JULY 17 2014

Education officer was removed on corruption charges, AAG tell court

The provincial authorities informed the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday that district education officer Syeda Nelofer Ali was removed from her post on corruption charges. A division bench of the SHC headed by Justice Muneb Akhtar was seized with the hearing of a petition filed by Nelofer who challenged the notification of education and literacy department regarding her removal from the post. Sindh assistant advocate general filed a reply of secretary education and literacy department in response to the court notice, submitting that the district education officer was relieved of her duty on account of charges of mismanagement, indiscipline and corruption. He stated that an enquiry into the allegations levelled against Nelofer was conducted which revealed that she illegally allowed those persons to join their duties who managed fake and bogus appointment orders in 2012-13 in connivance with former directors of schools education.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/07/16/city/karachi/education-officer-was-removed-on-corruption-charges-aag-tell-court/


Girls take the lead in HSSC exam results

Keeping in line with the Secondary School Certificate results this year, girls have maintained their lead overall, besides securing the top three positions in the Higher Secondary School Certificate exams, as shown by the results announced by Aga Khan University Examination Board on Wednesday. Afshan Hussain of Habib Girls School obtained the first position with 87.72 percent marks. Both second and third positions were secured by candidates from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi. Sadori obtained the second position by securing 87.54 percent marks and Sadaf Batool Rizvi bagged the third position with 86.45 percent marks.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/07/17/city/karachi/girls-take-the-lead-in-hssc-exam-results/


SHC seeks comments on teacher’s petition

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the Sindh chief secretary, secretary education and literacy department and Sindh accountant general to submit their respective replies on a petition of Sindhi language teacher against non-payment of salaries. A division bench headed by Justice Muneeb Akhtar was hearing a petition filed by Naila, who sought court directives to relevant authorities for payment of salaries. The petitioner submitted that she was appointed as Sindhi language teacher 18 months back after she was declared successful in written examination and interview.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/07/12/city/karachi/shc-seeks-comments-on-teachers-petition/


374 more teachers transferred under rationalization policy

Education Department Faisalabad has complete the process of transfers under the rationalization policy and 374 more teachers have been transferred under this policy. Before that, 656 teachers were transferred under this policy in March 2014.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-07-17&edition=FAB&id=1179040_17264508


Punjab Education Department will recruit 30,000 educators

Punjab Education Department has decided to recruit 30,000 new educators in the department. These educators will be recruited in the grades 14, 16 and 19. Entry test will be conducted for the hiring of these educators all over the Punjab.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-17-2014/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_09.gif


KPK Education Department devolves all responsibilities to British Company

According to reports, the Department of Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has assigned some of its major responsibilities to a UK based consultancy, which has had an office set up at a local hotel in the provincial capital .

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102323716&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20140717


Lahore’s very own Knowledge Park on cards

In a bid to create synergy between the academia and corporate world, the Punjab government has envisaged a Knowledge Park in the provincial capital, Pakistan Today has learnt. Towards this end, the government has dedicated an area of 852 acres in a city’s prime location where the plan is to create clusters of related academic and industry sectors especially in information communication technology (ICT), business management and science and technology among others. The government also plans to take best known names in local and international education sectors and corporate industry and set it up in the knowledge park. Pakistan is a rapidly developing market with a large urban youth population and an ever-growing middle class well suited for the international market. The knowledge park will utilise the existing assets and move towards a knowledge-based economy.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/07/16/city/lahore/lahores-very-own-knowledge-park-on-cards/


Illegalities blamed on PU college

Punjab University College of Art and Design (PUCAD) former principal Maliha Azmi Agha has termed the MPhil programme run by the college as illegal and against the rules of Higher Education Commission (HEC).Addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Thursday, Maliha Azmi, who had been head of the institutions almost one year after Rahat Naveed Nasood, alleged that she had been removed from the headship for highlighting the illegalities and criticizing the parallel and ‘illegal MPhil programme’ which was started to oblige teachers.

Complete Story:  http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-07-17/page-14/detail-0


Fellowship degrees issued to docs sans exam

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has declared that College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan issued fellowship degrees to nearly 2,000 postgraduates without examination. In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Registrar PM&DC Raja Amjad clarified that there is a big difference between an honorary degree and degree awarded to respective blue-eyed specialists/ professors without examination by the College of Physician and Surgeons.

Complete Story: http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-07-17/page-14/detail-7



Arid Varsity Cuts Funding For Scholarship Programme

Although Pir Mehr Ali Shah University is  in possession of sufficient budget, it has imposed a major cut on funding for vice chancellor talent scholarship programme. The cut has been taken students and teachers by surprise as they were expecting more scholarships.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1119742/arid-varsity-cuts-funding-for-scholarship-programme


Notice to Aitchison BoG, Punjab

 The Lahore High Court issued notices to the Punjab government and others on Wednesday on a writ petition challenging the appointment of Aitchison College's board of governors (BoGs) and change in admission policy. Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh held first hearing of the petition filed by Sarah Khan and other former Aitchisonians where their lawyer argued that the government had shown nepotism in appointing members of BoGs in the historic education institution. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1119768/notice-to-aitchison-bog-punjab



 Educational Institutions ,Hotels and Wedding Halls accused of tax evasion

The Federal Board Of Revenue has directed its officials to investigate cases of tax evasion in education institutes, hotels and wedding halls, throughout the country.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102323699&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20140717


PU began MPhil degree to facilitate teachers

Former Principal of Punjab University’s College of Arts and Design Maliha Azmi Agha on Wednesday said an MPhil programme was started at the college just for teachers awaiting promotions.

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USEFP hosts pre-departure brief for 80 Pak students

The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) has hosted a pre-departure orientation for 80 students, who will be travelling this fall to realize their dreams of a higher education in the United States. Speaking on the occasion, USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar congratulated the students and said, “USEFP is pleased to be able to help talented Pakistani students like you, achieve admission to US colleges and universities. US colleges and universities welcome Pakistani students as they add to the already rich diversity in the classroom.”

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=247373