JULY 2 2014

Education officer fired for corruption

The provincial chief secretary on Tuesday terminated a grade 18 education officer from service over charges of corruption and power misuse. Officials confirmed that a complaint had been registered against Ali Akbar Shaikh, an assistant district education officer in Gulberg, over the transfer of a nationalised school building to its original owners without consultations with relevant authorities.

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Khurram urges KPK to focus on education, health, other sectors for improving system

Federal Minister for Commerce, Khurram Dastagir Khan has said that Khyber Pakhtunkhawa government should focus on education, health and other sectors to bring improvement in the system. He said that Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI), should concentrate on the development of KPK and resolve the issues of the masses. Talking to Pakistan Television channel, he said that there is no space for those people who wanted to create problem for democratic system. He said that PTI should bring the suggestions on the table of Parliament to make reforms in any institution. Khurram Dastagir said that people of this country had given mandate to Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz party to run the democratic system. To a question he said that Pakistan had launched operation to eliminate menace of terrorism from this region.

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/top-news/108-pakistan-top-news/181987-khurram-urges-kpk-to-focus-on-education-health-other-sectors-for-improving-system.html



Education Institution’s should reform their curriculum  

The economic development of the county is inextricably linked to the its system of education. There is a need to alter the educational curriculum of the country so that it fulfils the specific human resource requirements of the country and helps it on the road to progress.

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Current Issues of Education

Primary education lays the foundation for the secondary college and university education. Its importance for providing a base to the higher education cannot be under estimated. While we lay focus of higher technical education we should understand that it is only the basic primary education which paves the way for later higher studies.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=246034


Pending salary-Ramadan brings cheers to teachers

Ramazan is the month of blessing. However, this time around, the month of fasting has turned out to be a real blessing for many teachers of Islamabad’s government schools and colleges. Awaiting payment of salary for around five months, 1,358 teachers working in educational institutions run by the Federal Directorate of Education on daily wage get the cheques of dues at the start of Ramazan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-259459-Pending-salary-Ramazan-brings-cheers-to-teachers


Cadet College Wana students clinch top 9 positions in matric exams

Students of Cadet College Wana clinched top 9 positions in matric Exams conducted by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Dera Ismail Khan. According to details, total 49 students participated in matric exams in which 48 obtained A-one grades.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201407/02/national.php


On Keeping Schools, Colleges Dry and Clean

Pindi division schools and colleges directed to ensure cleanliness arrangements during monsoon. Directives have been issued over to over 90 boy and girls colleges of Rawalpindi division to launch cleanliness drive for prevention of dengue during monsoon season.

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Summer camps prepare students for board exams

Majority of the tuition centres in twin cities have started additional coaching classes in the name of summer camps to prepae the students for the board examinations of class V. VIII, IX, X. The private academies are offering of all the subjects for the convenience of students to cover their weaknesses in their respective subjects.

Complete Story:  http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201407/02/islamabad-2.php

The rankings issue of Pakistani universities

A week ago, Times Higher Education (THE), which is considered one of the most prestigious world universities’ ranking agencies, released the 2014 rankings of Asia’s top 100 universities. Unfortunately, no Pakistani universities were named in it. Contrarily, in the 2013 rankings issued by another UK-based world universities’ rankings agency — Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) — seven Pakistan universities were listed amongst Asia’s top 100 universities. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/02-Jul-2014/the-rankings-issue-of-pakistani-universities


Microsoft Devices Pakistan donates PCs to TGS

Microsoft Devices Pakistan made a donation of 10 fully functional PCs to The Garage School (TGS). The school, which currently enrols more than 400 under-privileged students, will now be able to provide free quality IT education and impart modern tutoring to its students, which will help them in developing a sound future. The computers are fully equipped with the latest software and hardware components which will help the students learn and hone their computer skills on the most recent technology.

Complete Story: http://www.nation.com.pk/business/02-Jul-2014/microsoft-devices-pakistan-donates-pcs-to-tgs


17-year-old pilot raising funds for education through world voyage

As the overcast skies over Karachi cleared somewhat, a tiny particle in the air started getting bigger and bigger. Soon it took the shape of a small single-engine plane that landed here at Karachi airport on Tuesday afternoon.The pilot of the plane was no ordinary person. Seventeen-year-old American-born Pakistani Haris Suleman is on a tour of the world, that, too, in 30 days. He is flying with his father, Babar Suleman. After starting their journey from Plainfield, Indiana, the US, on June 19, the duo visited Canada, Iceland, England, Greece, Egypt and the UAE before reaching Pakistan. The Sulemans, who migrated to the US in the 1980s, have undertaken the challenge in a bid to raise money to help educate Pakistan’s poor children.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1116436/17-year-old-pilot-raising-funds-for-education-through-world-voyage


Surplus Government teachers to be set aside

The government of Punjab has taken measures to rationalize and reallocate the surplus number of female and male teachers ,throughout the 36 districts of the province. According to official estimates, around 50,000 teachers are expected to be declared as surplus.

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Rs 2 Billion allocated for the construction of 20 purpose built campuses

The Federal Government and the Higher Education Commission will allocate around Rs 2 Billion for the erection of various campuses throughout the country. These buildings will be constructed in Peshawar, Sargodha, Turbet, Rahim Yar Khan ,Multan and Islamabad. 

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102297143&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20140702


Quaid-e-Azam University holds a seminar on improving the quality of education

Quaid-e-Azam University’s Quality Education Cell (QEC) held a seminar on the” Quality Of Education and the Relevant Issues”. Members of the faculty and different departments took part in the seminar and presented their viewpoints on the problem.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102297126&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20140702





The difficulties in attaining a well rounded education in Pakistan  By Tanvir Qaiser Shahid

Our governments and the media have ignored the education and healthcare sector at their own peril. There is no denying the fact that the provision of education and healthcare services form the foundation stone for  a modern welfare state.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102296917&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20140702


Balochistan Provincial Assembly establishes standing committee on education By Raza-ur-Rehman

The opposition parties had boycotted the proceedings of the provincial assembly in the aftermath of the passage of the provincial budget 2013-2014 . In-order to assuage their concerns, the  chief ministers advisor for economic affairs presented a list of 55 demands on the assembly floor on behalf of the absent opposition.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102296957&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20140702