JUNE 25 2014

Only 316 girls primary schools in Hyderabad

316 is the number of government girls primary schools in Hyderabad according to Alif Ailaan’s 2014 education survey.

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Education Emergency demanded

Deploring the current status of education and ineffective steps taken by authorities in Sindh to address the enormous task, the educationists and political workers on Sunday demanded the provincial government to declare “Education Emergency” for 10 years. The event titled “Consultative Conference on Education” was organised by Awami Jamhori Party (AJP) at Karachi Press Club and was attended by the concerned citizens of Sindh belonging to academia, political workers and various other sections of society. During the conference, they demanded the government to create an education management service that should cater to the continuous training and career planning of the teaching staff.

Complete Story: http://www.nation.com.pk/karachi/23-Jun-2014/education-emergency-demanded


Education is a concern, but only on paper

The incumbent government has been vowing to increase budgetary allocations for education during the next four years, but data released regarding the new fiscal year paint a very different picture. In the previous fiscal year, the federal government and provinces allocated Rs504 billion — about eight per cent of total expenditure and 1.9 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Last year, the federal government total allocated Rs80 billion in total for education including the Higher Education Commission (HEC). 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/725622/provincial-issue-education-is-a-concern-but-only-on-paper/


Balochistan schools to be linked with GPS, GIS

The Balochistan government is going to link its schools with GPS and GIS system to monitor the attendance of teachers and students at educational institutions. This was said by Advisor to Chief Minister on Education, Sardar Raza Muhammad Baraich while speaking at a "Single School Teacher" seminar organised by non-governmental organization, Center for Peace and Development (CPD) here.

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/pakistan/general-news/180437-balochistan-schools-to-be-linked-with-gps-gis.html


Govt to upgrade libraries for online and digital networking

Punjab Governor Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar on Sunday said that government was working actively to discuss ways, means and modalities to upgrade libraries on modern lines in all major districts of the province in a phased programme .The governor, in an interview with APP said that libraries are part and parcel in education system and always contribute a major role in promoting quality education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/23-Jun-2014/govt-to-upgrade-libraries-for-online-and-digital-networking

Education centres for street children soon

The establishment of formal and informal education centres in Rawalpindi district for street children has started under a new project started by the Punjab government. The provincial government has started the new project to raise literacy rate, improve quality of education and enrolment of street children. The children working in auto workshops and homes, beggars, kids of the gypsies and other street children would be imparted education under the project.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-257731-Education-centres-for-street-children-soon


106 studetnts in 2,685 schools

106 or more children are getting education in 2,685 community schools working in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under federal government initiative for increasing literacy rate.

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Educational reforms in Turbat

Turbat, being the biggest city of Makran, is facing a number of problems such as street crime, traffic issues and poor infrastructure. Most of the people from the rural areas visit Turbat on a daily basis to seek livelihood and face many issues in commuting to and fro owing to dilapidated roads and bridges. Moreover, the lack of quality educational institutions in Turbat is the biggest issue because without education no nation can survive or thrive. The Turbat University today does not have enough classrooms or furniture to accommodate all the students who are enrolled there. The building of the university is under construction but, interestingly, it has collapsed twice while it was being constructed.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/726471/educational-reforms-in-turbat/


Advance school fee burden

 I want to draw attention of Education Dept regarding private schoolcharging June & July fee which is burden and problem for salaried group. As I paid my son fee for April and May 14 during April, 14, now got fee challan for paying June & July 14 fee in May 14, it means those school getting fees during May 14 for 3 months (May, June and July).

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=245328


Closed Capital school to reopen

On the protests of inhabitants of Soan Garden area of the federal capital and civil society against the closure of a primary school, the Federal Directorate of Educating (FDE) has pledged to open the school from July 1. Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) in collaboration with Iqra Ehsan Social Welfare Trust had organised a peaceful demonstration against the closure of a primary model school in Soan Garden on 16th June


Complete Story: http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-06-21/page-14/detail-1


Academic institutions closed, CNG stations to open today

The academic institutions of the capital remained closed while the universities cancelled their scheduled exams on Monday due to the protest of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) activists. All the schools and colleges remained closed due to security measures for the rallies of PAT while the Allama Iqbal Open University as well as the Quaid-e-Azam University cancelled their scheduled papers.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/24-Jun-2014/academic-institutions-closed-cng-stations-to-open-today


Students urged to focus on studies

 PML-N MNA Begum Shaista Pervaiz Malik urged students to concentrate on their studies and respect their elders. She was speaking at the seventh day of the Ideological Summer School being jointly run by Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust and Pakistan Movement Workers Trust at the Aiwan-i-Karkunaan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakista. She said Pakistan was attained after rendering great sacrifices. “We must not let it be harmed in any way. We must each contribute toward its peace and progress,” she observed.


Complete Story: http://www.nation.com.pk/lahore/24-Jun-2014/students-urged-to-focus-on-studies


A futuristic vision of Pakistan

Today Pakistan, pitched as it is, on the crossroads of its short but eventful national history, is faced by with an acute crises of confidence engulfing the whole ambit of its economic, social and political affairs.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/06/24/epaper/23rd-june-2014-2/


Student get day off due to PAT activists protest in the city

Academic institutions of federal capital remained closed while universities cancelled scheduled exams on Monday due to the protest of Pakistan Awami Tehreek activists.



784 billion will be spent on education in next 4 years

Government will build new education institutions and provide basic facilities in these institutions besides training teachers under Millennium Development Goals Acceleration Framework 2013-16. A hefty amount of 784 billion will be sept under this particular framework.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102282252&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20140623


US announced professional development program for teachers

Public school teachers who teach English in public schools will be trained under professional development program. Teacher who teach classes form 8-100 will be eligible for this training according to American Education Foundation.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102282271&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20140623


Teachers’ Unions and Secretary Education will discuss Charter of Demand

Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, Secretary Education Punjab, and the representatives of Teachers’ Union will meet tomorrow (26 June) to discuss the “Charter of Demand” by the Teachers’ Unions. Secretary Educations has invited representatives of Teachers’ Union for this meeting.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102284892&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20140625


We are implementing the policy of uniform curriculum: Baleegh

State Minister for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education and Interior and Narcotics Control, Baleegh ur Rehman, said that we are implementing the uniform curriculum policy in the county to overcome education problems.

Complete Story: Roznama Pakistan, Islamabad Edition, Page No. 8, 25 June 2014


Balochistan MPAs call for action against ghost teachers, doctors

Taking part in a debate on the provincial budget for the next fiscal year on Monday, opposition and treasury benches in the Balochistan Assembly stressed the need for improving service delivery in education and health sectors. They urged the government to take stern action against absentee teachers and doctors posted in far-flung areas of the province. They deplored that such teachers and doctors regularly received salaries but avoided performing their duties.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1114706/balochistan-mpas-call-for-action-against-ghost-teachers-doctors


AJK police occupy girl schools again

Like in the past, this time too as many as 1,000 police officials, who came from Azad Kashmir, are being kept in two educational institutions for girls. They were called to quell protests by the workers of Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) who had gathered in Islamabad to receive their leader Dr Tahirul Qadri. An official of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) on the condition of anonymity told Dawn that whenever police officials stayed in the educational institutions they not only broke the wooden furniture but also drew unethical pictures and wrote foul remarks on the walls.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1114735/ajk-police-occupy-girl-schools-again


Teachers march against college ‘privatisation’

Around 150 college teachers organised a procession from Mall Mandi Chowk to College Chowk against alleged privatisation of the Government Post-Graduate College. Teachers claimed the PML-N government would privatise the college by introducing an act in the Punjab Assembly.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1114722/teachers-march-against-college-privatisation


One teacher for every 30 students suggested

The teacher-student ratio is an indicator of education quality but Pakistan ranked lowest in South Asia as far as this ratio is concerned. Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India have better teacher-student ratio in classrooms compared to Pakistan. “In Pakistani primary schools, on average, one teacher is teaching over 40 students which is against international standards,” said Raja Shahid Mubarik, the president of Punjab Teacher Union (PTU), Rawalpindi.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1114314


RIS, Shifa sign MoU for promoting education

The Roots International Schools (RIS) and Shifa International Hospital have collaborated to nurture education in Pakistan. Sohail Ahmed Siddique, COO of Shifa International Hospital and Farheen Mehmood, director academics and Quality Assurance at RIS signed the MOU that aimed at opening avenues for mutual collaboration, cooperation and joint ventures in future to create and build a knowledge economy.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-257473-RIS-Shifa-sign-MoU-for-promoting-education


Parents express concern over school vehicles safety

School van drivers in Rawalpindi remain unaware of the safety rules pertaining to transportation of school children. Out of greed for money they fill to capacity their vehicles with students of all ages thus making journey from home to school and vice versa an awful one.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-257293-Parents-express-concern-over-school-vehicles-safety


National Book Foundation successfully launches Summer Book Club

National Book Foundation has success fully launched a summer book club with the help of students of different schools, their  teachers and parents.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-06-22&edition=ISL&id=1132637_23458597


Government does not have funds to implement Education Policy, Matloob Inqalabi

Minister Education Muhammad Matloob Inqalabi said that the AJK government does not have funds to implement education policy.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-06-22&edition=ISL&id=1131860_33339345


Arrears paid to teachers

The stipend arrears of 12,204 teachers of the Basic Education Community Schools (BECS) project have been dispatched after the Planning Commission of Pakistan accorded approval for continuation of the BECS project. This was disclosed by BECS Project Regional Director (Punjab) Faisal Shahzad Awan while addressing the Advocacy and Communication Seminar organised by the Federal Ministry of Education and Professional Training on Saturday. The stipend worth Rs 6000 per teacher was stopped after the promulgation of the 18th Amendment in the Constitution of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-257449-Arrears-paid-to-teachers


School building under-construction from 6 years

Residents of Plandari said that the Head Master of Boys School of the area is an honest man and accusations against him are baseless. They further added that the contractor took all the money and is not finishing the school building.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-06-22&edition=ISL&id=1131857_33605829


New project underway to enroll street children in schools

Like other 36 districts of Punjab, formal and non-formal education institutes are to be opened soon in Rawalpindi.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102280117&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20140622


Punjab Education Foundation introduces Interactive classroom technology

Punjab Education Foundation will launch its project of providing latest technology to its partner schools. 25 schools will be provided free electronic boards.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-06-21/page-2



Educated society is the key to success, Asif Bilal Lodhi

DCO Chakwal Asif Bilal Lodhi said that 100 percent educated societies is the key to success. Students enrolled in numerous schools should be taught how to behave in all walks of life as this is the only way they can learn to be an important part of our society.

Complete Story: Roznama Khabrain, Islamabad Edition, Page 2, 21 June 2014.


Punjab Teachers Union call for protest against forced retirement of Union Leaders

Punjab Teachers Union call for protest against forced retirement of senior union leaders on 24th June. Rallies will be arranged across Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102278049&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20140621


Government Boys Secondary School F1 has been upgraded to a High School

Vice President Muslim League-N Khalid Mehmood Dar said that Government Boys Secondary School F1 has been upgraded to a high secondary school. He said that the standard of education and the codition of building is different from all the government schools in AJK.

Complete Story: Roznama Pakistan, Islamabad Edition, Page No. 5, 22 June 2014.


National bank is playing its role for Health and Education, Kausar Iqbal

National Bank of Pakistan is playing its role in health and education sector by providing facilities in the far off areas of the country. District Chakwal has received huge donations from the bank.

Complete Story: Roznama Pakistan, Islamabad Edition, Page No. 3, 22 June 2014.


Students with professional degree ask to be made a part of PM’s fee reimbursement scheme

Students with professional degrees demand that they be made a part of PM’s fee reimbursement scheme too. They were of the view that professional degrees are more expensive to afford so they should be made a part of the scheme too.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-06-21&edition=ISL&id=1130397_83375963


Challenges can only be faced if education is spread widely, Sabir Balouch

District Chairman Senate Sabir Balouch said that educated youth is an asset to the country’s resources.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-06-21&edition=ISL&id=1130266_47590614




Survey silent on missed education targets by Ansar Abbasi

In what could be a serious charge sheet against the federal and provincial governments, the Pakistan Economic Survey 2013-14 has conveniently missed out to the 2009 National Education Policy commitment of spending 7% of the GDP on education by 2015. Not only that, the Economic Survey 2013-14 conveniently misses to mention the 2009 National Education Policy (NEP) pledge of allocating 7% of the GDP on education by 2015 it re-sets the target of spending 4% of the GDP on education by 2018 from the existing 2%. Last year’s Economic Survey had at least mentioned the NEP 2009’s commitment of allocating 7% of GDP to education by 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-30713-Survey-silent-on-missed-education-targets


Article: Why is there a change in behavior of students and teachers? by Kanwal Naz Gul

The relationship between a teacher and a student is that of a father and a son. Biological father is the reason you come into this world but a teacher is one who makes us a human being. He teaches one the difference between right and wrong.

Complete Story: Roznama Pakistan, Islamabad Edition, Page No. 11, 21 June 2014.


Urdu of 9th Class by Javaid Intazar

There are 11 chapters in the Urdu textbook of 9th class that is being taught in public schools of the country. People like Maolana Shibli Nomani, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Altaf Hussain Hali, Azad, Deputy Nazir Ahmed, Munshi Prem Chand, Syed Imtiaz Ali Taj, Mirza Adeeb, Shafiq ur Rehman and Col. Muhammad Khan are the authors of these chapters. How can a boy or girl of 9th class can understand the writings of these Urdu legends?.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-06-24/page-15


Contemporary education with religious education by M.A.Tabassum

The intellectuals of Pakistan are paying less heed to the problem of education in the country. The children who are I Madrassas know nothing about the contemporary education while children enrolled in schools feel themselves alienated from religious teachings.

Complete Story:  : Roznama Pakistan, Islamabad Edition, Page No. 11, 25 June, 2014.