January 12, 2015

National Press: 

Khyber Pakhtunkhua


APS reopens today with students still in shock

The Army Public School (APS), Peshawar, is set to reopen today (Monday) with students still recounting the heart-rending events they have gone through in the wake of Dec 16 terrorist attack. All other educational institutions across the province will also reopen today amid tight security arrangements, but that will be subject to provision of no objection certificate (NOC) by the respective district administration. In view of the militant attack on APS, in which 150 students and staff members were killed, the worried parents in the province have apprehensions about safety of their school-going children.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156516






Mixed response over schools reopening

As schools are going to reopen today, a mixed reaction was witnessed as some of the schoolgoing children looked worried recalling what had happened in the Army Public School on December 16 last, while some were hoping for a better situation after enjoying about 25 holidays. Despite the horrible scenes portrayed in social media, valiant children of Peshawar are ready to join their schools eagerly.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/12-Jan-2015/mixed-response-over-schools-reopening


Diplomats visit terror-hit school

A nine-member delegation comprising ambassadors from friendly countries visited the Army Public School and College and Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Peshawar on Saturday to show solidarity with the bereaved families and inquired after the health of injured students. The visiting dignitaries lauded the sacrifices and resolve of Pakistani nation in their fight against terrorism.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/11-Jan-2015/diplomats-visit-terror-hit-school


Bacha Khan varsity to remain closed

The management of Bacha Khan University Charsadda has announced that the university would remain closed till further orders. All other educational institutions in the province are reopening today. The meeting of the heads of the teaching and administrative departments extended the winter recess till further orders. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-295566-Briefs


Charity to set up varsity in Peshawar

Umma Welfare Trust, a charity organisation, will establish an engineering university in Peshawar for the orphans and poor children who got education till intermediate in the schools and colleges set up by the charity.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156518/charity-to-set-up-varsity-in-peshawar


Peshawar school attack: Eleven bullets for one 13-year-old

Eighth-grader Uzair Ali was shot 11 times – such was the brutality of the terrorists who attacked Army Public School (APS) on December 16 and killed schoolchildren and teachers with heartless premeditation. And such was the scale of brutality, when Uzair’s aged grandfather searched for his beloved grandchild, the hospital handed him the wrong coffin; there were just so many dead children in one place.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/819808/lost-dreams-eleven-bullets-for-one-13-year-old/


General Raheel meets APS students as school reopens after Peshawar attack

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Monday morning visited the Army Public School, Peshawar – target of the December 16 attack – as it reopened after an extended winter break, Radio Pakistan reported.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/820532/general-raheel-meets-students-as-aps-reopens-after-peshawar-attack/ 


Gearing up for school: Bannu admin bars morning assembly for two months

As a part of measures taken to tighten security at schools and colleges, the district administration of Bannu has instructed all educational institutes to refrain from holding morning assemblies for two months.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/820293/gearing-up-for-school-bannu-admin-bars-morning-assembly-for-two-months/


Fear of the unknown: Parents voice reservations over sending children back to APS

The Army Public School (APS) is all set to reopen on Monday (today) after a 26-day break following the brutal massacre of 150 people, mostly schoolchildren, by terrorists last month.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/820321/fear-of-the-unknown-parents-voice-reservations-over-sending-children-back-to-aps/


Govt. under fire for grant denial to two varsities

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Friday came under fire in the provincial assembly for not giving grant to two public sector universities in the current budget.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156090


Schools fail to adopt security guidelines

The educational institutions in the district are reopening today (Monday) after extended winter vacations, but they have mostly failed to adopt the government-issued security measures in the wake of the terrorist attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar, last month, it is learnt.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156514/schools-fail-to-adopt-security-guidelines


Schools in Bara not reopening today

Confusion and indecision by the officials of the education department and the political administration have caused further delay in the reopening of educational institutions in the restive Bara subdivision of Khyber Agency. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156506/schools-in-bara-not-reopening-today

Private schools in Nowshera to install CCTV cameras
The administration of the private sector schools Saturday decided to install closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) and increase the height of the boundary walls to eight feet.

Karak schools asked to strictly follow security guidelines

Complete Story: The district administration has directed the educational institutions to strictly follow the security guidelines issued by the provincial government before reopening on Jan 12. Acting deputy commissioner Hafiz Ataul Munam issued the orders in a meeting with the heads of the public and private educational institutions here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156285


Headmasters in BPS-17 demand promotion

The government’s decision to grant regular BPS-17 to the Secondary School Teachers (SSTs) though a welcome step could create administrative problems for the headmasters in the same scale, sources said.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156278


In pursuit of a cherished dream

Complete Story: Three years ago, young poet and social activist Amir Gamaryani, a resident of Pashtun Garhi, had dreamt of establishing a school to offer quality education to the children of poor people.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156515/in-pursuit-of-a-cherished-dream


Schools struggle to carry out security guidelines

Though the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced the reopening of educational institutions in the province on Monday (Jan 12), most government and private schools are unlikely to carry out its security instructions due to unavailability of funds.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156095


Special Event at APS Peshawar

Today there is a special event at Army Public School Peshawar. All the parents and higher officials are attending this event.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102624000&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150112


Education can solve the development issues

Vice Chancellor Gomal University said that, through education most of the Muslim countries could solve their development issues. He said it in prizing ceremony of graduation shields to Sudani students of Pharmacy program.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-01-12/page-8/detail-42


School without NOC not opening

There are more than 2000 schools in Peshawar. Police completed visit of nearly 1400 schools. Most of them have not completed the security system. Only 1118 got NOC and 1380 are working on security.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102624002&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150112


Pvt. Schools charging extra expenses for security arrangements

Private educational institutions are charging extra expenses from parents for managing security at their intuitions.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102624003&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150112


Grant to Landi Kotal Degree College

Political Agent from Khyber Agency, Landi Kotal, granted check of 720 thousand to second shift at Landi Kotal Degree College and granted 70 thousands for educational visits.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102624033&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150112


Security guards at educational institutions facing heavy duties

Security guards have to monitor the visitors during and after working hours. Moreover, the peoples working near the schools are also threat for security of schools.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102623777&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150112


Approval required for time scale of all cadres

Government Schools Teachers Association said that government should have to approve time scale of all cadres and teachers.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102623796&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150112




Action against private schools charging high fee

Provincial Government of KP decided to take action against schools charging highly for security management to students.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-11/page-12


Security plan for DI Khan

DIG Dera Ismail Khan held a high-level meeting to discuss security of schools. In meeting, it is decided to ensure foolproof security to schools. In this regard, SOS emergency information service will also be utilized.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-01-11/page-3


Monitoring of security systems at schools

Provincial government has ordered to monitor the schools security. In this regards provincial government has established monitoring teams.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-11/page-8


Security reports should be submitted, Education Advisor KP

Education advisor to CM KP asked colleges and vocational institutes to submit security reports to education department to him.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102622035&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150111




A new beginning: School asks parents to accompany children

Parents of children who study in APS have been asked to accompany their children to school on Monday (today) when it reopens after an extended winter vacation.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/820322/a-new-beginning-school-asks-parents-to-accompany-children/


All education institutions opening

After taking back the article 144 imposed for safety of educational institutions by provincial government, all educational institutions are opening after getting security NOC from concerned department.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102620031&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150110



Security situation of Schools of KP

There are nearly 2027 private schools working under Private school association. Of them police has checked security of 915 schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-01-10/page-2


Security weapons compulsory for school guards

Provincial government has decided that all security guards or staff at schools should have security weapons. It is compulsory for them.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102620019&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150110


Age limit for Class 4  at Education Department

Department of Education has limited the age for class four employees up to 40 years. Department are released its notification.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102620129&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150110


Important educational equipment stolen from School

In an incidence thieves theft important educational equipment’s from schools. At Barakhel a principle, face bruit violence by armed people.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102620158&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150110


Week security at schools of KP

Provincial government said to schools to increase height of school boundary walls and fix CCTV cams in the schools but very few of the institutions have fulfilled these requirements.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102619722&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150110


Notice on poor condition of medical college

Chief secretary Azad Jammu and Kashmir taken notice of poor condition of Muzaffarabad Medical college. He said it should operationalize according to rules of PMDC.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-10&edition=ISL&id=1485619_17971032




OOSC in Balochistan highest

The Balochistan government has already launched Education Management and Information System (EMIS) website. EMIS is designed to contain data about all educational institutes in Balochistan, the chief minister said that more than 1.8 million children are out of school in Balochistan while maternal mortality rate is the highest among the four provinces.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/819976/quetta-womens-convention-maternal-mortality-rate-is-embarrassing-says-dr-malik/




MS classes at medical college

Baloch student action committee said that government has started educational activities at Postgraduate Medical College Quetta. It is a positive response. They said that college should also start MS and Post Graduate classes.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-12-2015/quetta/page2.asp



Up gradation of teachers

Senior School Staff Association demanded to upgrade the senior staff from grade 17 to grade 20. They said that junior staff is promoted but seniors are still waiting for their up gradations.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-12-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Govt. should take notice of Corruption at Balochistan University, PSF

Pushtoon Student Federation Azad said that there is corruption and irregularities at administration of Balochistan University. Government should take its notice. Medical college of Bolan is also facing such situation.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-12-2015/quetta/page2.asp



Stipend for training needed

Government teachers of Zhob held a meeting and they demanded for stipend of training workshop by Education Department UNICEF.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-12-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Secondry Schools working under Secretary College

Senior education staff association said the Secondary Education board of intermediate was working under Secretary Secondary Education but now it is working under Secretary Colleges. They said that schools generate 80% revenue while college generates only 20% revenue. Its unfair to regulate secondary education under colleges.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-12-2015/quetta/page7.asp



Government not coming to their promises about education, PSF

PSF said that admissions should be on merit basis. Government did not fulfill its promises related to education. Government did not provided Laptops to Bolan Medical College.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-11-2015/quetta/page2.asp



High Corruption at Secondary Education Board, GTA

Government teachers association said that there is high corruption at Secondary Education Boards. They said that the board charge highly for fees of changing the examination centers.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102621320&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150111


Irregularities in promotions at BMC

JTI Balochistan said that the condemn the bruit attack by administration of Bolan Medical College on the student. They said that they also do not accept the un-merit promotions.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102619403&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150110


To account for ghost schools

Provincial Minister for tribal matters said that there are a lot of ghost schools and ghost teachers. They are affecting education standards of the region adversely. They should be accounted for.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102619380&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150110


Corruption at Balochistan University

Baloch Student Federation said that there are irregularities at high level at examination section of Balochistan University. There is no check of these irregularities at University.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102619407&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150110


Teachers supporting new exam monitoring system

a Balochistan teacher Federation is supporting the secretary Education’ step to fix CCTV cams at examination centers.  They said that it will improve the examination system.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-10-2015/quetta/page7.asp


To open closed schools

Takori Councilor, Bolan said that education department should open sealed schools. It will allow their peoples to get education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-10-2015/quetta/page7.asp




Educational institutions reopen today amidst security woes

All private and public educational institutions in Islamabad Capital Territory will resume their educational activities from January 12, 2015 (Monday) after winter vacations. The winter vacations which were earlier announced by Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) from Dec 22-31, 2014, had been extended due to security concerns after the Peshawar incident.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/12/city/educational-institutions-reopen-today-amidst-security-woes/






Senior police officers to monitor security of schools, colleges

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Operation, Sultan Azam Tamuri on Sunday said that 34 officers at DSP and Inspector level had been appointed for security purpose of schools and colleges in the capital. Complete Story:http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/12-Jan-2015/senior-police-officers-to-monitor-security-of-schools-colleges


PTA, police unveil safety plan for educational institutions

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the capital city’s police department gave a detailed presentation to the administration of educational institutions over planned security arrangements and introduced an smartphone-based emergency alert system that would deployed at schools to improve reporting capabilities in the case of an emergency.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156121


Parents to pay security fee for their children

Federal government has decided to take funds form children’s parents for the security of their children in the educational institutions. In this context, administrative committees will meet parents after the institutes are opened. Guards will be hired with the money raised from parents. According to sources, State Minister of CAD Barrister Salman chaired a meeting few days back in which security of educational institutes was discussed; attended by other high figures too.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/12-Jan-2015/parents-to-pay-security-fee-for-their-children


Security checks: Govt to keep an eye on foreign students

In the wake of the deadly Peshawar school attack last month, the interior ministry has decided to keep an eye on the activities of foreign students who are enrolled in various educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/820385/security-checks-govt-to-keep-an-eye-on-foreign-students/


Education woes: Education ministry body launches misleading report

H G Wells once said that statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write. And statistics may be one of the effective and efficient means for communicating information. The Pakistan Education Statistics Report 2012-13, shows a different picture.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/819438/education-woes-education-ministry-body-launches-misleading-report/


Holy cows?: In capital, majority of madrassas operating illegally

The religious seminaries, which have been mushrooming in the capital since 80s, may soon outnumber the government-run educational institutes. A recent survey by the police of the number of registered and illegal madrassas in Islamabad has revealed some eye-opening facts. In the capital alone, some 160 madrassas and 72 day scholar Quranic institutes are not registered with any of the government authorities.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/820454/holy-cows-in-capital-majority-of-madrassas-operating-illegally/


Political will vital for spread of education: Speakers

Idara Taleem-o-Aagahi held a policy dialogue on the political economy of learning and right to education in wake of Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2014. Given the challenges of inequality and the constitutional provision of Article 25-A or the right to education in 2010 as a duty of the state for all children aged 5-16, the political economy of learning needs alignment of state laws, public policy and investments in human resource development in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/10-Jan-2015/political-will-vital-for-spread-of-education-speakers


HEC, IST ink MoU

The research and development division, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Institute of Space Technology (IST) have signed an MoU for rolling out “Start and Improve Your Business” module in Pakistan. Prof Dr Tariq Mahmood and Dr Zafar M Khan signed the agreement at HEC Secretariat, Islamabad. Fostering entrepreneurship for men and women is vital not only for Pakistan’s economic growth but also for ripping utmost benefits from our bulging youth population that is approximately 60 % of the total population.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/10-Jan-2015/hec-ist-ink-mou


NBF to develop standard textbooks for students

National Book Foundation has devised a comprehensive plan for developing, printing and providing up to the mark textbooks to the students this year, says a press release. On this occasion, well known educationist, former vice chancellor of Allama Iqbal Open University and Chairman Pakistan Education Foundation Prof Dr. Shoukat Ali Siddiqui expressed his views and appreciated the role of NBF as it is designing and developing books on international standard.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-295482-NBF-to-develop-standard-textbooks-for-students




AIOU acts against sellers of ‘solved assignments’

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has begun legal action against sellers of solved assignments to its students. According to the AIOU registrar, it has come to the management’s knowledge that some private educational institutions and organisations are using fake website names, which closely relate to the AIOU official website.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-295483-AIOU-acts-against-sellers-of-solved-assignments


HSSC results to be declared

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi (BISER) will announce the results of Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) supplementary examination 2014 on January 12 (today) at 10:00am.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/12-Jan-2015/hssc-results-to-be-declared


US consul general celebrates students’ achievements
US Consul General Brian Heath presided over an awards ceremony on Saturday for 600 students enrolled in the US State Department’s English Access Microscholarship Programme. 


NUML delays reopening for 2 weeks

The National University of Modern Languages has delayed the reopening of its main campus in H-9 for two weeks. Now, the campus will remain closed until January 24 and reopen on January 26 after weekend instead of January 12 (today), says the NUML spokesperson.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-295469-NUML-delays-reopening-for-2-weeks


By silencing discussion, state shirking its responsibility to schoolchildren

Eleven-year-old Iman Fatima is too young to fully understand violence and death. But when her school remained closed for far too long in the aftermath of the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, the insightful schoolgirl went up to her father and asked him some questions that no one expects an 11-year-old to ask.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156504/by-silencing-discussion-state-shirking-its-responsibility-to-schoolchildren


Pindi BISE announces inter exam admission schedule

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Rawalpindi has announced the admission schedule for intermediate examinations. In accordance with the announcement, students from science and arts groups can submit regular admission fees until February 12, 2015. The fee will double till February 23, 2015, and triple the fee will be charged till March 03, 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/12/city/pindi-bise-announces-inter-exam-admission-schedule/


119 Pakistani students to spend a semester in US

A large group of 119 student leaders from underserved populations across Pakistan have arrived in the United States this week to spend a semester at American schools. This programme for undergraduate studies is managed through the Global Undergraduate Exch­ange Programme of the US State Department.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156132


Quaid-e-Azam University to open on January 13

The management of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) on Friday announced that the varsity will resume classes from January 13. Owing to security threats, on December 20 QAU was closed for an indefinite period.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156137


Exams in AIOU starting from today

The pending examinations of AIOU are starting from today.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-12&edition=ISL&id=1489214_15535735


Security monitoring at institutions

AIG Police said that 34 DSP and inspector level police officers would be monitoring the security systems and management at educational institutions. There will be regular monitoring outside the institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-12/page-2


Police security at institutions of Pindi

Regional police officer said that they were already monitoring the institutions but after Peshawar incident, police has made strict checking.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-12/page-2


Private schools not capable to hold security

Most of the private schools are not capable to fulfill security requirements of their institutions. Mostly old age guards are working there and they are not able to meet the new security challenges.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-12/page-2


Extra fees at private medical colleges

PMDC imposed policy on private medical institutions to take 600 thousands per student each year but among 50 medical institutions, most of them are charging fees more than 600 thousands.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102624137&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150112


Above 92000 schools without boundary wall

More than 9 thousand schools are working with having any boundary wall. Currently those schools that complete the security system are not according to requirements of modern time.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-12-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=64.gif


424 schools completely secured, IGP Islamabad

Inspector General Police, Islamabad said that they have secure 424 schools of Islamabad with security instructions of plan. Special units will monitor the activities of the schools. All 424 schools are connected wilt security alerts directly to police.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-11/page-2



School security management

Security forces instructed to install CLI system at each educational institution for quick security. They instructed that all schools should have advanced security tools at their r institutions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-11-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=44_06.gif


Principle expelled teachers in a conflict among staff

In a conflict among Principle, male and female staff the principle expelled 7 staff members. As reaction, female students did protest against principle.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-11&edition=ISL&id=1487575_86976925


Special fund for education in budget

Federal minister of Education, Baligh ur Rehman said that there would be a separate fund allocation in federal budget for education. He said that based on research finding they can make a good education policy.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102620839&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150110


Tenders for FUUAST Islamabad Campus

In charge Federal Urdu, university of Arts Science and Technology said that they have released tenders for construction of their Islamabad Campus. He said they have 80-canal land for it and will require three years for its completion.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102620850&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150110


2014 was not good for education

A survey revealed that a large number of out of schools found in 2014. OOSC mostly belongs to 6-16 year old children. Almost 49% of government schools have not proper sanitation.

Complete Store: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-10&edition=ISL&id=1486189_60443812


Incomplete security at schools

Nearly 422 federal schools lacking security. CAS ministry announced to open all schools on 12 January and security is not complete implemented at all schools of Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-10&edition=ISL&id=1486423_55823146




Educational institutions reopen today: Cops to guard 322 sensitive schools in Punjab: sources

Like other parts of the country, all educational institutions in the city will reopen today after the winter vacation that was extended following the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar. The Punjab government, declaring 322 schools across the province as sensitive, has decided to deploy police there to ensure security of students and staffers.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/12-Jan-2015/educational-institutions-reopen-today-cops-to-guard-322-sensitive-schools-in-punjab-sources










School security guards begin training at police lines, GRF to deploy at educational institutions

Inspector General of Police Punjab Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhaira has decided to deploy the officials of Quick Response Force (QRF) at education institution throughout the province to avoid any untoward incident. The decision to this effect was taken after the audit of schools by the five-member security committee set up by the Punjab government to review security arrangements in schools. The security committee comprises representatives of ISI, IB, Special Branch, CTD and district.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259039



Checking security at schools a daunting task for city police

With thousands of big and small schools spread over more than 1,200 square kilometres of the city, checking each and every school for adequate security arrangements – in the wake of Peshawar school attack and the subsequent threat by the Taliban of similar but intense attacks – appears to be a difficult and annoying exercise for the Lahore police.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/10-Jan-2015/checking-security-at-schools-a-daunting-task-for-city-police


Parents dissatisfied with security as schools reopen today

Public and private educational institutes are reopening across the province on Monday (today) amid security fears. The Punjab government issued Standard Operating Procedures for educational institutes’ security and claims to have completed arrangements, while there are contradictory claims at grassroots level that no substantial security measures have been adopted except for raising walls, installing razor wires and CCTV cameras.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156475/on-campus-parents-dissatisfied-with-security-as-schools-reopen-today


Governor concerned about out-of-school children

Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has expressed his concern that about 5.4 million children in the country are out of school while the deadline for achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is drawing near by the end of this year. The governor was speaking at a press briefing on the “UpForSchool” Signature Campaign and its action plan at the Governor House on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156300 


PEEF termed a revolutionary step

The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) is a revolutionary initiative of the Punjab government under the leadership of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to facilitate talented poor students get higher education. Prominent educationist Dr Malik Munir Hussain Kallu stated this while talking to newsmen here the other day. He said the establishment of the fund was a revolutionary step of the Punjab government in the 63 year history of the country, through which, talented students facing financial problems were getting their education.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/12-Jan-2015/peef-termed-a-revolutionary-step


Poverty makes students, dropouts egg hawkers

A huge number of schoolchildren and dropouts could be seen selling boiled eggs amidst severe cold and dense fog on the main roads, bazaars, streets, local railway stations and bus stands here to support their families and manage their educational expenditures. Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Uggoki, Pasrur, Badian, Chawinda and surrounding areas are found echoed in the evenings with the rising voices of “Aandey, Garam Aandey” (buy hot boiled eggs).

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/12-Jan-2015/poverty-makes-students-dropouts-egg-hawkers


Edu points’ security yet to be finalized

The finalization of security arrangements for the educational institutions has become a challenge for the government despite the prolonged closure of schools and colleges across the province. The government has given the directions to reopen the schools on January 12 but the security arrangements have not been finalized. In Punjab, there are 5,3000 government schools and most of them do not even have boundary walls while a number of them have less than 5-feet high walls.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/11-Jan-2015/edu-points-security-yet-to-be-finalised


Inter suppl result today

The Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore will announce the result of Intermediate Supplementary Examination 2014 on Monday (today). According to a BISE spokesperson, 32,668 candidates had appeared in the exam. The result will also be available on Lahore Board’s website www.biselahore.com.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-295462-Inter-suppl-result-today


Punjab governor signs PHEC Act

After the signature of the Governor of the Punjab on Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) bill, the Punjab Higher Education Commission Ordinance 2014 has been repealed by PHEC Act. In order to strengthen and meeting the growing needs of higher education sector in the province, the Punjab government promulgated ordinance on 2nd October 2014 to provide for the creation of Punjab Higher Education Commission.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/11/national/punjab-sets-up-higher-education-commission/



Distribution of one lakh laptops among students on merit

Provincial Minister for Law, Excise & Taxation and Finance Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that total one lakh students purely on merit will get laptops during current fiscal year in all categories. He said that government has given special attention for the improvement of school education during last 6 years and one lakh 40 thousand school teachers had been recruited purely on merit in the province. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259052


President PAFWA inaugurates new building of PAF school

The Inauguration Ceremony of new Building of PAF School for Special Education,Lahore was held at PAF Base Lahore Saturday. Begum Shehla Tahir, President Pakistan Air Force Women Association (PAFWA), was the Chief Guest on the occasion. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259053



26 percent of budget being spent on promotion of education

Teaching is the noblest profession which develops nations on modern lines to excel in the comity of nations. In fact, it’s an enduring legacy of the prophets. Our teaching community should therefore perform their duties in a way to develop today’s nascent youth as confident leaders of tomorrow so that Pakistan could get rid of the present day crises.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259051


Society role urged in education of children
Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammed Sarwar on Saturday said education is the basic right of every child and all members of society must play their role in imparting education to children.

Siraj asks govt to expose pro-terrorist seminaries
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq on Saturday said it is the duty of the federal interior minister to inform the nation about the 10 percent seminaries that are allegedly involved in terrorism.

Campuses open; missionary institutes indecisive
While all public and most of private educational institutions are reopening on Monday (today) as announced by the Punjab government, but most of the missionary schools of Lahore have yet to decide about reopening of their campuses.

Heritage in ruins: Pindi’s crumbling historic school poses threat to lives of students, teachers

Cracked walls, crumbling ceilings and broken doors, windows and furniture are the hallmarks of the historic Government Christian High School, Rawalpindi. The run-down structure poses a serious threat to the lives of hundreds of students and their teachers.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/820443/heritage-in-ruins-pindis-crumbling-historic-school-poses-threat-to-lives-of-students-teachers/


Terror threat: ‘Schools with inadequate security to be issued notices’

“Extraordinary situations require extraordinary steps,” said Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday.  He said committees had been constituted at district and tehsil level for monitoring of security arrangements. He said elected representatives and administrative officers should check security arrangements in educational institutions and submit regular reports.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/819947/terror-threat-schools-with-inadequate-security-to-be-issued-notices/


Security concerns: Vacation’s over, students to go back to school

Winter vacations are over and all schools in the province are set to open on Monday (today). Vacations had been extended for all schools to beef up security following the December 16 attack at the Army Public School in Peshawar. Following the attack, the government instructed schools to raise boundary walls till 8-feet and place two-foot barbed wire on top of them.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/820412/security-concerns-vacations-over-students-to-go-back-to-school/


Economy of fear: ‘Schools cannot afford security equipment’

As many as 1,500 private and public schools in Dera Ghazi Khan will remain closed on Monday (today) after being advised by the government not to reopen until security at the campus has been improved, said All Pakistan Private Schools Association Vice President Ziaul Islam

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/820422/economy-of-fear-schools-cannot-afford-security-equipment/


Schools’ security: Parents seek assurances on children’s safety

Scores of parents of students at public schools on Sunday staged a demonstration, urging the provincial government to guarantee their children’s safety at campuses.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/820423/schools-security-parents-seek-assurances-on-childrens-safety/


Incentivizing education: Degree college students demand promised laptops

Nearly 100 people, mostly students and their parents, on Sunday protested against Dera Ghazi Khan Degree College principal for not distributing laptops announced for 26 students.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/820424/incentivising-education-degree-college-students-demand-promised-laptops/


Constant vigilance: Emergency drills conducted at school

Police on Saturday conducted a mock exercise to cope with any emergency situation at DPS School in Rajanpur on Saturday. DCO Ghazi Amanullah monitored the exercise while Border Military Police Commandant Imran Munir and officials of Civil Defence were also participated in the drill.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/819973/constant-vigilance-emergency-drills-conducted-at-school/


Trades and skills: Authority to induct over 1,000 teachers

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said on Friday that Tevta would be recruiting 1,042 teachers against vacancies at its institutes across the Punjab.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/819493/trades-and-skills-authority-to-induct-over-1000-teachers/


UoG seeks demolition of buildings in front of campus

The Punjab government has approved the widening and carpeting of some 3km road connecting the new campus of the University of Gujrat (UoG) with Gujrat city through the Jalalpur Jattan road, however, the university administration has also sought the demolition of the markets, shops and some houses located right in front of the main entrance of the Hafiz Hayat campus before execution of the project.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156470/uog-seeks-demolition-of-buildings-in-front-of-campus


Anti-terror training for teachers starts

A programme aimed at imparting training to teachers and education officers of all the schools of district Rawalpindi to deal with terrorists in the event of any terror attack on educational institutions has been launched. Police and bomb disposal squad (BDS) have started imparting training to teachers and education officers of district Rawalpindi on how to protect the children in the event of any terrorist attack on educational institution, identification  of terrorists and bombs besides overpowering  the terrorists.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/11-Jan-2015/anti-terror-training-for-teachers-starts


Governor warns govt. over health, education

Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar has said the waterborne diseases are enormously increasing burden on state-run hospitals which is a matter of serious concern. Addressing the inaugural session of Silver Jubilee Conference Familycon arranged by Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians at a local hotel on Saturday, the governor highlighted state of affairs regarding provision of clean drinking water in the province, saying that over 1,000 children were visiting the Children’s Hospital alone on daily basis with the waterborne diseases.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/11-Jan-2015/governor-warns-govt-over-health-education


PAT’s Abbasi grills unregistered seminaries

The seminaries, which are not involved in any extremist activities, should not be afraid of inspection or scrutiny by government’s security agencies, PAT central president Dr Raheeq Abbasi said on Saturday.  He expressed these views while. Addressing a press conference along with PAT allies of Inqilaab drive at party’s central secretariat at Model Town, Abbasi said that the time had come to start an operation against the sympathizers and supporters of extremists in the political parties. The government would have to eliminate the terrorists hiding among their ranks, he added.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/11-Jan-2015/pat-s-abbasi-grills-unregistered-seminaries


PU VC inaugurates Thermodynamics lab

Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has inaugurated Thermodynamics Lab equipped with steam power plant and other modern equipments at Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology. Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology Prof Dr Taqi Zahid Butt, Director Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology Prof Dr Amir Ejaz and senior faculty members were present on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/10-Jan-2015/pu-vc-inaugurates-thermodynamics-lab


Mega project approved for UVAS

The Planning Commission of Pakistan has approved a mega development project of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Lahore. In its CDWP meeting chaired by Fedral Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Prof Ahsan Iqbal on Friday, the Planning Commission decided on the approval. The project titled “Enhancement of Research Facilities at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore’s Ravi Campus, Pattoki ” will be completed in three years at a cost of Rs980 million.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/10-Jan-2015/mega-project-approved-for-uvas


Teacher held for minor girl’s murder

Police arrested a woman teacher of a private school on Saturday for her alleged involvement in the kidnapping and murder of four-year-old Zainab, of Popular Nursery locality.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156292


Students to be trained with NCC

Provincial Minister of Education said that all colleges decided to train students with NCC. If an educational institution is not meeting the Standard Operating Procedures of security then Security Departments will encounter them.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/today/pages/p3/story.aspx?param=new.jpg


50 years old illegal occupancy of school land

Assistant Commissioner cleared the 50 years old school land near Yatim Khana Lahore. All structures destroyed on land.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-12/page-9/detail-11


Admin Atchison not to open college

Administration of Atchison College did not decide about opening of college for educational activities. Parents are worried about educational years of their children at Aitcheson.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-12-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=1419.gif

Three-day students’ moot starts
Over 400 students from local schools attended the first day of the Model United Nations at the Dawood Public School (DPS) on Friday. The three-day Dalmun organised by students of the school’s A-Levels section would conclude on Sunday evening. The DPS management professed their delight at the significant increase in participants since the Dalmun was started two years ago, with this year’s registration figures being four times higher than the initial summit. 


Security risks at PU and UET

Due to marriage event at Marriage halls at Punjab University and grounds of UET, there is high security risk. The institutions taking its notice.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-12-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_21.gif



Security recommendations by teachers

Punjab teachers union given security recommendations to Punjab government and said that students should be trained for any emergencies. In this regards scouts will be trained.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-12-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_22.gif




Govt. is spending 72 Billion on education sector, Chairman PEF

Chairman Punjab Education Foundation said that government is spending 72 billion on education sector. It contributes to 28% of development budget.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-12-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_15.gif



Monitoring for security at schools

DCO Lahore is visiting to different schools for checking and monitoring the security systems and security management there.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-12-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_06.gif


Check posts to be established at Railway Schools

Due to security alerts, it is de3cided to establish the security check posts at railway schools. Teachers will be allowed first to enter into the room then students will follow them to enter in class.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-12&edition=LHR&id=1489906_84946690


Govt. to make ‘National Educational Framework’ in order to motivate students

Provincial education minister announced that based on 1970 Cadet Core the new cadets core is being training in colleges. Minister said that 500 thousand young volunteers constituting “Youth force for Pease” would ensure security in their territories. He said with consultation of Vice Chancellors of Universities of the region, government would make “National Education Framework” for providing motivation to literate youth.



Agribusiness Management Course

Agribusiness Management Course by Nestle Pakistan and LUMS University is getting popularity. Recently certificates distributed to students of this course.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/today/pages/p9/story.aspx?param=lums.jpg


Govt. has reserved 3.5 billion for laptops, Finance Minister

Finance minister said that government has reserved 3.5 billion for advancement in education. He says government is providing laptops to position holders of the institutions. All those who attained 78% marks will be eligible for laptops.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102622914&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150111



Registration and affiliation along with security are compulsory for private institutions

All private institutions are required to get proper registration and affiliations along with security clearance from concerned departments otherwise, they will be sealed.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102622916&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150111



PEF educating 125 thousand children

Chairman Punjab Education Foundation distributed certificates after training to teachers. He said teachers are founders. He said that Punjab Education Foundation is offering free education to 125 thousand children.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-11/page-2/detail-17              



Private schools charging high for security

Deputy Secretary PPP said that private educational institutions are charging extra high fees for security purposes. Peoples are in hurdles to pay dues.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102622797&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150111




School admin is responsible for security

Deputy Inspector General Police, Dr. Haider Ashraf said that, its responsibility of administration of schools to ensure the security system and management at schools. He said police is active to monitor the schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-11-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=04_13.gif




Security briefing to CM

In a high-level meeting on current security situation of educational institutions, Chief Minister said that there would be no compromise on foolproof security at educational institutions in any area. CM seeks explanation for current security management at educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102621649&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150111





New building for special School

President of Pakistan Air Force Women Association inaugurated the construction of new building for special education. More than 100 special children will be able to get education from this institute.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2015-01-11/page-9




All schools opening on schedule at Lahore

SCO Lahore announced that all schools are opening from 12 January at any cost.  City administrators will be visiting all schools regularly.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-10/page-2/detail-11


TEVTA to recruit new teachers

TEVTA is opening new institutions at Punjab. In this regards TEVTA decided to recruit 1040 new teachers for their institutions. Chief Minister has approved the new hiring’s.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-10-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=05_15.gif



Private schools opening on 12 January

Private school association said that they cannot extend the vacations any more. They decided to open all schools of region on 12 January.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102620244&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150110


89 teachers regularized

District government has regularized 89 elementary teachers offering duties at government institutions.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102620253&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150110


New campus for Veterinary University

Planning Commission of Pakistan has approved 3 years development plan of new campus of university of animal science worth of 890 million.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-10-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=06_02.gif



Training of schools guards

IG police announced to train the school security guards. In this regard two days training planed. He said all schools should have proper security management for their security systems.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/today/pages/p2/story.aspx?param=shahr%20k.jpg



Thermodynamic Lab at PU

Vice Chancellor Punjab University has launched thermodynamic laboratory at Punjab University.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/today/pages/p2/story.aspx?param=wis.jpg



Improper security at student hostels

There is incomplete security system implemented at student’s hostels. Punjab University is on target. Hostel administration said that there will be proper checking at entries to hostels.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-10&edition=LHR&id=1485834_41189083


SST teacher facing problems in document clearance of retirement

SST teacher Ms. Shamim taken leaves for treatment of her cancer. She took retirement. She is facing many difficulties for clearance of her documents for pensions.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-10/page-12/detail-22


Schools not following SOPs in Punjab
A large number of public and private educational institutions of the provincial metropolis, especially schools, have not followed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in true spirit vis-à-vis security arrangements in the wake of the Peshawar school attack.

The Parivar’s intrusion by Praful Bidwai
Parivar activists are especially active in reshaping and subverting educational institutions. Their aim is to influence their working to reflect the Sangh’s ‘cultural nationalism’ by promoting Hindutva icons, engineering long-term changes in programmes and priorities, and making key appointments of personnel who will loyally execute changes. 




Rs17.8m anomalies found in Mirpurkhas BISE report

The Public Accounts Committee of the Sindh Assembly has detected financial anomalies amounting to Rs17.879 million in the audit report of the Mirpurkhas Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1155997


Schools security being beefed up across Sindh, says education minister

Sindh Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that foolproof security at all educational institutions across Sindh is being ensured in the wake of threats from terrorists.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1155993


Sindh to get first IT university soon, says CM

Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has announced that the province would soon get its first university of information technology. He was speaking at the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the IBA Institute of Emerging Technologies here on Saturday evening. He said the Sindh government was extending all possible facilities to the people of the province in the education and health sector. He observed that acquiring IT training had become essential for the progress of the country and urged the youth to work hard in order to effectively play their role in this regard.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156410/sindh-to-get-first-it-university-soon-says-cm


JUI-F vows to resist action against seminaries

Maulana Abdul Rashid Soomro, a son of slain secretary general of the Sindh Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), was elected the general secretary on Sunday. Speaking at the congregation, Senator Haideri, declared that the JUI-F would foil all attempts to turn the country to a secular state and resist tooth and nail any move against religious seminaries.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156409/jui-f-vows-to-resist-action-against-seminaries


Future of 13,000 Fuuast students at stake

The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) is facing an existential crisis due to corruption, mismanagement, irregularities and illegalities in the affairs of the university, well informed sources told The News on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-295443-Future-of-13000-Fuuast-students-at-stake


National Conference on Education

A three day National Conference on Education is being organized by the Sindh Madressatul Islam University.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/Advt.php?StoryImage=11_01_2015_007_008


Meeting to review security steps for schools, colleges tomorrow

As all schools and colleges are reopening on Monday, Senior Minister for Education and Literacy Nisar Khuhro has called a meeting on the day to review security arrangements for educational institutions in Sindh. A spokesman for the education ministry said on Saturday that all schools and colleges in Sindh would reopen on Monday and the education minister had decided to look into the matter on the first day of school after the winter vacation.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156216


Govt seeks parents’ help for schools security

A standard operating procedure has been devised for security of schools in the city after several meetings among the Sindh governor, law enforcement agencies and education departments with other stakeholders, said Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui at his office during a press conference on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/10/city/karachi/govt-seeks-parents-help-for-schools-security/



 Zardari directs foolproof security for schools in Sindh

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari has directed the provincial government to draw up a comprehensive security plan for the schools and academic institutions throughout the province particularly in Karachi to ensure foolproof security arrangements against any militant attack.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/10/city/karachi/zardari-directs-foolproof-security-for-schools-in-sindh/




Governor calls for proper security at varsities

The perpetrators of this heinous crime should be punished in severest possible terms and exemplary sentences should be awarded to those ferocious beasts who took the lives of our children in a cowardly attack.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/11/city/karachi/governor-calls-for-proper-security-at-varsities-2/



SHC issues notices over inadequate security at Karachi schools

The Sindh High Court on Friday issued notices to the federal and provincial governments as well as the Sindh Police and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on a petition regarding inadequate security at several schools in Karachi.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1155924


Karachi commissioner discloses measures for schools’ security

The Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said Pak Army, Pakistan Rangers Sindh and Sindh Police were fully prepared to secure schools and colleges in the province especially in the metropolis. With regard to the security of schools and colleges, President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain, Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Sindh senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khohru had already given plain instructions, which the authorities concerned and the security forces of the country and the law enforcement agencies would ensure in letter and spirit. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259048


Schools reopen in city today

Thousands of schools will open on Monday (today) after prolonged winter vacation amid anxiety within parents and officials alike over insufficient security in and outside most educational institutions, particularly after the Dec 16 massacre in a Peshawar school.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156421


For want of resources: Govt tells parents, teachers to manage school security

The city administration and the provincial education department will not be able to ensure security to schools in the city. The officials have asked parents to take up duties at their children’s schools to manage security and regulate traffic around the campuses too.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/819918/for-want-of-resources-govt-tells-parents-teachers-to-manage-school-security/


Governor’s Orders: Schools to ensure foolproof security

The school administrations should not resume classes before ensuring foolproof security, directed Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad, while speaking at a meeting held at Governor House to discuss internal and external security issues in schools on Friday. All schools are scheduled to open from January 12 but teaching should only start where security arrangements have been completed, he said. He instructed that teaching activities should remain suspended in schools where security arrangements were not satisfactory.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/819380/governors-orders-schools-to-ensure-foolproof-security/


Armored schools: Will schools open on Monday?

For the children of Karachi, schools may never be the same again. The little joys of waiting for the school bell to ring and then running to the vendors to buy sweets, ice-lollies, ‘guriya kay baal’ and other delicacies outside schools might all have to come to an end in the name of security.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/819920/armoured-schools-will-schools-open-on-monday/


Land grabbing: Teachers, students move squatters from university land

Hundreds of teachers and students from the University of Sindh (SU) took the law into their hands on Friday and tried to force land grabbers to move from a piece of land reserved for a housing society for the varsity.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/819379/land-grabbing-teachers-students-move-squatters-from-university-land/


Confusion, security fears mount as winter vacation nears end

With just two days left in the reopening of schools after the winter vacation, there is no official word about any mechanism the government may have adopted to check the implementation of a ‘comprehensive security plan’ in more than 6,000 registered private schools and 437 government schools across the city.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156006


PCMD, KU to hold intl moot/training course

The 5th International Symposium-Cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (MMDR-5) will begin from January 12 to 15, 2015 at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Karachi University (KU), said Director ICCBS Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhry.

 Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/12-Jan-2015/pcmd-ku-to-hold-intl-moot-training-course


Ziauddin University holds conference on advances in health sciences

The Research Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ziauddin University held a three-day National Conference on Advances in Health Sciences with the theme of “Research and Innovation for Better Health”, and Clinical Proteomics Workshop in collaboration with Pakistan Science Foundation.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259050

Generous’ BISE Mirpurkhas warned of disciplinary action
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Sindh Assembly on Friday warned officials of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) in Mirpurkhas of disciplinary action if found involved in spurious disbursement of allowances and extension of leave encashment to the board’s employees

Schools failing to upgrade security will be sealed
Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui warned on Friday schools would be sealed if they failed to comply with the government’s orders to upgrade their security and collect data on all staff members. 


Schools opening without security

Most of the schools are opening today without proper security system and management. Education department written to schools headmasters that no person without any identification will be allowed to enter into the schools

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Security checking at Sindh

Commissioner Karachi government has made audit teams for monitoring of security systems and management at educational institutions. There will be regular monitoring.

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Fool proof security to be ensures in Universities, Governor Sindh

Governor Sindh said that there should be foolproof security system ensured at each University. Law and forces agencies should work on it.

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Training students for security

Commissioner Karachi said that they are planning to train students to secure themselves.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-12/page-3


Coordinators for security by private institutions

Directorate of private institutions said to private schools associations to manage a coordination unit in their regions for updating the directorate and department of education about security.

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International Urdu Conference

Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai University Kherpur is holding an international Urdu Conference on 13 January.

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Conference by IQRA and Karachi University

MOU signed between Iqra University and Karachi University. They are holding an international conference on Social sciences.

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Education jot for all citizens

In a ceremony at Hyderabad Press club Hall, the attendants and civil societies said that current education system of country is stopping most of peoples to get educations.

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New programs at Liari University

Liari University is starting seven new programs along with diploma in languages. Programs include economics, public administration, English, etc.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102623153&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150112


New library not opening since two years

Sindhi Shagirdh tehreek and local students of Dokri are protesting to open a library that was built with 3 million, is still lacking the books, and closed.

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Makhdum Amin Faheem asked CM to approve a new university

Makhdum Amin Faheem met with Chief Minister and said that Hala needs a University. In response, Chief Minister promised to launch a new University at Hala.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102623120&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150112


Students to train for safety

Commissioner Karachi said that they would do hi security for schools. In this regard, they will also train students for self-defense and rescue.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-11/page-8




MQM to volunteer school security

MQM said that if government will proved security to their workers then their workers are ready to work voluntarily for the security of schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-01-11/page-1/detail-17


Universities established in 2014

Chief Minister Sindh said that in 2014 they have established 10 University at Sindh. Moreover, they are establishing one University for lawyers at Malir.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-11/page-1


President to save FUUAST

Human Rights Commission and Civil Society said that president of Pakistan should take notice of Federal Urdu University (FUUAST). University is facing severe corruption.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102621794&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150111


Protest for banning facilitation to University Employees’ children

After protest, Sindh high court asked Vice Chancellor, NDU, for the Explanation. It was done in pursuance of ending all facilities to children of university employees in new administration policy on University.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102621800&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150111



School security situation at Sindh

There is improper and incomplete security management at schools of Karachi and Sindh. Most of the private schools are increasing their fee. This is a high burden on parents.

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A meeting holding tomorrow on Schools Security

Chief Minister called for holding meeting on examining and discussing the current security situation of schools at Sindh. In the meeting, security plan will be discuss.

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Model school and polytechnic at Sindh University

Tomorrow the foundation of development of a Model school and Polytechnic by Sindh University will be laid down.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-11/page-2


Name of art faculty of KU changed

According to an announcement by Registrar Karachi University, Name of Faculty of Arts is being changing to Faculty of Social Sciences.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-10/page-2



Changing college timings periodically

Directorate of college decided that In Karachi I t is decided that opening and closing timings of colleges will not be fixed and same. They will be changing after few days. This changing schedule is decided for security purposes.

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Securing schools is on priority

Governor Sindh said that securing the schools with foolproof security is on priority of Sindh government. Governor said that government is seriously working for school security.

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15-point security plan

Registrar Sindh private institutions developed 15-point security plan for private institutions. In this regard, an emergency cell is established at directorate of private institutions.

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Irregularities at education board Mirpur

Due to irregularities at Mirpur Khas Education Board, the board did not maintain record of vacations buy employee. Public accounts committee announced to actions against these irregularities.

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Security monitoring for schools

Commissioner Karachi has established a monitoring team in the leadership by Deputy Commissioner. This team will monitor the security system at each educational institution of the region.

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Land mafia occupied land of Sindh University

Land mafia has occupied a vast land area of Sindh University. Employee protest for it. On their reaction of land mafia, the police and rangers came and handled the situation.

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Education & Power by Muntasir Sattar

EDUCATION is commonly thought to be a social good, and by some, considered a cure, or solution. Education, we are told, can be the driver of social change, create economic growth, and promises social mobility.

Complete Story:  http://www.dawn.com/news/1156424


Opposition to madrasah reforms by Zia ur Rehman

In response to the Dec 16 attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, the government has announced a National Action Plan (NAP) to fight terrorism and militancy. The plan includes the registration and regulation of madrasahs and a committee has been formed to meet the wifaqs of different madrasahs to reach a consensus.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156315


Call for fairness in education sector procurements by Khalid Khattak

THE lack of oversight and transparency in procurements by government agencies and subsequent missing component of accountability are undoubtedly big challenges, but manageable. These aspects become more crucial vis-à-vis procurements for education sector, for instance keeping in view gigantic number of missing facilities especially in public schools across Punjab which are directly linked to quality component.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-295450-Call-for-fairness-in-education-sector-procurements


Defending our schools by Amir Zia

When many of the schools in Pakistan will reopen after the winter vacations – on January 12 or after – the foremost concern for students, their parents, teachers and all concerned Pakistanis will be the safety of their children. Many school managements are raising the boundary walls of their premises, putting up barbed wires, hiring more guards and struggling with the implementation of security plans in post-December 16 Pakistan in which even schoolchildren are seen as a ‘legitimate target’ by a tiny minority of extremists that believes the game having no rules.

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Going Back To School

With the shadow of the Peshawar Tragedy still looming large, the question of reopening schools after a government mandated, extended winter break has been a tricky one. On one hand, keeping the schools closed has been a massive detriment to education, as well as being a tool for perpetuating the terror-induced paralysis intended by the militants.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/editorials/10-Jan-2015/going-back-to-school


Iqra by Mina Malik Hussain

Schools open today, and there are few parents amongst us who have not got a knot of anxiety in their stomachs about it. There is nothing more I could write about the unspeakable horror and tragedy of last month’s Peshawar attack that hasn’t been already written, but I have read stories being collected by people I know, accounts from the parents who lost children that day, who keep saying they will send their other children back.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/12-Jan-2015/iqra


Back to school by Saad Rasool

Starting Monday, most of the schools across Pakistan will once again open their doors (albeit cautiously) to the eager young minds of tomorrow. It is the first day of school, after the emergency Winter break announced in the aftermath of the Peshawar Army Public School tragedy. It is pertinent, therefore, to take this moment to recognize the resilience encapsulated in our defiant return to schools.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/11-Jan-2015/back-to-school


Flawed security measures to protect schools by Abdul Waris

In many schools there are no security guards and media reports indicate that many lower staff members are being forced to wear security guards’ uniforms to hoodwink society by showing that security personnel have been deployed

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/12-Jan-2015/flawed-security-measures-to-protect-schools


Tolerance through education by Asif A Malik and Ejaz Hussain

Endeavors to build tolerance through education will not succeed unless they reach all age groups and take place everywhere: at home, in schools and in the workplace

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/10-Jan-2015/tolerance-through-education


Teachers and society

When a child starts schooling, he/she considers the teacher to be a role model and tries to copy them at home. As teachers are role models for the entire nation, they should be very careful in all their actions and dealings with others.

Compete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/819271/teachers-and-society/


Mustafa Qureshi pays rich tributes to Dr Amir for promoting education
Renowned artist and film star Mustafa Qureshi has paid rich tribute to Dr Amir Liaquat for his contributions towards promoting literature. He said while hosting programmes every style of Dr Amir won the hearts of audience and viewers


Security of school

Schools in most parts of the country are ready to reopen from January 12, with those in Sindh having been told that they can only reopen only if they have adequate security arrangements in place. An extension in winter vacations was announced soon after the terrible events at the Army Public School in Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/820234/security-for-schools/


Fixing Education

One matter on which there is almost universal agreement is that the public sector education system in Pakistan is in desperate need of repair and rehabilitation. Nowhere in the country is this truer than in Balochistan, but there are reports of several lights at the end of the tunnel.Balochistan has the lowest enrolment rate nationally, with only two-thirds of all children going to school.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805386/fixing-education/


Peshawar attack: Maa Kis Ko Jhulaogi Jhoola?

On December 16, 150 people, including over 130 schoolchildren, were killed after Taliban militants stormed into an army-run school in Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/819614/peshawar-attack-maa-kis-ko-jhulaogi-jhoola/


Student of 13 killed in Peshawar Incident

A thirteen years old student killed in pehswar incident. He received  bullets from terrorists. He wanted to become army man

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Literature of 2014 by Nuzhat Abbasi

2014 has passed but left a couple of question behind it. In 2014, terrorism has brutally attacked the education. Parents face bad incidence.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-12/page-12


Education and Democracy by Dr. Mujahid Mansoori

There is a positive relationship between education and democracy. People mostly think wrongly about it. They consider education and democracy two different things.

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Curriculum of Deeni Maddaris by Dr. Muhammad Aamir Taseen

Curriculum of Deeni Maddaris was implemented by Mullah Nizamuddin Sihalwi. He was a scholar of Islamic Philosophy. Different curriculums were developed by scholar for maddaris of different sects.

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Letters to the Editor


Schools and a parent’s worry

My kids are enrolled in one of the largest and well-known chain of schools in Pakistan, but unfortunately, I don’t see a reasonable security plan in place to date. I’m both perturbed and petrified with the strange unprofessional attitude of the police and schools networks for whom placing three or four armed guards at the premises means “fully secured”.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156440/schools-and-a-parents-worry


Student’s complaint

AS an ex-student of O level, I want to highlight the unfair attitude of the Punjab government towards O level students. On the basis of the result of 2013, matriculate students have been awarded laptops whereas this has not been the case with O level students. This time even the students of private colleges have been given laptops. Students who had 78pc and above marks have got them but we are being deprived of this.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156229/students-complaint


NTS fee

Officials are receiving a hefty fee (Rs1,000) per job applicant, though in Sindh the fee is Rs30 only. The government should look into the matter and ask for the same amount as is being taken in Sindh by the NTS.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156225/nts-fee


Educating willpower

In educational environments it is often said that the pedagogy of effort is fundamental for learning with effectiveness and being successful in one’s academic life and life in general. Various research studies concerning education conclude that the “wanting to study” is more important than intelligence when it comes to academic performance.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/11-Jan-2015/educating-willpower

Revamping Madressas

Religious seminaries have popped up all over the country. I am sure they provide millions of children with the opportunity to at least learn the Quran and be disciplined though there should be some checks on their mushrooming growth. They should be registered as all schools need to be and an account should be maintained of how many there are and which fiqua (sect) they belong to.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/11-Jan-2015/revamping-madressas


Solid steps to protect schools

Ever since the horrendous incident at APS Peshawar, almost all schools have been closed and various measures are being discussed and planned to ensure security and safety of the children. Apparently, the emphasis is on preventing a terrorist from entering a school and for that measures like raising of the perimeter walls, armed guards manning gates and various security check points are being talked about.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/10-Jan-2015/solid-steps-to-protect-schools