JUNE 19 2014

Schools refuse to shut for summer vacations

In defiance of the government directives to keep education institutions shut from June 15 for summer vacations, some schools in the provincial capital are still open in this scorching heat that is creating problems for the students and leaving parents worried. The two branches of Al-Qalam School System in Peshawar are among such schools. These branches would remain open till July 20 after which only 15-day holidays would be given to the students. Al-Qalam School System, which has its headquarters in Lahore, has two campuses in the provincial capital — one at Murshidabad on the Kohat Road and another on the Warsak Road.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-256898-Schools-refuse-to-shut-for-summer-vacations


Government to financially empower less-privileged, talented students: Maryam

Expanding coverage area of the Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme (PMFRS) to Northern Punjab, Chairperson of Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP) Maryam Nawaz said in Murree that the government wouldn’t allow scarcity of resources in attaining higher education for the capable and talented students belonging to the underdeveloped areas of the country. She maintained that peace was pivotal to enhance educational and economic activities in the country. She also prayed for success of the operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ against the terrorists.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-256863-Government-to-financially-empower-less-privileged-talented-students-Maryam


KP Opp flays opposition of taxes on private educational institutes

The opposition parties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Wednesday strongly criticized imposition of new taxes on private institutions and termed the step an extra burden on parents who would pay additional charges in exchange of these taxes.

Complete Story: http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-06-19/page-3


Restrictions on posting and transfer in the Education department lifted by Punjab Government, political list prepared

Punjab government has uplifted the ban on postings and restrictions of employees at the education department. After which dozens of teachers have submitted their requests for transfer while the political list has been prepared.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-06-19&edition=ISL&id=1126479_91569417


Murree, Java English Medium School faces shortage of teachers

A school in Java which comes under Murree tehsil has English syllabus for 70 students whereas two seat for teachers are empty.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102275179&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20140619


The Prime Minister is focusing on Technical education: Baleegh-ur-Rehman

According to Baleegh-ur-Rehman, Minister of State for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education, the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is giving special attention to the promotion of technical education in the country.

Complete Story:http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102275190&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20140619


Higher Education given priority instead of primary education; experts are surprised

The federal government has given priority to higher education rather than primary education and so they have planned 18 programs for Ph.d students for which Rs.4 billion 28 crores and 25 lakh have been allocated in the form of scholarships.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102275266&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20140619