October 15, 2014



Pak-German varsities venture to produce new batch of teachers

Two Pakistani and one German university on Tuesday launched BEd in technical education, which is a pre-service study programme to train a new generation of teachers imparting technical and vocational education and training (TVET). This type of study programme for the TVET sector is being implemented for the first time in Pakistan. The one-year postgraduate study programme is a venture of the Punjab University, the Virtual University of Pakistan and the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, which is one of the leading German universities for TVET teacher study programmes.

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Our lifestyles are putting youngsters under stress

The dying trend of homemade lunch for school going children has not only increased business of contractors running the canteens in schools but is also increasing negative effects on the health of students who eat unhygienic food and become prone to a number of diseases.” With parents leading hectic lifestyles, children are often just given money to feed themselves during recess from school canteens”, said Aisha a government schoolteacher. The trouble starts when children end up buying stale food prepared in unhygienic conditions, she commented while talking to APP here on Monday.

Complete Story http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/14-Oct-2014/our-lifestyles-are-putting-youngsters-under-stress


AIOU to lay greater emphasis on research, curriculum & faculty

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) would lay greater emphasis on research, curriculum and faculty development while strictly following transparency, merit and rules and regulations in its working. The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui while addressing Deans and the Faculty members of the University here Tuesday stated this. Highlighting his priorities for the development of the AIOU, he said he would be working on a comprehensive and well-thought strategy to develop the University on modern lines and provide the best possible educational facilities to the students.

Complete Story http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/15-Oct-2014/aiou-to-lay-greater-emphasis-on-research-curriculum-faculty



Rural women still deprived of right to education

Ignorance is certainly not bliss in the case of some rural women who dwell in the outskirts of the capital. Their harsh realities are rooted in the irony that they lack both education and resources to improve their lives and those they support. Women living in Islamabad’s vicinity might be deprived of basic necessities. They might not even be sure of where their lives are headed but they are certain of one thing — they want to enable their children, especially their daughters, to brighten their future by educating them.

Complete Story http://tribune.com.pk/story/775403/a-life-wasted-rural-women-still-deprived-of-right-to-education/


Protest Continues

Protest in Federal Urdu University Islamabad Continues against the Administration, Protestors Block the Suhrwadi Road of Islamabad.

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Importance of teachers

Teachers are the protectors off ideological boundary of the country. In Pakistan they are fighting a war for the country survival in academic institutions.

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Student injured in IED blast near girls school

A student was injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near a government-run girls school in Badi Sambor, Bajaur Agency on Tuesday. An official of the Khar political administration told The Express Tribune unidentified militants had planted the IED near the girls school in Badi Sambor which exploded around 12pm when school children were leaving.

Complete Story http://tribune.com.pk/story/775242/targeted-student-injured-in-ied-blast-near-girls-school/




Education ministers approve curriculum council

After much deliberations and reluctance, the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) approved the formation of a National Curriculum Council without any decision from Sindh. The third IPEMC meeting held on Tuesday at a local hotel in Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu Kashmir is part of the series of quarterly meetings of the body. The synergy among education development partners helps us to avoid duplication of work and ensure the value of money.

Complete Story http://tribune.com.pk/story/775394/minus-sindhs-vote-education-ministers-approve-curriculum-council/




Pakistan failed to achieve Millennium Goal targets in education: Baligh-ur-Rehman

State Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Baligh-Ur-Rehman on Tuesday said the country could be put on the road to progress, prosperity and development by investing and focusing in quality education. Addressing the participants of the “Third Inter Provincial Education Ministers Conference” (IPEMC) held here he said, “No country in the world can make progress without investing in education sector as all the developed country had invested in the education and health sectors to make way on the road to progress and development.”

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Teachers on Hunger Strike

Government Teachers Association are Now on Hunger Strike to fulfil their Demands from Government.

Complete Story http://e.jang.com.pk/10-15-2014/Quetta/page3.asp




Bomb threat panics Kinnaird College

Panic gripped the Kinnaird College on Tuesday soon after the administration received a threatening letter indicating that a bomb was near to blast. The students were evacuated from the college buildings as the bomb disposal squad launched a full-scale search operation. The premises were declared clear after proper search. Police are investigating the matter.

Complete Story http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-10-15/page-14/detail-3


Cleanliness week kicked off at LGH Nursing School

Students of Nursing School Lahore General Hospital (LGH) have kicked off cleanliness weak at the nursing hostel and their class rooms. They would ensure hygienic and carefully made decontaminated environment at their hostel residence and educational places. The students expressed their commitment to end all types of pollution, dirt and dust from the vicinity they were living in. they also resolved to create awareness about cleanliness among patients and their attendants so as to maintain the spirit of dirt less surroundings in the hospital.

Complete Story http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=254484


Meeting with EDO

15 Members Committee of Teachers had a meeting with Executive District Officer of Education Rawalpindi, teachers present their charter of Demand to him.

Complete Story http://e.jang.com.pk/10-15-2014/pindi/page4.asp


Teachers Meeting

Punjab Teachers union had a Meeting where the Criticism was in his peak on new examination policies.

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Principals to deal tightly

Punjab Education Department has decided to deal with principals more strictly, higher secondary schools having students less than 250 will be shifted and merged with the other ones after being rationalized.


TEVETA decided to increase the number

TEVETA has decided to the number of Students by 50%, chairman TEVETA Irfan Qaiser said that planning for 50 thousand more admission is in progress.




Right to education

A month after marking the international literacy day on September 8, the Pakistani nation received the honour of the first-ever Nobel Peace Prize through its teenaged campaigner for girls’ education. Malala Yousufzai has campaigned for the globally acknowledged right to education for every child. As a citizen of a nuclear-armed Asian nation, what are your rights to get education at the state’s expense? This week, The Express Tribune looks at the laws, rules and regulations that protect every child’s right to free and compulsory education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/775367/right-to-education-2/


School teacher among three shot dead

A primary school teacher was among three people killed in the city on Tuesday. In Steel Town, a primary school teacher was shot dead near Samundri Baba Road. Muhammad Hashim 41, lived in Dodo Salar Goth. Police said spent cartridges of 12-bore shotgun were found near the body. Teenager killed Abdullah Akhtar, 18, a class-X student, was shot dead near Haqqani Masjid in Quaidabad. Abdullah, who lived in Bilal Colony, Landhi, was shot multiple times.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-278446-Schoolteacher-among-three-shot-dead


E.D.O visits Ghost Schools

E.D.O Taluka Bakrani, District Larkana Mr. Liaquat Dahar visited different Schools of Taluka Bakrani, including Primary School Tayab Shaikh, Banho Jatoi, Gul Kalhoro and Zangi Jatoi. On his surprise visit of the schools number of Teachers remained absent and in the classes of the schools thatch and other field crops were put. He told media that he has taken steps to promote education by opening Ghost Schools and he would not favor Ghost Teachers.

Complete Story:  http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130198884&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141015




E.D.O Surprise visit of Schools, 15 Suspended

E.D.O District Thatto Mr. Ashique Hussain Memon along with other Officer Mr. Abbas Soomro visited 19 schools of Makli. During their visit 7 Schools were closed, whereas 9 Teachers and 6 Peons were absent from the duties. He has suspended them. He told media that he has taken initiative to promote education by visiting schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130198899&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141015



3 E.D.Os Suspended by Education Department

The E.D.Os of Pano Aqil and Rohri, District Sukkur, Mr. Safdar Shah, Mr. Nawab Chjan and Ms. Rehana has been suspended by The Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho on the grounds of not taking any action against Ghost Schools and Ghost Teachers; Whereas, Ms. Farzana Ghunyo has been appointed as E.D.O Girls Rohri.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130198908&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141015


Deputy Commissioner Suspends 9 Ghost Teachers

Deputy Commissioner District Kashmore, Mr. Dr. Abdul Hafiz Siyal had a visit of Higher Secondary School Gudu. During his visit he suspended 9 Ghost Teachers including 2 Lady Teachers.

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S.D.O Education Suspends 14 Ghost Teachers

S.D.O Education Mr. Muhammad Qasim Murri, Khipro, District Sanghar visited the schools of U.C Bilawal Hingorjo and U.C Qazi Faiz Muhammad Rajar and suspended 14 Ghost Teachers, including Mr. Shahid Hussain, Mr. Mataro Khan, Mr. Deen Muhammed and others. He ordered to seize their salaries and report to the office of D.O Sanghar.

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Deputy Commissioner’s provocation to Education Officers for school opening

Deputy Commissioner District Matiyari Mr. Fayaz Hussain Abbasi has issued 15 days ultimatum to the Education Officers of Matiyari for the opening of the Schools of the District. He has discussed this matter during his meeting at Latif Hall with the Supervisors and other employees. He further said that he would not favor ghost Teachers and Ghost Schools in the District.

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Parents stood against Private Teacher’s inhuman attitude

The parents protested against Private School Teacher, Mr. Muneer Ahmed Makwal at Daharki, District Ghotki. They told media that their children are getting education in private school since years, but due to inhuman attitude of Teacher the students get disturbed. Teacher is biased with the students. They demanded for his removal from the school.

Complete Story:  http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-15/news/page2/1%20(13).htm


One class room still under construction, Primary School Mithiyani

A class room of Primary School Mithiyani, District Naushehroferoz is under construction since 3 years. They villagers have told that Contractor and Sub- Engineer both have taken away the budget money of the classroom.

Complete Story:  http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-15/news/page3/1%20(33).htm


Girls Schools Closed in Taluka Ghora Bari, District Thatto

A Social Organization named Barira Sangat (Children Unity) has protested against the closure of Girls Schools of Taluka Ghora Bari. It is reported that a lot of schools are closed and female Teachers have been sent on Visa system. Due to that problem, girls are worried about their Education and demand for the opening of the Schools to save Education.

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Protest and Rally for Salaries

Mehran Teachers Association Sindh has organized a rally and Protest before Press Club Hyderabad against the closure of salaries of the Teachers. They also declared that a lot of Schools of Sindh are closed due to non seriousness of Government, they must be opened and salaries of the Teachers should be released. Otherwise they would continue their protest.

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GSTA shows disagreement on new Promotion Policy of Sindh Government

GSTA Members meet Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah for discussing about the new Promotion Policy and show their disagreement on the policy. They discussed that according to new Promotion Policy the local Policy will be affected. But Secretary Education told them that according to new Policy, Teachers can be allowed to get B.Ed Degree up to 2018 and the new policy would be implemented on the newly appointed Teachers immediately. He further declared that Education Department can let Army to hold-on the Unions.

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Suspended Teachers Protest for restoration

On the call of P.T Alif, Teachers protested against Education Officers at Dighri, District Mirpur Khas. Few days ago these teachers were suspended because of remaining absent from the Schools. P.T Alif members said that they would make a strategy for the restoration of the Teachers.

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Salaries issued to the 14 Thousand illegally appointed Teaching and non teaching staff

In the former Government of PPP it was acknowledged that 14000 teaching and non teaching staff had been appointed. According to the reliable sources the papers have been found by The Ibrat Newspaper which is great authenticity of issuance of salaries to the illegally appointed teachers by Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho and Senior Minister Education Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro with the signatures of Former Director Mr. Mumtaz Shaikh, D.E.O Higher Secondary Ms. Farnaz, D.O Male Mr. Bashir Ahmed Abbasi and Deputy Sectary. The teachers are drawing their salaries now.

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Former GSTA Sindh Leader regrets on the silence of Teachers’ Association

The former GSTA Leader Mr. Hakim Ali Solangi has show great concern on the silence of Teachers’ Association in Sindh on the issue of 300 suspended Teachers. He said that what Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho is showing by suspending Teachers; he is going to put education in dungeon through his act of suspending teachers. He demanded from PPP Government to release Secretary Education immediately.

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How Pakistan Fails Its Children by Mosharraf Zaidi

To truly understand Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person ever to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, we need to understand the place she comes from.

Ms. Yousafzai is from Pakistan. The day Taliban terrorists shot her in the head she was on her way to school. Pakistan’s schools, its teachers and its education system are in such a desperate state of rot that the mere act of making one’s way to school, especially for young girls, is an extraordinary act of courage and faith.

Pakistan has a population of nearly 200 million people, of whom roughly one-fourth, or 52 million, are between the ages of 5 and 16. Pakistan’s Constitution guarantees all of these children a free and compulsory education. While statistics for this age group are difficult to come by, the number of Pakistani children between 5 and 16 who are not attending school is close to 25 million; most of them are girls.



Fighting the illiteracy by Shabbir Ahmad

Literacy rate in Pakistan is on the lower side as compared to other developing countries off the world.



Erecting more barriers for the qualified by Muhammad Hamid Zaman

Let us start with some facts. First, Pakistan has a dismal record on maternal health, with deaths around delivery amongst the highest in the world. Chronic diseases among women are also very high, despite often being underreported due to a male-dominated societal structure. Second, in Pakistan, women are far more likely to go to a female doctor for their health challenges than a male doctor. Third, when it comes to pre-medical students and admissions standards set by medical schools, girls outperform boys by at least two-to-one, i.e., based on merit, our medical schools get 66 per cent or more female students or about 33 per cent or less male students. Fourth, societal expectations, high barriers for women to join the workforce, systemic biases and dangerous conditions for personal security in many rural areas make it impossible for women to serve in remote parts of the country.