9th September 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Out-of-school children census from 2017

The provincial government has decided to conduct a census for out-of-school children across the province from next year.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1178820/matter-literacy-school-children-census-2017/

Govt asked to fill posts in BISE Kohat through NTS

Government asked to fill posts in BISE Kohat through NTS

The Tanzeem-i-Asataza Pakistan has demanded the authorities to appoint qualified teachers of schools and colleges on vacant key posts in Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Kohat.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282993/govt-asked-to-fill-posts-in-bise-kohat-through-nts


The Progress of Nations is in Education

Deputy Commissioner Shangla Dildar Muhammad has said that the secret of the true progress of nations is in education. A nation that is backward in education can never progress. The people of Shangla must admit their children in schools and play their role in the development of our country.

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


UoP stops degrees of Afghan students

Afghan students who graduated from affiliated institutions of University of Peshawar have been denied degrees by the varsity administration owing to their failure to produce passports and Proof of Registration (POR) cards.

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CM announces Degree College, varsity campus in Battagram

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Thursday announced the establishment of a university campus and a degree college in Battagram district. Speaking at a public rally here, Pervez Khattak announced the campus and college and added that more doctors would be appointed at the District Headquarters Hospital to ensure better health services in the district.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/148930-CM-announces-degree-college-varsity-campus-in-Battagram


District council questions recent postings in schools, hospitals

The district council through a unanimous resolution on Thursday demanded the provincial government to cancel all recent appointments and transfers made in the health and education departments.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282998/district-council-questions-recent-postings-in-schools-hospitals




DEO has been informed about closure of school

DDEO Tehsil Dobandi Tooba Achakzai has said that there are 70 schools including Middle and High schools in Tehsil Doobandi. 30 schools are empty and the District Education Officer Abdullah Chaman has been informed about it.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-09-2016/quetta/page8.asp


Provision of quality education

Commissioner Saub Divison Ghulam Fareed has said that we have to increase the enrolment rate in schools and make sure to provide quality education. The purpose of spending millions of money on education is to provide education to the ordinary people. He said that admission campaigns should be organized before the start of the new educational year.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-09-2016/quetta/page8.asp


Students did not get their scholarships

Senior Students of Elementary College have said that students of Elementary College Noshki have not been given scholarship for 2 year due to which poor students have left their ADE course.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103735713&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160909




Eid packages distributed among orphan students

Officials of the administration distributed Eid packages and cash among orphan students of a state-run school in the Landikotal tehsil of Khyber Agency on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/09-Sep-16/eid-packages-distributed-among-orphan-students


Tribal students demand release of scholarship

The students of Government Postgraduate College Khar in Bajaur Agency staged a protest demonstration against the suspension of the federal government-funded annual scholarship programme for FATA students.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282992/tribal-students-demand-release-of-scholarship


USAID holds graduation ceremony for 98 aspiring teachers from Gilgit-Baltistan

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held a graduation ceremony for 98 talented students enrolled in the two-year Associate Degree in Education (ADE) in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/08-Sep-2016/usaid-holds-graduation-ceremony-for-98-aspiring-teachers-from-gilgit-baltistan




More than 20 million children are still out of school: Tariq

Minister of State Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary on Thursday said that Illiteracy is among the major issues of the country, as more than 20 million children are still out of school.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/more-than-20-million-children-are-still-out-of-schools-tariq/


NCHD working on skill integrated literacy programme

The National Commission for Human Development is working on a skill integrated literacy programme to train people in sewing, stitching, gardening as well as home appliance and cell phone repairs, besides teaching them to read and write.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/148953-NCHD-working-on-skill-integrated-literacy-programme


PEIRA unable to implement fee rules

The Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) was unable to implement its own rules pertaining to the regulation of fees charged by private educational institutions and act as a patron to schools, particularly to low cost schools, in order to improve the standard of education.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282968/education-watch


All parties should play their role in the provision of education

Minister of CADD Dr. Tariq Fazal has said that education is a national issue. 20 million children of Pakistan are out of school. All parties have to cooperate together and play their role in the provision of education. Illiteracy is the biggest issue of the nation, and only furniture and buildings cannot provide education.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103736084&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160909


HEC faculty training concludes

As many as 30 faculty members from various higher education institutions across Pakistan attended the 28th Master Trainers-Faculty Development Programme organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The program concluded on Thursday at the HEC secretariat.

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Convocation ceremony held at NUST

A convocation ceremony to award bachelor’s degrees in Military Arts and Sciences to the third batch of young army officers, from 128 and 129 Pakistan Military Academy long courses, was held at the main National University of Science and Technology (NUST) campus on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282968/education-watch




4pc of GDP to education stressed to eradicate illiteracy

Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran says the government must allocate at least four per cent of the GDP to education to eradicate illiteracy from the country. This he said while addressing a seminar jointly organised by the Punjab University and Rotary Club of Lahore Canal to mark World Literacy Day here on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1283028/4pc-of-gdp-to-education-stressed-to-eradicate-illiteracy






Announcement of Eid vacations in Private Schools

All Pakistan Private School Federation have announced Eid Vacations in private schools, according to which the private schools of Punjab will remain closed from 12th to 14th September.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103736553&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160909



There is no shortcut to development without education

The General Secretary of Joint Youth Welfare Foundation Zahid Omar has said that without education, there is no shortcut to development. The government should come out from its political war and play a role in the field of education.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-09/page-9/detail-14


Special BS programme: 30 colleges take initiative for ‘honour’

The Punjab government has decided in principle to expand the four-year BS (Honours) programme to 30 more colleges in the province from the academic year starting next month.

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PU probe into ICS case

The Punjab University administration has constituted a fact-finding committee to investigate the reported irregularities in the exams of PhD and MPhil in the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS).

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1283029/pu-probe-into-ics-case


Technical education vital to meet country’s requirements: Ashfaq

Provincial Minister for Labour & Human Resource, Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, has stressed upon the importance of technical & vocational education, besides training for meaningful linkages between public and private sectors to meet requirements of local/international labour markets

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/technical-education-vital-to-meet-countrys-requirements-ashfaq/



Nursing schools to be made degree colleges

Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Secretary Najam Ahmad Shah has said the Health Department is ready for joint ventures with the private sector in the nursing sector.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1178897/nursing-schools-made-degree-colleges/







Parents asked to send children to schools

Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) took out a rally on the occasion of Literacy Day and a large number of teachers, parents, students and civil society members participated in it.

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Termination of education voucher scheme jeopardizes future of street children

The future of thousands of street children is uncertain after the termination of the Taleem Aam Education Voucher Scheme (EVS).  This correspondent has learnt that the Education Fund for Sindh had launched the Taleem Aam Education Vouchers Scheme funded by the UK government to bring street children to schools.

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Literacy day observed across Sindh

Rallies were taken out and various other events were held in parts of Sindh on Thursday to observe International Literacy Day and highlight the importance of education.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282946/literacy-day-observed-across-sindh




Primary teachers continue protest in Qambar

Primary school teachers took to the streets on Thursday in a protest against what they termed as the callous and humiliating attitude of the staff checking the attendance of teachers with biometric machines, which they believed was the major reason behind the suicide of a primary school teacher in Qambar.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282947/primary-teachers-continue-protest-in-qambar


Pakistan is behind even Liberia in the field of education

Secretary Information of PSP has said that Pakistan is a country where children don’t get basic educational facilities. Countless children are not even able to get primary education. He said that Pakistan is behind even Liberia in the field of education.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103736005&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160909


Exam results of Inter will be announced on Sunday

According to an announcement from the Head of Examinations of the Higher Secondary Board Karachi Imran Chisti, the result of Intermediate 2nd year Pre-Engineering and General Science group annual examination 2016 will be announced on 11 September (Sunday) at 1:30 P.M. Results will also be available on their website www.biek.edu.pk.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103735620&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160909



Commencement of classes in Adam Ji Science College

On Saturday 10th September an event for the commencement of studies will be organized at the auditorium of Government Adam Ji Science College. The Principal of the College has advised the newly admitted students of Inter first year to come to the event in college uniform.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-09-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=173651


Admissions in Sir Syed University of Engineering and technology

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology has announced that for admission in 11 departments the entry test will be taken in Karachi Expo Centre on Sunday 2 October at 10 A.M. Admissions have started in Sir Syed University. The last date for form submission is 23 September.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-09-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=173661


Without education there is no progress

Ishtiaq ul Hassan has said that every educated person is a defeat for poverty. The new generation must be provided with quality education in order to understand the requirements of the modern era. If we don’t promote education then the problems of the nation will be exacerbated.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-09-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=173656


China to support education uplift ventures in Pakistan: acting CG

While reaffirming his country’s commitment to help strengthen Pakistan’s economy through multiple mega projects in diverse sectors, Mu Yongpeng, the acting Consul General of China in Karachi, on Thursday said that the development of Pakistan’s education sector is also a priority for China. 

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Picking up where they left off by Faisal Bari

Millions of children in Pakistan, even today, never see the inside of a school. But equally, if not more tragically, of the ones who enrol in Grade 1, millions drop out of school before they reach matriculation level. Out of 100 children who enrol in the first grade, it is estimated that only four to six children reach institutions of higher learning.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282964/picking-up-where-they-left-off


Letters to the editor


Out-of-school children

Reportedly, the number of out-of-school children in Pakistan is 25 million; in Balochistan, 66% of children are out of school, 51% in Sindh, 47% in Punjab, and 34% percent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The question arises, where do all these children go? 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/09-Sep-2016/out-of-school-children


Literacy Day

Literacy Day is observed on 8th September every year throughout the world, including Pakistan, to highlight the importance of education and to promote the literacy rate. Every year, many events are organized where the government higher-ups pledge to promote the literacy rate and enrol every child in the school.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/literacy-day/


Rising tuition fee

More than 350 students have left the institute because of financial reasons. Despite it being a major issue, the government is silent. I appeal to the government to decrease the fee of Atta Shad Degree College and give some kind of relief to students who cannot afford education.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/09-Sep-2016/rising-tuition-fee

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Improving the Education standard is the first priority of the government: Speaker KP Assembly Asad Qaisar

In the previous budget, the provincial government allocated Rs 227 million to conduct a survey. However, the survey will now be conducted through the Department for International Development and for every 100 households, one primary schoolteacher will conduct the survey.

On the eve of International Literacy Day, the education department organized an event at Government Higher Secondary School Husnain Sharif Shaheed School No 1 Peshawar. K-P Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser was the chief guest on this occasion, while Education Department Additional Secretary Qaiser Alam was also present. Addressing the participants, Alam said the government intends to enroll 0.8 million children in schools during the campaign, which will continue until September 30. The campaign will particularly focus on rural districts, female education and underutilized schools. He added that the incumbent government has undertaken a series of development projects in the education sector. They have provided solar panels in 4,000 schools and have provided furniture in almost all schools across the province. “The government has appointed 25,000 teachers while 15,000 more teachers will be hired this year to overcome the shortage of teachers across the province,” he added. Qaiser said the main focus of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led provincial government was to make the education sector stronger. “At least 28% of the budget has been allocated for education, to improve standards [of learning],” he added. According to the K-P assembly speaker, the government has undertaken several initiatives and introduced reforms to provide education facilities to every child of this province. “Without external and political pressure, the provincial government equally shared development funds in all districts through the local government,” he said. “The education of women is a top priority for the PTI-led government. More funds will be allocated to enhance the education of girls as compared to the funds set aside to educate boys.” In light of International Literacy Day, Qaiser said the K-P government will continue this enrollment campaign for six to seven weeks.

Complete Story:  Daily Express, Peshawar Page No.2

Complete Story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.2


Enrollment drive started in KP Schools

Peshawar: An enrollment drive has started KP Schools in which 6-7 lac students’ admission is the target. This drive has been named “Every Child in School”. The ceremony for the enrollment drive was held at government school City No.1 where additional Chief Secretary Qaisar Alam was the chief guest. This drive will proceed with the help of primary schools. During this drive, the government will conduct surveys to identify 5 to 9 year old children who are out of school. The KP provincial government has invested millions in this project.

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


We welcome new steps in the education department: Khairullah

Peshawar:  We welcome new steps in the education department, but success is possible only by correcting the performance of all education boards. The government has failed to do this, due to which parents and students have no trust in education boards. These views were expressed by the Teachers Organization Pakistan Central Leader Khairullah Hawari. He further said that the government must start operations in these boards.

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


Malakand Teachers threaten boycott of exam duties

Thana: All Teachers Association Malakand President Roidar Ali Gohar and others expressed grief upon the nonpayment of teachers’ salaries, as they have done work during Matric Exams and have marked papers for the past seven months. The teachers warned that they will boycott exam duty if their demands are not met.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.4


Matter of literacy: Out-of-school children census

Peshawar: The provincial government has decided to conduct a census for out-of-school children across the province from next year with the financial assistance of British donor agencies. The government has designed a survey for 2.7 billion households across K-P to identify out-of-school children. According to a non-government organization’s survey, 2.2 million students are out of school in KP. The government approved the project under the name out of school children census in the financial budget 2015-16.

Complete Story:  Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.1


Increasing the literacy rate is very important: DPO Hangu

Hangu: To get rid of our backwardness, increasing the literacy rate is very important. The government is investing millions in education. Parents & teachers should also pay attention to training children and imparting education. These views were expressed by DEO Hangu Muhammad Shoukat and SEO Misri Khan, who were addressing the NEHD seminar.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.8




Crying for backwardness of Educational institutions

District Loralai: The Senior SSTs stated that the Minister for Education and Secretary Education can only see the absenteeism of teachers, but they are unable to see educational backwardness in terms of unavailability of text books, junior appointments over senior posts and non-implementation of native languages in the education system. They said 95% teachers are punctual in their duties and only 5% are absent  with the blessings of Ministers, Secretaries and District Education officials.

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Khuzdar Medical College is inactive due to political interference: Luqman Zehri

District Khuzdar: President Women Development Educational Society Mr. Nouman Zehri and General Secretary Mr. Zubair Jan Zehri showed concern over the inactiveness of Khuzdar Medical College due to political interference. They said the principal and project director has made college an experimental lab; and nepotism and favoritism in appointments are their speciality. Mr. Nouman Zehri & Mr. Zubair Jan Zehri demanded CM Balochistan to make an effort to start classes in the college.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 02


Government Degree College destroyed by corruption: BSO

District Quetta: BSO party officials said in joint a statement that the educational environment has been destroyed in Degree College Quetta. Baloch studetns have been diverted from education to other problems. Expensive fees, strict rules for admissions & hostel accomodations are excuses to keep Balochistan away from education. Degree College Quetta principal is charging extra fees. The BSO demanded to eradicate corruption & corrupt officials  from the educational institutions of Balochistan.

Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 02


Educational standard will be raised in Tehsil Bhaag: DDO

District Kachhi: The Deputy District Education officer Mr. Hafiz Ghoas Bus said that the education standard will be raised in Tehsil Bhaag. He said the government is utilizing all resources for educational development.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 03


High school Geva deprived of facilities

Geva: Government High school Geva is deprived of basic facilities. Teachers’ & students’ lives are at risk.  High school Geva is deprived of potable water, scientific instruments, and library & boundary wall. CM Balochistan and the Education Department should resolve the issues of High School Geva.

Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No: 08




Teachers announce boycott of academic activities across Punjab

District Multan: All Punjab Teachers Association’s representative United Teachers Council announced the boycott of academic activities from 1st October. In the second phase, protest camps will be organized in schools, with the participation of students and parents. United Teachers Association office bearers opposed the privatization of schools and demanded to cancel the orders of handing over schools to Danish School Authorities.

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


Orders to increase enrolment in Higher Secondary Schools

District Rahim Yar Khan:  The Schools Education Department issued a circular to Executive District Officers (Education) that students’ enrollment in secondary schools should not be less than 60 students in a single section. In this regard, schools heads should coordinate with high schools’ management to maximize their strength.

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

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


Students’ determination: Converted rest house into School

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The children of Basti Allah Dad Jarani converted a guest house into a school. Students stated that they were studying under the open sky. Mr. Malik Manzoor, Assistant Education Officer, reached the scene and distributed books among students to appreciate their spirit, and assured them that they would be provided with a school building. Local people were also present during the visit.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.07


People of Tribal area are without basic education facilities

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Punjab Education Management issued orders to increase enrollment by 10% in schools, while 93% children of age 5-10 from tribal areas are out of school, most of them girls. Due to missing basic facilities in tribal area schools, students and animals drink water from the same pond, while teachers enjoy salaries at home. Higher authorities should take notice of the miseries of tribal areas.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.09




School closed for past eight years

District Naushehro Feroz: Moro City has been surrounded by sewerage water due to the carelessness of the district management. Even school buildings have been surrounded with water for a long time. The Government Karam Ali Shah has been dysfunctional for the past eight years; its windows and door have also been stolen.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130431501&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160909


Protest against closure of Sindh Education Foundation Schools

District Tharparkar: Teachers and students held a protest strike against the closure of the schools of Sindh Education Foundation in Mithi. They declared before the media that more than 50 schools were closed by the management.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130431527&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160909


P.T. Alif protests in different cities

Hyderabad: Protests were held on the call of Primary Teachers Association in different cities of Sindh, against injustices with teachers. Protesters declared that IDs of 8000 teachers are blocked and they are being tortured. They have warned to protest before Sindh Secretariat on 21st September.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130431616&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160909


No notice against crumbling condition of School building

District Naushehro Feroz: The building of Government Main Primary School Qadir Bux Sandh is in crumbling condition due to the carelessness of the education department. Different parts of it are crumbling. On the other hand, teachers along with students protested for its early repairing.

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


Students under open sky due to unavailability of building

District Khairpur Mirs: More than 100 children have been left to study under the open sky due to the unavailability of a building for Government Primary School Nawab Ul Din Shar. Due to the shortage of basic facilities, they have to face difficulties.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-09-09/news/page3/1%20(4).htm


Middle School Moen Jo Daro closed due to unavailability of Teachers

District Larkana: The residents of village Wakro held a protest against closure of their Middle School due to unavailability of teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/images/2016/Sep/09-09-2016/Page2/P2-46.htm