November 25, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhua


Minimum standards for curriculum being devised

 After devolution of the task of developing curricula to provinces under the 18th constitutional amendment, minimum standards of curriculum for all the provinces have been proposed with consensus of all stakeholders, according to sources.

They said that the objective of setting minimum standards was to ensure some uniformity in the curriculum of schools across the country as in future provinces would develop their own curricula.

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Schoolteacher being ‘victimised’ for refusing to take part

As much as schoolteacher Nizakat Kalsoom may have wanted to participate in the Sehat ka Insaf vaccination campaign, fear of death convinced her otherwise. Now, the woman’s position is at stake as she has refused to join the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government’s campaign.

In February, the K-P government launched the Sehat ka Insaf campaign in Peshawar and directed government women schoolteachers to help vaccinate children. However, many refused, saying they were receiving threatening letters and could not risk their lives.

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Peshawar High court Stay on Student fee tax

Peshawar High court holding stay on taking back 5% tax on students fee deposit.

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TEVTA Handover to Private Sector Opposed

Civil Society organizations have expressed reservations on TEVTA handover to Private Sector Organizations.

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Demand for School Building

Children taking education open-air without any building.

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Swat students get training on painting, music

More than 200 students, both boys and girls, attended a five-day training workshop on painting, wood carving, music and theatre at Wadudia Hall, Saidu Sharif.

The training was organised by Huner Kada, Islamabad to promote tolerance among the youth. The students participated in different categories and took keen interest in the workshop.

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March for survival of BU

Baloch Student Front argued that they will march for the betterment of administration of Balochistan University.

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Struggle for Better Education 

Hazara Student Federation said that they will work hard for betterment of education system in the region.

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Meeting with Chief Minister 

Balochistan Professors and Lecturers Association met with Cm for their issues.

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Violence against Teacher

Watan teachers association condemn violence against a teacher by violent people of the area of Dera Murad Jamali.

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Misbehavior of Transporters with Students

Administration should take notice of misbehavior of transporters with female teachers and female students.

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Missing Students 

BSO (Bachar) said that government should do something for recovering the missing students of the region.
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Safe Teachers Rights 

GTA Sohbatpur said that Government should take care of teachers rights.

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Ghosro Master 

Activists started campaign for teachers issues on social media.

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UAJK employees protest shifting of funds to other varsities

Employees of the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (UAJK) took to the streets, here on Monday, to condemn what they alleged shifting of their institution’s funds to other seats of higher learning in the region. They demanded immediate restitution of the funds shifted to the Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), University of Poonch Rawalakot (UPR) and Women University Bagh, beyond their genuine share.

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Ghost School Identified

 Secretary Education did monitoring vising and identified a ghost school at Gojra.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Islamabad, Page 11.




FDE gets new chief

A district management group (DMG) officer was given charge as the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) director-general (DG) on Monday. After failing to find a ‘suitable’ education professional, the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) appointed made bureaucrat Amir Ashraf Khawaja the DG of the FDE, which looks after 424 schools and colleges in the Islamabad Capital Territory.

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‘Ineligible’ officer made head of FDE and NISTE 

The government on Monday reshuffled administration of key educational institutions once again and appointed a grade 20 officer with no experience of working in the education sector as head of both Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and National Institute of Science & Technology (NISTE). The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) issued two notifications appointing the officer as seventh head of FDE and fourth chief of NISTE this year.

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Only if students could teach themselves too 

Dozens of girl students of a school situated in federal capital staged a sit-in against Federal Department of Education (FDE) Islamabad for the appointment of teachers in their school.

On Monday, around 50 students along with office bearers of Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of Islamabad Model School for Girls (IMCG) Gokina protested inside the building of FDE to press the administration for filling the vacant posts at the school.

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 Late delivery of salaries

Teachers decided not to take class until receiving their salaries.

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Taking responsibility to educate children

Al Pakistan Newspaper sellers association said that they will bear education expenses of children of their employees.

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Academicians, researchers should be helping hand for govt, communities in preparing policies of public interest

Renewed British Education Professor Marilyn Leask visited AIOU on Monday and shared her knowledge and experience with the university’s fellows on advancement of indigenous applied research.

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AIOU Upgrading Central Library 

Allama Iqbal Open University is working for advancement and improvement in their central Library.

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Daily Dunya Page 2.


Examination Responsibility of Headmaster

It is not justifiable to put responsibility of examinations of headmasters.

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Grant to Schools for Health


Article on Government Primary School by Muhammad Shehbaz on grant or Governor KP for health of children.

Complete Story: Daily Nawaz e Waqt, Page Special Publications.


Lack of Teachers

Teachers from Government Girls Elementary School did protest and argued that there is lack of teachers in the area. Edo should take notice.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Islamabad, Page 2.


Girls college not in clean area

Administration is not taking notice of poor waste management near Government College For Women Jhelum.

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QAU in Top 500

In new ranking of world universities, Quaid I Azam University is included in top 500 universities.

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Minister remonstrated against poor education facilities

The administration of Govt Postgraduate College Attock sensitised a state minister, who hails from district Attock, to a number problems being faced by the college especially the shortage of teachers. He assured the administration that the authorities concerned would be approached to resolve the problems while special steps would be taken to overcome the shortage of teachers especially of English Department.

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Protest in favor of linking GIS with IT

Students of Punjab University did protest against separation of GIS from information technology department.

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Students protest against death in custody

Police used teargas and baton charge on Monday to disperse hundreds of students who were protesting the alleged killing of a man from torture in police custody. A strike was observed on the joint call of Anjuman-i-Tajiran and various political parties on the fourth consecutive day of the protest against police. As per an agreement with Faisalabad Regional Police Officer Ihsan Tufail, roads were not blocked and the sit-in was staged at Saddar Bazaar Chowk instead of Shahbaz Chowk.

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Teachers Protest

Contractual Teachers of Commerce did protest against their non-permanent service positions at Muzaffar Garh and Lodhran.

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Meeting with Chief Secretary and Secretary HEC

Commerce teachers association met with chief secretary Punjab and HEC for their demands.

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Workshop on Biosafety 

Bahauddin Zikrya University organized a workshop on Biosafety.

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TEVTA to strengthen Board of Management

TEVTA is working on strengthening of Board of Management at District Level.

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TEVTA to Introduce New Courses

TEVTA decided to introduce new courses for capacity building of un employed peoples.

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Policy related Professional and  Skill education prepared

National Vocational and Technical Training Commission has prepared first policy of the country related to professional and skilled education learning.

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Daily Khabrain, Islamabad, Page 3.


Poor Waste management

Administration is not managing the disposal of wastes in the front of Girls degree college.

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Monitoring Visit of UNICEF provincial Director

Provincial Director of UNICEF visited Gulwala Primary school and said development targets can be achieve through better education.

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Students run amok, burn six buses of transport

Hundreds of unruly students, who were protesting against Busco, ransacked six buses of the company besides throwing traffic out of gear here in the limits of Saddr Police on Monday.

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Facilitation to Schools

DCO Lodhran said that government is committed to provide all educational facilities to the schools.

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Contribution of TCF School System 

TCF School system is working for education development in the country.

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To develop mechanism for monitoring

Literacy department should develop a good mechanism for monitoring of their activities.

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Monitoring Plan for Medical Colleges

A monitoring plan has developed for monitoring of construction of medical colleges.

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Lecture Series by Punjab University

A special lectures series by History Department of Punjab University is inaugurated.

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No Free Education Until uplift of 10% Tax

 Al Pakistan Private Schools Association Said that they are unable to provide free education until government uplift that 10% tax.

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No relaxation on Teachers Absenteeism 

Government working hard for improvement in education system.

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Pak Turk Education Competition

Pak Turk School Organized an educational competition for capacity development of children.

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To take back Show cause Notice

On the basis of dropout policy, the show cause notice against teachers and headmasters should be taken back.

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Misbehavior of Higher Officials

Misbehavior of higher officials with teachers is motivation teachers for a protest.

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Objection on new Hostel Building 

Students criticized the new building construction of hostel at Bahauddin Zikrya University.

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VC Meeting on 27th November

Annual meeting of al Pakistan Vice Chancellors of Universities to be holding at HEC 27th November.

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Teachers License Rejected by Association

Punjab Teachers Association reject the teaching license initiative.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Islamabad, Pahe9.


New Education Policy

Punjab Examination Commission produced a new examination policy.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Islamabad, Page 11


Amendments in Curriculum

Article by Ahmed Khan. According to media information government decided to do some amendments in curriculum of schools.

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Lecture of Social Media at FJWU 

A special Lecture on Social media organized at communication department of Fatima Jinnah Women university.

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Student council office bearers sworn in

Investiture ceremony of student council held at Beaconhouse for the development of leadership among students.

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Laptop Distribution to PU

Finance Minister distributes 0.1mill laptops to MPhil students of Punjab university.

Complete Story: Daily Business Record, Islamabad, Page 4.




GSTA Protested before Education Minister House

Larkana: GSTA Members condemned the Management Cadre System and organized a rally from Pilot School to the house of Senior Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro. While they told media that DMG Group has been included in Management Cadre System which is totally against Seniority of the Teachers.

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Education Department utilized 25% of budget only, C.M showed anger

Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Syed Qaim Ali Shah got angry on the low utilization of budget of Education; he issued orders to Education Minister to use that remaining budget immediately on the Education Development. Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro briefed that 2900 Schools are restored out of 5000 Ghost Schools.

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Thieves took away Generator and L.C.D from School

Thieves took away a generator and Computer L.C.Ds from Main Primary School Jati District Badin. Mr. Noor Muhammad Thebo told that school was running with the help of international N.G.Os; he condemned the inhuman act of thieves and demanded for their arrest warrants.

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Suspended Teachers protested before Zardari House

The Teachers protested before the house of former President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari at Nawabshah. They told media that they were suspended in 1998 without any reasons and since then they are not restored; they demanded to be restored.

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Director suspended 8 Employees including Teachers

Assistant Director Mr. Niaz Lighari visited different schools of Mirpur Khas including Government High School Patiyu and suspended 4 Teachers including other employees. He told that they were suspended due to absence from schools.

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Villagers protest against Ghost Teacher

The residents organized a protest against ghost Teacher of their village school at detha near Manjhand District Jamshoro. They declared that Teachers threats them on their stress of attending school.

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Girls’ Scholarship Stipend violated through corruption

The girls of Schools Khanpur, Kakar, Thariri, Jdo Shaheed and Boriri High School District Dadu remained deprived of their scholarship stipend. The villagers have alleged that Head Mistress of the School and other higher authorities has taken away the amount of scholarship and have left poor girls deprived of their right.

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Education Conference at District Naushehro Feroz

Education Conference was organized at village Haji Mahi Khan by the Social Parties in the memory of Mr. Ghulam Sarwar Wagan. The conference was attended by the other local social people where Mr. Mir Muhammad Pirzado said that Those Nations are developed where Education is Healthy and developing.

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More than 80 Primary Schools closed, Students’ future destroyed

According to the reports more than 80 Schools of Taluka Sinjhoro District Sanghar are closed. The condition of the buildings is crumbling; the funds are taken away; no proper basic facilities are available for the students and they are kept deprived of Education; their future seems dark due to carelessness of Ghost Teachers.

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Clash between Current and former Education Minister

The former Education Minister Mr. Pir Mazhar Ul Haq has declared in his statement that in his tenure of Education Minister no any single person was illegally appointed; he said that Current Education Minister has alleged him to appoint Teachers illegally which is totally groundless. He said that he had restored 7000 ghost Schools of his time which are again closed.

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D.C Sanghar warned Ghost Teachers to Teach, otherwise resign

Deputy Commissioner Sanghar has issued order that Ghost Teacher Either Teach or Resign. He briefed that Ghost Teachers are paying monthly amount to the other private Teachers to teach which is totally against rules and regulations; they should stop that practice and join their schools.

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GSTA protested against Secretary Education

GSTA Members Kotri and District Jamshoro protested against Secretary Education and Management Cadre System. They demanded from Court to verify the corruption of Millions of rupees in Education.

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Primary School closed since 10 years

Primary School village Ali Hassan is closed since 10 years and Teachers are getting their salaries without attending school. Students’ future is destroyed due to closure of the School.

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Ghost Teachers performing duties in NRSP

Badin:  it is reported that number of Ghost Teachers are performing their duties in an NGO NRSP. Instead of performing duty in schools, they are interested in NGOS where they are earning double amount. The reports show that due to Ghost Teachers Education is destroyed and future of the students is on the verge of destruction. Awami awaz will display a list of these Teachers.

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Thousands of Students deprived of Education due to closure of Schools

Numbers of schools including boys and girls are closed in Taluka Sakiro District Thatto and other adjoining areas including Ghora Bari, Keti Bander, Khari and others, thousands of Students’ future is on the verge of devastation; various schools are without roofs. Villagers protested and demanded from higher authorities to take action.

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10 Schools closed in Taluka Tando Ghulam Ali

The residents of Tando Ghulam Ali and Tando Mir Ali District Badin stood against school closure of their villages. They told that 10 Schools are closed in village Noor Muhammad Shar, Fazal Muhammad Jat, Bakhiyaro, Khosh Muhammad and others. They demanded to take action against responsible persons and restore these schools.

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40 thousand Ghost Teacher in interior Sindh draw salaries, 20 thousand illegally appointed

Karachi:   According to the reports, 20000 Teachers in Education Department are illegally appointed and 40000 Ghost Teachers are getting their salaries without attending schools in interior Sindh. The Teachers are appointed by making their illegal IDs. Thousands of Teachers are out of country, but their salaries are being issued. Instead of different movements against Ghost Teachers, it seems that nothing would happen; no any change seems.

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Only 27% of education development funds utilised

The provincial government has utilised merely 27 per cent of the education development funds that were released in the first quarter of the ongoing fiscal year. The education department’s officials told the Chief Minister that around Rs566.9 million, which comes to around 27% of Rs2079.9 million, had been utilised in the ongoing fiscal year’s first quarter. The under-utilisation of the budgeted amounts is a phenomenon not new to the education sector in the province. 

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Less utilization of funds irks CM

Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah expressed discontent on 35 per cent utilization of development funds released to the education department.

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Qaim orders reopening of 4,000 closed schools

Chief Minsiter Qaim Ali Shah expressed dissatisfaction over the performance of the education department in the province. He ordered authorities to take action against ghost teachers and reopen 4000 schools.

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Institutional Support by University of Columbia

 University of Columbia is providing educational facilities to Pakistani Doctors through HEC.

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International Conference at Karachi University

Female students can work for progress of country.  Karachi University organized ‘International Model United Nations Conference’.

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Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association taken Oath

Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association taken oath and said that they will work for betterment of education system in the region.

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No Salaried since Two Years 

New teachers Action Committee said they protest against not to deliver salaried to teachers since two years.

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Teachers should work to remove copy culture 

Commissioner Hyderabad said that teachers should work hard to remove the copy culture among students of region.

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Protest against non-Permanent Status 

Employees from Liaqat University did protest against their non-permanent status of their jobs.

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Protest against Transporter

Employee from Sindh University did protest against misbehavior of transporters.

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Dead Teacher Expelled

A dead teacher expelled due to irresponsibility of Secretary Education. Dual working 321 teachers expelled but they are retired.

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Cases against Absent Teachers

Deputy commissioner did hearing and finalized the cases of absent teachers under criminal acts.

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Action against ghost teachers

Commissioner Sukkur taken action against ghost teachers of the region.

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Contract teachers Boycott 

Contractual teachers of commerce decide not to deliver lecture and cease the classes.

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University Professor shot dead

A senior professor of the Dow University of Health Sciences was gunned down by unidentified assailants on University Road on Monday night.

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Urdu literary evening organized at Beaconhouse

The Beaconhouse School System held a literary evening, titled ‘Our Writers Our Heroes’ (Hamaray Adeeb Hamaray Hero), at its Defense campus on Friday.

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Students Caught in Cheating

Thirteen students caught while cheating in examination of bachelor’s degree examinations.

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