_35696021


Stand-off over new exam pattern between Benazir varsity, students continues

Protest by students of first and second years of MBBS at the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) over newly introduced examination pattern entered the fourth day on Friday but the Vice Chancellor who had earlier dismissed the protest as ‘unjustified’ showed no signs of relenting.

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With state-of-the-art projects,NED students try to break the market

A drone was ready to take flight from the corridors of the Department of Computer & Information Systems (CIS) at the NED University of Engineering and Technology as a group of student showcased their pilot project on Saturday morning at the Annual Poster Exhibition.

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SSUET announces revised pay scale, facilities for employees

Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET) Chancellor Jawaid Anwar has said he has always believed in governing with respect.  Appreciating the role of teachers in the society he said, faculty is the backbone of the university and they must be provided with the better facilities. He asked them to make efforts to boost the image of the University.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-09/page-2/detail-7


SHC suspends notification of DUHS VC appointment yet again

Prof. Naushad A. Shaikh, the recently reappointed Vice Chancellor of the Dow University of Health Sciences, may have to wait for another week to assume his office after the Sindh High Court on Friday once again suspended the operation of his reappointment notification on the plea of the Pakistan Medical Association and its field, but rejected, incumbent for the position.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1217967/shc-suspends-notification-of-duhs-vc-appointment-yet-again



Students protest PMDC ban on Sukkur Medical College

Students of Ghulam Mohammad Mahar Medical College (GMMMC), their parents and the general public took out a rally against the Vice Chancellor of the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) on Sunday and torched his effigy, holding him responsible for the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) ban on their medical college.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218376/students-protest-pmdc-ban-on-sukkur-medical-college




Disinvesting in the youth by Ayaz Ahmed

In Pakistan, the burgeoning youth population – making up some 60 percent of the country’s inhabitants – has yet to be endowed with quality education. If the incumbent federal and provincial setups exercise reluctance and indifference in terms of educating the youth qualitatively, the country will never become an economic and military power in the region.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-350100-Disinvesting-in-the-youth


Private Schools’ dominance and Suffering Parents by Ali Hasnain

In Pakistan, lapse of getting quality education can be observed commonly. Like other sectors, education is an area where government has always displayed ‘Jedwood Justice’ (Putting someone to death and trying him afterwards) and the problems in education system seems to be Penelope’s Web.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/karachi/08-Nov-2015/private-schools-dominance-and-suffering-parents


Illiterate literacy

In an astounding revelation by leading educationists and renowned literary experts at the All Pakistan Children’s Mushaira held in Karachi, it seems 90 percent of Pakistan’s schoolgoing children cannot read ‘adequately’. Moreover, 98 percent of schoolgoing children cannot write satisfactorily in Urdu or in English. This is an appalling number that suggests most children at the primary level of education cannot read or write and hence have not developed indispensable cognitive skills necessary to survive in an ever competitive world. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-07/page-6/detail-5


Time to talk quality in school curriculum by Dr. Ayesha Razzaque

Following the upheaval caused by high fee charging private schools, I have been researching the quality aspect of school education offered by both the public and private sectors. In doing so, I also reviewed curriculum documents developed by the Ministry of Education, Pakistan, namely the National Curriculum 2006 and draft pacing guides (2008).

Complete Story: http://tns.thenews.com.pk/time-to-talk-quality-in-school-curriculum/#.VkB2JfkrLcc


Tip of the iceberg

In our country children and teenagers work but most of them have never gone to school or started working after completing four or five grades (primary education). The situation can be reversed if the government changes its priorities. The fact remains that development has always been priority of our governments but never development of human resources.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-09/page-6/detail-5


Mega projects: At what cost? By Yasir Habib Khan

This year, in sheer contrast to the budget allocated for infrastructure development, health and education sectors have been neglected. Today, 779 schemes of health, education and water are waiting for funds. Minister for Education, Rana Mashhood, in a press conference shrugged off the perception that road and transport projects have eaten away other sectors’ funds.

Complete Story: http://tns.thenews.com.pk/at-what-cost/#.VkB2M_krLcc


She stopped the Taliban from shutting down her school by offering them tea

Yacoobi, a woman from Afghanistan, is pained by the destruction that has plagued her country and has focused all her energy into educating the Afghan women who have been banned from going to school under the Taliban rule. She is the executive director and founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), an Afghan women-led NGO that has been operating since 1995

Complete Story: http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/30168/she-stopped-the-taliban-from-shutting-down-her-school-by-offering-them-tea/



Prime Minister's four 'Es'

Education as a means to reduce the outlay on health costs, generate a more skilled labour force and make the public more resistant to recruitment by fundamentalists has long been widely acknowledged through various studies. Considering that Pakistan is one of two remaining countries in the world where polio is still categorised as an endemic viral infection, with 38 documented cases of the virus till October 2015, and where polio teams are assassinated due to lack of adequate security this Es objective remains largely unmet. In addition, education has been devolved to the provinces and the PML-N rules only in Punjab with a major input in Balochistan or in other words education as well as health in Sindh is the responsibility of the PPP and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of PTI. 

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/editorials/0/1243976/


Youth of Pakistan By Salman Abid

Pakistan’s youth has two groups. One group is of those youngsters who are educated and have skills and qualifications. Second group has those youngsters who don’t get opportunities for getting academic or technical education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103162304&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151108


Islamic modernism, Shibli’s legacy and Iqbal

Sir Syed thought that creating awareness among Muslims and following the western cultural and educational ways was the only way out. So he left Aligarh and tried to establish new standards for Islamic learning and modern education in the subcontinent. His vision was a Muslim revival through an educational environment where the would-be scholars could study modern and traditional, eastern and western branches of knowledge. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218386/literary-notes-islamic-modernism-shiblis-legacy-and-iqbal


Letters to the Editor


Good libraries needed

Libraries should be there with books for readers of every age. In many localities, there is not a single library. So where do poor students go for studying and researching?

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218436/good-libraries-needed



The library, in turn, should have publishing houses to obtain the e-use of the reading material. Such libraries will be of great use to the public as these could save time, cost and energy.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218435/e-libraries


Scholarship delay

THE Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has allocated a huge budget for education. However, the bureaucracy, particularly of the higher education department, stands in the way. There are hundreds of examples of mismanagement and negligence on the part of the department concerned.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218277/scholarship-delay


KU incident

The Women’s Action Forum is disappointed with the KU administration’s lukewarm response in the matter. They were quick to rusticate one student, who invited a model but no action has been taken to date against the attackers. This is a sheer violation of the students’ fundamental rights.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218017/ku-incident


M.Phil programmes

A university in Nowshera has introduced a new programme – MPhil/MS English. According to the HEC, there should be at least two relevant fulltime PhD faculty members in a department to launch MPhil/MS programmes.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-350089-MPhil-programmes


Sports in schools

Pakistan’s performance in world sports is dismal. From 1947 till now, we have only bagged three gold medals in a single sport – hockey. Similarly, in athletics, we have only managed to win three silver medals and four bronze medals, with the result that we are ranked very low in world sports. There is no concept of sports education in our elementary or secondary schools. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-350172-Sports-in-schools

Opportunistic education

In our society, rulers have practically turned their backs on the masses. One of the only sectors people still have faith in is the education sector. Unfortunately, this profession has also been occupied by opportunists in government-run institutions. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-350173-Opportunistic-education


An appeal to educational institutes

The Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS) became the first major educational institution in Karachi to declare itself a ‘weapon-free zone. No one, regardless of his rank or designation is permitted to enter the institute with weapons of any kind. Even the security guards do not carry weapons. 

Complete Story:  http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-09/page-7/detail-4


Draconian regulations

This is to draw the attention of the authorities concerned towards the recent changes in the rules pertaining to working hours and leaves of employees, from clerical staff to professors, of the PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/980927/draconian-regulations/


A radical divide

Some children who are uninterested in pursuing education are usually sent for religious education while brighter children are sent by their families into the field of science and technology. This has led to a division in our society where these two groups also suffer from a lack of communication.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-350084-A-radical-divide


Business of Education By Syed Hassan Ali

In today’s developed world knowledge and education have just become a lucrative business opportunity. Students are determined to ‘buy’ education at any cost and teachers are ready to ‘sell’ education at their own will.

Complete Story:



Regional Press


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Call for halt to teacher’s exploitation in FATA

Peshawar: Central President All Teachers Association FATA Malik Mehsud yesterday at the grand Jirga address called for a halt to teacher’s exploitation. He announced 30th November the deadline for acceptance of their demands. He said if their demands are not accepted in the given time than they will be forced to hold a protest at D. Chowk, Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103160866&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151107


District established government colleges should be converted into model colleges

Peshawar:  The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Pervaiz Khattak issued an order to convert the model colleges into government established colleges. He also reserved Rs.5 billion for 16 new colleges in different districts.  

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawa,r, Page No.1

Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar Page No.2

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


The youth can play their role in country development: Atif Khan

Peshawar: The Provincial Minister Mr. Muhammad Atif Khan said for the first time in the history of the province Rs.10 million have been reserved. This amount will be spent and monitored by Parents Teachers Councils. He said his government has tried to ensure provision of facilities to poor children & it is this government’s basic aim.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar Page No.8


Raids on school; sweeper suspended for not performing his duties

Barra: The Director Education FATA Mr. Hameedullah Khan Wazir raids on different schools in Barra and suspended the sweeper since he wasn’t performing his duties properly. He also discovered four ghost teachers’ record, took the records under his custody and issued the necessary orders.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/60/akhbar-e-khyber/page/3

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Demand for reconstruction of Sarai Norang school building

Sarai Norang: The District President of Pakistan People’s Party Mr. Iqbal Hussain Advocate demanded the provincial government and officials of the Education Department to rebuild the dilapidated building of the Government Higher Secondary School Sarai Norang.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_PEW&Page=National_Page003&Date=20151108&Pageno=3&View=1


Chief Minister announces to acceptance of all recommendations and demands for Fazl-e-Haq College

Mardan: The Chief Minister of Khyber Pakthunkhwa Mr. Pervaiz Khattak announced acceptance of all recommendations and demands made for improving Fazl-e-Haq College.  He assured to review the standard and status of the Fazle Haq College Mardan.

Complete Story:  http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTQzMDQ5


No compromise on standard of education: Atif Khan

Peshawar: The Minister for Education government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Atif Khan said Peshawar Public School is one of the best educational institutions of the province.  He said the best of efforts will be put in to improve the quality of this institution. He said on the best performing institute will receive due appreciation and while those found negligent will be punished.

Complete Story:  http://www.dailymashriq.com.pk/index.php?edition=&date=&page=2&type=


Education standard falls due to the government’s lack of attention 

Dera Ismail Khan: The caretaker principal of Mufti Mehmood Public School and College is running a private school, the Anti-Corruption Cell uncovered after which a thorough investigation of the matter followed. The MMA Project Mufti Mehmood Public School’s educational standard is falling due to the inattention of the provincial government. The parents of the school lodged a complaint against the principal as well.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103164589&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151109

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8


Private school owners looting poor people in fee collection

Haripur: The Education authority has failed the public of Sarai Saleh private schools which are looting poor parents in the garb of school fees. The residents protested against this illegal mafia and demanded the government take immediate notice and action against them. 

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/62/akhbar-e-khyber/page/4


Boundary wall of Government Middle School Todaha Khaza collapses

Peshawar:  The boundary wall of Government Middle School Todaha Khaza Charsadda fell in the 26th October earthquake. After a two week lapse the boundary wall has still not been repaired. The Education Department and Provincial Government have not shown any interest in this regard. The parents of the children demanded immediate construction given the sensitive security situation in the province.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx


Shortage of teachers should be rectified immediately:  Azizullah

Peshawar: All Primary Teachers Association District Peshawar President Azizullah Khan asked the government to have the shortage of teachers in schools filled immediately.

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


News of the Jehanzaib College getting demolished saddening

Mingora: The leader of Muslim League N and member of the royal family of Swat Ameer Zaib said it is very sad news that the government plan on demolishing the building of Jehanzaib College. He demanded the government take immediate steps to preserve the building and save the futures of students.

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


We tried to provide basic and quality education to every children: Muhammad Atif

Peshawar: The Provincial Minister for Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Muhammad Atif Khan said we tried to provide basic and quality education to the every child of the province. The first phase of 300 girls’ community schools has been approved and progress on the construction is so far satisfactory. He advised officials and the staff of the Education Foundation to work hard and not waste time.

Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 8


Students demonstrated against the non-provision of books in Kalaam

Mardan: The District Vice Nazim Haji Asad Ali asked the government to utilize all available resources. He said they plan on spending 20% of their budget on education. He shared these views at a ceremony held by an NGO at the newly constructed Government Primary School Khad Killi.

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




Private educational institutions demand 3 months fees in advance; parents worried

District Quetta: The owners of private educational Institutions have turned education into a business demanding 3 months fees in advance which is problematic for parents/guardians. Owners have taken fees from children but have not paid the salaries of those months to their teachers. Parents demand government educational institutions standards be raised so that they don’t have to send their children to private schools which extortionate high fees out of them. They also demanded the Balochistan Education Foundation take notice of the high fees for their immediate relief.

Complete Story: Http://e.jang.com.pk/11-07-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Teacher recruitment in Dasht Mughalzai Girls School should be ensured: Zaffar Bangulzai

District Qalat: The social & tribal leader of Dasht Mughalzai Mr. Zaffar Bangulzai demanded the government education department appoint female teacher for the girls’ school since this was the condition they provided land for the school on. He said officials made a commitment at the time but are not following through now.

Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-11-07/page-3


Protest against contractor of government middle school: Ustad Muhammad

District Jafferabad: The contractor has left construction work of the government middle school Haji Abdul Aziz halfway. Mr. Haji Abdul Aziz said while protesting, they wrote to the Building and Roads Department to take notice of the contractor’s negligence but the department failed to take any action. He urged the Commissioner of Nasirabad, Building and Roads Department and the Accountability Bureau to ensure the contractor completes the work in due time.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page2/


Government taking steps for the resolution of educational problems: Senator Shahbaz Durani

District Khuzdar: PML-N’ central leader Senator Mr. Shahbaz Durani said the Provincial Government is taking steps for the resolution of educational problems. He said the Punjab and Federal Government is providing help in development and toward making the Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology a success. He said the establishment of a high school in collaboration with the Government of Punjab was in progress to lift the literacy rate of the district.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-07-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Violation of the rights of NTS pass candidates is unbearable: Chairman Nokundi

District Chaghi: Chairman Union Council Nokundi Mr. Haji Arz Muhammad Barrech said the violation of the rights of NTS pass candidates is unbearable. He said this injustice will be advocated for at every platform, that of the violation of rights of deserving candidates in NTS recruitment. He said if these violations continue candidates will knock the doors of court for their legitimate right.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-07-2015/quetta/page5.asp


Balochistan Assembly establishes an investigation committee for irregularities in the NTS test and Education Department

District Quetta: Opposition members of the Balochistan Assembly asked CM Balochistan to provide facts and figures of funds consumed in development, establishment and renovation of schools in Balochistan. Opposition members demanded for establishment of investigation committee for investigation of consumption of educational giant funds and irregularities in NTS teachers’ recruitment.

Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-11-07/page-1



Primary School ceiling should be repaired: Habibullah Langah

District Lasbela: The Primary school Haji Pirya Chotharo ceiling should be repaired as soon as possible because of dilapidation it may collapse at any time and causalities may occur. Mr. Habibullah Langho demanded from DC Lasbela to take efforts for renovation of school ceiling. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Mozaa Dawn deprived of Middle school in this modern age

District Lasbela: Mr. Muhammad Aslam Baloch and residents of Mozaa Dawn said in their newspaper statement that Mozaa Dawn is deprived of Middle School in this modern age due to unavailability of Middle school in area a large number of students are leaving education in between which is alarming for Parents and Government. They demanded from CM Baluchistan and Mr. Jam Kamal Khan to facilitate the residents of Mozaa Dawn with Middle school.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Strong actions will go on against ghost schools and absent teachers: Advisor for Education

District Quetta: Delegation of Wattan Teachers Association in the leadership of WTA president Mr. Dur Muhammad Langho met with Advisor for Education Mr. Sardar Razza Barech. Advisor for Education said teacher’s role is very important in nurturing the future of students. He said legal proceedings and legal actions will go on against ghost schools and absent teachers but legitimate demands of teachers will be fulfilled on prior basis.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html


Baluchistan University has a retaliatory environment: Student organizations

District Quetta: All Student Organizations held a peaceful protest and rally in front of admin block and speakers said that Baluchistan University has changed into retaliatory environment. Protestors said nepotism, administration scams, admission bungles, security threats and favoritism have dappled the image of University. Student Organizations demanded to fire the VC and investigate all corruption matters. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-08-2015/quetta/page2.asp


650 ghost schools funds have been stopped: Secretary Education

District Quetta: Secretary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar has stopped funds of more than 650 ghost schools and absent teachers. 300 to 450 absent teachers have been suspended. However Government Teachers Association has delayed protest after successful negotiations of 50% promotion quota and other demands. 

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103161819&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151108



Government and opposition members of Assembly criticized over Education dilapidation in Baluchistan 

District Quetta: Government & opposition members of Assembly criticized over Education dilapidation in Baluchistan. They said inappropriate consumption of Educational funds, nepotism, recruitment scams and dilapidation of schools is the talk of the town. Provincial Educational emergency is invisible in this regard and no one is accountable in front of any one. They said Educational department has become dark is the nation and insane the king.


Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-08-2015/quetta/page3.asp


More than 1500 Schools in Baluchistan deprived of boundary wall

District Quetta: More than 1500 schools in Baluchistan are deprived of boundary wall most of the schools among these are belonging to native area of CM Baluchistan. According to Education Department sources 118 schools in Kech, 27 in Awaran, 24 in Chaghi, 40 in Dera Bughti, 29 in Gawadar and 58 Schools in Qalat are deprived of boundary wall. 40 crores expended in lieu of Educational emergency but results are quite drastic on ground basis. CM Baluchistan will have to take practical efforts than rising hallow slogans.  

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html


No recommendations and pressure will be accepted in recruitments: Dr. Malik

District Quetta: The Chief Minister Baluchistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch said it is happening 1st time in Baluchistan history that merit is prevailing through NTS and Public Service commission recruitment for teachers. He said no meritorious candidate will be dropped back in recruitments. Chief Secretary Baluchistan, Secretary Education and CM Baluchistan visited the test center and talked with aspirants saying that provincial Government is taking unique efforts to minimize the test fees, prevailing merit recruitment through NTS and Public Service Commission to ensure merit and transparency for eradication of hopelessness among students.   

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-09-2015/quetta/page1.asp



Eradication of copy culture is necessary for standard education: Superintendent

Sorab: The Senior Superintendent Bachelor of Education Examination Mr. Professor Amanullah Zahri said eradication of copy culture and implementation of modern technology in education system is prime necessity of time and will raise the standard of Education. He further said change in Examination pattern is also necessary and will lead the nation toward success.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-09-2015/quetta/page4.asp


It is tried to recruit favorite people in Education Department: Naseer Ahmed Lehri

District Quetta: The Social & tribal leader of Qilli Jehlum Karyaz Mr. Naseer Ahmed Lehri said in emergency meeting that  test and interviews conducted in 2014 for non-teaching staff but favorite people recruited in Education Department. He said violation of merit and change in merit list will not be tolerated.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-09-2015/quetta/page10.asp


Education is the first step of success; if students work hard they will get the fruit

District Loralai: MPA Mr. Nasrullah Zairay said Education is first step for success if students will keep work hard and incline towards study they will surely get the benefit. He said due to illegal means and shortcuts students experience the failure. He further said pay difference in salaries of Loralai University and Turbat University will be equalized to mitigate the differences.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/


Notice should be taken of irregularities in NTS test: HDP Councilors 

District Quetta: The Hazara Democratic Party demanded from Government to take notice of irregularities of NTS recruitments they said when it was ban on transfer and posting in Education department at that moment mafia transfer and posted the dear ones and filled the vacancies which is against the laws and injustice with meritorious people. They said Government claiming for merit while such mishaps are happening under custody and supervision of Education officials.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/





Bahaudin Zakria University bus hits boy to death

District Multan: The bus of Bahaudin Zakria University Multan hit a 19 year old boy, which killed him. The boy’s relatives protested and blocked the road. The driver was arrested and a case was registered against him.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-07/page-8


Girls primary school without a passage

District Rajanpur: Residents of Basti Gabol Jagir have appealed to authorities for providing a solid passage to the Government Girls Primary School of this Basti. The girls currently have to walk through fields and when the fields are flooded, they are unable to reach school.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-07/page-2


Students protest against 4 year B.A./B.Sc. Program

District Bahawalpur: The Students of SE College Bahawalpur have sent an application to the Secretary Education with 300 signatures that the previous B.A./B.Sc. program should be continued instead of the 4 year Bachelor program claiming the change is expensive and time consuming for them.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-07/page-3


Primary school without a building

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Government Boys Primary School Khurshidabad is currently without a building. The students and staff have to sit under the open sky even in cold and rainy weather. 

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


Principal distributes scholarship cheques to his favorites

District Muzaffargarh: VTI Diploma holders have complained that the principal has distributed scholarship cheques among his favorites those other than diploma holders. 

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


Bus demanded for students of public school

District Muzaffargarh: Residents of Sardar Koray Khan have demanded a bus for the students of Sardar Koray Khan Public School.  They said that the students face transport problems in commuting to school.  

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


Security guard tortures teacher; inquiry ordered

District Rahim Yar Khan: EDO Rahim Yar Khan has ordered an inquiry against the security guard named Mohammed Saeed, who insulted and tortured Mohammed Adeel Asif, a teacher at the Government Elementary School Chak Abbas.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2


Thug school teacher extorts Rs.50,000/- for producing Matriculation Certificate

District Rahim Yar Khan: Mr. Mohammed Bashir Ahmed resident of Liaquatpur has filed an application in the court of the Additional Session Judge that Mohammed Akmal, a teacher at the Khanbela School got Rs.50,000/- from him and provided fake roll number slips to his daughter and daughter-in-law for appearing at the Examination Centre of Shehdarpur and when the two women went to the said Examination Centre, they were turned away and told that their slips were fake. 

Complete Story: Daily Nayadur, Multan, Page No.2


Sports and Qir’at competitions held under Bahawalpur Board

District Rahim Yar Khan: Sports and Qirat competitions were held under the auspices of the Bahawalpur Board of Education.  Government Boys High School Roshan Bhait showed the best performance.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-07/page-2


Employees of educational institutions and students to get first aid and civil defense training

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of Punjab has decided to hold trainings for first aid and civil defense for employees and students of educational institutions for the entire province.  The Education Department is coordinating with 1122 in this regard.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-08/page-3


Special schools to be upgraded; brick kiln workers’ children to go to schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of the Punjab has sanctioned Rs.190.5 million to upgrade all schools of special education into higher secondary schools and Rs.60.4 million for ten new special education schools and has decided to send all children of brick kiln workers to schools within next 6 months. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-08/page-8


PEC extends date for examination forms of Class 5 and 8

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Punjab Examination Commission has extended the date for the submission of examination forms for Class 5 and 8 on private schools’ demand.  The date has been extended to the 16th of November.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-08/page-2


Survey begins for education of minor physically handicapped children

District Muzaffargarh: Government of Punjab has launched a survey to gather data about minor physically handicapped children so they can be admitted to schools under the Inclusive Education Program. Nadir Lachari told the media that some 200 children were identified in a few union councils of Muzaffargarh. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-08/page-11


Section 144 imposed for examinations of Allama Iqbal Open University

District Layyah: DCO Layyah has imposed Section 144 around the Examination Centers for the Allama Iqbal Open University whereby irrelevant persons will not be allowed to enter the premises.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 2


NAB Multan organizing competitions to highlight

District Multan: NAB Multan Region has organized essay writing, poetry, speech and painting competitions to highlight corruption in society. 

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


Students informed about road safety rules

District Multan: The Traffic Police Department Multan Unit organized a seminar at the CTM High School to inform the students about the rules of road safety.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-08/page-3


Minorities students told to apply for scholarships

District Rahim Yar Khan: Minority for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Punjab have asked students belonging to minority communities to apply for scholarships.  The students who obtained more than 50 percent marks and whose father’s income is less than Rs.20,000/- are eligible to apply.  

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2


Extra-curricular activities help students to perform well in studies

District Rahim Yar Khan: The ex-councilor Mr. Abdul Rashid Shakir while addressing a sports function at the Bright Future Middle School Ghausia Colony Liaquatpur said extra-curricular activities help students perform well in their studies as well.   

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.11


Interfaith harmony and peace awareness promoted among students at Technical School

District Bahawalpur: A seminar on interfaith harmony and Peace was held at Government Technical High School Bahawalpur in collaboration with Civil Society Organizations.  It was addressed by Lukas George, Ahmed Riaz and Samina Khan.  The Students were made aware of the importance of peace and interfaith harmony. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.11


Cricket match - school staff defeats Punjab Police

District Bahawalpur: A cricket match was played between Teachers of Government High School No.1 and Thana City Police personnel and the School Staff defeated the police personnel in the said match.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.11


Dajjal still without Boys Degree College

District Rajanpur: A Government Boys Degree College was sanctioned for Dajjal several years ago and is still not built.  People have appealed to the CM to take action because most boys leave Higher Education after Intermediate.    

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.15




Villagers protest against closure of their village school in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The residents of village Gulan Khan Magsi protested before the Hyderabad Press Club against the closure of their village primary school. They declared that girls’ school was established in 1991, but since then it has not been functional and its compound wall is completely destroyed; girls there have been deprived of getting primary education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130328386&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151107


Teachers should join their schools: Secretary Education

District Naushehro Feroz: The Secretary Education Mr. Fazallulah Pechuho has said while inaugurating 12 rooms at the Government High School Town Campus Moro and Rashid Morai Primary School, that favoritism in the Education Department has been finished and he has been engaged in taking steps to develop Sindh’s education. He added that he does not have any personal enmity with teachers, but he wants to see them in schools and save the futures of poor Sindhi students.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130328206&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151107


Higher secondary school faces basic problems

District Sijawal: The Government High School Pithoro faces a shortage of furniture, staff and other necessities. Hundreds of students have to face difficulties while attending classes due to insufficient facilities. Classes for grade one and two have not even are not started since its inception. Only two subject specialists are deputed for teaching 400 students.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-11-07/news/page2/1%20(1).htm


Teachers to protest before the Chief Minister’s House on the 17th of November

District Khairpur Mir: The P.T. Alif member Mr. Intizar Chilgri accused Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho of being the king of corruption in a press conference. Mr. Pechuho has suspended thousands of teachers from November 2013 till today on without solid ground. Mr. Chilgri also added that if demands of the teachers will not be fulfilled, then they would protest on the 17th of November before the Chief Minister’s House in Karachi.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130328710&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151108



Sindhi Adbi Board employees deprived of salaries; protest

Jamshoro: The employees of Sindhi Adbi Book Board Jamshoro continued their protest for their salaries. They declared that the Board has had no chairman for the past four years and counting leaving the Secretary Board of Governors in charge. The board has been facing financial problems for years now and their salaries have not been issued.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130328992&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151109





Sindh University campus Dadu conducted entry test

Jamshoro: The University of Sindh Jamshoro conducted an entry test for the year 2015 of its Bachelors programme for its Dadu campus.  

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130329045&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151109


Despite fund allocations of millions, education faces the worst condition in Sindh

Hyderabad: Despite the millions of rupees of funds from the Sindh Government and other countries, Sindh’s education sector is still producing horrible results. 44,859 schools in Sindh out of 46,039 are deprived of basic facilities; whereas 6149 schools are nonfunctional; 7179 schools are without buildings. This has been declared in a report by the Reform Support Unit stating that 44 hundred thousand girls and boys were enrolled in schools from primary to secondary level in 2010, but the number of attendance has reduced by 4 hundred thousand children.  6469 students have been deprived of free text books. It also reported that there are 41724 Primary School in SIndh, Middle 1778, Elementary 538, secondary, whereas higher secondary are 293, but 44,974 schools have still not been upgraded to campus schools according to the report.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Nov/09-11-2015/Page1/P1-50.jpg


Teachers protested against stoppage of their salaries

District Larkana: 226 NTS Test pass teachers from Larkana protested before the Press Club for their salaries. They declared before the media that their salaries had not been issued for the last eight months.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130329092&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151109




Sindh University Jamshoro conducted entry test for all campuses

Jamshoro: The University of SIndh Jamshoro conducted entry test for its all concerned campuses as well at Alama II Kazi Campus for the year 2016’s Bachelors programme.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-11-09/news/page8/1%20(6).htm



Girls’ attendance in schools touches a new low  

Hyderabad: Girls’ enrolment in schools has reached a lower position in Sindh. From 2010 to present the number of girls enrolled were 18 hundred thousand which has dropped to 16 hundred thousand.  

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Nov/09-11-2015/Page1/P1-53.jpg


Secretary Education has ruined sindh education: P.T. Alif

District Mirpur Khas: The Joint President Primary Teachers Association Mr. Sikander Ali Jatoi has said in his press statement that Secretary Education Mr. Fazal UL Allah Pechuho has ruined Sindh’s education by introducing ineffective and redundant policies. He added that if their demands were not settled they would protest before Chief Minister’s House.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Nov/09-11-2015/Page2/P2-30.jpg


Awami Raaj Tehreek organized protest rally against closure of schools in Gerelo

District Larkana: The Awami Raaj Tehreek organized a protest rally against the closure of schools in different villages near Garelo city. They declared before the media that primary education is the basic right of children, but that right is being snatched from them. Most schools are closed due to the carelessness of education officers. They demanded the Commissioner of Larkana Mr. Ghulam Akber Laghari and Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro take notice of the closure of schools and restore them.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-11-08/news/page8/1%20(36).htm