November 7, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Eight teachers and a watchman terminated

Authorities terminated eight female teachers and a watchman for prolonged absence, District Education Officer Faiza Shafi told media on Thursday. Employees were missing from duty for two years.



Plan afoot to reform education sector: Minister

This he stated during his visit to the Chief Minister’s Complaint Cell. The complaints were mostly related to education, health, revenue sectors and implementation of the government’s newly announced salary package in private sector and other social spheres

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HEC urged to make Haripur varsity functional

The delay on the Higher Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to send the summary of the Haripur University about the formation  of the statutory body to the governor causing hindrance in the award of degrees to the M.Phil. and Ph.D. students of the university.

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KMU students get laptops

Post and under grads of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University (KMU) Thursday received laptops under Prime Minister Laptop scheme.

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PHC upholds college principal’s removal

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday dismissed a writ petition filed against the notification of the provincial government about removal of the principal of Fazl-e-Haq College Mardan. The petitioner’s lawyer submitted that the provincial government had appointed him principal of the college in 2006 for three years on contract basis. He argued that the last extension period was up to 2015, but the secretary education on the complaint of Mardan deputy commissioner removed him from the service on mere baseless allegations.

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College students protest lack of teachers

The activists of the Pakhtun Students Federation (PkSF) on Thursday staged a protest against the lack of teachers and other facilities at the Abdul Wali Khan Degree College Charsadda. Carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favour of their demands, the students led by the PkSF president Sheryar Khan gathered at the Farooq-e-Azam Chowk. The speakers said on the one hand the government was making tall claims of introducing revolutionary reforms in the education sector while on the other, most of the educational institutions across the province lacked the teaching staff and other facilities.

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Female teachers and students will protest tomorrow

Teachers to protest for their rightful demands tomorrow.


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Proper educational planning is essential for development in future.

A delegation of Planning Commission Islamabad visited Balochistan University and university admin brief them about the recent and future planning.

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The poor result by university admin should be noticed.

Balochistan University lost answer sheets of students but they declared them as failed candidates.

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Education department have decided to create 4700 vacancies

The list of 542 primary school vacancies, 400 lecturers in colleges and secondary school vacancies has been prepared.




110 capital school teachers promoted

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) on Thursday notified the promotion of 110 Elementary School Teachers (ESTs) from BPS-14 to BPS-16 as Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs).  “These teachers deserving to be promoted to the next grades were waiting for the last five years,” informed Spokesperson of FDE Mohammad Tahir.  The departmental promotion committee approved the promotions.

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Japan provides $377,920 for the improvement in educational facilities

Japan has provided $377,920 to 4 non-governmental organization in underprivileged areas for the purpose of improvement in educational facilities. The Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Hiroshi Inomata and the Heads of four organizations signed the agreement.

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Library for out of school

FAST University setting up a library for underprivileged children at OSC School at Child Protection Center, Islamabad.

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CSOs to celebrate Malala’s Nobel Prize

Several civil society organizations (CSO) have decided to organize a programme titled ‘Jashn-e-Malala’ to celebrate the conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on Malala Yousufzai. The event would be held in December. Prominent literary figures, including Amar Sindhu and Zahida Hina, would discuss their respective presentations on the Historical Perspective and Impact of Extremism on Women’s Rights and Recognition of Conflicts on Socio-Cultural Changes.

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NUML students got laptops

Out of total 1698 laptops, 431 has been distributed in NUML.

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School reforms producing results: CM

CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that implementation of Punjab School Reforms Roadmap is leaving a positive impact on education sector. He said that achievement of fixed targets of enrolment of new children in schools would be ensured at any cost. He directed that besides enhancing enrolment, special attention should also be paid to improving the education standard. Shahbaz Sharif said that provision of educational facilities and attendance of teachers and students in government schools were being ensured. He said the Punjab government was spending billions of rupees on the provision of facilities in government schools and promotion of quality education.

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Girls Primary school has lack of teachers.

There is only one teacher in Girls primary school Pothi and students’ dropout is increasing from that school.

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The formula for the punishment of teachers showing poor performance has been prepared.

The teachers having zero percent result will be fired, the teachers and heads who have 1-10 percent results will not get 3 increments.

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PEF capacity building workshop held

The Punjab Education Foundation has launched the pilot project of interactive classroom technology in the districts of Lahore, Multan and Khushab in the first phase to educate the students through the computer technology.

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Absenteeism termed root cause of education woes

Ghost schools and teachers declining standard of education at Shaheed Benazirabad and other districts of Sindh.

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Sindh is against the change in curriculum by federation.

The change in curriculum is rising as an issue between federation and provinces.

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KU students vow to protect alma mater from private sector.

The action committee warns it will not let groups destroy public-sector varsities. Allumni and students at the Karachi University (KU) joined hands to campaign against the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC) tactics of passing their alma mater to Secede from its 13 affiliated medical and dental colleges.

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Proposed KU medical college being sabotaged

Students of the University of Karachi strongly feel that certain powerful people of the city are trying to damage the varsity by impeding potentially significant development projects, said Shamoon Naushad, the convener of the KU Medical College Action Committee, at a conference held at the Karachi Press Club on Thursday. The officials lamented the delays being encountered in the establishment of a medical college at KU, with a lack of funding and opposition by high-ups being part of the issues. “It is unfortunate to see that, on one hand, the government of Sindh has not able to release funds and, on the other, a cartel of private universities stands firmly against any progress at KU,” he said.

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Girls School occupied by Flood affected families

Girls School at Muhalla Masan, City Nasirabad District Qamber Shahdadkot is occupied by the flood affected families since 4 years. Head Mistress of the School told media that these families are staying in the school since 4 years and have refused to leave; their luggage and other material has created trouble for the whole school. She said that higher authorities have been informed about the issue, but nothing has happened.

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200 Primary Schools closed, District Badin

According to the report, 200 Primary Schools are closed in District Badin, including Talhar, Matli, Tando Bago, Golarchi and other areas due to non-seriousness of Government, influential people and other residents. Landlords have turned these schools into sitting places and use them for their personal gains. Students are worried to get education and this condition is happening due to corruption in the school budget and funds.

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Village deprived of School Building since 31 years

Village Wazir Phulpoto located in U.C Aqil, District Larkana is without Primary school building since 31 years; Government has appointed Two Teachers for educating Students; students are getting education under trees. The villagers have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and provide school building.

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Effective Movement to be started against Ghost Teachers

The Experts of Education in Sindh have shared their views on Education during Education Conference at Shaheed Benazir Abad. The Divisional Commissioner Mr. Jamal Mustafa Syed has said that Effective Steps will be taken against ghost Teachers and efficient steps will be promoted for education within a week. On that occasion Vice Chancellor Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Nausheshroferoz Mr. Arshad Saleem opined that there are a lot of reasons behind Ghost Teachers; strategy should be formulated to create better atmosphere for ensuring better attendance of the Teachers in the schools. Mr. Jami Chandio said that up to 62% children in Sindh are out of Schools and from the 10 lac population of Children only 48% are enrolled in the schools; he added that Karachi is on 55th number among 144 districts; whereas Nausheshroferoz 80Nawabshah 90 and Sanghar is on 105th number.

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SST starts movement for school closure

SST (Sindhi Shagird Tahreek) Jhudo, District Mirpur Khas has decided to start movement against school closure. The organization organized a seminar at Higher Secondary College Jhudo; the seminar was attended by hundreds of students. On the occasion Mr. Ganesh Bheel said that World Nations are struggling for the promotion of Education. Mr. Sarwar Khoso said that closed schools are turned to be sitting places of local people. It was decided that education in Jhudo is destroyed because of Ghost Teachers and other influential people. They demanded from higher authorities to take notice and promote education.

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Editorial/ Opinion



IN the British era, schools of the Indian subcontinent did not have the formal subject of Islamiat for their Muslim students. The senior members of a family were supposed to teach juniors through their personal conduct. Though at some places the madressah system was helping new generations to read the Holy Quran (nazrah), character-building was considered to be the sole responsibility of the family. With the creation of Pakistan in 1947 and the subsequent adoption of the Objectives Resolution in 1949, the subject of Islamiat was formally introduced. The first education minister of Pakistan (Fazlur Rahman), who happened to be a religious scholar, considered Islamiat as an essential subject within the whole scheme of holistic education. The state education policy for Islamiat revolves around the objectives of making students know and understand faith with firm beliefs in the basic concepts of Islam like Tauheed (monotheism), Prophethood and the hereafter etc.

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Ideology and the HEC

The HEC has recently circulated a memo to universities and degree-awarding institutions cautioning them against hosting or sponsoring “discussions or presentations contrary to the ideology and principles of Pakistan”.

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Letters to Editor:


The curriculum of schools needs improvement

Government is struggling for free education and improvement of public school conditions, but the curriculum being taught in schools also needs attention.

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The environment of educational institutions

The educational institutions plays a major role in the development of a nation, but in Pakistan their condition is questionable.

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Lack of teachers in schools

Some schools are facing the problems of lack of teachers, especially female teachers. Female are not willing to do duty in far-flung areas.

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