October 14, 2014



Senior, junior lab officials in schools working in same grade

Computer lab officials working in the Federal Directorate of Education-run schools have been put in different pay slabs due to the negligence of the authorities concerned. The FDE regularized services of 35 contractual lab in-charges in grade 7 in 2008. In 2011, services of another batch, which was junior to the first one, were regularized in grade 12. However, the senior batch of 35lab in-charges was not upgraded and they are still working in grade 7. `In 2011, against the same posts and criteria, the FDE regularized services of 85 more lab in-charges in grade 12.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_10_2014_152_007


Inspired by 'Malala,' Cleveland's Pakistani community rallies to build schools back home

A determined girl from Pakistan lent an extra measure of enthusiasm to a first-of-its-kind gathering in Greater Cleveland's Pakistani American community Sunday night. A speaker had only to mention the name of the youngest Nobel laureate in history, "Malala," to evoke applause from the crowd of more than 150 people gathered in a Double Tree hotel ballroom. They had come at the behest of the Muslim business and medical community to support the fledgling Cleveland chapter of The Citizens Foundation, a global nonprofit organization that builds schools in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2014/10/inspired_by_malala_clevelands.html


Workshop in Islamic University

Workshop on the topic “Impact of Social Media on Urdu Short Story” is being held in Islamic University Islamabad. First Day Discussion were made on History and Writings of Urdu Short Stories.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-10-14/page-3



1100 Hundred employees of Education Department

1100 employees of Federal Directorate of Education are yet to receive the salaries of last five Months.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-14-2014/pindi/page2.asp


Shahid Ikram take over the charge of Vice Chancellor

Shahid Ikram has taken over the Charge of Allama Iqbal open University Islamabad, He showed anger on long Eid Vacations.

Complete Story: khabrain.epaper.pk (page no. 8, Islamabad edition)




Plants will be given to all Educational Institutes

Assistant Commissioner Muhammad Bilal said that Plants will be given to all Educational Institutes in Jhal Magsi.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-14-2014/quetta/page8.asp


Teachers demands at back end

Government Teachers Association (GTA) said that Teachers demands are at back end if it continues to happen, we will surround the Chief Minister’s house on 21st of October.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-14-2014/quetta/page8.asp


Protest will Continue

Protest will continue unless all the demands of Teachers will be accepted said by Government Teachers Association (GTA).

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-14-2014/quetta/page10.asp


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


School teacher kidnapped from Hangu

Unidentified armed men dressed as security officials kidnapped four people, including a Shia schoolteacher, from Hangu on Sunday, however, three men were released later that day.City DSP Falak Nawaz Bangash told The Express Tribune armed men wearing security forces’ uniforms came to Aliabad in a vehicle and took four people with them to an unknown location. Bangash identified the four men as Riaz, Qasim, Ismail Khan and schoolteacher Hayatullah. According to Bangash, three of the men were later released but Hayatullah was not among them. Hayatullah’s father Abdullah Jan said the area’s residents did not resist because they assumed the men were security officials. However, when they contacted the local police, they learnt that no raids had been conducted by the security forces or the police. Jan then filed a report of the incident.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/774753/a-day-of-violence-schoolteacher-kidnapped-from-hangu/


Teachers threaten agitation against colleague`s killing

The Government Teachers Alliance (GTA), Karak on Monday warned if the police didn`t arrest the killers of a teacher within two weeks, protest would extend to other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The warning was issued by GTA office-bearers, including GTA Karak chairman Javed Iqbal, Khairul Hawari, Fazal Wahab and Asmatullah, during a news conference here at the Peshawar Press Club. Javed Iqbal said a teacher of Koh Maiden Primary School, Mohammad Arif, was gunned down in the line of duty on September 16 but the killers were still at large. He said after the killing, teachers began taking out rallies in Karak to push the government for the arrest of killers but to no avail.

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Fata students protest Indian shelling, drone strikes

Members of Fata Students Federation on Monday staged a protest demonstration outside the Peshawar Press Club against the killing of innocent people by the India security forces across the Working Boundary and the Line of Control. They also decried the killing of people in drone attacks in the tribal region. On the occasion, FSF central president Haroon Lugman Afridi, Waziristan president Fahim Wazir and others said that the Indian security forces were continuously resorting to border violations and targeting innocent civilians. The protesting students were holding placards and banners inscribed with anti-India slogans, and demands for tit for tatresponse tothe strikes. The students` leaders said the nation would fully support the armed forces to foil conspiracies of the enemy.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=14_10_2014_183_005


Gilgit University marred by mismanagement, lack of facilities

The Karakoram International University (KIU) has failed to fulfill the higher education aspirations of the students of the region even after 12 years of its establishment due to tussles and lobbying for power among faculty and administrative staff. Former military ruler Gen retired Pervez Musharraf had laid down the foundation stone of the university when he visited the region in 2002 on demand of the people that the area was remote and poor students could not travel to other cities to continue their higher studies after intermediate. There are currently 3,000 students enrolled in KIU from seven districts of GB. The students are concerned over lack of facilities in the varsity, including transportation, accommodation, sports, infrastructure, and an updated library.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=14_10_2014_007_006


Provincial education ministers meet today

Third inter-provincial education ministers meeting will be held on Tuesday to discuss proposed national curriculum commission, education policy and other l `We are keen to form National Curriculum Commission to ensure uniform standard of education across the country and bring some changes in Education Policy 2009,` says, Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Balighur Rehman. The said the meeting would be held in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir. `To take input of all stakeholders we have decided to hold meetings/conferences in all provinces and Azad Kashimir,` the minister told Dawn, before leaving for Muzaffarabad on Monday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_10_2014_153_002




Showing poor result in ninth class exams

 EDO Education Babar Mukhtar on Monday issued show-cause notices to the heads of 20 schools of the district for showing poor result in the class nine examinations. They include head of GHS Chak 391/JB Athar Hameed, head of GHS Chak 746/GB Ghulam Dastgir, head of GHS Chak 188/GB Anwar Hussain, head of GHS Chak 736/GB Muhammad Azam, head of GHS Chak 387/JB Muhammad Saleem Raza, head of GHS Chak 521/GB Talat Jamil, head of GHS Chak 408/JB Manzoor Ali, head of GHS Chak 184/GB Sarwar Sultan, head of GHS Chak Mohal Abdul Razzaq, head of GHS Chak 348/JB Muhammad Arshad, head of GHS Chak 336/JB Muhammad Azam and head of GHS Chak 720/GB Amir Mahmood.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-278299-TOBA-TEK-SINGH-City-News


Class 5 student attempts self-immolation

A class 5 student attempted self-immolation when his parents forced him to go to school at Mustafabad. Talha, son of Ramazan, had not prepared for a test and wanted to take a holiday, but his parents forced him to go to school. In desperation, he closed himself in a room, sprinkled petrol and set himself ablaze. He was seriously injured and taken to DHQ Hospital from where he was referred to a hospital in Lahore. JUBILANT FIRING UP: The incidents of jubilant firing during marriage ceremonies have increased manifold in the city.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-278293-GUJRANWALA-City-News


Kasur DCO for quality govt schools

The newly-appointed DCO Arshad Aulakh has said that action would be taken against responsible officers if journalists pointed out corruption in the ongoing development projects in the district. He was talking to journalists at DCO Office on Monday. He said that his top priority would be provision of facilities in DHQ Hospital, development of parks and gymnasium and quality government schools on the orders of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. To a question, the DCO said that action had been taken against official involved in corruption in the water treatment plant, while work on it was going on unchecked.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-278294-KASUR-City-News


KC students protest ‘unfair’ marking

Dozens of Kinnaird College (KC) students on Monday staged a demonstration and protested against the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) for alleged unfair marking in the Inter Par-I Annual Examination 2014. The protesters alleged that the students who appeared in the first group of the exams suffered the most because of unfair marking in English and Urdu subjects. The BISE spokesperson while reacting to the students’ protest clarified that in order to get the transparent and foolproof results, as per decision of the Punjab government, central marking was conducted at Inter Board throughout the province.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-278160-KC-students-protest-unfair-marking


Students’ projects at ICS receive kudos

Development Journalism students at the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), Punjab University displayed their advertising projects at the institute on Monday. Some 60 students of MSc Development Journalism (DJ) prepared different advertising ideas and displayed them in the form of 3D charts and posters. The students showcased their ideas and showed how an effective and innovative advertising campaign could attract customers. ICS In-Charge Director Dr Noshina Saleem, Class Lecturer Shaista Khawar, Assistant Professors Shabbir Sarwar, Fahad Mahmood, Seemba Far Bokhari and others visited the exhibition and appreciated the efforts of the students.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-10-14/page-14/detail-2


List of Absentees in Eid Holidays

Department of Education Rawalpindi has made a list of Absent Teachers on 2nd and 3rd day of Eid, Department has decided to Suspend them and will consult the Judiciary for further inquiry.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-10-14&edition=ISL&id=1334180_22522968


Reallocation Policy; Transfer of Senior Teachers

According to Department of Education Punjab’ Reallocation Policy from now onward Transfer of Senior Teacher shall be taken place and Examination of 5th and 8th Grades will be in Full proof Security.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-14-2014/pindi/page2.asp


Classes hasn’t been started in Girls College

In Government Girls College Murree; classes has not been started yet due to lack of Science lecturers in the College. Parents have no other option than to admit their girls in Boys Degree College.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-14-2014/pindi/page9.asp


Dialouge between EDO and Teachers

Dialogues between all Teachers association of Rawalpindi and Executive District Officer of Education will take place today. General Secretary of Rawal Teachers Alliance said that they will come up with their charter of Demand.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102471940&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141014


EDO asked to ensure quota of deserving students in private schools

The Punjab government has directed the district education officers to ensure 10 per cent free education quota for the deserving and talented children in private schools. Secretary School Education Department Abdul Jabbar Shaheen directed all EDOs edu-cation to ensure the quota in their respective districts. `Following the order of the secretary education, I have constituted teams today which will visit private schools to ensure the 10 per cent free education for deserving students in class1,` said EDO Education Rawalpindi, Qazi Zahoorul Haq. He said recently the provincial assembly passed a law, which bound all private institu-tions to give 10 per cent admissions to the deserving but talented students free of cost. The deserving students will be given admissions on merit after they pass the school test.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/?page=14_10_2014_152




Sindh’s apathy towards its children reflects in the education curriculum

If you want to see how Sindh has failed its children, consider the situation of over half a million kids between the ages of three to five years, whose parents make them attend pre-primary classes in public schools, for which the government has yet to induct professionally-trained teachers on the early childhood education (ECE) curriculum. In the absence of any generic implementation framework to streamline ECE in public schools, these children somehow attend pre-primary classes – colloquially referred to as ‘katchi’ – in a multi-graded environment at the majority of the 44,500 primary schools in the province. Since only nine per cent of these primary schools have five or more rooms, according to the official Sindh Education Management Information System (Semis) records, the pre-primary students as well as the students from grades I to V cram together in a couple of classrooms, without proper rooms allocated for each class and teachers not knowing how and what to teach.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/774781/a-bleak-future-sindhs-apathy-towards-its-children-reflects-in-the-education-curriculum/


Sindh varsity makes 5 year strategic development plan

The management of Sindh University Jamshoro Monday issued a 5 year strategic development plan 2014-19 which will guide the university forward for the betterment of economic and research activities as well as internal governance and management system for the next five years.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201410/14/national.php


Secretary Education Suspends former S.D.O Female and Clerk

Former S.D.O Female Ms. Tahmina Lashari, Taluka Sijawal District Qamber Shahdadkot and Head Clerk District Education Office Qamber Mr. Sadar Ul Din Jajirani have been suspended by The Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho. He also has suspended another illegally appointed teacher in 2011, Mr. Bashir Ahmed Noonari. Whereas it is highlighted that in District Qamber- Shahdadkot a great number of Teachers are illegally appointed which has caused deathblow to Treasury Department by making fake IDs of the Teachers.

Complete Story:http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130198293&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141014


3 rooms of Primary Schools in decaying position

3 rooms of Government Girls’ Jilani Primary School Johar Colony, District MirpurKhas are about to tumble down. It is due to constructing a new building over these rooms. The pieces of the rooms are falling and students are in danger. On the occasion, School Teacher Ms. Rukhsana told that school building was built in 1988 and in 2005 a new building was built over the old building which caused damages in the roofs. She added that school is lacking basic facility of drinking water and bathrooms that is why students do not attend school properly.

Complete Story:http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130198306&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141014


District Officer visits Schools, 10 Ghost Teachers Suspended

District Officer Mr. Aijaz Babar had a surprise visit of different schools of Deeplo, District Mithi and Suspended 10 Teachers and ordered them to report his office. The Teachers belong to Middle School village Doondhyo.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130198456&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141014


Villagers Protest against school closures

The villagers of different Union Councils of District Mithi protested against Ghost Teachers and School Closures. The villagers, Mr. Kirshan Menghwar, Mr. Umar, Mr. Irfan Junejo and others told that most of the time schools remain closed and teachers do not attend schools. Education of hundreds of students is on the verge of devastation. They demanded from the Senior Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130198408&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141014


PST Teachers promoted to Elementary Teachers,

According to the sources from the Education Department it is notified that Primary Teachers would be promoted to Elementary Teachers in grad 16, who will be teaching in the same schools. The step would be taken according to the seniority of the Teachers.

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School without Teachers, students worried

High School Wahi Pandhi, District Dadu is disturbed due to Ghost Teachers. The villagers protested and told media that Head Master has left 7 Teachers on his behalf, so they are not coming to School and do not take class, students are worried for getting Education. They further added that if no action would be taken against those Teachers and Head Master they would continue their protest.

Complete Story:http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-14/news/page3/1%20(28).htm


E.D.O visits Schools, Ghost Teachers Suspended

E.D.O Education, Taluka Baqrani, District Larkana Mr. Liaquat Ali Dahar had a surprise visit of the schools of Taluka Baqrani and suspended the Ghost Teachers. He told media that more than 30 schools are lacking Teachers and the Teachers are not attending Schools properly, so he has issued them notice to report his office for explanation.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-14/news/page3/1%20(55).htm


School construction work discontinued, villagers protest

The construction work of Government Boys Primary School Madbahu, Taluka Baqrani, and District Larkana is discontinued by the contractor. The Teachers, Mr. Ghulam Shabir Shah, Mr. Aijaz Ali Hisbani, Mr. Abid Sangi and others protested against contractor and told that due to discontinuation of construction work a lot of garbage is collected in the school. So they demanded from the higher authorities to take notice.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-14/news/page3/1%20(32).htm


Private School Closed unexpectedly, Student worried

Trimes Public School Muhalla Shahbazpur, District Jacobabad is suddenly closed. The parents and students are worried about Education and unexpected act of the school authorities.

Complete Story: (Daily Khabroon Page No. 4)


Extra-Curricular Activities enhance students’ talent, says Vice Chancellor Federal Urdu University

Students organized a program on the name of “Student Week Celebration” at Federal Urdu University Karachi. The program was chaired by the Vice Chancellor Mr. Dr. Zafar Iqbal. On the occasion he said that talent among students can be boosted-up through Extra-curricular activities and it is the responsibility of the Campus to provide a wide range platform to the students to enhance their talent. 

Complete Story:http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-10-14/page-2


Rally for Shortage of Teachers

The Citizens Community Khoski, District Badin organized a rally before Press Club and told media that Government Higher Secondary School is disturbed due to shortage of Teachers. They added that this School has remained on the top list as compare to Education among other schools. They demanded for the notice from the Higher Authorities and resolve the issue.

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Sindh High Court Calls Secretary Education for Explanation

Sindh High Court bench consisting of Justice Mr. Salahuddin Panhwar and Justice Mr. Zafar Rajput has called Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho to explain the matter of shortage of Teachers at Primary School Daulatpur District Nawabshah. The villagers told that since 2003 school is running and the students’ attendance is increasing, but the number of Teachers is same. The Secretary Education had to increase the number Teachers, but nothing happened. So he is called in the Court on 4th November for explaining the matter.

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Protest against Principal Degree College Shahdadkot

The students' Action Committee continued their protest for the 20th day against their Principal Mr. Ahmed Nawaz Kango. They told that Principal is responsible for the lacking of basic facilities of the college and he does not pay attention on the college. He is corrupt and has taken away all the college funds. They demanded for his transfer.

Complete Story:   http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130198524&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141014


Sindh Government Starts Early Childhood Education

Government has taken the initiative of starting Early Childhood Education in the Schools. In the notification issued by the Government, it is clarified that this step of Education would be started in the Government Schools where Early Childhood Education Teachers would be appointed to provide quality Education to the students.

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School Budget taken away by the Education Officers

Pakistan International Human Rights Organization Shaheed Benazirabad has reported that the School Budget of Different cities of District Shaheed Benazirabad including, Daur, Daro, Qazi Ahmed and Sakrand is taken away by the education officers. According to reports, Sindh Government had issued 10 Million rupees in 2011 and 2012 for repairing work of Schools, but that Budget is not properly utilized on the repairing work of the schools. 70 percent part of the Budget is taken away by the officers and schools are still in that crumbling condition. No one takes notice of that.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-14/news/page2/1%20(6).htm


Rally on the call of Mehran Teachers Association

Jamshoro: Mehran Teachers Association organized a rally for the opening of the Ghost schools of Sindh and for offering jobs on Sindh cotta. They declared that Children of the Teachers’ should be offered jobs on son cotta and demanded for releasing salaries of the teachers.

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GASTA stood against Assistant Accounts Officer

The Teachers and GASTA members, Khanpur Mahar, District Ghotki protested and organized hunger strike against Assistant Accounts Officer Mr. Rashid Qureshi. They alleged that he takes bribe from the teachers for the official work. They demanded from the higher authorities to take serious action against Assistant Accounts Officer and resolve the issue, otherwise they would continue their protest.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-14/news/page2/1%20(43).htm