October 17, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


10 students injured as Charsadda van turns turtle

At least 10 students were injured when a school van overturned after colliding with a vehicle from opposite direction in Charsadda on Thursday. A school van collided with a speedy vehicle from the opposite side at Takht Bhai Road in Charsadda. At least 10 persons including a teacher and students were injured in the traffic mishap. Volunteers transferred the injured to the District Hospital for medical attendance. Most of the injured were later sent to the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar due to lack of staff and facilities at District Hospital Charsadda.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/17-Oct-2014/10-students-injured-as-charsadda-van-turns-turtle



College principal violates rules

The principal of government degree coIIege, Chitral, has invited tenders for the construction and repair works costing Rs2.5 million though the college is not an executing agency to spend such a heavy amount. A government contractor told Dawn that the work was to be executed by the communication and works (C&W) department, but the college principal invited tenders from the contractors against the rules. Being one of the competitors, the contractor said that at first Rs1,500 were charged for the tender forms instead of the fixed price of Rs1,200. He said that no competition took place and one of the relatives of the principal was given the contract of the work. The contractor said that the college was not an executing agency of development works as it had no technical staff while a qualified accountant acquainted with public works accounts was also needed to prepare the bills and make payments.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=17_10_2014_007_006




Merit and Emergency of Education

Javed Baloch Central Organizer of Balochistan Stoudent Organisation said that call of Merit and Education Emergency just brings Education on Back foot. Resources are being misused on the name of Education Emergency.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-17-2014/quetta/page2.asp


No give and take Policy

Provincial President of Balochistan Schools Teacher Union Khair Muhammad Shaheen said presented 16 point charter of Demand and said that we will not follow the give take policy on it.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-17-2014/quetta/page3.asp




3 lakh books damaged in Srinagar bookshop

A decades-old bookshop in Srinagar has suffered a massive loss of more than 350,000 books during the last month’s devastating flood. Last month, the floods not only damaged healthcare and other infrastructure in the Kashmir Valley but also turned millions of books in the city’s bookstores into muck, KMS reported. “Approximately 350,000 books got damaged in our bookshop,” said Zahoor Ahmad, the manager of a famous bookstore, Ali Muhammad & Sons, established in 1932. Ahmad said that the loss of books would be in millions of rupees. “We had all kinds of books, academic, professional/ technical and our own publications. But everything was lost in the floods,” he added. Students from across Kashmir would fetch from this bookstore the books and related academic material they needed. But now, it has signs of destruction to show. “Majority of the students would come to this bookshop because of its historical background,” Zahoor Ahmad said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/776831/flood-fallout-3-lakh-books-damaged-in-srinagar-bookshop/


79 youths from NWA visit military institutions, historical places

In an endeavour to optimise their potential and to enhance awareness about life, an educational cum recreational visit of the youth from North Waziristan Agency (NWA) was conducted by the Pakistan army, says a press release. Seventy-nine young boys from North Waziristan . Agency visited various educational, military institutes and historical places in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Abbottabad. During the five-day long trip, the youth from North Waziristan Agency visited Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul, Army School of Physical Training and Junior Leadership Academy Shinkiari.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-278769-79-youths-from-NWA-visit-military-institutions-historical-places





Minting money at cost of students’ future

When there is already a lot of time wasted due to sit-ins of political parties and police occupation on Islamabad capital territory (ICT) educational institutions, the college administration of Islamabad Model College for Girls, I-8/4, does not do away with the habit of arranging funfairs in the college. The administration of the college arranged a funfair on Thursday despite the fact that a few months have been left in the annual examinations and a lot of syllabus is yet to be covered. This is not for the first time that the college arranged this function. It has been the third funfair since February last.  A teacher of the college informed this scribe, “The college administration is very fond of arranging different functions like funfairs and Mena Bazaars because these functions are the money-minting machines. A compulsory contribution of Rs 50 is made from each student whether she is going to attend the funfair or not.”

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-10-17/page-13/detail-4


49,000 students of less developed areas avail 100pc fee reimbursements

More than 49,000 students of the less developed areas of the country including Azad Jammu and Kashmir, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan availed 100 percent fee reimbursement amounting to Rs 1.126 billion under the Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme. Chairperson Prime Minister’s Youth Program (PMYP) Maryam Nawaz Sharif revealed this while chairing a high-level status review meeting of the scheme, held here on Thursday at Prime Minister’s House. Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) and senior officials of the PMYP and HEC attended the meeting. Chairperson informed the participants that besides many mega projects, the present democratically-elected government of PML (N) has successfully implemented Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme to promote higher education in the country and maintained that the present democratic government believes in the politics of performance.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/17-Oct-2014/49-000-students-of-less-developed-areas-avail-100pc-fee-reimbursements





Azadi, Inqalab March Affects Student Study

The two weeks extension in summer vacations for the students of federal capital due to prolonged sit-in of the participants of azadi and inqalab march is badly affecting their study routein.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201408/19/islamabad-1.php


Students resolve to protect personal dignity

To educate children about the concept and importance of human dignity, students of Mashal Model School and Master Ayub Street School joined hands to celebrate the global dignity day on Thursday.

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Saudi Awami Institute will build Schools

After nine years of Eart quake Saudi Awami Institute decided to build Eight more Schools in Pakistan, earlier they build Twenty five Schools in the country.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2014-10-17/page-2


Daily Wages to Teachers

Federal Minister Usman Ibrahim ask for the report about the committee to pay daily wages to the Teachers within seven days.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-17-2014/pindi/page4.asp



361 Teacher’s Promotion case accepted

Ahmad Shair Leader of Teachers Association of Chakwal said that Promotion Case of 361 Teachers of Chakwal has been accepted.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-10-17&edition=ISL&id=1340021_63029526


10 thousand rupees Allowance to EDOs               

On the Instructions of Provincial Education Department, Education Department of Rawalpindi will give ten thousand rupees monthly allowance to all EDOs of Rawalpindi District.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-10-17&edition=ISL&id=1339569_29628575





Students are nation’s future leaders

“Students are the future leaders of the country. The government is taking all steps to promote education,” Federal State Minister for Water and Power Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali said on Thursday. He said this at the inauguration of the third phase of the laptop distribution programme at the Government Islamia College for Women. “Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, we are taking revolutionary steps to encourage talented students,” he said. “Cash prizes and laptops are being given to brilliant students for advancing education and research,” he said. “Top students are being provided with the opportunity by the government of visiting foreign universities,” he said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/776780/students-are-nations-future-leaders-abid-sher-ali/


UAF students block road against varsity admin

A large number of students of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) staged a protest demonstration and sit-in on Jail Road against the university administration for fee raise, removal of hundreds of students from hostels and lack of transport. Earlier, the rally organised by the Muttahida Talaba Mahaz (MTM) of the UAF started from the Zero Point of the university and after passing through the main thoroughfare reached the main gate on the Jail Road. Carrying banners and placards, the students chanted slogans against the university administration and blocked traffic by burning tyres on it for more than one hour. Talking to reporters, the students said the administration had increased fees exorbitantly without ascertaining the facts that the price hil(e had been creating a plethora of problems for the parents.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=17_10_2014_178_001


VC pledges to reform society through education

Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui has pledged to promote the university’s role for reformation of the society through quality and meaningful education. Addressing the function arranged by university Officers Welfare Association, he said, it will be his utmost efforts to serve the students in a best possible way, enabling them to become responsible citizen of the country for playing a positive role in the country’s socio-economic development. Dr Shahid said that he will utilise all the available resources to develop the university on modern lines providing affordable education to the masses in every nook and corner of the country. In his educational pursuits, he said, “Merit, transparency, accountability and discipline will be hallmark of his working.” He hoped that the officers and staff while performing their official duties will keep up the basic human values in serving the students’ interest. They, he added should work with positive, constructive, professional approach and innovative thinking, so the AIOU being the mega university could become a role model in promoting the cause of education.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-10-17/page-14/detail-4


University students boycott classes, protest

Students of Bahuddin Zakaria University (BZU) Dera Ghazi Khan sub-campus boycotted their classes and staged a protest demonstration on Thursday. They protested against being issued degrees by the Ghazi University, instead of the BZU, as, they said, they had been promised. They took out a rally to the commissioner’s office and staged a sit-in there. They also chanted slogans against the university administration. Adnan Younis, one of the protesting students, said that the Ghazi University was set up on June 19, 2014. “The BZU’s sub-campus was then merged with the Ghazi University. However, it has not been recognised by the Higher Education Commission yet,” he said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/776772/out-on-streets-university-students-boycott-classes-protest/


Universities to be made self-sufficient: Rana Mashhood

Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan Has said that the government had adopted a policy to make institutions of higher learning self-sufficient and using extra land for commercial purposes will enable universities to stand on their own feet.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201408/19/lahore.php


Chief Minister’s Package for Teachers

According to Chief Minister’s New Package for Teachers, Teachers can be Promoted to further three grades for Primary teachers only if they are B.A and B.ED.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102477206&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141017




European Union distances itself from namesake education organisation

The European Union (EU) has distanced itself from a namesake education foundation, which is promising scholarships to 10,000 Pakistani students each year to study in different universities of Europe, The Express Tribune has learnt. The EU delegation to Pakistan, headed by Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, issued a statement on Tuesday, stating that the foundation, the ‘European Union Education Foundation (EUEF)’, was in no way associated with the EU.“There have been reports in the media recently about an organisation called the EUEF, which is apparently promising stipends to Pakistani students to study in Europe,” said Ayesha Babar, the press and public relations officer at the delegation. “[This foundation] neither has any link with the delegation nor does the delegation endorse its activities or statements.” Babar also advised the public and media to “use due diligence and precaution when dealing with the EUEF.”

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/776576/all-in-the-name-european-union-distances-itself-from-namesake-education-organisation/


Students protest against S.D.O Education

The students of Primary School 2, Khuhra District Khairpur Mirs stood against S.D.O Education. They alleged that S.D.O takes bribe from the Teachers and has illegally transferred them. Due to that students are worried for getting education.

Complete Story:    http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-17/news/page2/1%20(30).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. The villagers have told that Contractor and Sub- Engineer both have taken away the budget money of the classroom. They have informed higher authorities many times for resolving the issue, but nothing has happened yet.

Complete Story:    http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-17/news/page7/1%20(4).htm


Illegal appointments in Education Department, reason for Disturbance

Senior Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has told media that “we are trying to promote Education from Primary Level up to Higher Level; due to illegal appointments in Education Department disturbance is created which is hurdle in the way of educational promotion”

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Assistant Commissioner visits Primary Schools

Assistant Commissioner Taluka Bulri Shah, District Tando Muhammad Khan, Mr. Junaid Ahmed Samo visited the Primary Schools of different Union Councils, including U.C Saeed Mato and checked the Attendance Registers of the School, including Primary School Anwar Ali Shah, Primary School Yousif Ali Shah and others. The visit was organized on the instructions of D.C Tando Muhammad Khan.

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Teachers protest for Salaries

Sindh Education Foundation Teachers protest for their salaries before Press Club Badin. They told media that they are not given their salaries since 6 months. They added that they have been working in the schools since 6 years and performing their duties with sincerity.

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(Daily Khabroon Page No. 4)



Program at Primary School

Eid Program was organized at Dr. Zia ul Din Government Primary School at Tando Adam, District Sanghar. Mr. Muhammad Kaleem Arain praised the efforts of School and advised Parents and Students to focus on education properly to brighten the name of Country.

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GSTA Objects System Management Cadre in Education

GSTA warns Sindh Government on issuing Notice on 22nd October for bifurcating Education in Three Cadres. The meeting was chaired by GSTA leader Mr. Ashraf Khaskheli, Mr. Hayat Nizamani, Mr. Muneer Halepoto and others, they have issued ultimatum to Education Department to take decision back, otherwise they would start protests from 23rd October and will Boycott of the Education in Sindh.

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(Daily Khabroon Page No.4)


All Sindh Lower Staff Protests

All Sindh Lower Staff protested before Press Club District Mirpur Khas for suspended employees by the Education Department. They told media that Lower Staff is suspended illegally and they demanded from the higher authorities to restore them immediately.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130199281&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141017



Students Protest against Principal

The students of Degree College Shahdadkot continued their protest on 23rd day against Principal Degree College Shahdadkot, Mr. Ahmed Nawaz Kango. They protested on Koto Moto Chowk and told media that Principal is corrupt and has taken away the funds of college. They demanded for his transfer.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pknewspapers.com/daily-jeejal-hyderabad.html


Court takes notice of Engrossment on the School Plot

Sindh High Court Justice Sajad Ali Shah has taken the notice of engrossment on the plot of Pakistan Boys Secondary School and has issued the order to seize the construction work on the plot. He also demanded report from The Registrar Sindh Building Control Authority.

Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102477169&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20141017





Role of universities in the development of Pakistan by Ejaz Hussain

It is commonly perceived that education is the most powerful weapon in alleviating poverty, elevating economic growth, producing skilled human resource, creating a healthy and enlightened social environment and making self-sufficient nations. Poverty and education are paradoxically related to each other: if one is improved, the other is decreased. In a socially, economically, religiously and culturally diverse state like Pakistan, higher education institutions and universities, imparting education and conducting cutting edge research, are the central mechanisms that can raise the declining social and economic infrastructure of the country. Since the 2000s, there has been rapid growth in these institutions and universities across Pakistan as is evident from the sharp rise in their numbers from just 32 in 2001 to 160 at present.  Pakistan, despite rapid growth in the education sector during the past decade, suffers from severe challenges in its educational development. These challenges include lack of access to higher education for the majority of its youth, results oriented standards of pedagogical techniques, brain drain of qualified human resource and lack of adaptability to changing paradigms of academic research. Out of a population of 190 million, only five percent of them have access to university level education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-10-17/page-6/detail-1


Education in Pakistan by Hafza Akmal

Three people, same city, same weather but completely different lives and approaches to education. They intermingled when I, an A levels student, interned at the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative Unit (UNGEI) over summer and volunteered at the Aabroo Welfare School, a month later. While working under Ms. Sobia Fazilat at the UNGEI office, I had the opportunity to attend a meeting between important figures. The gravity of the issues tackled in that meeting did not really hit me until the monsoons of this rather ill-fated September, when suddenly those five hours of grueling discussion and debates suddenly made sense.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/10/16/featured/education-in-pakistan-2/


Education Decision by Yousaf Abbasi

Government is working day and night for Better Education, Government is trying to facilitate Schools hundred percent, on other hand Government is appointing Devoted and competent teachers for improving Education status in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102477313&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141017