October 1, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


ICU VC emphasizes on peace, conflict studies in KP

Vice-Chancellor of the Islamia College University (ICU) Ajmal Khan has emphasised on imparting education related to peace and conflict studies to the youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and its neighbouring tribal areas to promote peace. He was speaking at a briefing on peace and conflict, organised by the Peace and Conflict Studies Cell of the ICU on Wednesday. A young researcher and teacher, Dr Kashif Saeed, who recently did Ph.D from Oslo, Norway, and appointed as head of the ICU’s Peace and Conflict Cell, briefed the participants on the topic. Registrar Prof Dr Sareer Badshah, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr Nasibdar Muhammad, Chairman Department of Management Sciences Dr Gohar Zaman and other senior teachers also attended the briefing.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-278546-ICU-VC-emphasises-on-peace-conflict-studies-in-KP


Khyber teachers stage protest

Communal teachers from Landi Kotal, Bara and Jamrud and leaders of political parties marched from Bab-i-Khyber to education office in Jamrud. They held placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the education official, Attiqur Rehman, and demanded his transfer and inquiry against him for alleged misappropriation of funds.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1138339/khyber-teachers-stage-protest




Girl’s education lifeline to women empowerment

The UN International Day of the Girl Child 2014 was celebrated with compassion, enthusiasm, pride and appreciation by students of Roots School System, DHA-I/ Ivy International campus Islamabad, to acknowledge girls as a population that faces grave challenges including gender inequality and violence, child labour, early marriage, discrimination at home and to promote girl child rights to end gender inequalities. This day was celebrated to recognize girls’ rights and the difficult challenges girls are facing around the world, says après release issued here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-10-16/page-14/detail-9


Beaconhouse holds baccalaureate orientation session

The Beacon house Margalla Campus held an international baccalaureate orientation session for parents and students at the campus on Wednesday. The students and parents from Beaconhouse Potohar Campus were also present on the occasion. This event was a continuation of a series of IB orientations to introduce the audience to the upcoming BSS IB programme and respond to their queries. The International Baccalaureate offers four high qualities international education programmes to more than one million students in 146 countries.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-10-16/page-13/detail-6


HEC, PM&DC ink MoU to strengthen coordination

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration and coordination with each other. Chairman HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmad and President PM&DC Dr Masood Hameed Khan signed the MoU. The MoU aims to revamp and strengthen process of accreditation of programmes in medical and dental education offered in all institutions of higher education in Pakistan and to develop criteria for recognition of programmes in medical and dental education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, curriculum of programmes and criteria for appointment of faculty.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-10-16/page-13/detail-2




Evening shift in colleges ends tomorrow

The evening shift in Islamabad Model College for Boys (IMCB) H-9 and Islamabad Model Postgraduate College (IMPC) H-8 will end tomorrow (Friday). Barrister Usman Ibrahim, minister of state for capital administration & development division (CADD), chaired a meeting regarding the progress report of change of evening shift at capital administration & development division on Wednesday. On the directives of the minister, director model colleges along with director admin & finance (FDE) visited the institutions to resolve the issue of evening shifts. Out of 19 institutions, 15 institutions have the space available for the construction of new rooms for evening shifts students.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-10-16/page-13/detail-1





Mamnoon wants quality education

While talking to Quaid-e-Azam University Vice Chancellor Dr Javed Ashraf who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Wednesday, President Mamnoon Hussain has stressed enhancement of education standards saying that no nation could progress without excelling in the realm of education. The president felicitated Dr Ashraf on his appointment as Quaid-e-AzamUniversity vice chancellor and expressed confidence that the vast academic experience of the newly-appointed vice chancellor would greatly enable him to contribute significantly toward enhancement of education standards of the university. The president assured the vice chancellor of every possible support in the performance of latter’s new tasks and responsibilities.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/10/15/city/islamabad/mamnoon-wants-quality-education/





Accepting the Demands are being taken for granted

Government Teacher Association said that by fulfilling the demands of Teachers will improve the quality of Education and demands can be fulfill by facilitating the schools of the region. They also said that they visited many Government Officials but of no avail and this is the reason now they are on Protest.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-16-2014/quetta/page3.asp


Stop drowning of Education Department

Chairman Education Observing Committee A.N Sabir said that Education Officers are not Showing their concerns and devotion towards Educational Institutes. He said we have the problems like time schedule, Postings on Merit and lack of facilities etc.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-16-2014/quetta/page3.asp


Cham ling Scholarship Program

40 Students studying up to Intermediate level on Chama ling Scholarship are rusticated from different Educational Institutes. Students were selected through Entry tests and Interviews.  

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-16-2014/quetta/page7.asp




Action will be taken against teachers

District Education Officer Punch during his visit in different high Schools said that Action will be taken against the teachers having Poor Performance.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-10-16/page-5


Students unable to get admissions

Kashmiri Students selected on Indian Prime Ministers Scholarship Program are now unable to get admitted in Indian Colleges.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-10-16&edition=ISL&id=1336951_67141779




New policy for underage students’ registration coming soon

LHC orders Higher Education secretary to evolve policy for underage students The Lahore High Court (LHC) Wednesday ordered Punjab Higher Education secretary to evolve a policy for the registration of underage intelligent students of Class 9. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah passed the orders on a petition filed by three underage students Hira, Khalil Fatima and Hassan Sattar challenging the board registration rules for Class 9. The court also directed the Faisalabad Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) to register the petitioners temporarily.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/10/15/city/lahore/new-policy-for-underage-students-registration-coming-soon/




Sarwar visits Cadet College

Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, who is also governor of Cadet College Hassanabdal, visited the college and presided over its board of governors’ meeting here on Wednesday. Lt Gen M Ahsan Mahmood, HI (M), chairman POF board, Zahid Saeed, commissioner Rawalpindi, principal of the cadet college and others members of the board were also present in the meeting. The principal of the college briefed the meeting about the ongoing under-construction projects, annual results and other matters. The governor along with board members visited the under-construction projects of the college. He appreciated outstanding results of the college.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-10-16/page-13/detail-3



Training the teachers

Punjab University and Virtual University collaborate with German varsity to launch training programme for teachers of vocational and technical education. Two Pakistani and one German university on Wednesday launched the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) 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.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/10/15/city/lahore/training-the-teachers/



Pakistani, German universities launch BEd in Technical Education

Two Pakistani and a German university on Wednesday 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). The one-year postgraduate study programme is a venture of the University of Punjab, the Virtual University (VU) of Pakistan and the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, which is one of the leading German universities for the TVET teacher study programme.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/16-Oct-2014/pakistani-german-universities-launch-bed-in-technical-education




Technical education in local language can help achieve 8pc growth

Comprehensive planning for technical and vocational education is the need of the hour in the local language to achieve eight percent annual growth rate for the economic betterment of the country. These views were expressed by the experts in the Jang Economic Session on ‘Does vocational education can resolve social and economic problems’, on Tuesday. The panelists were Chairman Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Irfan Qaiser, MD PVTC Sajid Naseer, Agha Saidien, Chaudhry Abdul Khalique, Manzoor Malik and Farooq Tariq, Sikindar Lodhi hosted the session.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-278635-Technical-education-in-local-language-can-help-achieve-8pc-growth


Students suffer as Haripur university without statutory bodies

The future of over 300 PhD and MPhil students at the University of Haripur (UOH) hangs in the balance as the degree-awarding process has been repeatedly delayed in the absence of statutes, insiders told The Express Tribune.  According to official sources, most of these students have completed their coursework and research while others have submitted their theses but have not been awarded their degrees. Dr Nasir Ali Khan, the vice chancellor of UoH, confirmed a 19-member university senate has been operational but without regulations, the Advance Studies & Research Board (ASRB), selection committee and academic council are not functional.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/775864/hanging-in-the-balance-students-suffer-as-haripur-university-without-statutory-bodies/


Girls Degree College Pindi Khaip is lacking facilities

Degree College for Girls Pindi Khaip is lacking basic facilities like Staff and Furniture, which is causing Educational problems for Students over there.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Islamabad Edition Page no. 2




School roof pieces tumble down, 3 students injured

Government Boys High School Ratodero, District Larkana: According to the reports the roof pieces of school tumbled down and left 3 students injured. The Teachers and Students protested for the repairing of the School. The Head Master told that building was built in 1995 and in 2010 it started decaying.

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Villagers protest for School Boundary wall

The villagers of Drib Mahar Shah, District Khairpur Mirs protested and told media that since 2 years the compound wall of High School is destroyed and no one has taken notice. They added that shopkeepers, householders and other people throw garbage in the school premises and it has created trouble for the students. They demanded from the higher authorities to take notice of the issue on priority basis.

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Schools of Thurr Totally Destroyed, lacking basic facilities

According to the reports of L.S.O in collaboration of Alif Ailan Project 2014, District Thurr, in the whole 146 provinces of Pakistan, Thurr District is on the rank of 91 which is shocking position. In the rank of basic facilities it is on number 119; on the provincial ranking it is on number 10 in Primary Education in the whole 24 districts; and in the rank of basic facilities it is on 21 rank. The teachers do not attend schools properly and due to that it has affected the education system badly. In the meeting it was declared that in 30 villages 10 schools are closed out of 73 Primary Schools including 7 girls and 3 boys.

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Villagers protest for School Building construction

The villagers of Nao Dambalo, Taluka Tando Bago District Badin protested before press club for the construction of School Building. They told media that school is running since 10 years but without building; students sit under the tree and get education. They stressed on the building construction demanding notice from the higher authorities.

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Protest rally for the school closures

Mehran Teachers Association organized a rally and observed hunger strike for the school opening in Sindh. They protested before press club Sijawal District Qamber Shahdadkot and demanded from the higher authorities to take notice.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-05.jpg


Ghost Teachers are deceitful to Nation, says Provincial Advisor

Provincial Advisor Mr. Asghar Junejo visited the Schools of Jam Nawaz Ali, District Sanghar. On his visit of Main Sindhi Primary School he said that Ghost Teachers are disloyal to the Country and deceitful to the Nation. He added that new Education Policy would be beneficial for the Education System in Sindh and for the Students.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-16/news/page2/1%20(42).htm


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 and issued them orders to report his office.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-16/news/page2/1%20(27).htm


Higher Secondary School lacks sufficient classes for the Students

Head Master Mr. Ameer Ul Din Soomro, Principal Higher Secondary School Sinjhoro district Sanghar has told media that there are not sufficient classes for the students in the school; 100 students are sitting in one class which is difficult for the students. He demanded from the authorities to take notice of the issue on priority basis and provide budget for construction of new classes.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-16/news/page3/1%20(8).htm


300 Schools are functional out of 650, Taluka Khipro

It is reported that due to non seriousness of Education Department 350 Schools are closed in Taluka Khipro, District Sangha. The local landlords and other influential people store their field crops in the classes of the schools; schools have been turned into otaqs of landlords. An Education committee is formed by National Assembly Member Ms. Shazia Muri to monitor the situation and form a detailed report on the schools. The committee reported that 300 schools are running out of 650 and 5 girls schools are running out of 50; whereas 400 schools are closed since years. The report is sent to Ms. Shazia Muri.

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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 reported that out of 438 schools, including girls and Boys, 57 schools are closed which is matter of great concern for the Education Department. He further said that he would not favor ghost Teachers and Ghost Schools in the District.

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300 Schools are working

Out of 650 Schools only 300 Schools are working. Most of the Closed Schools are being Used as Storage House for Wheat.   

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-16-2014/Karachi/page13.asp


Arrest rot of Education

Minister of state for education and professional training engineer Balighur Rehman has admitted that Pakistan has failed to achieve the targets in education as envisaged under the millennium development goals.
Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201410/16/comments-1.php




Sindh’s education woes

Nearly half a million children in Sindh attend pre-primary, or katchi, classes in public schools, where the teachers have still to learn the early education curriculum. Needless to say, these children are hardly learning anything in these classes and are, therefore, settling for a standard of education that is far below what they deserve or what can be of any use to them in later life. In addition, the infrastructure of public schools in Sindh also fails to offer these children the education environment they need. A large number of the 44,500 primary schools in Sindh do not have enough classrooms for all grades, which means that students of classes one to five are often crammed together in one room.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/775988/sindhs-education-woes/