21st April 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Teachers’ protest causes traffic jam in Peshawar

Hundreds of teachers from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa held a protest rally in the provincial capital on Thursday to press the government for accepting their demands, including service structure. The rally caused a traffic jam on major city roads for hours, creating problems for the motorists and residents.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=21_04_2017_153_005




AJK schoolchildren protest atrocities in Indian held Kashmir

The capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir resounded with anti-India slogans on Thursday as hundreds of schoolchildren staged a demonstration to express solidarity with their brethren in India-held Kashmir facing persecution by occupation forces for their quest for freedom.

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Walk held to sensitise parents towards school enrolment

Students and teachers of the Government Muhammad Ammar Shaheed Model High School in Landikotal on Thursday arranged a walk in Landikotal to highlight the importance of education among parents who have yet not enrolled their children in schools.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/4-21-2017/page3.asp





Standard Chartered celebrates one year of education programme

Standard Chartered celebrates completion of first year of its education programme "Goal" that provides financial literacy, life skills and employability training to low-income adolescent girls in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-21/lahore/11119/80704




Model colleges turn away new students

Islamabad’s model colleges for boys and girls are not accepting more students because they are already overcrowded. During visits to various model colleges, which cater to first grade through to intermediate and bachelors classes, Dawn noted that only the children of well-connected and influential parents are being given admission and the majority of parents are being turned away.

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Collective efforts of stakeholders must improve literacy: Razina

“We have to take a step forward to make the ‘Right to Education’ a fundamental right under Article 25-A.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/21/page10.php




Conference on compulsory education held

Third round table conference titled ‘The Implementation of Compulsory Education Act (25-A), in ICT Problems and Solutions’ was organised by National Council of Social Welfare, Islamabad, says a press release.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/199833-Conference-on-compulsory-education-held



Parents decry ‘arbitrary’ admission policy

 A number of parents have expressed reservations over the criteria for admission to education institutes being run by the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) and the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-21/lahore/11114/80846


‘All students to get admissions in public schools’

Parliamentary Secretary for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Maiza Hameed on Thursdays said the government has ensured granting of admissions to all students in the public educational institutions of Federal Capital under the Prime Minister Education Reforms Programme.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-04-21/page-14/detail-0




Education termed only way out

Education is the only way to development and competing the world and the government has been making all-out efforts to improve standards of education.  Khushab DO Education Mehmood Hussain Malik, DDO Education Sheikh Amjad Ejaz and AEO Malik Muhammad Khalid Rahdari stated at a ceremony held here the other day.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-21/page-21/detail-6


Education department express satisfaction during visit to examination centres

Due to increase in cheating cases, some officials form the Education dept paid a surprise visit to examination centres and expressed their satisfaction.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/302044-todays-print-city-news


Terrorism at Bahawalpur APS diverted

Security institutions claim to have averted a possible terrorist activity at Bahawalpur’s Army Public School (APS). According to sources, maps have been recovered from Pir Hamid Shah graveyard in the Kotwali police precinct. Also recovered are five kilogram gunpowder and ball bearings.

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200 Sindhi students to get schooling in Islamabad

The provincial education department is striving hard to provide better education facilities to the students of rural areas of Sindh, the minister for education and literacy said on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-21/lahore/11116/80788







‘Enrol each child in school’

The officers and teachers of Shikarpur district started an enrollment campaign rally for year 2017-2018 on Thursday, which was taken out from Government Boys High School Qazi Habibullah which marched through various routes concluded at Shikarpur Press Club.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-21/lahore/11116/80796


No money for kids’ education

Chashma Goth is situated around 7kms from Qaidabad. While Qaidabad is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, Chashma Goth has no transport facility, hospital and or good quality education for the 5,000 people living in the area.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201704210249&EN_ID=11201704210085&EMID=11201704210050


Prize distribution ceremony held at Islamic school for special children

A prize distribution ceremony was held at Islamic School for Special Children and Chief Guest of the event was MH Asif.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/301871-todays-print


Literacy and Education dept to pay examination fees of schools and college’s students

Literacy and Education Dept has decided to pay the examination fees of students from class 9-12.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/302083-todays-print


Need to harness children’s potential stressed

Speakers at a seminar on ‘Education — responsibility of all’ expressed the belief that Pakistani children were highly talented and if their potential was harnessed it would brighten the country’s future.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=21_04_2017_119_002




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