February 06, 2015

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Khyber Pakhtunkhua


Govt asked to meet teachers’ demands

Muttahida Asatiza Mahaz, an organisation of teachers of the public sector schools, announced new office-bearers for Khyber Pakhtunkhwaon Thursday and presented a charter of demands. Speaking at a news conference, the newly elected chairman of the organization Abdul Munaf said government must announce and hold elections for a representative union of the teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-300172-Govt-asked-to-meet-teachers-demands


Unfulfilled promises: Ghost school continues to haunt Dherai residents

Government Girls Primary School (GGPS) in Dherai has been dysfunctional since 2009, residents told The Express Tribune. Situated in Mankyal union council of Bahrain tehsil, the red-brick building which once taught over 200 children how to read and write, has now become a ghost school.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/832978/unfulfilled-promises-ghost-school-continues-to-haunt-dherai-residents/


Explosive device defused near Bannu school

The police defused an explosive device that was planted near a school in the limits of Mandan Police Station on Wednesday, sources said. “The explosives were stuffed in a bottle and placed in front of the Government Primary School in Badshah Khan village,” the sources said.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-300007-Briefs


Redressing issues: Education cell resolves over 300 complaints

Nearly 321 of the 428 complaints received by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Education Complaint Cell have been resolved since it was set up over four months ago, stated a document issued by the body on Thursday. The complaint cell was set up in September 2014. Under the initiative, the general public was urged to register any grievances they may have regarding elementary and higher education in the province.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/833533/redressing-issues-education-cell-resolves-over-300-complaints/


Women teachers found absent from Kohat schools

The anti-corruption department Kohat has raided several schools in Marai area and found many teachers absent, some for over a month. The assistant director of the anti-corruption department, Ali Hassan, visited government high school for girls in Marai and found that Wawa Bibi, a teacher, had been absent since January 12, 2014 without any application.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1161845/women-teachers-found-absent-from-kohat-schools


Teachers threaten agitation

Teachers on Thursday warned they would agitate across the province after one month if the government didn’t accept their demands, including merger of all adhoc relief with basic salary, revision of their scales, and establishment of a hospital.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1161820/teachers-threaten-agitation


Teachers advised to impart moral education to students

Speakers at a function here on Thursday stressed the need for imparting purposeful and moral education to the students. The event was organised to recognise services of Prof Gohar Zaman, a noted educationist and former principal of University Public School (UPS). He added that education was not only passing on information to students but real education was to morally transform them through a purposeful education.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1161847/teachers-advised-to-impart-moral-education-to-students


IED blast outside Peshawar college

An improvised explosive device (IED) planted outside a private college here in Hayatabad went off in the small hours of Thursday, partially damaging its main gate. Local police said that unknown armed men had planted the explosive material outside the gate of ICMS in Hayatabad Phase-V, which went off with a bang after midnight. The blast caused unrest among the people in the posh locality. It caused damage to the college’s main gate and windowpanes, but no one was injured in the blast.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1161852/ied-blast-outside-peshawar-college


Firing on school van injures girl in Charsadda

Firing on a school van by unidentified men on Friday morning injured a young girl in northwestern Pakistan's Charsadda district. The nature of the injury sustained by the girl could not be ascertained immediately.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1161867/firing-on-school-van-injures-girl-in-charsadda


Ahmed Nawaz sent for treatment

Government has sent Hamad Nawaz, injured student of APS Peshawar, to Britain for his emergency treatment. Government has also sent his family to Britain.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-02-05&edition=KCH&id=1531074_49290359



Bomb at school disposed off

Some unknown people dropped a bomb at Government Boys Primary School, Bannu. Students informed bomb disposal squad about it and they disposed of the bomb.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-02-05&edition=LHR&id=1532091_40892495





BHC abolishes special seats in Bolan Medical College

The Balochistan High Court has abolished special seats in the Bolan Medical College and said the creation of such seats in categories A, B, C, D and E in the prospectus of the college is clear violation of articles 25 and 37 of the Constitution.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1161809/bhc-abolishes-special-seats-in-bolan-medical-college


Government will afford private institutions

Balochistan Education Foundation is working hard to move up standard if educational institutions at region. They said that soon government would announce to afford students from private institutions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-06-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Distribution of Text Books

Assistant Secretary Text Book Board said to distribute textbooks two months before to cold areas. These Text Book will be available in markets for class one to class ten.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-05-2015/quetta/page7.asp


To clear the school land area from illegal Tajavizat

Secretary Education visited schools and said the DCO and Police have to clear the school land from illegal Tajavizat. It is a right of institutions.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102666398&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150205




Education Watch: Technical education dying slow death at FDE schools

A number of Federal Directorate of Education run schools are facing shortage of teachers for technical subjects. Three decades ago, subjects such as electric wiring, wood work and metal work were introduced at some of these institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1161826/education-watch-technical-education-dying-slow-death-at-fde-schools


Security threats: ban on extra curricular activities in schools

In view of the wave of terrorism against schools, Punjab government has directed the government and private schools to put a temporary ban on all extra curricular activities in school to keep students safe from ongoing terrorism threats. The schools have been directed to ban holding of sports day, mina bazaar, and fun fairs in view of security threats. According to the sources education officers of the entire province have been notified about the announcement.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/06-Feb-2015/security-threats-ban-on-extra-curricular-activities-in-schools


Alliance for independent schools to tackle security, other issues

An alliance of private schools ‘Pakistan Alliance of Independent Schools’ (PAIS) has been set up to resolve issues of private schools including security concerns. This was announced at the launch of the PAIS, an initiative of Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi here the other day. The launch witnessed participation from various members of private school associations.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259696


HEC organises lecture on American education system

The Higher Education Commission hosted a lecture to 43 university sites via its videoconference facility, which was also attended by vice chancellors and their representatives of Rawalpindi and Islamaba along the HEC senior management.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/05-Feb-2015/hec-organises-lecture-on-american-education-system


Proposals being prepared for uniform education system

The education ministry is currently working on proposals that would be submitted to the federal government to introduce uniform system of education in the country. The proposals are being prepared on the directives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who wants uniform system of education across the country to bridge the gap between marginalised students and those studying in elite institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-300201-Proposals-being-prepared-for-uniform-education-system


Brown to raise $450m for Pak edu

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown telephoned Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday evening and expressed his commitment to raise $ 450 million for bringing about improvement in the education sector of Pakistan. The money to be provided for improvement in education sector also included funds for beefing up security facilities for the schools.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-02-06/page-2/detail-4


Millennials excel in Cambridge International Examinations

Students of the Roots Millennium School (RMS), I-9/3 Campus, performed well in the Cambridge International Examinations, says a press release. As many as 19 students from Roots were able to secure distinctions in various subjects.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-300204-Millennials-excel-in-Cambridge-International-Examinations


FDE develops system to keep record of school visitors

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has launched a computer system for government educational institutions in Islamabad to keep a record of visitors. The Daily Visitors Invigilation System, designed by the FDE Information Technology Section, will help make educational institutions more secure against violence, especially acts of terrorism, a relevant official told this scribe.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-299928-FDE-develops-system-to-keep-record-of-school-visitors



Fifth, eighth grade exams to begin on 23rd

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will conduct the centralised annual examination of fifth grade and scholarship examination for eighth grade in the last week of current month. According to FDE Registrar (examinations) Hasan Imran Baig, the examinations will begin on February 23 and continue until March 9.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-299925-Fifth-eighth-grade-exams-to-begin-on-23rd


HEC hosts lecture to 43 university sites via video conferencing

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) hosted a lecture to 43 university sites via its video conference facility which was also attended by vice chancellors and their representatives of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. HEC senior management also attended. HEC Chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed presided over the session. He introduced the guest speaker Prof. Rodger A. Randel, who is two time Mayor, and former president of University of Oklahoma. He is Director, OU Centre for Studies in Democracy and Culture and a Professor at Department of Human Relations.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-300196-HEC-hosts-lecture-to-43-university-sites-via-video-conferencing


More harassment cases in education sector, ombudsman laments

Higher courts interference is creating hurdles in the proceedings of harassment cases, filed in Federal Ombudsman for Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace. The issue was pointed out by Federal Ombudsman for Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace, Justice Yasmeen Abbasi, while speaking at the advocacy programme on Act for Protection of Women against Harassment at Workplace, organized by Employers Federation of Pakistan.

Complete STORY: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-299992-More-harassment-cases-in-education-sector-ombudsman-laments


Terror alert: Welfare organisation, AIOU get bomb threats

Suspected terrorists have threatened to bomb Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and a welfare organisation, police sources revealed on Thursday. An AIOU security officer went to the police to report that an unidentified man called him and threatened to bomb the university.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/833683/terror-alert-welfare-organisation-aiou-get-bomb-threats/


Model United Nations huddle begins at school

In an effort to give students and other participants an understanding of global issues, a local school launched a four-day Global Model United Nations (GMUN) huddle at its campus on Thursday “Disseminate dialogue, debase differences” is the theme for the event for this year’s event organised by the Global System of Integrated Studies (GSIS).

Complete Story:  http://tribune.com.pk/story/833660/conflict-resolution-model-united-nations-huddle-begins-at-school/


AIOU allocates Rs55m for deserving students

AOIU committed to the cause of promoting quality education and distant learning, has allocated Rs55m for poor and deserving students. AIOU regional Director for Karachi Campus at a press conference said this.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-02-06/page-14


‘EU scholarships’ raise hopes and confusion

It was too good a news for a city university professor to believe when his students told him that purportedly the European Union is offering 10,000 scholarships to Pakistani students in 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1161598


IIU web portal to guide hostel seekers

International Islamic University has launched a portal on the university websitewith the title “IIUI Hostel” to facilitate the students of the varsity. IIU hostels management launched this link on universitywebsite where inform

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259699


Terrorists Threats to AIOU

Allama Iqbal Open University received terrorist threats of bombarding all campuses in Pakistan. Security officials of AIOU told it to police. Police Station I-9 registered its FIR.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-02-06/page-1




To strengthen HEC

Chairman Standing Committee for Education and Training said that their committee would strengthen HEC. They will not do anything against their autonomy of HEC.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2013-02-06&edition=KCH&id=154462_81668525


Terrorist threats to two educational institutions

Terrorist warned Sultana Foundation and Allama Iqbal Open University for distorting them through bomb attack.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-02-06/page-1/detail-26


Sikl University

Chairman Higher Education Commission said that feasibility report for new Sikkl University is produced. The University will be buildup on state of art according to international standards.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102669050&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150206


AIOU Upgrading curriculum

A symposium on curriculum up gradation held by Allama Iqbal Open University. Chair Higher Education Commission attended the symposium. VC AIOU chaired the symposium.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-02-05&edition=ISL&id=1530942_18578856


Low success rate by foreign Pakistan medical Students

PMDC said that all foreign Pakistani Medical Students take NTS exam for their practice. PMDC said their success rate is only 30%. There is a big shortage of doctors at government hospital.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102667603&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150205


Incomplete schools infrastructure

Infrastructure of Government Girls Elementary College, Pindori has inadequate infrastructure. There are only 10 rooms, which are not enough. There is no roof. In rainy day, the admin give holidays to students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-06-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=10_01.gif




Girls school sans building for over two decades

The Government Girls Elementary School, Kotli Addo, has been without its building since its establishment some 22 years ago. Villagers, however, offered one-kanal land to the district government for the construction of the school building.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1161792/girls-school-sans-building-for-over-two-decades


Cloth of threatening words spreads panic in school

Panic spread among the staff and students of the Government Girls High School, Noorpur Nauranga, Bahawalpur when a piece of cloth inscribed with threatening words was found on the school premises. The Musaffar Khana police registered a report on information of the principal. Reportedly, a student of the school found a piece of cloth that contained a threat of attack on the school on February 4, 5 or 6. The student gave the cloth to Principal Shabnum Mubarak, who immediately informed the police.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-300122-BAHAWALPUR-The-City


Headmaster, five teachers suspended for being absent

Education EDO Najma Kausar suspended the Government High School Chak 430/JB, Gojra, headmaster and five teachers for being absent. The Education EDO paid a surprise visit to the school and found Headmaster Saifur Rehman and five teachers - Farooq, Rizwan, Zeeshan, Sajid and Riaz – absent from duty.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-300019-TOBA-TEK-SINGH-City-News


Uniform education demanded

The concluding ceremony of ‘All Pakistan Seerat-un-Nabi Contest’ was held at Aiwan-e-Iqbal here on Wednesday. Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq, State Minister for Education and Defence Baligur Rehman, Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashood Ahmed, JI Punjab chief Dr Waseem Akhter, PTI leader Nausheen Hamid, renowned poet Amjad Islam Amjad and many others addressed the ceremony organised by Ghazali Education Trust.

Complete STORY: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-02-05/page-14/detail-8


Hundreds turn up at 29th Lahore International Book Fair

The 29th Lahore International Book Fair (LIBF) opened on Thursday at the Lahore Expo Centre. Hundreds of book enthusiasts made their way to the centre on the opening day. The five-day book fair was inaugurated by Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan. The book fair features 285 stalls. This year, 20 foreign publishers are represented at the fair.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/833783/crowd-puller-hundreds-turn-up-at-29th-lahore-international-book-fair/


Work on Digital Library Project underway

Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said the work on Punjab Digital Library Resource Project is underway. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting regarding e-library project at Govt College University. Chairman Punjab Education Foundation Eng Qamarul Islam Raja, Secretary Higher Education Aslam Kamboh, Chairman Punjab Higher Education Dr Nizamud Din and representatives of different departments were present on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-02-06/page-13/detail-4


GCU establishes forensic society

Government College University (GCU), Lahore Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman has established the Ravian Forensic Society (RFS) at the university level and allocated a special budget for the training and other academic and co-curricular activities of the society on Tuesday. Addressing the RFS oath-taking ceremony, the Vice Chancellor said that eminent chemist Dr Muhammad Akhyar Farrukh would continue to remain the advisor of the society.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/04-Feb-2015/gcu-establishes-forensic-society


Meeting of teachers time scales

Meeting is holding on discussion on upgrading time scales from grade 19 to grade 20 teachers.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102669053&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150206


Educators postings

Education department said to recruit new educators to fill 5600 vacant posts in all over the Punjab. All recruitments will be on merit.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102669061&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150206


Departmental class for land of Punjab University

Finance Minstery of Punjab objection on leasing of land by Punjab University to some private company. However, senior board of revenue rejected their objections and said that their objections are political.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-02-06/page-12/detail-24


Article 25 implemented for education emergency

Government of Pakistan decided to implement Article Five for meeting education targets through education emergency program. It aimed to enroll all 5-16 years children to schools free of cost.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-02-06/page-1/detail-5


Funds not released for school security

School education department did not release funds for schools security. They also did not take any action against private schools who are charging extra for security.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-02-05/page-9/detail-4


Deporting students on VISA Expire

Provincial Minister Interior Punjab said that they are investigating the foreign students for their activities. He said students who have expired visa should leave country immediately.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-02-05/page-12


Laptops for teachers

Provincial Government decided to provide laptops to 385 teachers of higher secondary and 7515 teachers from high schools of Rawalpindi Division.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-02-05&edition=ISL&id=1530547_93402118


Book fair

Lahore International Book Fair (LIBF) and Association for Academic Quality (AFAQ) is holding an international book fair at Expo Center Lahore.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-02-05/page-3/detail-8


Literature Festival

Coca Cola participated in Book Fair at Karachi. Now Coca Colla Decided to increase their suppot for literature. They decided to provide free coca cola and Kenley Water to book donors.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-02-05/page-3/detail-3


Amendments in curriculum

Government decided to include the material related to capacity and personality building of students in new curriculum.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102667830&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150205


Question Papers with different patterns

Punjab Examination Commission said that there would be six different papers from same subjects of Class 5 and Class 8. There will be 5000 centers for class five and 4100 centers for class eight exams.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/05-02-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=i.jpg


Ban on extra curriculum activities

Punjab government has imposed ban on all extra curriculum activities including sports gala and fun fairs at schools. It is done for security concerns.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102668008&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150205


Fake adminissions exposed

Provincial Education Department decided to take action against school head who are registering fake admissions. Department said to that every schools has to send student enrolment list to inspection teams.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102666981&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150205




Undeterred by terror, students attend karachi schools

Despite, the warnings of Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS)-like deadly attack by the terrorists, the school-going children has shown a resolve against terrorism by attending the schedule classes on Wednesday. However, the administration of schools, particularly private educational institutes, accompanied by local police and paramilitary force has adopted strict security plan to cope-up with any emergency situation. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259702


Misuse of Rs13.53 bn funds detected in Sindh Education Department

Audit department has found the financial irregularities and misuse of funds of Rs13.53 billion by the Reform Support Unit (RSU) of Sindh Education Department in financial year 2013-14. According to the official correspondence of Audit department with the higher authorities of Education department and World Bank despite the use of huge funds of millions of rupees, condition of education and schools is very poor in Sindh province due to incompetence, corruption and mismanagement of Education department and its Reform Support Unit (RSU).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-300091-Misuse-of-Rs1353-bn-funds-detected-in-Sindh-Education-Department


Sindh teachers demand withdrawal of new policy for associate professors

The Sindh chapter of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has decided to voice its concerns over the new requirements laid down by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for the post of Associate Professor. The office bearers will also discuss with the HEC authorities the ongoing controversy at Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology and the problems with Sindh Universities Amendment Act 2013.

Complete STORY: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-300135-Sindh-teachers-demand-withdrawal-of-new-policy-for-associate-professors



Aao Parhao drive reaches Quaid’s alma mater

After a series of campus drives across the city’s various educational institutes, the Aao Parhao drive reached Quaid-e-Azam’s alma mater, Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU), on Wednesday. One of the oldest Muslim educational institutions in the sub-continent, SMIU opened its doors to the campaign that urges the youth to teach others what they have learned.

Complete STORY: http://tribune.com.pk/story/833179/aao-parhao-drive-reaches-quaids-alma-mater/


Present or absent?: 'There was no security during school hours'

A day after a grenade attack in Gulshan-e-Iqbal’s Block 7, school administrations have claimed that there was a lack of security in the area where several private educational institutions are located. Although more than 25 schools in the locality were open on Wednesday, less than 50 per cent of the students showed up for class following Tuesday’s attack.

Complete STORY: http://tribune.com.pk/story/832926/present-or-absent-there-was-no-security-during-school-hours/


Teenagers arrested over threat to tuition centre

Two students ended up behind bars at the Gulistan-e-Jauhar police station on Thursday after they tried to have their coaching centre shutdown by sending a threat note. The arrest of the teenage boys, 17-year-old Moazzam Siddiqui and 18-year-old Wudood Ahmed, was announced by SSP East Pir Muhammad Shah at a news conference at his office.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-300132-Teenagers-arrested-over-threat-to-tuition-centre


Schools in Sachal Goth also receive threats

Some public and private schools in Sachal Goth received threat notes on Wednesday, similar to the ones left at private schools in Gulshah-e-Iqbal after they were attacked with a grenade a day earlier. Some men, identifying themselves as Sindhi Taliban Pakistan, left threat notes at the Government Girls Primary and Secondary School in Sachal Goth and two other educational institutes, warning them of dire consequences if the hanging of their associates did not stop.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-299876-Schools-in-Sachal-Goth-also-receive-threats


Evolving skills: US varsity team helps students learn the art of writing

Writers from the International Writing Programme visited the students of Hijrat Colony and Sultanabad on Thursday, encouraging them to write and publish their experiences of life. The University of Iowa, working hand-in-hand with The School of Writing (TSW), aims to polish the writing skills of underprivileged students and refine their expression of creativity.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/833764/evolving-skills-us-varsity-team-helps-students-learn-the-art-of-writing/


Urdu Varsity to stage national folk, literature moot Feb 6

Sindhi Department of Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology (FUUAST) is organising a one day first National Folk, Literature Conference onFebruary 6.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/06-Feb-2015/urdu-varsity-to-stage-national-folk-literature-moot-feb-6


School attack: five held in police operation

Police claimed to have arrested five suspects allegedly involved in an attack on a school during raids conducted in different parts of the cityon Thursday. The operation was launched in the aftermath of a cracker attack on a school located in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of the city. The raids were carried out in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Abul Hassan Isphahani Rod, Gabol Town and Sohrab Goth on the basis of information gathered through close circuit TV camera footage. Sources said all the five suspects were associated with a banded outfit.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/06-Feb-2015/school-attack-five-held-in-police-operation


HEC promotion policy opposed

Representatives of public sector universities in Sindh have opposed the coming policy of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) relating to appointment/promotion of associate professor and professor.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1161514

Chinese Language Department at Karachi University

Tomorrow will be syndicate meeting at Karachi University. University decided to make separate campus for Chinese Language based on Chinese language center donated by Chinese Government to Karachi.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102668206&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150206


Security plan for Karachi University

Karachi University decided to recruit private security Guards. They have five entrance gates and about 45 thousand visitors come daily to Karachi University.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102668210&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150206

Corruption by principles

More than 150 principal of private colleges taken extra fees. They did corruption. They charge 330 from each student and pay 560 for degree classes to education department as part of share. They were doing so since five years.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2013-02-06&edition=KCH&id=154577_80108319


Security management for schools at Sindh

Government of Sindh is providing more security to private educational institutions. They are not paying attention to government educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-05-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=1833.gif


Security by Police Department

Commission Police, Sukkur Division said that only ranger should be called on any emergency. Everyone has to look around.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-02-05&edition=KCH&id=1530675_98171138


‘Ao Parhao’

Express Media Group hold a program related to their education campaign ‘Ao Parhao’ at Sindh Madrassa tul Islam University.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102667116&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150205


Teachers rejected requirement of teaching experience for PhD

Federation of Al Pakistan universities Academic Staff Association has rejected HEC’s criteria for new teachers of having teaching experience with PhD degree holders.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102667117&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150205




Dealing with educational disparity by Oonib Azam

No matter what the world says about our education system, Pakistan has produced not few, but numerous eminent scholars, scientists and artists — individuals adept in all walks of life. The credit cannot be given to our education system but to those individuals who have proved themselves to the world. It’s been almost three months since I stepped into the professional world as a reporter, having obtained my master’s degree in the field of mass communication from Karachi University (KU) and my matric and intermediate certificates from the Karachi Board of Education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/833814/dealing-with-educational-disparity/


Linguistic dilemma by Zubeida Mustafa

It is time to go back to the drawing board and devise a mother tongue-based multilingual education programme at the primary level. Our salvation lies in that alone.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1161741


Boosting books by Anwar Abbas

The appalling drop in reading habits and loss of interest in books and magazines can be traced to the change in our values and educational standards, though some isolated efforts are under way to stem the rot. Parents, teachers and even pupils are hardly interested in acquiring broad-based knowledge but study only to score high marks. A former head of the Cambridge Syndicate in Pakistan, Fred Burke described this phenomenon as ‘chasing shadows’.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1161537


Armed teachers and school security by Sikandar Khan Baloch

Schools and College security is responsibility of governments but not of institutions. Suspects should be stopped at main gates. Only it can minimize risk of terrorism.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-02-06/page-14


Letters to the Editor


Terrorism and home-schooling

WE need to adopt home-schooling to safeguard them and indeed all children who are vulnerable to terrorism, epidemic, war and other perils that are beyond their control.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1161858/terrorism-and-home-schooling


The power of knowledge

One of my mentors and a noted educationist from Larkana, late Asadullah Pathan often used to quote an old adage, which reads as, “If you think knowledge is unimportant, try ignorance.” Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/05-Feb-2015/the-power-of-knowledge


Dear teacher

APROPOS the news item “Teachers’ community divided over arming (Feb 3). One of the teachers while engaged in target practice said that she hit the bull’s eye depicting a human chest as the target.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1161566


Exclusive reforms

This refers to the letter, ‘Madressah reforms’ (February 4) by Dr Najeeb A Khan. The writer in his rejoinder to my letter, ‘A real cure’ (February 1) has not connected the threads of the narrative well enough. Agreed that there are highly educated people who have joined the ranks of militants but what is questionable is the type of education they received.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-300039-Exclusive-reforms


Regional Press:


Khyber Pakhtunkhua


Dera funds shortage, educational institutions security measures incomplete

Due to shortage of funds Dera Ismail Khan a sizeable number of schools reprieved from the security measures. A number of schools & their boundary wall condition are very poor. The security risk is still. Some school do not have watchman & other staff. Demand for urgent release of funds. 

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


Vacant posts are fill through appointment teachers are waiting promotion till twenty years

After the clear instruction of provincial government education department appointed SSTs & other cadre appointment from the other district & the senior teachers those who waiting from the last twenty years for the promotion are deprived & they have great concern on this act of department.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102668665&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150206


Mutahadda Teachers Mahaz present charter of demand and announced protest movement

The new cabinet of Mutahadda Teachers Mahaz presented four point charter demand to KP government and announced if their demand not fulfill then they will started agitation movement against the government.

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

Union Council Belian girls students are deprived from the education government education emergency promised just like a dream

Union Council Belian girls students are deprived from the education government education emergency promised just like a dream. Government built a school building in Village Menol before twenty years but still educational activities are not started in this school. Save the future of the children to become dark.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=5&date=2015-02-06


Peshawar private schools increased 100% schools fee

The private schools of Peshawar & suburbs area are increased their school fees up till 100%. The owners are running their institutions only for the profit purposes. The parents demanded less in the fesses otherwise they will start protest. 

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar Page no. 2


PTI performance, Nizam Pur school closed for the last 4 months  due to non-availability of staff

PTI performance, Government Girls Primary School village Charpai, Nizam Pur closed for the last 4 months due to non-availability of staff. The residents of the village approached education department, local MPA, Provincial Mohtasib Peshawar. But all the efforts are useless. Education department transferred the all three females another place.  Due to school close the innocent girls’ future seems to be darkened.

Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar Page no. 2


Blast in front of Private College, No casualty

An improvised explosive device (IED) planted outside a private college in Hayatabad area exploded and damaged the main gate on Thursday. According to police unknown miscreants had planted explosive materials outside the gate of private college in Hayatabad Phase-V. No casualty was reported in the blast. Police have registered a case and started investigation.

Complete Story. Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, page #8


Account Office Dera awkward for the teachers of the education department

The office of the Accountant of Dera is problematical for the teachers of the education department. The teachers who present the bribery their work speedy and that who do not pay anything for their legal work they are waiting for the solution of their problems. Anti-corruption department also taken the action against them but still they are busy in their bad practice.

Complete Story. Daily Awamunas, Peshawar, Page no. 2




District officials set the strategy for the elimination of duplicate and cheating

QUETTA: Secretary Secondary Education Abdul Saboor Saboor Kakar said to the district level educational officials that teachers have to hold an event for their training and guidance of dealing with their students. This sought of 3 days training for the best administration of institutes that how to spend a money, where to spent a money and how much invested in which part, such as decoration of institutes, behavior with students and dealing professionally. Abdul Saboor Kakar said that all the district Educational officials have to attend this event and apply practically. He focusing to Educational heads that we need to eradicate this evil of cheating forever from the mentality of Baluchistan Students. We will get very soon from this cancer of cheating.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-06-2015/Quetta/page2.asp

Quality of Education and Good Health will make possible the provision of facilities

QUETTA: Chief Secretary Baluchistan Saif ullah Chatta said in the press release that Quality of Education and good health is evidence of prosperity and developed nations. He said that Good Education and good health will make possible the provision of facilities and the current Government first priority is these both promotions of Education and improvement in the department of health. In the financial the current government has allocated the 26% in the Education sector. These views expressed in the meeting of World Bank Mission and the meeting chaired under the pinnacle Country Director of World Bank Rasheed s/o Masood.

Complete Story: Balochistan News, Page no. 1

In Baluchistan 218 schools from 7.6 billion cost of construction work is completed

DERA ALLAH YAR: Baluchistan Education Foundation has constructed 218 schools in the cost of 76 billion and the construction work has been completed recently. In the constructed schools 1200 trained teachers have provided their services of Education to the 27000 admitted students in the school. This is a big change for the Education of Baluchistan. In the press conference Management director of Baluchistan Education Foundation Abdul Tawab Khan Achakzai said to the present officials that we have constructed the new schools with a latest technology solar system and this will improve the shortage of electricity for the schools. Now it’s up to the faculty in the school. That how can they maintain the system and decorum of the schools.

Complete Story: Daily Qudrat News, Page no. 3

Many schools closed in Jaffarabad

USTA MUHAMMAD: In Jafferabd Education Department are affected by some dilemmas in the result multiple number of schools are closed due to cheap environment of Education Department. Dozens of schools are changed into the ghost schools on the other hand ghost teachers have seated well in their home and getting smart amount of pay without the provision of any services. These ghost teachers are supported indirectly by political organization and parents have given a threat of court to the ghost teachers.
Complete Story: Intekhab News, Page no. 3

Musa College to be upgraded into university

QUETTA: Baluchistan Shia conference has held on yesterday and during conference shia community has demanded that the Musa College to be upgraded into university and they further demanded for the separate college in alamdar road. Shia community has said about the Education system that anti-Education groups have disturbed the whole Education system and made allot of obstacles for the shia community in the field of Education. Peshawar School incidence and conquer of Education system by anti-educational groups.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_QTA&Page=City_Page002&Date=20150206&Pageno=2&View=1




School Teacher Suspended For Construction On Government Land

Bhakhur:  Mohammed Younus, a teacher at the Govt. High School Bhakhur had begun construction on precious land.  Assistant Commissioner stopped construction and lodged a case against him.  The said teacher began the construction again.  The DCO Bhakhur suspended the teacher and asked EDO to launch an enquiry against him. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-02-6/page-2 


School Building Become A Wreckage, Declared Security Risk 

Chowk Mehrpur: The residents of the area have said that the building of the Govt. School Nawankot Basti Parrowali has become a wreckage and is a security risk for staff and children and government must take a notice and reconstruct the building.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-02-6/page-2 


Fake Chief Coordinator CM Secretariat Receiving Bhatta From Private Schools

Layyah: The owners of private schools have complained to authorities that one Akhtar Rasul, presenting himself as Chief Coordinator, CM Secretariat is collecting (bhatta) goon tax from private schools by blackmailing them for not having sufficient security arrangements.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf  Multan Page no. 2


Passing Out Parade Of 219 School Security Guards Held

Rahim Yar Khan: A passing out parade of 219 school security guards was held at Police Lines Rahim Yar Khan.   Sarfraz Qazi told the guards that they should not allow anyone into the school without the permission of headmasters or principals.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf  Multan Page no. 12

Daily Express Rahim Yar Khan Page no. 2


Contractor Disappeared Leaving School Boundary Wall Incomplete

Fatehpur: The contractor left the boundary wall of Govt. Primary School Chak No.102/ML, Fatehpur incomplete and disappeared.  Numbrdar and people demand action against responsible.  

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf  Multan Page no. 3


Gordon Brown Promises 450 Million Dollars For Pakistani Schools

Islamabad: Former Prime Minister UK, Gordon Brown telephoned PM Nawaz Sharif and informed him that he will gather funds worth 450 million dollars for improving security of Pakistani schools.   

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain  Multan Page no. 1


CM Sent Report, 86 Schools Of Yazman Lack Security Arrangements

Yazman: The secret agencies have sent a report to the CM that 86 schools of Yazman do not have proper security arrangements.  

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain  Multan Page no. 7


Degradation Of Educational Standards (by Khair Mohammed Buddh)

A report was released by a renowned organization about the situation of education of Pakistan during 2014.  The said organization conducted a survey in 144 districts, tested 195700 children of the ages of 5 to 16 years, belonging to 93000 families of 4896 households. It was discovered that only 58 per cent children of class 5 could read English books of class 2. This shows that the educational standards in Pakistan are falling.  Urdu stories of class 2 were read only by 46% children of class 5, 60% children failed in maths, and only 43 per cent children of class 5 could cope with the syllabus of class 2.  The report also said that 21 per cent children were out of school, 49 per cent government schools were without toilets, 39 were without boundary walls, 68% were without playgrounds, 49% without computer labs.  All this shows that the standards of education, despite huge spending, are falling with every passing day.       

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain  Multan Page no. 11




PTI Members protested against School closure

District Dadu: Pakistan Tahreek e Insaf Members from Johi protested against closure of Schools in the area. They alleged that local influential have occupied the school buildings have turned them to cattle farms. They said schools are closed due to non-compliance of Education Officers and other responsible persons. Children are kept deprived of getting Primary Education and compelled to work in the hotels; SMC funds are not utilized properly and most of the schools are without basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130236537&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150206


Petition against encroachment near Girls School

District Qamber Shahdadkot: Sindh High Court Larkana has issued notice to DC, Mukhtiarkar and Chief Secretary on their carelessness of taking action against encroachment before and near Girls School. About 1400 girls are facing problem while attending school due to encroachment.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130236558&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150206



Villagers protest for School building

District Thatto: The residents of village Amb Rebari near Diyo city protested for Primary school building for their village. They briefed media that since 20 years they are crying and Government is not issuing them School building to save future of their poor children. They demanded from Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho and Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130236458&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150206


School having historical background did not upgrade

District Sanghar: Government Primary School Tando Adam has remained hub of Education since 1868 and Education process was carried-over with sincerity. But now days it is in worst condition. There is problem of encroachment before school main gate and insecurity problem prevails; shortage of Washrooms and other facilities. Budget is issued for its up gradation, but steps are not taken and implemented. Building is in crumbling condition and its color is fading away, but Government is silent to take notice for its repairing and construction of new building. PPP MPA Mr. Faraz Dero has ensured that they are taking steps for its improvement.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-02-06/news/page3/1%20(8).htm


Students compelled to study under open sky

District Sijawal: Primary School Ward Number 11 sijawl city was completely destroyed in the floods, but since then it is not repaired and constructed. About 200 students are compelled to sit on the ground and study under open sky. Teachers of the school told that they have informed Government and Education Department about the condition of school, but nothing has happened yet to construct new building.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-02-06/news/page3/1%20(9).htm


Girls School closed since 16 years; Girls deprived of Education

District Ghotki: Girls Primary School village Jhangal Malik is closed since 16 years and its furniture is taken away and devastated. Villagers cried that school building is closed and their girls are deprived of getting Primary Education; budget is violated and not properly utilized. They demanded from higher authorities to take notice and save Education of Poor Girls.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-02-06/news/page3/1%20(10).htm


Primary and Higher Secondary School without compound walls

District Badin: Higher Secondary and main Primary School golarchi are running without compound walls. About 12 students of both schools are insecure and Government does not take any step for repairing of compound walls.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-02-06/news/page3/1%20(21).htm


Benazir General University Nawabshah under problems

District Nawabshah: Benazir General University Nawabshah is under number of problems; its progress and reputation is being affected due to drop-out of students and Teachers from the University. Vice Chancellor Mr. Arshad Saleem had suspended 11 Teachers including other non-teaching staff without showing any sold reason. Since then other Teachers and Students are leaving university. 110 Students had taken admission in English Department in 2012-14, but out of that 60 Students left university. 47 Students were admitted in Chemistry Department, but 30 students left. Likewise 636 Students got admission in 2012-14, but 292 Students left their admission and classes unattended. Education standard is getting low position day by day due to ineffective policies and steps of Vice Chancellor.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Feb/06-02-2015/Page3/P3-1.jpg


14 Government Schools privatized; Protest

District Khairpur Mirs: According to the reports 14 Government Schools including Naaz High School, Shah Abdul Latif Boys and Girls Primary Schools and others are handed over to a Private Group named Book. It also identified and leaked that Government has issue 10 cror rupees to that group to run these Schools. GSTA Presidents Mr. Ashraf Khaskheli while addressing to a meeting at School warned that Government should get back these Schools otherwise they would expand protest all over Sindh. Other civil and social parties also have objected privatization of historical Schools of the District.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-06-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_30.gif


Hundreds of Schools of District Khairpur Mirs without compound walls

500 School buildings are without compound walls and looking haunted house. Budget of the schools is grabbed through corruption and Teachers are getting salaries without attending schools. About 250 Girls and Boys Schools are without basic facilities and thousands of schools are turned to landlords’ otaaqs (sitting places). Government is silent and does not take any notice and action against them. Officers are involved in corruption of funds and do not pay attention on restoration of schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_06022015021649.jpg