January 30, 2015

National Press: 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


KP govt bans postings, transfers of teachers

In order to ensure effective academic standards in public sector colleges and avoid loss to government exchequer, the Khyber Pakhtu-nkhwa government has imposed a ban on postings and transfers of college teachers forthwith, said a notification issued by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Higher Education Department in Peshawar on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-30/page-4/detail-10


Education Watch: Taxila schools without security

Even with two primary schools in Taxila receiving threats, authorities have been unable to make adequate security arrangements at 36 girls’ primary schools to protect the lives of 6832 students.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1160380/education-watch-taxila-schools-without-security


63pc pass MBBS exam

Around 959 students passed the third professional annual examination 2014 of the Khyber Medical University (KMU). A total 1,526 students of 13 public and private sector medical colleges of the province appeared in the examination and 959 were declared successful. The overall pass ratio was 63 percent.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-298838-63pc-pass-MBBS-exam


Schools pending at flood effected areas

Due to floods, many schools destroyed. Fund released for their constructions but some schools neither are nor completed yet. People want these schools to be operational.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-30/page-5


Government grants to APS Peshawar students

Federal government decided to provide tour to student of APS Peshawar to china, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Government also decided to send parent of dead children for Umrah.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102656888&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150130


Funding on school security

Information Minister said that government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa has approved 1.5 billion for security of schools.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102656307&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150130 




Quranic education should be compulsory in curriculum

Prime Minister AJk said that government is working for upgrading the Deeni maddaris. He said teachers have to work hard. He said that he takes back case against time scales.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-30&edition=ISL&id=1520958_17974988




To account for secondary education board

GTA said that government should take notice of activities of chair Balochistan Board of Intermediate and Secondary EDUCATION. They said that the chairperson making his own policies and enforcing them. This is irregularity.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-30-2015/quetta/page3.asp


GTA rejected NTS

Government teachers association has rejected NTS test for in service teachers. GTA said that teachers decided to protest for not to take NTS exam.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-01-30/page-2


Monitoring of matric exams

Government decided to fix cameras for monitoring the 279 examination centers for stopping cheating. Students will not be allowed to take cell phone in centers. Article 144 will be implemented.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102655297&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150130


Lacking drinking water at schools

Schools at Jhalmagsi lacking drinking water. Student use to take drinking water from walk of 2 kilometer long way.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-30-2015/quetta/page8.asp




Panel on exam system reforms demanded

The All Pakistan Private Schools Association has demanded formation of a committee consisting of the representatives of both private and government educational institutions to reform the countrywide examination system. “There should a reforms screening committee comprising members of government and private school associations to bring transparency and accountability in the existing examination system of the country’s all education boards,” APPSA Central President Dr M Afzal Babur told this scribe on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-298846-Panel-on-exam-system-reforms-demanded


Education can help eradicate extremist attitudes: Siddiqui

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui has advised youth to become productive members of society and contribute to the development of their homeland. He stressed on the significance of education for eradicating extremist and negative attitudes prevalent in our society.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-298861-Education-can-help-eradicate-extremist-attitudes-Siddiqui



Compromising quality education: Mushrooming illegal varsities go unchecked

Illegal universities, sub-campuses and colleges continue to grow in the country as the number has now reached 185, while the Higher Education Commission (HEC) warning letters seem to yield no results. Following devolution and establishment of provincial higher education bodies, Sindh and Punjab have yet to tighten the noose around such institutions.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/829921/compromising-quality-education-mushrooming-illegal-varsities-go-unchecked/


Students in 152 schools without computer labs

In this era of information technology (IT), there are dozens of public schools in Islamabad, which do not have computer labs or specialist teachers. IT is a compulsory subject from grade six to eight, for students studying in Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1160386/students-in-152-schools-without-computer-labs



AKF, PRCS ink MoU to cooperate in health, education

Al-Khidmat Foundation (AKF) and Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in relief function, health and education sectors. Both organisations would also exchange information and expertise in related fields. The PRCS would also assist the Al-Khidmat Foundation for training of volunteers and arrange workshops for them in this connection.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-298857-AKF-PRCS-ink-MoU-to-cooperate-in-health-education


NUST holds prize distribution ceremony

A prize distribution ceremony was organised at the main campus of the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) on Thursday to celebrate the meritorious performances of students in co-curricular activities held both within the country and abroad.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-298852-NUST-holds-prize-distribution-ceremony



CDA, Bahria University sign MoU

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) Training Academy and Bahria University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly organise training courses, conferences and seminars. The signing ceremony of MoU on cooperation in academic training, research, cooperative activities between Bahria University, Islamabad Campus, and CDA Training Academy (CTA) was held here.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-298849-CDA-Bahria-University-sign-MoU


Special committee for solving medical student issues

Ministry of health said to make a new committed for solving issues of PMDC and issues of medical students. This committee will be answerable to the minister of health.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102655879&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150130




Under threat: ‘Security upgrade needed at schools’

Participants of a seminar on schools on Thursday demanded more security for educational institutes and students. A roundtable conference was organised by Alif Ailaan at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Thursday. Politicians, civil society and government representatives got together to discuss the security situation at government schools and their infrastructure. “How can government schools be secured with CCTV cameras and barbed wire while they do not have boundary walls and electricity?” asked Alif Ailaan’s Lahore coordinator Umair Asif. He said that the Government Public School, Awan Town, had no boundary wall.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/829784/under-threat-security-upgrade-needed-at-schools/




100pc enrolment in schools by 2018: CM

CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that terrorism, extremism and sectarianism can be eliminated through education. Success in the war against poverty, unemployment and terrorism also depends on promotion of education and keeping in view this fact maximum funds are being provided for this purpose. Punjab School Reforms Roadmap is yielding positive results for the uplift of education sector and in the new phase of this programme, target has been set to enrol every child of the province by 2018.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-298801-100pc-enrolment-in-schools-by-2018-CM






Unprepared: Teachers demand extension of examination date

Students of government schools are at a crossroads following the extended winter vacations as the examination date has not been extended despite their lagging behind in completion of the year’s course. Talking to The Express Tribune, teachers expressed disappointment over the announcement of the Secondary School Certificate examination by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in the first week of March this year.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/829922/unprepared-teachers-demand-extension-of-examination-date/


Security of schools made foolproof, says minister

Home Minister Col (r) Shuja Khanzada on Thursday said that security of schools and other installations has been made foolproof. Presiding over a meeting regarding National Action Plan, he said that joint rapid deployment force of army and police has been ensured on strategic points throughout the province and this force would reach to the site of incident within 5 to 7 minutes.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/30-Jan-2015/security-of-schools-made-foolproof-says-minister


78pc senior faculty posts in SMC vacant

Almost 78 per cent senior faculty positions of professor and associate professor and 40 per cent of other teaching staff are lying vacant in the Sahiwal Medical College (SMC).

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1160360/78pc-senior-faculty-posts-in-smc-vacant


QUOTA system of education point of clash between CM and Governor

Quota system in education was first reason of class between CM and Governor Punjab. Governor desired to use his right to enforce merit system instead of quota system in educational institutions but government of Punjab did not accept it.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-30/page-1/detail-9


Board member not appointed

Members of board of intermediate and secondary education not appointed since two year. It is due to negligence of Chief Minister.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-30-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_05.gif


Punjab School Reforms

Chief Minister Punjab holds a meeting with British council. They discussed all issues and agreed on some roadmap to education reforms. They targeted to enroll every child until 2018.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2015-01-30/page-1/detail-16


Approval for assistant education officer

Recently Chief Minister and British council hold a meeting at governor house. They discussed education system and issues. CM approved the new recruitments of assistant education officer.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-30-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=1423.gif




Funding for professional education and training

Taxation Minister said that government spending nearly 2 billion and 400 million to professional education. Government is establishing learning centers for women.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102656083&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150130



Private schools charging extra for security

Parents are worried about excessed fees by private institutions. Private institutions are charging nearly 200 rupees extra for their security.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2015-01-30/page-1/detail-22


City schools celebrating sports day without security

City School Shalimar Campus, Lahore, is celebrating sports day without any security. They did not follow the security instructions by government. Parents are worried about it.

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


Policies by private sector not successful

Rector NCBAE said that education could not provide any benefit without research. He said not all policies by private sector are successful. He said that HEC is working well.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-30&edition=LHR&id=1521959_70537459        


Listing of schools for solar energy

Education Department, Rawalpindi started making list of all rural area schools. Initially schools of Murree, Kotli Satyan, Gojar Khan and Kallar Sayedan will be transformed to solar energy.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-30&edition=ISL&id=1520843_31651636




Schools in Sukkur, Khairpur told to establish biometric system

Calling for strengthened alertness at schools in Sukkur, Khairpur and Ghotki districts, the Commissioner of Sukkur Division, Muhammad Abbas Baloch, has directed the authorities to introduce biometric system at schools and added that boundary walls should be constructed, including placing of barbed wires, in schools with large enrolments. This was stated by him at a meeting at his office regarding issue of ghost teachers, closed schools, security arrangements and education reforms throughout Sukkur division.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-298932-Schools-in-Sukkur-Khairpur-told-to-establish-biometric-system


Annual Status of Education Report Pakistan launched

Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) and Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) organized the provincial launch of the “Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) Pakistan – 2014” for Sindh Province today at Arena hall Karachi. The launch was organized to share the findings of the survey with those concerned, including major stakeholders belonging to the field of academics, practitioners working in the field of education and representatives from the government and media personnel.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/30-Jan-2015/annual-status-of-education-report-pakistan-launched



Schooling in ‘dangerous’ times

Up to 173 students of the Government Boys Primary School, Chak 96-ML, have to sit under the sky as the school building has been declared dangerous. Headmaster Syed Iqbal Husain Shah says the school was established in 1961 and its building was declared dangerous by the buildings department some 10 years ago.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1160356/schooling-in-dangerous-times


Foundation of Altaf Hussain University to be laid today

Governor Sindh will lay foundation of Altaf Hussain University today at Hyderabad.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-30/page-1




Listing of ghost schools of Sukkur

Commissioner Sukkur said to prepare list of all ghost schools. He also advised to introduce biometric system for monitoring attendance at schools. He also said to complete the security of schools.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-30-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_07.gif


Corruption in SMC funds for schools

Due to not utilizing the SMC fund for schools, many schools are without any basic facilities and infrastructure. Most of them are closed not functional.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-30-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_11.gif


Award for VC FUUAST

Bazm e Farog e Adab and Fun is awarding special award to VC FUUAST for his admirable work in research.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-30-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_25.gif



22 thousand teachers on stack by new management cadre

Provincial education secretary implemented new management cadre. He did not take its approval from assembly. New managementment cadre ignores seniority lists and 22 thousand teachers are on stake.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102655473&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150130




Funding seminaries

The government has conceded that funding is coming in from foreign sources for seminaries across the country. In the year 2013-14, some 80 seminaries received Rs300 million to help support them. The origin of some of this funding is surprising. The Netherlands, Australia and the US are among the countries that have donated funds to various organisations to help run seminaries in Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and other parts of the country.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/829653/funding-seminaries/


Teachers versus terrorists by Khizr Imran Tajammul

The news of teachers undergoing basic arms training for self-defense against the looming terrorist attack has evoked mixed emotions across Pakistan. People are unanimously saluting the bravery of those who have decided to return to school to teach at the risk of their own lives but many are skeptical about arming teachers and expecting them to effectively defend themselves and their students in case of a terrorist attack.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-30/page-6/detail-1


Justice: can we do better? by Faisal Bari

The state and society have been indifferent to the plight of the majority of our children. To date, there has been no progress on ensuring that all children of school going age get enrolled. Even for children who are in school, learning levels across the spectrum and barring only the small fraction of high-fee elite private schools are quite poor.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1160332/justice-can-we-do-better


Letters to the editor


Guns vs pens

Reading the news about teachers being trained in assault weapons use in KP reminds us of the old adage: ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’. It reminds us that communication, or in some interpretations, administrative power, is a more effective tool than direct violence.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-298864-Guns-vs-pens


Guns versus pens

After reading news of teachers training with Kalashnikovs and handguns in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, I became shocked at what has happened to Pakistan. Old rivals, the pen and the gun, have always faced off against each other but success always kissed the hand of the pen. Now we see that the person who is supposed to deliver the message of harmony, peace and love is loaded with guns. This is one of the worst examples set by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/30-Jan-2015/guns-versus-pens


Regional Press:


Khyber Pakhtunkhua


Teachers Organization demanded to re-review curriculum

Teachers Organization demanded to re-review curriculum, re under the Centre and political interference in their department at every level.  The Press Secretary Mian Zia-ur-Rehman said the interference of NGOs must be stopped and all over the Pakistan same education curriculum and source of urdu is  must of educational revolution in the country. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=OTU4NDU=


Charsadda private schools increased school fee for security arrangements

Charsadda private schools are increased their school fees in the name of security. There is no limit and legislations about the fees. Parents are facing trouble to continue their children education. 

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


Disciplinary action demanded by IJT

IJT demanded disciplinary action against those students who misbehave with teachers and said IJT never tolerate any misbehave with teachers.

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


Government released a handsome fund for the security of government schools

KP government released a handsome fund for the security of the government schools. This was stated by Minister for Information & Higher Education Mr.Mushtaq Ghani.  He said government is aware to provide security to the nation self & property.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102656307&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150130


Ban on appointment & transfers in government colleges

Peshawar Education department responsible Officials impose ban on appointment & transfers in government colleges. They said this decision was taken to maintain quality education & save government funds to miss use. This was announced by Higher education department, Achieves & Libraries.

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page no. 1


Workshop held for school safety measures

In a local hotel a workshop for the safety measures of the district schools was held yesterday. Dedak Chariman & MPA Arbab Jehandad Khan was the chief guest. Fazal Elahi, MPA, Samina Ghani,EDO Education Female and Head Mistress of Peshawar government girls schools are also participated this program.

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


Laptops are distributed in Malakand University among scholars

495 laptops are distributed through Prime Ministers Laptops scheme among PHD, M Phil & M S Cs scholars. Under the central government Higher Education Commission arranged distribution ceremony in Malakand University.

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


No security in Tehkal boys GPS No.1.

There is no security in GPS No.1 Tehkal, district Peshawar. No work done on boundary walls nor barbed wire installed and no arms with watchman for security purpose. Administration given so many applications to concerned department but there is no any action taken on it. Students and teachers of the schools totally un safe.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=3&date=2015-01-30




Promotion of Education Government’s ' top priority: PKMAP

QUETTA: The member of provincial Assembly belonging to Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party Ms. Masooma Hayat and Wallim Jan Barkat have said that promotion of Education is the first priority. The National testing Service have been introduced to ensure on-merit recruitments of teachers in the education dept. putting an end to the culture of "safaris". The parliamentarian were addressing a meeting arranged by the non organizations, Pakistan Coalition for Education and Pamir Development Society working in the education sector, here at a local hotel.

Complete Story: Balochistan News, Page no. 3

It is our responsibility to avoid Women's matter in Teaching: GTA

SIBBI: Government Teacher Association Baluchistan Provincial Leader Hoor bibi said to the press reporter. Women teachers are facing a lot of difficulties and hurdles with their duty. She further said after visiting a different girls schools and finally she found that there is a lot of work remaining in women education sector which is a big challenge for us and we will find out the solution in very next time. Furniture and other facilities will be provide in the girls’ schools.

Complete  Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-30-2015/Quetta/page8.asp

Claim of Education emergency Gawadar Degree College is derived from Lecturers

GAWADAR: Government Degree College Gawadar's claim has flown the other claims of education in Baluchistan. There is no Lecturer for English and physics subject in the college and faculty members have demanded for the required lectures. Gawadar is a rich and fruitful location of Pakistan but unfortunately there is no interest for education from govt.
Complete Story: Azadi News, Page no. 8

Concept of cheating is impossible in the forthcoming matric exam, Department setup a CCTV cameras:

QUETTA: Chief Secretary Baluchistan Saif ullah Chatta chaired a meeting of secretaries committee on Thursday. In exam centers CCTV cameras will be setup in hidden places and focus over the scenario continuously. Education Secretary Abdul Saboor Kakar said that with Quetta district six more district are in the list where we are going to provide the CCTV cameras. Saifullah Chatta said with a strike system in the forthcoming exam we also concentrate over a good attitude of invigilators during exam hours.

Complete Story:  Balochistan News, Page no. 1 



Punjab sets target to get every child to school by 2018

Lahore: A delegation of British Council, headed by it Chief Executive, Saran Devinchi, met CM Shehbaz Sharif and assured cooperation in the Education sector.   CM Shehbaz told the delegation that education has been and will continue to be the first priority of the Punjab Government.   He also said that a Schools Reforms Road Map had been prepared, and according to that plan every child will be admitted to schools by 2018.  He also said that the children of APS Peshawar were targeted brutally and their sacrifice will not go wasted. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-30/page-1 


Women University Multan a high security risk

Multan: Zahid Salim Gondal, DCO Multan, while addressing a meeting of District Administration and heads of educational institutions, said that the women University Multan was a high security risk spot, the security guards have been provided bullet proof jackets. The educational institutions will be issued arm licenses, student organizations with suspicious activities will be banned.  The school heads must get their security guards psychologically examined so there are no elements with extremist mindset.   

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-30/page-8

Daily Sang-e-Meel Multan, Page no. 8


Garbage piles around primary school be removed

Khanpur: Mohammed Arshad Hashmi, District President of Teachers’ Rights Forum Rahim Yar Khan has said that garbage piles around Govt. Primary School Basti Lashkari be removed immediately.   

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Multan Page no. 7


Rs. 6 lakhs bungled by management of Arabic Primary School Bhinda Wains

Ahmedpur Sharqia: The Headmaster of Government Primary School Bhinda Wains, Mohammed Shafiq ate up RS.6 lakhs in collaboration with officials of Education Department.  Headmaster refutes the allegations.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Multan, Page no. 9


Private and government schools lack proper security arrangement

Ahsanpur: The private and government schools of Ahsanpur, Nabipur and surrounding areas do not have proper security arrangements. They do not have security guards and boundary walls.  The owners of private schools have increased fees in the name of security arrangements.  

Complete Story: Daily Express Rahim Yar Khan, Page no. 4


RS.30 million allocated for boundary walls of 34 schools

Liaquatpur:  The District Government of District Rahim Yar Khan, on the instructions of The Punjab Government, has sanctioned RS.31.2 million (3 crore and twelve lakh rupees) for construction of boundary walls and main gates of the 34 boys and girls schools of the Tehsil Liaquatpur.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 3


Educational institutions of layyah fail to make proper security arrangements

Layyah: The Punjab Government had passed orders about a month ago to make proper security arrangements, but the educational institutions of District Layyah have not made proper security arrangement so far.  The Basic Health Units of the villages are also without boundary walls. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 9


Saitpur schools without boundary walls

Saitpur:  The schools of Saitpur do not have boundary walls and barbed wires.  The children feel very insecure. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 3


Co-Education at primary school be abolished

Haroonabad:  The residents of Chak No.46/3R demand separate schools for boys and girls at Primary level.  The Boys and Girls Primary Schools were amalgamated few years ago.  The people stopped sending their daughters to school.  People protested against the co-education and the attitude of DT Asmat Bibi and Hamedullah.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan P # 3


Educational future of b.sc. students of govt. emerson college endangered

Multan: The Students of 4 year B.Sc. course at Government College Emerson, Multan are worried about their educational future because the examinations are not conducted in time.  The course of Four years could not be completed even in 5 years due to the negligence of the University staff.

Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page no. 8


Govt. High School be upgraded to Higher Secondary

Dokotah: The residents have demanded that CM Punjab must issue orders to upgrade the Government High School Dokotah to a Secondary School.  The school was set up in 1956 and could not be upgraded so far.

Daily Naya Daur Multan P # 2



Villagers demanded to suspend Ghost Teachers

District Larkana: The residents of village Siddique Machi stood against Ghost Teachers and demanded from Secretary Education and Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro  to take action against them and suspend them. They told that Teachers come to school once in Two Months and due to their distant attitude with Schools, about 200 Students’ future is on the verge of devastation.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130233984&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150130


Shortage of basic facilities in Primary School

District Naushehro Feroz: The residents of village Ameer bux Jiskani stood against shortage of basic facilities in their village Primary School. They briefed that due to non-availability of School building, Students are studying under open sky; there is shortage of furniture and other basic facilities. They added that villagers met D.E.O Moro and Naushehro Feroz to take notice, but still nothing has happened.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130233967&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150130


School building construction work left incomplete

District Umer Kot: The construction work of Primary School village Dost Khipri is left incomplete and students are worried about their future. Villagers cried that contractor is not coming to visit site and look after construction work; there is shortage of drinking water, washrooms and furniture in the School; they demanded from responsible authorities to take notice.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130234004&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150130


120 Schools closed and 400 Teachers on visa

District Dadu: According to reports 120 Schools of different areas of Taluka Sehwan are closed including U.C 1 , U.C 2, U.C Jhangara, U.C  Bhan and U.C Tilti and about 400 Teachers are on Visa. School buildings have been turned to cattle farms and Ghost Teachers are busy in their private works. Villagers protested before Press Club and alleged that Officers are getting monthly bribe from Ghost Teachers and leave them on Visa. They have warned that if no action is taken against Ghost Teacher they would expand their protests.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130234042&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150130



Civil Society protests against Ghost Teachers

District Thurparker: Civil Society member from Taluka Mithi organized protest rally against Ghost Teachers. On the occasion Mr. Liaquat Mirani told that due to Ghost Teachers, Students’ future is on the verge of destruction and Schools are standing idle; government should take action against them.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130234087&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150130


Villagers and Students protested against ghost Teachers

District Thurparker: The residents of village Chanesar Kaloi protested along with Students against Ghost Teachers of their Village School. They told that Ghost Teachers are not attending School even single say in a month; School building is decaying and Officers do not take action; SMC funds are grabbed and not utilized for its repairing. They added that Girls school of their village is closed since 10 years. They have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and resolve issue.

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Schools of three villages closed; protest

District Thatto: The residents of village Hala Haweli, Sulaiman Chutto and Bhoro Khan Hajano protested along with Students against closure of Schools of their villages. They told that since last five years Primary School boys and Girls is closed and teachers are drawing their salaries at homes. Students’ future is ruined due to closure of schools. They have demanded from Senior Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice and restore schools.

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Commissioner Sukkur directed to install Bio-metric System to check attendance of Teachers

District Sukkur: Commissioner Sukkur Mr. Abbas Baloch has stopped salaries of 29 Ghost teachers and has issued show cause notice to 20 Teachers. While addressing to a meeting, he said Bio-metric System should be installed in the Schools to identify attendance of Ghost Teachers.

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13 Government Schools privatized; Protest

District Khairpur Mirs: According to the reports 13 Government Schools including Naaz High School, Shah Abdul Latif Boys and Girls Primary Schools and others are handed over to a Private Group named Book. It also identified and leaked that Government has issue 10 cror rupees to that group to run these Schools. GSTA Presidents Mr. Ashraf Khaskheli while addressing to a meeting at School warned that Government should get back these Schools otherwise they would expand protest all over Sindh.

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Deputy Commissioner Larkana provided furniture and Books to Primary School

District Larkana: Deputy Commissioner Larkana Mr. Javed Ahmed Jagirani visited Primary School Lachman Bagri and Provided furniture and Books to the Students. He also ensure that school bathrooms and other basic facilities would be provided.

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No appointment on Merit basis since last 30 years; Secretary Education

Karachi: Secretary Education Mr. Fazal ul Allah Pechuho has confessed that appointment in Education Department is not on merit basis. He said since last 30 years recruitment is not held transparent and on merit basis; Teachers only get their salaries and do not attend Schools. He added that new policy is being introduced in this regard for Ghost Teachers to train them and make them bound to attend Schools and Adopt A School is related to that policy to promote Schools. While addressing to a program organized by Sindh Education Foundation and others he said Government School would have new free policy to promote Education.

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High School building dangerous for Students

District Thatto: The building of high School village Gharo is decaying and has become completely dangerous for the Students. There is acute shortage of drinking water, compound walls and bathrooms and other basic facilities. Social and Political parties of the city have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and resolve issue on priority basis.

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Additional Deputy Commissioner directed to increase School security

District Thurparker: Additional Deputy Commissioner had a meeting with other officers where it was directed to increase security of Schools of Sindh along with decreasing of encroachment before Schools.

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Girls Primary School closed since 20 years

District Khairpur Mirs: Girls Primary School village Mehar Ali Khero is closed since last 20 years and Teachers are getting their salaries without attending it. It is also notified that School is running in Government record. Villagers protested and told media that Girls are worried about their future and their Education is being ruined due to closure of School. They demanded from responsible authorities to take notice and save girls’ Education.

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Primary School closed since years

District Shikarpur: Primary School village Thami Mahar is closed since years. Villagers visited offices of D.O, S.D.O and others for its opening, but nothing has happened.

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Drainage Water overflew inside School premises

District Larkana: Drainage Water stored inside Primary School muhalla Ali Gohar Abad and about 1400 Students have been ordered to leave School unattended. The School building is located in the native place of Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro.

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