9th November 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Students are a precious asset of the nation: Jhagra

Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that students are an invaluable asset of the nation for a pivotal role in the country's development as per modern needs of the society. He said this while presiding over the senate meeting of the University of Swabi at Governor House here on Tuesday.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-09/lahore/7695/48491

Police Denies Threatening Hazara University VC, Registrar

The police has denied threatening the Hazara University vice-chancellor and registrar with arrest under 3 MPO. It insisted that the petition seeking registration of cases against their officials was not maintainable since the petitioner was not in town at the time of the protest by the university’s students against a colleague’s killing.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_11_2016_183_003


Violence against Women Blamed on Lack of Education, Awareness

A session titled ‘recognizing gender-based violence in our communities, causes and consequences’ was organized UK's Research Centre in collaboration with the Awaz Response Fund, a DFID-funded project, at the department of media communications studies.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1295166/violence-against-women-blamed-on-lack-of-education-awareness


Parents Urge Private Schools to Avoid Wasting Students Time

Parents have demanded that the management of private schools, which only allow the use of their own printed notebooks, to arrange required materials as soon as possible, since students are spending whole leisure time at schools these days.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_11_2016_182_010


Fund for Development and Maintenance of Jhanzeb College

Minister for sports, culture, archeology, museums and youth affairs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mehmood Khan has said that the government has allocated Rs 38 crore for the maintenance and development of Jhanzeb College. He stated this during a meeting for reviewing development projects. The construction of a girls’ college was discussed in this session.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103847814&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161109


Governor Links Socioeconomic Progress to Education

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engr Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Tuesday has stressed on the need for promoting education for the socioeconomic development of the country. Universities can play a vital role in creating the cream of the nation by providing quality education to pupils, he noted.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_11_2016_181_005





Security Scare Shuts Quetta Educational Institutes

According to a notification issued by Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs Department on Tuesday, three terrorists including a female bomber have entered Quetta. They may target specific educational institutes, therefore, the curricular activities of all educational institutes will remain suspended for one week.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-09/page-3/detail-2







Anti-education Policies

Balochistan Private Schools Grand Alliance has said that it condemns anti-education policies of CEO education. They demanded that the government take action against the CEO. They were protesting against the decisions made by the CEO, in front of Quetta Press Club.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103846875&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161109


Bureaucracy in Education

Balochistan Students’ Organization Pujar said that it condemns the bureaucratic behavior of provincial government with employees of Balochistan Residential Colleges. They were demanding the promotion of college employees. 

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103847077&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161109


Lack of School Staff

Local leaders of Kali Hasanabad, Nokandi, have said that the local middle school was upgraded two years ago, but staff still has not been hired. They requested the government to fill the vacant positions in school to continue education there.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-09-2016/quetta/page7.asp




Work on stalled FATA Projects to be started soon

Work on dozens of health and education related schemes in the FATA region, notably in South Waziristan Agency, which was left halfway because of inconsistent policies of the FATA Secretariat, will be re-started soon to avoid losses of billions of rupees. Official documents obtained by Pakistan Today reveal that work on around 109 schools and 17 community health centers (CHCs) was left halfway because of the frequent shift in policies of the FATA Secretariat.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/11/08/national/work-on-stalled-fata-projects-to-be-started-soon/


School without Staff

Government Girls Primary School in Khyber Agency doesn't have enough teaching staff for the students. Parents are making complaints that only three teachers are teaching here and these teachers do not attend the classes regularly.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103847820&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161109


Medical Colleges and Universities in Muzaffarabad

Senior member PPP AJK Organizing Committee, Ch. Lateef Akbar, has said that we will not let the government close medical colleges and universities in AJK. He stated that we will protect public rights and public institutions in AJK.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-09&edition=ISL&id=2721412_50513930


Cancellation of Education Package

Ex-administrator District Council, Neelum Abdul Rasheed, said that the Education Package is property of the public that must be protected by it; PPP will support them. She said that cancellation of this package would be one of the biggest mistakes made by the government.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-09&edition=ISL&id=2721424_67149686


Khar College Students Protest Officer’s Transfer

Students of Government Postgraduate College, Khar, have staged a protest demonstration against the posting of agency education officer here on Tuesday. Hundreds of students participated in the rally to express their anger over the transfer of agency training officer Mohammad Aslam Khan from Bajaur Agency.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1295176/khar-college-students-protest-officers-transfer





Neglected Public School Provided Furniture, Basic Requirements

Islamabad Model School for Girls Sangjani, one of the capital’s neglected public schools, was recently provided furniture and other items to meet students’ basic requirements by concerned authorities, after the intervention of the prime minister.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_11_2016_152_009


Government Schools to Remain Open

Despite the confusion surrounding a government notification on whether there is a public holiday today – Iqbal Day, all public schools will stay open, in line with a previous announcement.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611090084&EN_ID=11201611090031&EMID=11201611090013




Admission in Medical Colleges

Federal Health Minister, Saira Afzal, has said that medical colleges must follow rules and regulations for admission. According to the admission policy, all private colleges will be monitored; they will not be allowed to charge any extra charges.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-09&edition=LHR&id=2722403_29565571


President for Strategy to Educate Illiterate Children

President directed that a comprehensive strategy should be pursued to educate the illiterate children of poorer segments of society and make them financially stable.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-9-2016/page9.asp



QAU a Sitting Duck for Terrorist Attacks, Says VC

Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) is on the hit list of terrorists due to its stature, but it is yet to construct a boundary wall due to encroachments, public agencies’ failure to cooperate and a lack of funds.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611090094&EN_ID=11201611090034&EMID=11201611090013


QAU Helpless Before Land Grabbers: VC

Country's top-ranked educational institution, Quaid-I-Azam Universality (QAU) is helpless before land-grabbers, as 210 acres land is under encroachment by locals and influential politicians. 56 Kanals of land is under the occupation of former chairman Senate, said the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the varsity.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-09/lahore/7696/48502






No Nation Can Develop Without Education

Provincial Minister for Education, Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan has said that no country can develop without education. The Punjab government is utilizing all resources to equip brilliant students under the Chief Minister School Reforms Roadmap.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/09/lahore.php



Engineering Education Vital for National Development: Governor

Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana made a statement on Tuesday, stating that the engineering sector has significant potential to optimize the future of Pakistan Engineering education could be helpful for attaining targets of development.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/09/lahore.php


TEVTA Training to Prisoners

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) is offering vocational training in 15 demand driven short courses to prisoners. TEVTA will request the Punjab government to reduce the sentence period of the prisoners who have completed their vocational training.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-9-2016/page19.asp


Private School Census in Rawalpindi

Education Department Rawalpindi has started a private school census under the School Census Program. On the instructions of the provincial government, education department Rawalpindi will collect data on private schools of the district .

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-09&edition=ISL&id=2721374_96619296


Review of Education Sector Plan

Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS), is going to start a review of Punjab School Education Sector Plan 2013-17 and its implementation. For this purpose, I-SAPS team has visited the Managing Director of Punjab Education Foundation.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-09/page-12/detail-10


Non-PhD Member in DDPC if ICS Raises Eyebrows

The inclusion of a non-PhD faculty member in Departmental Doctoral Programme Committee (DDPC) of Punjab University’s Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) has raised  eyebrows within the university.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-9-2016/page2.asp


GCU Organizes Seminar on Waste Management  

Environment Protection Society of Government College University (GCU) held a workshop on solid waste management, plastic pollution control and sustainable development on Tuesday.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-09/lahore/7706/48534


Classroom to Courtroom

Schoolchildren sat in the courtroom on Tuesday and saw lawyers advance their arguments, and the judge presides over the proceedings. It was the court of Rajanpur District and Sessions Court Judge Muhammad Aslam who had invited students from different schools to the court to watch the proceedings.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_11_2016_178_003


UET Awards 2,400 Degrees

Punjab Governor and UET Chancellor Malik Rafique Rajwana said that engineering sector has significant potential to optimize the future of Pakistan. Engineering education can be helpful for attaining the targets of development with a visionary approach.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-09/page-14/detail-8





Sultana to Act as Sargodha University VC

The Punjab governor and chancellor of the universities have assigned Dr. Nazra Sultana charge of the office of Vice Chancellor of the University of Sargodha till the appointment of the regular incumbent it was learned.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-09/page-14/detail-11




Better Studies: Lisa Anderson Speaks on the Need for Diversified Education

To explain how important diversified education is, former president of the American University in Cairo, Dr. Lisa Anderson, delivered a lecture, titled ‘Liberal Arts Confront Globalization,' at the Aga Khan University (AKU) auditorium on Tuesday.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611090021&EN_ID=11201611090007&EMID=11201611090003


Sindh’s Schools to Remain Closed on Iqbal Day

All public and private schools across Sindh will remain closed on Wednesday (today) on account of Iqbal Day. The announcement came despite the federal government rejecting a proposal for declaring November 9 a public holiday.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/163517-Sindhs-schools-to-remain-closed-on-Iqbal-Day




Habib University Signs Agreement with UC Berkeley for Summer Sessions

Under new agreement, HU will assist Habib students in attending Summer Sessions at UC Berkeley. The pact signing takes place a day before the annual Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture at the University, dedicated to building an extensive network of international partners and collaborators, Habib University (HU) has entered several agreements with some of the most respected universities in the world.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/09/karachi.php


College in Sanghar

DCO Sangha, Umar Farooq said while addressing the general public that District government Sanghar will construct new girls’ college in Khapro and girls’ middle school will also be upgraded, here. He requested parents to send their children to schools.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103847063&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20161109


Smog Day Held at DHA’s SKBZ College

Defense Housing Authority (DHA)'s SKBZ College on Tuesday organized Smog Day to foster awareness and apprise the people of precautionary measures. Wife of DHA Administrator Brigadier Shahid Hassan Ali was the chief guest on occasion.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-09/lahore/7695/48495






Value of Education in Pakistan

Provincial governments have been trying to get every child enrolled in school. Public education systems, across all provinces, have gone through a plethora of reforms in the last couple of decades to achieve higher enrollments. Teacher salaries have increased, more infrastructure facilities have been provided, there is more monitoring of teachers, teacher recruitment has been made more transparent, and a lot more is being spent on teacher training.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-09/lahore/7700/48364


Literacy in Pakistan by Urooj Shahid

Pakistan is included in the list of the countries whose population is growing rapidly day by day. Over 180 million people make Pakistan as the 6th most populated country in the world, but what about the literacy? Education is considered as the cornerstone of broad-based economic growth and for poverty reduction. Education is a key to change and progress.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/09/comments-2.php



Letters to the Editor


Missing Facilities

It is apt to say that the lack of basic facilities in schools and other institutions affects students negatively in many ways. It severely affects their learning capability. Students need a clean environment conducive to learning for their educational progress.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-09/lahore/7700/48366


Education System and Government’s Responsibilities

Declining literacy rate and students’ success rate in exams depict the deteriorating education situation in Pakistan. It is the government's responsibility to take radical steps to improve education in Pakistan.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-09&edition=LHR&id=2723074_37901689