January 19, 2015

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Khyber Pakhtunkhua


Schools to get foolproof security

A high-level meeting on Friday decided to provide foolproof security to educational institutions.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Higher Education and Information Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani chaired the meeting, which was also attended by provincial ministers, administrative secretaries of various departments, commissioner Peshawar and officers of various law enforcement agencies, according to a handout.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157594


Schools to be issued arms licences

Punjab Minister for Minerals Chaudhry Sher Ali on Saturday said educational institutions would be issued arms licences to enhance their security under the prevailing situation. He said this while visiting different schools in Hassanabdal to review the security arrangements. The minister is also the head of the monitoring committee of the Attock district.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157788


41 Peshawar schools to be named after APS martyrs

The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Sunday decided to name 41 Peshawar schools after the martyred children of Army Public School (APS). The memorial ceremony of Peshawar carnage will be organised by the provincial government on January 20 at Chief Minister’s House for this purpose and the parents of the martyrs have been contacted.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/18/national/41-peshawar-schools-to-be-named-after-aps-martyrs/



Over 150 Lakki schools lack boundary walls

Over 150 schools in the district are lacking boundary walls facility which has raised a big question on the government’s claims to have provided foolproof security to the educational institutions after the Army Public School Peshawar terror attack.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/19-Jan-2015/over-150-lakki-schools-lack-boundary-walls


‘Teacher’s job is to secure the future not present’

All Primary Teachers Association (APTA) President Malik Khalid Khan criticised the directives for faculty to carry arms to schools, saying the sanctity of the learning environment will be violated. “A teacher’s job is to secure the future of the students and not the present,” Khan told TheExpress Tribune.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/823807/up-in-arms-teachers-job-is-to-secure-the-future-not-present/


JI chief inquires after health of school attack victims

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq on Sunday visited the victims of Army Public School and College attack still under treatment at the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH). The JI head inquired after the health of a wounded teacher being treated at the hospital and prayed for his early recovery. On the occasion, he said he saluted the bravery and courage of the students, teachers and other APS staff who sacrificed their lives. Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296950-JI-chief-inquires-after-health-of-school-attack-victims


Malala Fund purchases land for girls college

The Malala Fund has purchased 20 kanals of land to set up a girls college in Barkana, which is Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai’s native village in Shangla. A meeting was held on Sunday at a school in Shangla to discuss the institute’s construction. Speaking on the occasion, Malala Fund’s coordinator Mubashir Hassan confirmed that land had been purchased in the village and said construction work on the project would begin soon.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/823799/malala-fund-purchases-land-for-girls-college/




District admin gives 3-day ultimatum to schools in Charsadda

The district administration has given a three-day ultimatum to all educational institutions in Charsadda to augment security or face suspension of licences under Section 144. The warning was issued following a meeting of district authorities at the DC’s office on Friday. Vigilance committees consisting of sub-divisional police officers and ACs have been directed to oversee security arrangements in schools on tehsil-level and report to the district vigilance committee.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/822877/last-call-district-admin-gives-3-day-ultimatum-to-schools-in-charsadda/


Militant group threatens Kohat Law College, others

The students and teachers in Kohat district became concerned after a group of Pakistani militants claiming links with the Afghan Taliban sent a threatening letter to the management of the Kohat Law College to shut down the college. The Kohat Law College received the threatening letter in Pashto language from Faizullah and Nabi Mullah, both claiming to be commanders of the Shindand group of local militants linked with the Afghan Taliban.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-296905-Militant-group-threatens-Kohat-Law-College-others


JI chief inquires after school attack victims

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq on Sunday visited the victims of Army Public School and College attack still under treatment at the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH). The Jamaat-e-Islami head inquired after the health of a wounded teacher being treated at the hospital and prayed for his early recovery.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-296907-JI-chief-inquires-after-school-attack-victims


Rallies across AJK condemn Peshawar school massacre

People across Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) staged rallies on Wednesday against the terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar. AJK Finance Minister Chaudhry Latif Akbar led the main rally here in which hundreds of people raised slogans against the terrorists. The rally started from the Central Press Club and culminated at the District Complex.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/808658/rallies-across-ajk-condemn-peshawar-school-massacre/


Blast survivor visits Army Public School

Irfan Khan, a seventh grade student from Islamia Collegiate School, visited Army Public School (APS) on Friday to share his own traumatic struggle to cope with a militant attack which changed his life forever.

Hailing from Kurram Agency, Irfan lost his legs in a terrorist attack on July 25, 2011. Although the incident completely altered his life, he did not lose hope and continued to attend school.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/822870/boosting-morale-blast-survivor-visits-army-public-school/


Women varsity for Mardan Approved

CM Pervez Khattak has approved establishment of Women University in Mardan district. All subjects of science and arts, with least necessities, will be arranged in the university, said a habdout.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296783-Women-varsity-for-Mardan-approved


School closed for lack of security

The authorities on Saturday closed a private school for the lack of security. An official said that y=the Police Public School was closed for few days.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296789-School-closed-for-lack-of-security


JI wants Shariah-based syllabus in KP

Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Khyber Pahktunkhwa has termed the education system of Pakistan as a jumble of contrasts and differences and urged for streamlining it with Islamic teachings.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-19/page-4/detail-1


Uniform statutes for KP varsities being prepared

The Higher Education Department (HED), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has decided to formulate uniform model statutes for the public sector universities in the province by incorporating best practices of the leading national and international universities.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1158003/uniform-statutes-for-kp-varsities-being-prepared


Students vow not to leave hostels

The students residing in different private hostels in Peshawar have expressed concern over the deadline given by the local administrations for vacating their rooms and warned that they would block roads if the deadline was not withdrawn.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157999/students-vow-not-to-leave-hostels


Chitral man seeks help to finance daughter’s education

A poor man is finding it hard to meet the expenses of his daughter, who is the first ever girl student of engineering from Chitral, studying in the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157992/chitral-man-seeks-help-to-finance-daughters-education


Four schoolgirls injured as guard’s gun goes off

Four schoolgirls received injuries when gun of a security guard of a private school went off accidentally in Jandar Banda area of the city on Saturday. According to police, security guard of Tehzeeb Children Academy, Niaz Mohammad, was overhauling his gun when it went off accidentally and the girl students present there were hit by bullet balls.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157775/four-schoolgirls-injured-as-guards-gun-goes-off



Unprotected environment for schools

After long vacations, schools are opened. Most of the got security NOC and some did not get it from concerned department and they are not allowed to open.

Complete Story:  http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102634729&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150118


Two weekly holidays ended

Due to two long vacations, two weekly holidays at Islamia College are ended. College decided to work on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102634725&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150118


Guards refused to offer duties all day

In SAWAT, security guards, refused to offer 24-hour duties to educational institutions. All grade four employees refused to offer hard duties. They said government should recruit new guards.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102636476&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150119


Naming 41 school by victims of APS Peshawar

Chief Minister is announcing on Chehlum of victims of APS Peshawar to rename the 41 schools of Peshawar by their names.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-19/page-8





Afghani students of madrassas returned to Afghanistan

Darul Alum Talim ul Quran Shah Mansoorah, returned 1580 afghan back to Afghanistan. They have returned all unregistered student back.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-01-19/page-8/detail-18


Primary school building collapse

A primary schools building collapsed at Qadri Bandah, Hangu. Students feeling unsecure at school.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-01-18/page-8


Including accountability chapters in curriculum

On the advice of Prime Minister, government is including chapters on Accountability in the curriculums of subjects Urdu, English, and Pakistan Studies.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-17/page-1




Memorizing the Peshawar APS victims

Pakistan Air force holds an Air Show in the memories of victims of APS at Peshawar. Many students of other schools surrounded the APS Peshawar to see the Air Show.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-17/page-1/detail-11




Two victims of APS still in critical condition

Nearly none injured victims are admitted in Lady reading Hospital. Two of them are still in critical condition.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102633062&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150117


Ability test of BS 17 Lecturer reschedules

KP service commission has rescheduled the ability test for Lecturers of Islamiat, BS-17. Some of the students could not take exam on 26 December 2015.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102632814&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150117


Schools getting threats at Mansehra

Two schools are getting terrorist threats by TTP at Mansehra. They warned for having coeducation system at institutions and not to stopping the extra curriculum activities.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102632890&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150117


Law Faculty of NUST Bannu not affiliated with Bar Council

Lay Faculty of National University of Science and Technology is not affiliated with Bar Council. It created a high risk for all; lawyers being producing from this law faculty.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-01-17/page-3




FATA students demand fee waiver, security

The girl students belonging to different tribal regions have expressed grave concern over the government’s apathy to exempt the displaced students from payment of tuition and hostel fee and demanded solution to their problems.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157584


FATA students blame govt for lack of fee remissions

The FATA Students Organization (FSO) has castigated the federal government for failing to provide fee remissions to students from displaced families. Speaking at a news conference at Peshawar Press Club on Friday, various office bearers of FSO said further delays and the government’s inaction are likely to impact educational opportunities available to students from the tribal belt.


Facilities sought for displaced Fata students

The Fata Student Organisation (women’s wing) has demanded the government to provide the displaced students with the facilities as announced. Addressing a news conference here on Friday, office-bearers of women’s wing of the organization, Shema Nawaz, Shumaila Javed, Lubna and Gul Rauf said tribal students should be exempted from fee till 2020 and the hostels in the tribal areas, which have been rented out to non-governmental organisations should be brought into the use of tribal students.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-296489-Facilities-sought-for-displaced-Fata-students


Workshop for coaching matric students

Imamia Student Organization organizing an ISO workshop for capacity building, studies coaching and ethical training of students of 9 and 10 class of Baltistan region.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-18/page-12/detail-3




Quetta schools to reopen only after adequate security: Police

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operations Aitzaz Goraya has ruled out reopening of private schools and colleges without adequate security arrangements. Some educational institutions were already closed for winter vacations, while others suspended their classes after the carnage at Army Public School Peshawar, last month. All schools and colleges in Quetta and other areas of Balochistan are scheduled to reopen in March.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157591





Steps ordered to bolster security of schools

Balochistan Chief Secretary Saifullah Chathha has asked officials to ensure construction of boundary walls and foolproof security at all schools in the province as part of the National Action Plan against terrorists.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157924/steps-ordered-to-bolster-security-of-schools


Private candidates lead in BA exams

Balochistan University has declared the final results of BA examinations. Private students got least in success. A total of 16996 students registered and other 12735 students succeeded.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-17-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Seniority list of teachers

Physical teachers association said that due to long vacations most of the teachers are not in connection. That is why there is delay in compiling the documents for seniority list

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-17-2015/quetta/page10.asp


Students lacking practical exercise

In most of schools of Balochistan, students lacking exercises of practical work. There are already prepared practical copies being selling in the markets.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-19-2015/quetta/page3.asp




‘Education emergency’: Countrywide enrolment drive on the cards

With around 25 million children between five and 16 years of age out-of-school in the country, the government has decided to launch an “education emergency till the inclusion of the last child in school”.

The drive, which is being finalised at Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, is likely to be unveiled in a few weeks. 25 million out of school children (OOSC) is the official figure of the ministry. Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/823130/education-emergency-countrywide-enrolment-drive-on-the-cards/


Nomenclature of model college teachers changed

The Prime Minister’s Secretariat has issued orders of change of nomenclature of 258 lady teachers of model colleges in the capital who were toiling for the last two years. The new nomenclature has been changed from Secondary School Teacher (SST) to Senior Teacher. Due to the previous nomenclature (SST), the lady teachers were running from pillar to post for change of nomenclature.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/823131/at-last-nomenclature-of-model-college-teachers-changed/


Most unregistered Madaris in K-P, says officials

There are 35,337 registered and 8,249 un-registered Madaris (Islamic seminaries) in the country, officials in the ministries of interior and religious affairs told TheExpress Tribune on Saturday. According to the break-up, around 16,000 seminaries are registered with the Auqaf department of Punjab; 13,000 in Balochistan; 3,136 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa; 2,800 in Sindhand 401 Madaris are registered with the Auqaf Department of Islamabad, the officials said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/823639/uniform-standards-most-unregistered-madaris-in-k-p-says-officials/


Government mulls over abolishing CADD

The federal government is mulling over abolishing the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) after taking into consideration its poor performance since establishment in 2011, according to official sources. After devolution of power under the 18th Amendment, the federal government established the CADD as a ministry but later turned it into a division, headed by a state minster.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/823920/result-of-inept-performance-government-mulls-over-abolishing-cadd/


Online help for studies a viable alternative to academies

The new trend of online educational assistance to students would soon become a viable alternative to academies which can be found in every nook and corner with a general perception to achieve good grades in examinations. The idea of attending academies became popular a decade ago and even parents are also of the view that there was no concept of after-school tuition in their student life.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-296927-Online-help-for-studies-a-viable-alternative-to-academies


Watchdog for private schools gets another interim chief

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has made one of its senior officials the chairman of Peira, the government regulator for private educational institutions in Islamabad. However, Senior Joint Secretary Omar Hameed Khan will hold the post on an interim basis like his predecessor, PEIRA Member (Academics) Imtiaz Ali Qureshi.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-296928-Watchdog-for-private-schools-gets-another-interim-chief


Universities are meant to dispense knowledge through research: AIOU VC

With same resources and the same team, new vice chancellor of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Professor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui is determined to improve things at AIOU and it seems that he has already been successful. Promotions waiting for past many years have been approved by the selection board. Approval of around 80 promotions in a recent meeting of selection board is talk of the campus these days.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296938-Universities-are-meant-to-dispense-knowledge-through-research-AIOU-VC


Long detour for IIU students after closure of I-10 entryway

The International Islamic University, Islamabad, students have complained about the closure of the I-10 entrance to the H-11 campus and said they had to take a long detour to enter the premises.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-296921-Long-detour-for-IIU-students-after-closure-of-I-10-entryway


Parents, students alerted on B-Tech course

Here is an alert for students and parents: the government watchdog for higher education will not recognise enrolment in two-year B-Tech programmes after the Fall 2014 session. “Any enrolment in two years B-Tech programmes, both B-Tech (Pass) and B-Tech (Hons), after the Fall 2014 session will not be recognised and subsequently degrees awarded for those enrolments will not be attested by the Higher Education Commission,” said HEC Director General (Quality Assurance Agency) Rafiq Baloch on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-296924-Parents-students-alerted-on-B-Tech-course


Focal points set up for emergency alert system

The Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority has directed the heads of Islamabad’s private schools and colleges to contact the police’s focal points in their respective areas for installation of emergency alert system on the mobile phones of their nominees.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-296705-Focal-points-set-up-for-emergency-alert-system


Parent-teacher meetings held at RMS

An effective parent-teacher partnership can make a significant difference in child’s education, and the start of a new term is an ideal time to refocus this partnership, says a press release.  A parent’s well-planned involvement in a child’s education can make a big difference.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-296707-Parent-teacher-meetings-held-at-RMS


President for standardisation of education in field of alternative medicine

President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the practitioners as well as proponents of alternative medicine in the country to focus towards scientific research as well standardization of education and training in homoeopathy and tibb respectively.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/18-Jan-2015/president-for-standardisation-of-education-in-field-of-alternative-medicine


Frequent change of guard in CADD affects working of education, health sectors

The frequent change of secretaries Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has badly affected the working of education and health sectors in the federal capital. Since its inception in 2011, CADD has seen the appointment and transfer of its secretaries in a quick succession. And on Thursday, the federal government appointed Khalid Hanif as the 11th secretary CADD.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157789


Seminaries fall in govt’s anti-terror line

Five major madrassa representative organisations of the country on Saturday agreed with the government for action against religious seminaries having links with militant activities, perhaps for the first time since Pakistan started war against terrorism.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/18-Jan-2015/seminaries-fall-in-govt-s-anti-terror-line



Mainstreaming madressahs — back to the drawing board

It appears the government is considering old and failed policies, as it once again flexes its muscles to ‘streamline’ seminaries. Focusing yet again on the curriculum, the Ministry of Religious Affairs is planning to add a subject vaguely described as ‘anti-terrorism’ that will be taught to seminary students.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157986/mainstreaming-madressahs-back-to-the-drawing-board


School fee increased in the name of security

Several private educational institutions in Rawalpindi city and Cantonment area have decided to collect additional fee from the students for security arrangements. According to details, the additional security surcharge will be collected along with fee for the month of February, 2015. However the Association of the private educational institutions has described the decision as uncalled for and asked the education department to take action against such institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/19-Jan-2015/school-fee-increased-in-the-name-of-security


Say goodbye to education or face consequences

Police launched investigation into a horrible incident took place in Malik Pur, a suburb of Gujar Khan, of stopping a first year student of government higher secondary school by two masked men and snatching his bag on gunpoint besides threatening him not to attend school or else he would be killed, reliable sources confided to The Nation here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/editors-picks/18-Jan-2015/say-goodbye-to-education-or-face-consequences


Women of Bhara Kahu await a degree college

Residents of Bhara Kahu, a densely populated suburb of the federal capital, have been awaiting completion of a women’s college for the last 11 years. A women degree college for Bhara Kahu was initially promised by former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali in 2004. Eleven years later the structure of the building is complete but is lacking wiring, woodwork, plaster and paint.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157975/women-of-bhara-kahu-await-a-degree-college


Files of 500 newly-inducted FDE employees go missing

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has requested the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to help it trace the missing files of employees who were appointed by the previous government. A source said the FDE sent a letter to the agency requesting it to also start an investigation against seven senior officials of the directorate for not maintaining or deliberately removing the record of over 500 teaching and non-teaching staff.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157562


First ever TVET policy to help build skilled workforce

The first ever Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) policy would be launched soon to harness energies of youth for gainful employment as well as to reduce the drop-out ratio. The draft of the TVET policy was finalized after countrywide consultations by a special taskforce, constituted for development of the national policy for the technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/19-Jan-2015/first-ever-tvet-policy-to-help-build-skilled-workforce


Targeted operation against suspicious seminaries on cards

Rejecting pressure from the religious parties to spare suspicious madrassas from security check, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khanon Saturday made it clear that a precise or targeted operation would be launched against those religious seminaries operating across Pakistan that have either direct links with terrorists or are supporting them indirectly.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/18-Jan-2015/targeted-operation-against-suspicious-seminaries-on-cards


AIOU to arrange training courses for its 70,000 tutors

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will soon start training courses for it’s 70,000 tutors at regional offices throughout the country, ensuring their best academic output in teaching students as well marking their examination papers and assignments. This was stated by the vice chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui while addressing the senior tutors during his visit to the AIOU’s Rawalpindi Region.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/17-Jan-2015/aiou-to-arrange-training-courses-for-its-70-000-tutors

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-17/page-3 http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102633309&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150117




AIOU’s B.Ed program results declared

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has declared the results of its B. Ed program for their 2014 spring semester. The results can also be found on their website www.aiou.edu.pk. The Controller of Exams Sohail Nazir Rana declared the results.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/18/city/aious-b-ed-program-results-declared/


Speakers laud AIOU’s role for promoting local languages

Speakers at a two-day international conference on Brahui language and literature began here on Saturday at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) lauded the role of the open university for promoting Pakistani languages.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/18-Jan-2015/speakers-laud-aiou-s-role-for-promoting-local-languages


CJP Mulk calls for quality legal education

Showing his unflinching determination for the promotion of quality legal and judicial education in the country Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasirul Mulk directed that urgent steps should be taken to expedite the legislation process in order to make the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA) fully functional as the Centre of Excellence for Law and Judicial Education.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/17/city/islamabad/cjp-mulk-calls-for-quality-legal-education/


Parent protest for security

There is very week security system at educational institutions of WAH Cantt. Parents did protest for not secure most of the schools.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-19/page-2


Action against terrorist threats to primary schools

Government primary schools Taxila received terrorist threats for not to open the schools. Police Station, Taxila registered a FIR against these terrorist threats.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102637149&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150119


Provision of license weapons for schools security

Federal Minister for minerals said that government is granting funds to government schools. He said that government would provide license to schools for keeping the weapons for security.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102637094&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150119



Grant for colleges at Jhelum

Government of Punjab has released millions of rupees for construction of new colleges at District Jhelum. This fund is included in 2014-15 annual budgets.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-19-2015/pindi/page10.asp


PEF issues QAT schedule

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has issued tentative schedule of its annually held 15th Quality Assurance Test (QAT) for the private schools partnering under Foundation Assisted School (FAS) program of free education for the deserving students in Punjab.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-01-19/page-14/detail-7



16 research papers of COMSATS professor retracted

The Scientist magazine rated top 10 retractions of 2014 by different publishers.
While sixteen retractions of a Pakistani professor were among last year’s most memorable retractions for submitting fake peer reviews for the acceptance of his papers.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/18-Jan-2015/16-research-papers-of-comsats-professor-retracted


Nomenclature of 258 lady teachers changed

As many as 258 lady teachers of model colleges at last heard a good news that their nomenclature issue has been resolved. Prime Minister Secretariat gave the approval of their new nomenclature by changing it from Secondary School Teacher (SST) to Senior Teacher (ST). Due to previous nomenclature (SST), the lady teachers were stuck in blind alley for three long years.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/17-Jan-2015/nomenclature-of-258-lady-teachers-changed


Students pledge to avenge APs carnage thru pen

The students of Roots Ivy International School and DHA-1 campus on Friday pledged to revenge the killing of Army Public School Peshawar students through pen as the day marked one month period of the tragedy in which the ‘enemies of humanity’ violently raided the school, and brutally killed innocent children. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-01-17/page-14/detail-0


PIMS installs 11 CCTV  cameras to ensure security

Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has installed 11 CCTV cameras as part of its measures to ensure security in the hospital. The management at PIMS has planned around 168 CCTV cameras, which will be installed at different locations in PIMS, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Medical University Vice Chancellor, Javed Akram told APP.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/19-Jan-2015/pims-installs-11-cctv-cameras-to-ensure-security


Registration of madrassa

Federal interior Minister said that Registration of Madrassas is mandatory. None of madrassa will be allowed to work without registration and on the suspected terrorist activities.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102634968&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150118





Not to disturb the Private Schools

All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association said that government should not disturb the private schools. Some of the private schools cannot meet the security expenses.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-18/page-2


American grant to UNICEF for schools

America given grant of Million USD to UNICEF. According to grant provision, the UNICEF will provide education to 53000 children from Waziristan.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-17&edition=ISL&id=1497907_55351461


FC securing schools

For protection of Schools at Federal, 600 FC security officials are called. They will do security of the schools.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102633815&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150117


Education Emergency

Government is starting new education campaign “Education Emergency.” It aimed at enrolled nearly 25 million OOSC.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102633818&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150117


Security of institutions not ensured

CADD Minister produced a positive monitoring report. There are still 15% schools that have no boundary wall security. Most of the schools have no security.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102633226&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150117


Promotions of model college teachers

Prime Minister Secretariat has approved promotions of 258 teachers of Model College to senior teachers. Government allowed house rents to 258 promoted teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-17/page-3


Council for examining the curriculum

Government is working for development. A council is working on amendments and improvement in curriculum.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-17-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=1839.gif


Surveying Deeni maddaris

According to BBC report, Government of Pakistan is conducting a survey to compile all the bio data of Deeni maddaris. It will be done in categories. Red categorized maddaris will be merged into green categorized Deeni maddaris

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-17/page-8/detail-4



Federal Education Reporters Association

Third meeting by Federal Education Reporters Association held at National Press club. In the meeting, the managing bodies were finalized.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-17&edition=ISL&id=1497736_62342039




Students injured as plaster of classroom roof falls

Three students of the Government Islami Madrassa High School, Muhammadpura, sustained multiple injuries when a part of the ceiling of a classroom they were sitting in fell on them on Saturday. Students said they were sitting an exam in the room specified for their class when its rundown ceiling fell on their fellows and injured three of them.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157722


Minister pays surprise visits to various schools

Provincial Minister for Food Bilal Yasin has said that Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is personally monitoring to improve security arrangements in educational institutions and security arrangements of educational institutes have been made foolproof which has restored the confidence of the students and their parents.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/18-Jan-2015/minister-pays-surprise-visits-to-various-schools


Advance alarm system made compulsory for edu institutes

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting on Sunday which reviewed in detail implementation of National Action Plan against terrorism, overall law and order situation, security plan evolved for public and private educational institutions as well as security arrangements in the province. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/19-Jan-2015/advance-alarm-system-made-compulsory-for-edu-institutes



Security for schools

Special Secretary Finance Ahmad Raza Sarwar chaired a meeting to review security arrangements and overall law and order situation in the district. On the occasion, the special secretary said that no compromise would be made on the security of educational institutions and directed the authorities concerned to ensure foolproof arrangements at public and private schools, and colleges according to the security plan evolved for the purpose. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-18/page-21/detail-7


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Education department posted cashier as an Audit Officer for girls schools inspection

Education department posted cashier as an Audit Officer for girl’s schools inspection. District education Officer Females Peshawar done grade 18 principals under the cashier and he started the audit. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailymashriq.com.pk/index.php?edition=&date=&page=2&type=


Land purchased for Malala Degree College in Shah Pur

Malala Foundation started practical work for the education. Nobel Prize holder Malala Yousafzai started the work in Swat for the promotion of girl’s education. Mr.Mubashar Hassan, coordinator Mala Foundation stated here in swat during the meeting of the elders that foundation purchased land for Malala Degree College at Shah Pur.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102636470&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150119


PSF condemned the permission to teachers for arms holding

Pakhtun Student Federation strictly condemns the permission for arms hold of the KP teachers. In this regard a meeting of PSF was held at Islamia College. The participant demanded from the KP Government to provide security to educational Institutions.

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


School principal gave severe corporal punishment to the student

Charsadda, a private school principal gave corporal punishment to the school student on very small mistake.  The parents of the students demanded from the Education department to take strict action against violent Principal.

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar Page no. 8


Buner teachers refused attendance in school & Polio duty

In Buner teachers of government schools refused to attend the school and perform polio duty due to security reason. They said it is the duty of government to give the fool proof security to education institutions in this regard they refused to take arms for security purposes.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=3&date=2015-01-19


Kurram Agency: SSTs time scale passed welcome

Kurram Agency at Sadda  in Government Model High School Lower Kurram & Central Kurram SSTs meeting was held & participant welcome provincial passed the SSTs scale.

Complete story: http://www.dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=OTM1MTk=


Swat grade four employees of education department refused 24 hours duty

Swat grade four employees of education department refused 24 hours duty. During their meeting they said 24 hours watchmen performed duties which are totally bad. They said institutions heads stressed them with extra work that is against labor law.

Complete Story: Daily Akhbar, Peshawar, Page no. 8


Steps must be taken for security of schools at Hangu, Umar Farooq Orakzai

Watchmen and security guards at each school should be given arms and funds should be provided for raising the walls of every school. These views were shared by Mr. Umar Farooq Orakzai.

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


Govt. Higher Secondary School No 3 security must be ensured, School Administration

Opposite opinions are not based on reality and all the orders of government are being implemented.  These views were shared by school administration in a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.dailymashriq.com.pk/index.php?edition=&date=&page=2&type=


Different orders, school administrations are in a state of confusion

The decision of opening schools only after an NOC provided by Police has made many problems for private schools. The issue is still pending by govt. and education department.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102634729&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150118


Teachers working as watchmen at the school

Due to the current situation, a watchman must be deployed at the school for security reasons. These views were shared by the parents.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Appointment of watchmen at an empty primary school has become mystery

Two groups are being in struggle to appoint their own people at the school. Due to this issue, fights have become a norm and there is a possibility of a big tussle.

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Page no. 3


Chief Minister announces women university in Mardan

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has in principle approved establishment of women’s university in Mardan. All subjects of science and arts with latest necessities will be arranged in the university. It will be set up on the old campus of Abdul Wali Khan Universtiy at Main Mardan Road while the later has shifted to its new campus near Platoo village.

Complete Story: Daily Akhbar e Khyber, Page no. 1


Accidental firing of a security guard at a school in Mansehra, 3 Children injured

All the three children’s condition is worse. A layer of fear is spread among the students due to this incident. Parents of the students are protesting and are demanding the arrest of the guard.

Complete Story. Daily Akhbar, Page no. 8


Members of Pakistan’s Cricket team visit APS injured students

Pakistan Cricket Team members visited CMH hospital Peshawar and met the injured students of Army Public School incident.

Picture: http://www.dailywahdat.com.pk/page3.html


Topics related to accountability to be included in curriculum

The topics related to accountability will be included in English, Pakistan Studies and Urdu for the purpose of creating hate against corruption in our new generation. One topic each will be added in the mentioned subjects. The topics will be part of grade 1 to grade 10. Notification received by HEC Peshawar.

Complete story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=OTMxMjQ=


Every step will be taken to provide security and safety to educational institutions, DIG

These views were shared by DIG Mardan Region Saeed Wazir. He said that police will take every kind of step to make sure that the security of educational institutions is foolproof.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq, Page no. 3


3 level security to be used at all schools throughout the province

No deal to be done on the security of educational institutions. These views were shared by provincial minister of information and higher education during a meeting.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102632761&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150117


KP government will ensure 1 billion rupees for the security of schools

The decision was taken at a meeting held in the president ship of Mushtaq Ghani. Decision of making 3 grades of security at schools was also taken in the meeting.

Complete story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Default.aspx


Clerk of Girl’s High School running the school affairs

Clerk of Govt. Girl’s High school Basu Meera is running the school affairs as if he is the owner of the school. He has also started black mailing the headmistress of the said school. Seniors officials of education department should take notice of the issue. The clerk is controlling the whole school staff and is now blackmailing the headmistress as well.

Complete story: Daily Subh, Page no. 3


No compromise on the safety and security of educational institutions

One chowk at Peshawar will be named after the martyrs of Army Public School while Archives Library will also be named after the martyrs. Apart from this, 1 billion rupees will also be allocated for the security of the schools and all resources will be made available.

Complete Story. Daily Awam-un-Naas, Page no. 1


Govt. High School Rata Kalachi deprived of the boundary wall

This is the only school in the whole UC and the related adjacent areas. The burden of overloaded students is also faced by this school while there is no boundary wall. Having no boundary wall makes it an easy target of militants.

Complete Story: Daily Akhbar, Page no. 8




No practical of science performed in matric, all the schools using readymade note books for practical

Quetta: In the staff reporter report it has mentioned that the public and private schools are not working on science practical properly in metric. Students are using the readymade books of the publishers for examinations only which has not been even checked and signed by the teacher. In report it has mentioned that due to not conducting of practical work most of the students are not familiar with science practical due to which the students faced problem in F.Sc regarding science.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-19-2015/quetta/page3.asp


The decision of provision of education in mother tongue will secure the local languages, CM

Quetta: CM Baluchistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch said that the government has taken the decision of provision of education in mother tongue is a protection an securing of the local languages. He was speaking to the seminar of Brahvi language in Islamabad, and further said that his government has respect and love to all spoken languages of Baluchistan and with inclusion of these languages in the syllabus will improve the level of education in the education.  

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-19-2015/quetta/page1.asp


The Nation have been thrown to the darkness of illiteracy, PSF

In a statement of PSF mention that the non-local teachers in the Pashtoon belt in Baluchitan are not performing their duties properly. They are not even present in the locality. Due to the ignorance of government the illiteracy are increasing in the pashtoon belt and institutions are going to be worst. No facilities of education are available most of the institutions are converted into the drawing rooms of the influential’s of the community and teachers are absent from duties.  

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-19-2015/quetta/page2.asp


School Security become another expense for the parents, most of the schools are charging extra fee

Quetta: With the instruction of interior ministry and NAP the security equipment prices are increased more than 70% and the schools administrations are putting this Burdon on the parents with several forms of dues. 

Complete Story: Daily Awam, Page no. 1


Interference in health and education departments should stopped, Nawabzada Niamat
Khuzdar:  Muslim League member Nawabzada Niamat said that the progress of medical college Khuzdar project is very slow and due to no interest of the provincial government the project is delayed which is affecting the future of our children.

Complete Story: Intakhab News, Page no. 8

Teachers should perform their duties with zeal and zest, GTA

GTA Provincial Member Nawaz Jatak said that the government schools are for the middle and lower middle class of our society, in these schools mostly the children of grad four servants, daily labors and other middle and lower middle class children are studying, teachers must perform their duties with efficiency and affectively to change their future in brightness. 
Complete Story: Daily Balouchistan, Page no. 3


Complaints cell will be set up to eliminate cheating

QUETTA: Education Secretary Abdul Saboor Kakar said that for the forthcoming exams we will set up complaints cell through which the students can complain any time or against any problem, and this sort of activities reduces the chances of cheating, if we keep reliable our students then they will never try towards any illegal shortcut. He further said for the eradication of cheating we have to get latest system of Education,
Complete Story: http://epaper.pknewspapers.com/daily-express.html


Education institutions walls to be build up higher 
Quetta: Saturday a huge meeting was held about Security for Education area under the supervision of Chief Secretary Baluchistan saif ullah. Chief Secretary visited over Quetta division schools and other Education institutes and he find many of schools with no security facilities such as walls and security guard. He said that without walls schools will be completed their remaining construction part, due to security threats and security guard will be necessary for the protection of our children.  
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-18-2015/quetta/page1.asp

The future of students at risk due to educational backwardness 
NAUSHKI: Mell is the largest Union Council of District Naushki, but unfortunately In this modern age Mell suffer from educational backwardness. Mell educational system is fully ravaged due to lack of funds, absence of teachers in the classroom. Where the Education condition is not at the position for the interest of students on the other hand there is also the shortage of boys and girls schools.
Complete Story: http://epaper.pknewspapers.com/daily-mashriq-quetta-urdu-news-paper.html


Lasbela University delegation met CM
OTHAL: Faculty members of Lasbela University Othal have met with the Baluchistan Chief Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch. They discuss the system of university and the faculty members assured the university ravaged system to the Chief Minister to take reproductive steps for the improvement of university. 
Complete Story: Bakhber News, Page no. 8


Government should take serious measures for the improvement of education in Washak District: BSAC

Washak: BSAC has released a report on the education department and its problems, in report they mentioned that Government should serous note and actions for the welfare of Education in Education. Only 181 schools are not enough for the district population several are non-functional in these 181 school. Furthermore mentioned in report that the literacy centers of NCHD, BEF, NFE center are also nonfunctional. 

Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-01-17/page-2


University of Balochistan announced the result for BA, Private candidate top the exam

University of Balochistan has announced the result of BA annual examination 2014, wherein 16996 candidates participated and 12735 passed in exam. The position holders of the exam are private candidates.

Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-01-17/page-2



Those institute failed in security management will not be allowed for educational activities: Says Police SSP Investigation

Quetta: SSP Investigation Mr. Aitazaz Ahmed addressing to the press conference that the institute must maintain full proof security in the institutions and CC Camera installation and trained security guards are compulsory otherwise the institute will be stopped for Educational activities. He was speaking after arresting of several criminals with fake school cards and illegal Sims.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-17-2015/quetta/page3.asp



Change is not possible without education, Sarda Raza Muhammad Barech

Advisor of Education Sardar Raza Muhammad Barech said that though the problems and hurdles in the education sector are very high and complicated but education department is committed to overcome these problem. He said that the education is a continues and essential part of life and we will focus and tried our best to overcome and provided education for all. He said that their society cannot growth perfectly without quality of Education.And  Education is their First priority and it is like a ladder to help us for climbing towards success.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-17-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Three big institutes are closed due to inadequate of security
QUETTA: Police have banned over three big universities due to inadequate security reasons. He said to the reporter until the condition is insecure we can never allow the same universities. 
Complete Story: http://e.azadi.com.pk/01-17-2015/Quetta/page1.asp

Bullying In Educational institutes not acceptable

KHARAN: Girls Degree College students have supported the Baloch Action Committee stance. Students said to the report that BAC always supports the student’s problems regarding education sector. Girls Degree College Students fully support the protest of Baloch Action Committee that bullying is not acceptable in the educational area. 
Complete Story: http://e.azadi.com.pk/01-17-2015/Quetta/page8.asp




Private Schools increased fee

The owners of the private schools have a new tactic of looting the parents by increasing fees in the name of security arrangements.  The parents refrain from sending their kids to school.  Parents express concern and requested authorities to take notice. 

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur Multan, Page no. 3


Gardeners Given Guns and Posted As Security Guards in Private Schools

Mian Channoo: The management of Private schools in Mohsinwal, the adjacent town of Mian Channoo, have handed over guns to gardeners and appointed them as security guards on school gates.  Parents concerned about security of children.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 8


Secretary Education Sanctions Up-Gradation and Opening of 155 New Schools in Punjab

Khanewal: The Secretary Education Punjab has sanctioned up gradation and opening of 155 new schools in Punjab.  (5 boys 6 girls) Primary, 17 Elementary, 25 High Schools, and 44 Higher Secondary Schools to be opened.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 8


1682 Schools in Dera Ghazi Khan Lack Security Arrangements

Dera Ghazi Khan: DCO Nadeem Ur Rehman has said that the District Administration has observed that 1682 schools in Dera Ghazi Khan lack proper security arrangements.  Special funds are being provided to these schools and they have been advised to complete their security arrangement at their earliest. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Multan, Page no. 8


Government decides to give elite force training to the P.T Masters of High Schools

Rahim Yar Khan: The Government has decided to give elite force training to the PT Masters of high schools so that they can tackle emergency situations in the event of terrorist attacks.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Multan, Page no. 8


CM Punjab sanctions emergency alarm system for educational institutions

Lahore: Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has sanctioned installation of Emergency Alarm System in Educational Institutions.  He presided over a high level meeting regarding security arrangements of the educational institutions.  Provincial Ministers and Secretaries were advised to continue monitoring of the security arrangements of the educational institutions. The meeting was informed that effective implementation of the National Action Plan is being ensured.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-19/page-1

Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no.1


Schools must have 8 Ft. boundary wall and barbed wire

Khairpur Sadat: SHO Abdul Karim Laghari visited schools of the area with police team and advised the management to have at least 8 ft boundary wall and that barbed wire was a must for every school.  He also advised that every person that enters the school must be checked with metal detector.

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur Multan, Page no. 2


Parents of Government School Children Asked to Submit Blood Group Test Reports

Ouch Sharif:  The parents of the children studying in government schools have been asked to submit the blood group test reports in case of terrorist attacks the blood is needed for the affected children.  Medical laboratories have a lot pressure of work.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Multan, Page no.8


Solar Lamp Distribution Ceremony Held at Govt High School Chak 125 Manthhar

Manthhar, Rahim Yar Khan:  A ceremony was held at Govt. High School Chak No.125 Manthhar, Tehsil Sahibabad, and Rahim Yar Khan for distribution of solar lamps.  The ceremony was presided over by Mian Imtiaz Ahmed MNA.  He warned the Taliban that we were a brave nation and sacrifice of the children will not go waste. 

Complete Story: Daily Express Rahim Yar Khan, Page no.2


Security arrangements of educational institutions are being made: DIG  

Khanpur: Zahid Hussain Shirazi, DIG Special Branch said that the government was working on providing fool proof security to educational institutions 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page no. 2


Drama by school administration: toy guns given to security guards

Saitpur: Assistant Commissioner Alipur, Mirza Abdul Qayyum visited the schools of Saitpur and Sultanpur and found that the security arrangements of schools were very poor.  It was also discovered that one of the security guards on duty was carrying a toy gun.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 3


Security monitoring of sensitive schools of Bhakkur continues

Bhakkur:  Bilal But, Managing Director, Punjab Small Industries Corporation, while visiting the schools of Tehsil Darya Khan and Klorekot, said that the security arrangements of the sensitive schools and colleges was being monitored and government was trying to provide foolproof security to the schools and colleges which were high risk and highly threatened.  He advised the management to improve the quality of the training of the security staff.    

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 2


School security:  Executive engineer buildings department receiving 5% from contractors

Muzzaffargarh: Akbar Durrani, Executive engineer Buildings Department is receiving 5% commission from contractors who are given contracts for construction of boundary walls and fixing barbed wire in government schools.  He is also receiving bhatta (goonda tax) from owners of private schools by threatening them that their schools will not be given security clearance certificates if they do not give contracts for upgrade boundary walls to favourite contractors of Akbar Durrani.    

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 8


Matriculation examinations to begin from 2nd march, private school owners demand extension in date

Multan: The meetings of all the Intermediate Board Chairmen decided to begin Matriculation Examinations from 2nd March, the private school owners have protested and demand extension in date. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 8


Multan board staff to have computer training

Multan:  All the staff members of the Board of Intermediate Education Multan will be given computer training so that the working of the Board could be computerized.

Complete Story: Daily Pakistan Multan, Page no. 3


Cultivation, encroachments around schools become a security risk 

Khangarh:  Cultivation and encroachments around Educational Institutions has become a major security risk for such schools.  The parents of children have showed concern but the District Administration and TMA did not pay any heed to this serious concern.  

Complete Story: Daily Pakistan Multan, Page no. 3


Case registered against person involved in wall chalking on school wall

Buraywalla:  Police has registered a case against one Tahir Abbass, who was involved in wall chalking on the walls of a school.  He had displayed advertisements of different beauty creams on the school wall. 

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur Multan, Page no. 8


Schools land grabbed and overtaken by land grabbers

Kot Addoo: The land of Primary School Chak No. 520/TDA was grabbed and overtaken by land grabbers namely Bagh Ali Kullachi, Mehboob, Manzoor and Mushtaq, they cultivated wheat, SHO, and Patwari visited the school premises on complains of the people and instructed the grabbers to vacate the land, but the grabbers ignored the official orders and continued the occupation of the school land.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page no.2


Boundary wall of primary schools bait Chana disappears in floods

Saitpur: The boundary wall of Primary School bait Chana has disappeared in floods most schools in Saitpur, Sultnpur, Khangarh do not have sufficient security arrangement.  DCO Muzzaffargarh asked to take notice.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 4 


Elementary school Zaffarabad lacks security arrangements

Khanqah Sharif:  Elementary School, Zaffarabad, Ahmedpur Road, Khanqah Sharif has no proper security arrangement, complains lodged with authorities several times, but no attention was paid.  

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 4 


Most schools have untrained guards

Liaquatpur: Untrained security guards are sitting on the gates of the most schools of Liaquatpur.  Zafar Husain Cohan, President Citizens’ Welfare Society has asked the District Administration to take action in this regard.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Multan, Page no. 7


Security could not be provided due to lack of funds –headmasters

Musafar Khan: Most schools of Musafar Khan, Noorpur Noranga, Khanqah Sharif, and Khanpur Noranga do not have even 10 per cent security arrangements, they headmaster have said that they have not been given funds for making the security arrangements.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Multan, Page no. 12


Parents complain to DCO regarding lack of security arrangements

 Rajanpur Kalan: Parents have complained to DCO Rahim Yar Khan regarding lack of security arrangements in schools located in rural areas of Rajanpur Kalan, Hassanabad, and Degi Bangla. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Multan, Page no. 12


Secretary Education angered over poor security arrangements

Chowk Azam: Secretary Education angered over poor security arrangements of Government Muslim High School Chowk Azam.  He visited the school along with EDO Education, AC and DO Layyah.  Accounts Clerk absent, headmaster unable to present accounts books. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 8 


Government decided to launch nationwide Education Campaign

Islamabad: Pakistan government has decided to launch a nationwide education campaign to get every child of age 5 to 16 years admitted to school.  This will cost the government RS.188 billion.  Prime Minister will inaugurate the said campaign on the occasion of visit of Nobel Lauriat Malala Yosafzai to Pakistan.  A 20-member committee working on campaign to collaborate with Ministry of Education.

Complete Story: Daily Express Multan, Pageno.1


Lack of proper security arrangements, 170 private colleges issued notices

Lahore:  Higher Education Department Punjab has issued notices to 170 Private Colleges because they lacked proper security arrangements, they include 50 colleges of Lahore, and most colleges did not have boundary wall or even security guards. Colleges will be sealed if they do not complete arrangements within 10 days.

Complete Story: Daily Express Multan, Page no.8


Cheating – major problem of education system (by Mohammed Tahir)

Muslims progressed and ruled the world when they excelled in the fields of education and science, but after the creation of Pakistan Muslims were just Muslims by name and became characterless people, youth has paper degrees and diplomas, but they do not have knowledge and qualification.   Society is paying a high price due to cheating.  Parents must guide their children to refrain from cheating and all jobs should be given on merit. 

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page no.  4




Newly appointed Teacher did not attend Schools

District Sanghar: Newly appointed Teachers in different Schools of Ghulam Nabi Shah near Jam Nawaz Ali did not join their Schools after completion of Winter Vacations. It is reported that some of the Teachers engaged in their university Education, so they are absent from their duties. Whereas Three Female Teachers of Primary School Allah Dino Samo are absent from the school due to shortage of basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130230121&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150119


PPP sh Bh members protest against Education ruin

Hyderabad: The member of PPP sh Bh protest before Press club Hyderabad against Education Department corruption and have demanded for promotion of Education to Save future of Poor Students. On the occasion they told that Sindh Education is completely ruined and higher authorities are silent and do not take any notice e.

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Village without Primary School; Students go to other village to study

District Mirpur Khas: Village Shaman Khan Lighari near Jhudo is without Primary School building and children go to other village on foot by passing 3Kilometers Distance to attend School. The residents have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and provide them school building and reduce difficulties of their children.

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Education Department’s corruption of 43 lac exposed

District Naushehro Feroz: Education Department in the said District has been exposed while grabbing the amount of 43 lac by providing fake bills and record of different things. D.E.O Elementary Miss Mehr Ul Nisa  and E.D.O Mr. Nisar Ahmed Memon have been found involved in that huge amount corruption.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-01-19/news/page3/1%20(8).htm


Education being promoted and Teachers are appointed on Merit, C.M Sindh

District Khairpur Mirs: Sindh Chief Minister Mr. Qaim Ali Shah has declared that Teachers are being appointed on merit basis and Education is being promoted. He added that Teachers salary is being increased.

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N.E.D University puts passing marks criteria to 60%

Karachi: N.E.D University of Engineering and Technology has put criteria of passing Bachelors Degree marks to 60% by following Higher Education Commission Rules and regulations.

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Villagers protested for appointment of School Teachers

District Badin: The residents of village Minadad Chandio near Pangrio organized a protest for the appointment of Teachers in their Village School. During their protest they told media that more than 50 students are deprived of getting Primary Education due to absence of Teachers.

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E.D.O Education restored 22 Schools of Different Union Councils

District Thatto: Education Officer Mr. Noor Muhammad Sirai took action against Ghost Schools and restored 22 Schools of different Schools including, Jhampir, Tando Hafiz Shah, Domaani and others. He declared that actions are being taken against Ghost Schools for the betterment of Education.

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Student got injured in corporal punishment of female Teacher

District Kashmore: A student got injury in a corporal punishment of Female Teacher of a Private School. Parents of the victim told media that teacher has punished their child on his Talking to another student during Class and he has got injury in his Nose; they demanded for serious action against that Teacher.

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Villagers stood against Head Mistress

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of city Therhi protested against Head Mistress of Girls High School Therhi on her favoritism to other Teachers. They briefed that she sends other Teachers on Visa system by taking monthly bribe from them.

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Primary School closure left Student Education ruined

District Thatto: Primary School village Malook Belecho is closed since six and half year. School closure left students confined to rear fields and cattle. The residents have cried that higher authorities have been informed about the situation many times, but they do not take notice.

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Teachers protest and demand for salaries

District Sajawal: Newly recruited Teachers protested before Press club demanding for their salaries. On the occasion Mr. Abdul Jabbar Khatti told media that Teachers’ salaries have not been issued since one year, whereas they are performing their duties regularly. They demanded from Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro and Chief Minister Mr. Qaim Ali Shah to take notice.

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School roof collapsed, Students Education ruined

District Matiyari: Primary School village Dariya Khan Talpur near Bhitt Shah is non-functional because of its roof damaged. It is not repaired in spite of directives of Deputy Commissioner Mr. Fayaz Abbasi. Near six Hundred Students are getting Education under open sky in cold winter.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102632220&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150117


Poor Girl Students deprived of scholarship stipend amount

District Sijawal: More than 70 Girls of Girls Higher Secondary School Daro remained deprived of their yearly scholarship stipend since 3 years. It is reported that Education Department issues 3500 yearly to the poor girls to bear the expenses of their Education, but that is stopped and students are worried. Their Parents have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and issue them stipend.

Complete Story: (Daily  Jeejal Newspaper Page No 2)


School roof pieces left Two Students injured

District Badin: Two Students from Primary School Village Edo Kotar got severely injured due to tumbling of school roof pieces. Whereas, villagers told that school building is decaying but no one takes notice.

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Security Plan not implemented in the School of District Badin

After the inhuman Terrorist incident of Army Public School Peshawar, Security Plans were ensured for all the schools of country, but still then Schools of District Badin and Matli are running without security plan. About 15 students of the district are insecure.

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Hundreds of Schools under shortage of Water and Bathrooms

District Badin: Hundreds of Schools, Girls and Boys, in Matli are under the shortage of drinking water and facility of Bathrooms.

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Girls Degree College Construction work violated since Two years

District Jamshoro: Construction work of Degree College Sehwan is stopped since Two years; Girls are worried about their Education. The work is violated due to contractor. Villagers and other people have demanded from the responsible authorities to take notice and start work.

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