October 20, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa


Missing seminary student still untraced

A student of a religious seminary, who had gone missing three days ago, could not be traced yet, administrator of Jamia Arabia Sirajul Uloom, Azizullah said Sunday.

Azizullah said that the student Zahir Shah had disappeared under mysterious circumstances Friday last. "Zahir belongs to Dir Upper district and was admitted to the institution to learn Quran by heart," he maintained. Muhammad Yar of Upper Dir told Lakki City police that his brothers Zahir Shah (13) and Muhammad Adnan (16) were enrolled at Jamia Arabia Sirajul Uloom situated in Lakki City to learn Quran by heart. The complainant told the police that he runs a juice selling outlet in Kamar Mushani (Mianwali district of Punjab) and reached Lakki Marwat when he came to know about the incident.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-10-20/page-4/detail-1


Students condemn 'fake case' against fellows

Hundreds of activists of different student federations of government Post-Graduate College (GPGC) took out a protest rally outside the college against local police for registering a case against college students and demanded transfer of SHO City police station and shelving the FIR against their companions. Activist of Pakhtoon Student's Federation (PkSF), Watan Pal Student Federation (WPSF) and Insaf Student Federation (ASF) blocked Bacha Khan Chowk for traffic for several hours. The rally was led by Ilyas Afridi, President ISF, Bilal President WPSF, Fakhra-e-Alma President PkSF, Yasar Yousafzai, General Secretary PkSF, Hamyatullah Mayar District President ANP, Ilyas Afridi, President PTI, Zahoor Khan, President QWP. The students were holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the local police.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-10-19/page-4/detail-2


2 injured in Mardan college clash

Two students sustained injuries when three student groups clash with each other with sticks and also exchanged gunfire in Government Post Graduate College (GPGC) here on Friday, college sources said Friday. The sources said that the activists of Watan Pal Student's Federation (WPSF), a student wing of Qoumi Watan Party (QWP), including Attaur Rehman, Jan Mohammad and former students Nasir Afridi, member of Pakhtoon Students Federation (PSF) Abass Khan, former students Saed Sangar and Zahoor Khan and Asad Khan and member Insaf Students Federation (ISF) Abdur Raziq and other students exchanged harsh words with each other over some issue and allegedly started beating each other with sticks. They also opened fire on each other.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-10-18/page-4/detail-1


School teacher shot in Bannu

A woman who teaches at a government school was shot and injured by unidentified motorcyclists in Mamash Khel in Bannu Cantt Friday morning. A Cantt policeman said Raiham Bibi was en route to Government Girls Primary School in Attaullah when two men intercepted her in the Pariz Khel area and opened fire. They managed to flee after leaving her severely injured. Police rushed to the site and cordoned off the area. The official added Raiham Bibi was rushed to District Headquarters Hospital by locals. He said the police were investigating whether the woman was shot by militants or over a personal issue.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/777106/motive-unknown-schoolteacher-shot-in-bannu/


Rally condemns attack on female schoolteacher

The activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Women Wing on Saturday staged a protest rally against the attack on a woman schoolteacher by unidentified gunmen and asked the government to arrest the accused immediately. Holding banners and placards, the protesters, led by the women wing general secretary Nadia, gathered outside the Bannu Press Club and staged the protest. District president PTI Youth Wing Niaz Khan, general secretary Insaf Sports Culture Society Aftab Ali Shah, party southern districts regional general secretary M Alam Khan and member women wing North Waziristan chapter participated in the protest rally.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-279181-Rally-condemns-attack-on-female-schoolteacher


Textbooks to carry slogans against corruption, for unity

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Textbook Board has decided to incorporate anti-corruption slogans into the textbooks in the light of the Holy Quran, Hadith and wise sayings to create awareness of the evil of corruption in society, according to sources. They said that some verses of the Holy Quran insisting on the unity among Muslims would also be inscribed on the inner titles of the textbooks for grade-1 to 12th. They said that the KPTBB had taken this decision with the consultation of the National Accountability Bureau and Directorate of Curricula and Teachers Education.

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Government will Provide Funds for Schools

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government will Provide fund of three billion rupees for the Schools. This fund will be used to fulfill the Demand of Furniture’s and Class Rooms in the Schools.

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5,000 FATA schoolteachers to be promoted

At least, 5,000 out of 20,000 schoolteachers belonging to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) are likely to be promoted, revealed officials in the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON). The process is likely to take place in two phases and 5,000 teachers will be upgraded in the first phase whereas the remaining 15,000 will be upgraded in the next phase. SAFRON officials have asked the FATA Secretariat to submit a report to facilitate the process. According to official sources, SAFRON had previously decided not to promote over 20,000 schoolteachers from Fata due to failures in meeting legal formalities. However, the department is now preparing a new course of action to deal with cases of promoting school teachers. In the first phase, teachers will be promoted on sanctioned posts.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/777091/new-initiatives-5000-fata-schoolteachers-to-be-promoted/




No give and Take Policy

Provincial President of Allied Chemical Sabiha Baloch said No to give and take Policy on Teacher’s Rights, She also added that Teachers are Spreading the Light of Education in the Society.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-20-2014/quetta/page10.asp




Change in order: Plan to abolish evening classes hits snags

The abolishment of evening classes in government colleges have left the officials in a fix as the sudden move has created both administrative and structural hurdles. Evening classes for intermediate and graduation levels were initially introduced in 1984 in Islamabad College for Boys G-6/3 and Islamabad Model College for Boys F-8/4. It was later discontinued due to shortage of funds for the additional teaching staff. In 1987, the evening shift was re-introduced at college level. The facility was later extended to primary and secondary levels to ease the growing pressure for admissions.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/778095/change-in-order-plan-to-abolish-evening-classes-hits-snags/


ASEM to provide platform for innovative ideas in culture, education: Rashid

Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid has said that 6th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers' Conference (ASEM) will provide an opportunity for innovative ideas and practices in the fields of culture, education, science and business. Upon his arrival here to represent Pakistan in the ASEM, the minister said he was looking forward to exchange experiences and discuss the benefits and challenges of creative industries with the ministers and representatives of the participating countries.

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/top-news/1-front-top-news/200496-asem-to-provide-platform-for-innovative-ideas-in-culture-education-rashid.html


Principals shift financial burden on to students

The ill-planning of education managers has forced the principals of educational institutions to shift the financial burden on students to make up a shortfall in funding. The parents of the students have protested collection of funds in the name of donations on the decision of parent teacher associations. Officials at Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) confirmed that they have received complaints from parents that the administration of Islamabad model schools in I-10/1 and G-6 asked them to make contribution. But it’s not mandatory for every student and those who cannot afford to pay would not be bothered, they maintained.  The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) on November 2013 had abolished “all types of payment in the form of fee, charges and expenses from students of class-1 to class-10 in all government educational institutes with immediate effect.”

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-10-19/page-5/detail-0



Draft to regulate private institutes yet to see light of day

An amended law to regulate over 1,000 private educational institutes in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) is in the doldrums despite the completion of procedural requirements. The Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) was established via a presidential ordinance in September 2006. The bill was later referred to a committee for amendments on October 14, 2009. PEIRA’s mandate is to register and regulate the affairs of private schools and colleges functioning within the ICT jurisdiction. The number of private educational institutions in rural and urban areas of Islamabad has spiralled over the last few years. In 2007, the number of private institutions was 570, while there are over 1,000 active institutes according to the most recent estimates, said PEIRA acting chief Imtiaz Ali Qureshi. Some 22 new schools were registered before Eid, he added. Besides, there are over 11,000 teachers and 250,000 students in these schools.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/777641/legislative-delays-draft-to-regulate-private-institutes-yet-to-see-light-of-day/


352,000 under-five kids die each year in Pakistan

A staggering 352,000 under-five children die each year in Pakistan, majority of them from preventable causes such as malaria and diarrhea. Many families have inadequate or no access to medicines and skilled health workers, under-nutrition among children is high and 44 percent children under-five are stunted, routine immunization system is weak and immunization coverage is only 66 percent in urban and 48 percent in rural areas, said Advocacy and Campaign, Child Rights Governance and Save the Children Director Arshad Mahmood, while addressing Save the Children Pakistan Program in collaboration with Friends Foundation, who organized its annual global campaign mobilization event, “Race for Survival”, coinciding with the “United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty”. Children from both public and private schools in Islamabad and Rawalpindi joined over 35,000 children in at least 65 countries across the globe to help raise awareness about the millions of children struggling to survive in some of the poorest and most disadvantaged communities on the planet. He said that as per Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2012-13, one in every 14 Pakistani children dies before reaching the age of one and one in every 11 does not survive to his or her fifth birthday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/18-Oct-2014/352-000-under-five-kids-die-each-year-in-pakistan


Verification of Degrees is very slow

Process of Verification of Teachers Degrees are very slow, Teachers came early in the morning for verification and facing lots of problems said by Higher Education Commission (HEC). Teachers said it’s not possible to verify Degrees of 5000 persons in 3 monts.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102483387&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141020


Azadi, Inqalab March affects students study

The two weeks extension in summer vacations for the students of federal capital due to the 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


Children educated on human dignity

In order to educate the children about the concept and importance of human dignity, the children of Mashal Model School and Master Ayub’s Street School joined together to celebrate the Global Dignity Day in Islamabad at the street school of Master Ayub located at Hill Road in F-6/3 organised by Right To Play. Mashal Model School is an initiative of Zeba Hussain, providing education and guidance to the street children in Barri Imam at the periphery of Islamabad. There are over 500 children enrolled at the school who regularly participate in play based learning activities guided by Right To Play’s trained Coach. Master Ayub’s school is another groundbreaking initiative to provide education of under-privileged children living in slums around F-6.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-278987-Children-educated-on-human-dignity


IIU organises teacher-training programme

A three-day teacher-training programme by USAID Pakistan Reading project was organised at the Department of Education of the International Islamic University, Islamabad Training sessions, which were held in Fatima-tu-Zahra block of female campus were aimed to introduce the training modules developed by Pakistan Reading Project for Associate Degree in Education (ADE) programme.All faculty members of department of education attended this training. Training sessions were joined and inaugurated by Dean FSS Prof. Dr. N. B. Jumani and Deputy Dean, Chairperson Department of Education Dr. Samina Malik.

Complete Story: www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-278971-IIU-organises-teacher-training-programme


Beaconites celebrate Global Dignity Day

Global Dignity Day was celebrated at Beacon house Primary Branch, Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi, on Wednesday to develop in students a sense of self-respect, self-esteem and tolerance of diversity, says a press release. The primary focus of this day was to highlight the idea that every human being has the universal right to lead a dignified life. The day began with an assembly which was attended by all students. Students participated wholeheartedly by displaying tools of dignity, colorful posters and photographs depicting dignity of labor. This was followed by reading of articles written by students about the importance of Global Dignity Day.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-278976-Beaconites-celebrate-Global-Dignity-Day


AIOU VC sets targets for reforms

Professor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui who took over as new Vice Chancellor of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) last week 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 (OWA) here Wednesday, 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 utilize all the available resources to develop the University on modern-line providing affordable education to the masses in every nook and corner of the country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-278979-AIOU-VC-sets-targets-for-reforms



Educators facing hunger in Harappa

Educator Teachers of Elementary Schools in Chicha watni facing hunger as they didn’t receive salaries from past six months.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2014-10-20/page-4


129 Sialkot schools reopen amid fears

After remaining closed for two-weeks, all 129 government schools have been re-opened in bordering villages along the Sialkot Working Boundary here on Saturday. Two week ago, the Sialkot district administration had closed all government schools following unprovoked intensified Indian shelling on bordering villages along the Sialkot Working Boundary. According to District Officer Coordination (DOC) Malik Abid Hussain Awan, though these government schools have been re-opened, attendance remained very thin. He pointed out that residents of most of the bordering villages were still uncertain and afraid to return to their shelled houses. He said that the people were reluctant to send their children to schools due to fears of resumption of Indian shelling on these bordering villages.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-10-19/page-3/detail-0


Punjab govt launches evening schools project

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has launched the evening schooling project in collaboration with private schools and non-government organizations (NGO). The pilot project in the first phase has been launched in Rawalpindi, Lahore and Multan districts. Partnership agreements have been signed with 38 private schools and five NGOs who will arrange free education for about 10,000 children in the three districts.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/778098/initiative-punjab-govt-launches-evening-schools-project/


Operations against Drug Dealers

Anti-Narcotics Force  fasten their operation against the drug suppliers in the Educational Institutes of Twin Cities.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102481222&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141019


Poor show: Teachers call for dissolution of PEC

With the continuous poor performance of students in government schools, teachers and educationalists have turned to pin the blame on Punjab Examination Commission (PEC), demanding its dissolution. The PEC, established back in 2005, was formed as an autonomous body which was to enhance performance of the teachers and students in the government schools through multi-dimensional assessment, analysis, research, observations and interviews, Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) provincial general secretary Rana Liaquat said. “It had to train teachers and examine students’ learning achievements particularly of grade V and VIII on district, tehsil and union council level,” he added.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/778060/poor-show-teachers-call-for-dissolution-of-pec/


Student murder noticed

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the murder of class-10 student in Pakpattan and sought a report from DPO Pakpattan. The chief minister directed that legal action be taken against the culprits involved in the incident and justice be provided to the affected family. The CM also grieved over the loss of precious human lives in a traffic accident in Swat. He sympathised with the bereaved families and also prayed for the early recovery of the injured. In another message, the CM expressed sorrow and grief over the death of mother of Bedar Sarmadi, a poet and journalist.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-10-19/page-14/detail-5



PEF launches evening schooling project

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has launched the evening schooling project of its education voucher scheme. The pilot project in the first phase has been launched in Rawalpindi, Lahore and Multan districts. According to a PEF spokesman, partnership agreements have been signed with 38 private schools and five other NGOs which will arrange free education for about 10,000 deserving male and female children in the three selected districts. The children will be educated up to primary level to continue their education in the next grades, the spokesman added. The partner NGOs will open and operate 140 educational centres for giving education to the needy children in the evening. The PEF will provide free textbooks and monthly Rs 450 per student to its partners. It is expected that this pilot project will help educate child labourers, dropouts and out of schoolchildren.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-10-20/page-14/detail-3


PEF launches programme for deserving children

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has launched the evening schooling project of its education voucher scheme. The pilot project in the first phase has been launched for Rawalpindi, Lahore and Multan districts. According to a PEF spokesman, partnership agreements have been signed with 38 private schools and five other NGOs who will arrange free education for about 10,000 deserving male and female children in the three selected districts. The children will be educated up to primary level to continue their education in the next grades, the spokesman added.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/20-Oct-2014/pef-launches-programme-for-deserving-children



Education top priority: minister

Punjab Minister Malik Tanveer Aslam Sethi Sunday said promotion of education is the top priority of the incumbent government. Addressing the sports festival at Cadet College Kallar Kahar, the minister said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is very keen to promote quality education at union council level. College Chief Executive Lt-Gen (retd) Nazar Hussain highlighted the past performance of the institution. The minister said laptops would be given to every intelligent student, saying some solid steps have been taken to improve working of schools and colleges throughout the province.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-279406-CHAKWAL-City-News


Public schools: 50% development budget for schools released

Almost half of the budgetary allocation for development programmes in the school sector has been released to district governments four months into the current fiscal year. Government officials say the money will be used to improve schooling infrastructure in the province. The government had allocated Rs15.7 billion for the purpose in the 2014-2015 budget. By the second week of October, Rs7.8 billion had been released to districts under various heads, according to officials from the School Education Department (SED).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/777663/public-schools-50-development-budget-for-schools-released/


School Education: Dept Senior officer transferred in violation of rules

A senior officer in the School Education Department has been transferred for raising voice against violation of merit in the appointments in the department. Additional Director Public Institutions (DPI) Bilal Ahmed, the senior most officer in the list of BS 20 officers in the department, has been transferred and made principal of the Government Comprehensive Higher Education Secondary School, Sheikhupura. Ahmed, who is due to retire on December 13, 2015, has written to the chief minister calling the appointment ‘a clear violation’ of rules.The government’s transfer policy states “no person shall be transferred/disturbed within two years of his retirement”. He said the Wedlock Policy too had been violated as his wife was working as headmistress at a government school in Lahore Cantt.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/777670/school-education-dept-senior-officer-transferred-in-violation-of-rules/


Contract teachers demand regularization

The Punjab teacher’s union Rawalpindi chapter has demanded that contractual teachers be regularized without further delay. In a statement issued here on Saturday, PTU office bearers said that services of around 1800 teachers have not been regularized since they were inducted in the education department in 2010.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/epaper/


DCO vows to upgrade schools

District Coordination Officer Muhammad Usman has stated that the City District Government Lahore would mobilise all its resources and efforts to grab top position for metropolitan city in the field of education and all set standards by PMIU would be achieved.  He further stated that inquiries against absent teachers should be completed within 15 days. The DCO expressed these views while chairing a meeting of District Review Committee at Town Hall, which was attended by District Monitoring Officer Lahore, EDO Education Lahore, Officers of buildings and education departments and others.  He directed officials concerned to forthwith arrange missing facilities of toilet and electricity connection in two schools.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-10-18/page-13/detail-2



PEF launches program for deserving children

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has launched the evening schooling project of its education voucher scheme. The pilot project in the first phase has been launched for Rawalpindi, Lahore and Multan districts. According to a PEF spokesman, partnership agreements have been signed with 38 private schools and five other NGOs who will arrange free education for about 10,000 deserving male and female children in the three selected districts. The children will be educated up to primary level to continue their education in the next grades, the spokesman added. The partner NGOs will open and operate 140 educational centres for providing education to the needy children in the evening.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/20-Oct-2014/pef-launches-programme-for-deserving-children


Governor for focusing health, education

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said on Saturday that there was dire need to focus education and health sectors in Pakistan. Addressing a ceremony of a collage here, he said that poor had no money to get check-up of their kids from doctors and purchase medicines for their ill kids. He lamented that seven million children did not go to schools and work at different places to support their families financially. He said that there was no dearth of talent or potential in Pakistan and also said that proper guidance was urgently required to put them on way leading to progress and prosperity. He said that Muslims were facing problems as biased attitude was being adopted against them at international level. He pointed out that Palestinians were facing Israeli atrocities. He urged the people to render maximum services towards the poor and destitutes. He maintained that world always remembered those who had served the humanity.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/18-Oct-2014/governor-for-focusing-health-education


Promotion of technical education pre-requisite to GDP growth

The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) and Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) would expedite cooperation and coordination to ensure provision of skilled manpower to the industry. The LCCI Senior Vice President Mian Nauman Kabir and Vice President Syed Mehmood Ghaznavi were talking to TEVTA Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh here at TEVTA head office. Khawaja Khawar Rashid, Khawaja Shahzad Akram, Ch. Wajid Ali, Fahim ur Rehman Saigol and Nasir Saeed were prominent among the participants of the meeting. There was a consensus between the two sides that the promotion of technical education was a pre-requisite to much-needed GDP growth. They also agreed to hold regular meetings for curricula review keeping in view the requirement of the industry. Speaking on the occasion, LCCI Senior Vice President Mian Nauman Kabir and Vice President Syed Mahmood Ghaznavi said that both organizations have already joined hands by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to ensure the provision of skilled workforce to the local industry.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=254715


IJT accused of attacking PU teacher

More than a dozen Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists on Friday attacked a car carrying a female faculty member of the Institute of Communication Studies, a Punjab University (PU) spokesman said. The IJT, however, denied the charge. The spokesman said the IJT activists stopped the car carrying Ayesha Hakeem, daughter-in-law of former PU registrar Prof Muhammad Amin Athar, and Awais, an employee of the Forensic Science Agency, near hostel number 14 at 7.45am. They asked her to step out of the car but she refused. He said they then attacked the car with hockey sticks and clubs. “The car’s front screen, hood and a windowpane were damaged. Hakeem escaped unhurt. Three IJT activists then chased her on a motorcycle,” the spokesman said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/777347/ambush-ijt-accused-of-attacking-pu-teacher/




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


Students given tips on hand-washing

Students of the Jack and Jill Montessori and High School took the lead in raising awareness about health and sanitation by observing Global Handwashing Day here on Wednesday. The global campaign was initiated in 2008 by Unicef with a view to spreading awareness about the importance and need for washing hands. The theme for this year is ‘Clean Hands Save Lives.’ Global statistics paint a horrific picture when they state that every year it is estimated that 600,000 children’s lives could be saved through handwashing with soap. It is estimated that less than one in six children in developing countries are protected from disease by their parents washing their hands with soap at critical times.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-279155-Students-given-tips-on-hand-washing


Grant for Government Schools

Chairman P & D Punjab Raja Muhammad Ali grant 20 million rupees for Government Schools in Kahota.

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Secretary Education visits different schools of Moro

Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho visited different schools of Taluka Moro, District Naushehroferoz. On his visit of Girls School and Girls College he told media that it is the responsibility of Teachers to keep schools net and clean and pay full attention on Education. He added that NTS pass Teachers will be given offer orders very soon. He also said, illegally appointed teachers will dealt openly; he personally will come out on the road to resolve the issue.

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(Daily Khabroon Page No. 4)


Education Department converts Primary Schools into High Schools

Education Department Taluka Moro, District Naushehroferoz converted 8 Primary Schools into High Schools including Memon Primary School; the charge of the schools has been handed over to high School Head Master. The converted Schools are Memon School, Dastagir Colony School, Minahi, Malak, Nawa and others.

Complete Story:  http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-18/news/page3/1%20(8).htm



Schools remain closed due to Ghost Teachers

10 schools of Union Council Sonal Pah are closed due to ghost teachers and 15 schools are not appointed teachers even at District Thur. Many of the schools are turned into Otaqs of landlords. Students are worried to get education; their future is being destroyed because of Ghost Teachers.

Complete Story:  http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-18/news/page8/1%20(30).htm


School building in crumbling condition

The villagers of village Khosa Pul, Piryalo, District Khairpur Mirs protested for the school building construction which is in crumbling condition. The whole building is decaying and the pieces of the roofs and walls are falling down. They declared that funds of the school are taken away and students’ education is neglected; they are compelled to sit under the open sky.

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KMC Education Department under administrative clashes

According to ordinance 2012 Education Department had to be bifurcated into 6 District Municipal Corporations and for that Sindh Government had issued recommendation and the whole process was settled down by handing over the list of KMC employees to the 6 Municipal Commissioners. But due to some influential persons the plan has been changed from 6 to 4 Zones. It is totally against the decision of Government and completely based on corruption. The total number of KMC Schools is 623, whereas, the number Sindh Government Schools is 49 Thousand. The interesting thing is that, Sindh Government has bifurcated Education Department but no any formula of Turn of Reference is made. It is not explained that how these departments will be run; how the budget will be distributed, it seems that all the things are against rules and regulations.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-10-18/page-2


Teachers protest for Salaries

Teachers working in Early Learning Program in collaboration with Sindh Education Foundation District Badin protested for their salaries. They told media that Government must provide us confirmation orders and release our salaries.

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Tenure of 120 Teaching and Non-Teaching staff extended for one year

Human Rights Adviser Ms. Nadia Gabol has extended the tenure of Teaching and Non-Teaching staff working in different schools of Liyari, Karachi running under Karachi Municipal Corporation. She praised the efforts of Teachers and said that evil can be eradicated from the society through education.

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Pano Aqil, District Sukkur: Half of Government schools closed

Half of the Government schools of Pano Aqil are closed; students are compelled to get admission in Private Schools. In spite of surprise visits of the schools and taking action against Ghost Teachers nothing has happened. The number of Private Schools is increasing and it has brought deprivation for the poor students; they can’t afford high fees of Private Schools and their future seems dark.

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GSTA working committee meeting and announcement of protest

GSTA working committee of District Ghotki organized a meeting, where Mr. Zahid Pathan, Mr. Hashim Laghari, Mr. Jabbar Laghari and Mr. Ali Nawaz Chano declared that they will organize protest rally against Secretary Education on 23rd October from Mir Pur Mathelo High School to Press Club. They highlighted that Mr. Pechuho is against Teachers and his policies are totally biased.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-19/news/page3/1%20(21).htm



 Alif Ailaan announces Long March for school closures

Alif Ailaan and JSQM have announced long march from 21st to 24th October for the closures of Schools of District Matiyari. They have invited people and the villagers to participate in the long March to raise their voice against Ghost Teachers and Ghost Schools to promote Education.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-19/news/page3/1%20(35).htm



GSTA Qamber-Shahdadkot announced protest against Secretary Education

Working committee of GSTA District Qamber Shahdadkot has announced protest against Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho and his unfavorable policies against Teachers by introducing new Management Cadre Policy. They declared that they will protest on 23rd and from 24th and 25th they will lock schools in the districts.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130200118&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141019


Protest against Principal Technical College

Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party members protested against Principal Technical College Larkana Mr. Noor Muhammad Shaikh. Alleged that he has taken away the college funds and left college on the verge of devastation. He has handed Government Quarters to civil people on rent. They demanded his removal from the college.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130200124&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141019



SPSF Shaheed Bhutto Protest against Degree College Administration

SPSF Students, Mr. Ghous Mirali, Mr. Zahid Rind, Mr. Mazhar Abro and other students of Degree College Jacobabad erupted against College administration alleging that fees have been raised and there is no facility of Drinking Water and facility of electricity in the college. It is the basic right of students which is kept aloof. They demanded from the higher authority to take notice of the issue to resolve.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_19102014033325.jpg


Primary School closed since 6 months

Primary School of Islam Kot, District Mithi is closed since 6 months. The villagers have protested many times and informed higher authorities but no action is taken. They told media that Teachers don’t attend school and draw their salaries with the influence of local influential and due to political controversies the teachers are not appointed. They demanded from Senior Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice on priority basis.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130200334&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141020



Girl student abducted by a Landlord on getting education

Student Ms. Seema Malookani resident of Jam Nawaz Ali, District Hyderabad is kidnapped by Landlord Mr. Sher Muhammad Malookani on getting education which is her basic right. Mr. Ghulam Hyder Malookani, uncle of the victim, told that he had started school at his village with the support of Sindh Green Rural Development where 40 girls were getting education. The landlord was against education, so he has kidnapped a girl. He has filed case against the landlord, but Police is not serious in this matter to rescue that girl.

Complete Story:  http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130200374&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141020



Villagers protest for School Building Work

The residents of village Shino Taluka Johi, District Dadu Mr. Bajar Khan, Mr. Allah Bux, Mr. Darbar Rustmani and other protested for village Middle school building work. They declared that since 5 years the construction work is not completed and students are deprived of getting education; their future is destroyed.

Complete Story:  http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-20/news/page2/1%20(5).htm


Science Exhibition at School

Pakistan Science Foundation has organized Science Exhibition at High School Daulatpur, District Shaheed Benazir Abad. Different models have been presented in the exhibition for the inspiration and promotion of education in the students. The Director Mr. Khalid Soomro said that for the scientific knowledge among students a Government institute has been established.

Complete Story:  http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-20/news/page3/1%20(5).htm


NTS Pass Teachers protest for salaries

NTS Pass Teachers from Larkana and Qamber-Shahdadkot protested for their salaries. They told media that they have passed examination on merit basis and their salaries are seized since 9 months. Further they added that no any officer is ready to tell that why their salaries are stopped. They demanded from the higher authorities to take action on priority basis and issue their salaries.

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SPLA Meeting at  Degree College Sukkur

SPLA organized a meeting at Government Islamia Science College Sukkur under the Presidency of Professor Mr. Shafqat Hussain Jokhio. It was declared that in Sukkur region the college education is at low level. They said that due to the inhuman attitude of Director Colleges, the teachers are worried.

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MTAS against Secretary Education’s decision

MTAS President Thull, District Jacobabad Mr. Allah Rakhio Khaskheli has said that Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho’s decision of distributing education in 3 cadres, Teaching, Administration and Finance, is totally wrong and against Teachers. He added that Teachers reject his decision and will protest in the whole Districts of Sindh against it. They demanded to get back that decision of bifurcating education in 3 cadres.

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(Daily Khabroon Page No. 4)


Illegal appointments in Education Department District Dadu

District Education office has issued a letter (D.E.O.DU 6) to Secretary Education, Secretary Finance, Accountant General Sindh and other relevant departments. According to reliable sources, it is reported that letter explains that in 2013 from 1 to 14 scale jobs were offered on illegal basis and they are drawing their salaries which is great death blow to government treasury that must be recovered. The salaries have been stopped by the district education department.

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GSTA protests against New Management Cadre System

GSTA members District Matiyari, Mr. Khadim Jatoi, Mr. Shams Ul Din Channa, Mr. Imran Memon and others protested before press club rejecting the newly introduced Management Cadre System and said it is against Teachers’ Promotions in which J.ST, H.S.T and S.S and other promotions have been put back.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pknewspapers.com/the-kawish.html

(The news is missing on Soft copy page no 2)


Hyderabad: P.T Alif Election activities started

P.T.Alif election activities have been started and the workshops will be started from 22nd October in different districts. The Chairman Election Committee Mr. Muhib Khoso has said that on 22nd October workshops of Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas and Shaheed Benazir Abad will be held at Hyderabad office.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pknewspapers.com/the-kawish.html

(The news is missing on Soft copy page no 2)


GSTA protests against Secretary Education

GSTA President Sindh Mr. Ashraf Khaskheli has declared that Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho suspended Mr. Altaf Dawach. It is his illegal act and it must be condemned; the Teacher should be restored otherwise they will start protests from 23rd October before C.M House.

Complete Story:  http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-10-20/news/page2/1%20(30).htm


School’s out: Sindh’s teachers threaten two-day boycott

The Government Schools Teachers Association (GSTA) of Sindh has announced a two-day boycott of classes and threatened a protest movement in response to the new rules of appointment introduced by the provincial education department. “If the Sindh government does not withdraw the new regulations by October 22, we will boycott classes across the province on October 24 and 25,” warned GSTA Sindh president Haji Muhammad Ashraf Khaskheli at a press conference at Hyderabad Press Club on Thursday. The teaching community fears losing out on prospects of promotion due to these appointment rules. “Bureaucrats don’t possess the skills necessary to manage the education department,” said Khaskheli, arguing that the new system would adversely affect the department.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/777297/schools-out-sindhs-teachers-threaten-two-day-boycott/


BBSU-L to soon bring on road bus donated by government

The bus service run by Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University - Lyari for the convenience of its students would soon be further streamlined through induction of a Hino Bus in its fleet. The bus has been donated only recently by the Sindh Government, said the university’s registrar Dr. Mohammad Baloch. MNA and MPA of the area were said to formally inaugurate the bus to be brought on road for the students. Expressing his gratitude to the Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Dr. Baloch said the university and its faculty as well as administration was committed to facilitate and provide optimum assistance to the students. BBSU-L Registrar said wide range of graduate and post graduate level programs are underway in a most smooth manner.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=254734


KU for Cooperation with German Academic Exchange Service

Clearly defined academic and research plans and proposals together with convincing justification of selected programs can raise significant opportunities of admission for faculty and students to the German universities in social and management sciences. Knowledge of German language is considered an asset but in several German universities English is the medium of education for the international students.
This opinion was expressed by Ms. Ursula Saarbeck, Director of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Islamabad, during her visit to the Faculty of Management & Administrative Sciences, University of Karachi, on the request of Prof. Dr. Khalid Iraqi, the Dean of the Faculty, to guide the faculty and students on preparation and planning of research proposals and seeking opportunities in German universities through joint collaboration with the University of Karachi.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=254728


EU committed to develop vocational education in Pakistan

The Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) presented awards to a number of national and multinational companies for their contribution towards creation of skilled workforce in Pakistan. Presentation of awards to these companies was part of 2nd EFP Employer of the Year Award Competition 2013.The competition was supported by technical and vocational education and training (TVET) Reform Support Programme, which is co-funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Federal Republic of Germany and being implemented by GIZ in close coordination with National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC).

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=254655




Malala’s call for education  by Inayatullah


Even before becoming a Nobel laureate, Malala had won international accolades for her courage and love for education. Her address at the United Nations General Assembly was a demonstration of her conviction, commitment, eloquence and composure. Here was a brave teenager sending a message to the whole world for children’s education. Mark her words:  Dear brothers and sisters, do remember one thing. Malala day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights. I am just one of them. So here I stand... one girl among many. I speak – not for myself, but for all girls and boys. I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-10-18/page-7/detail-1


Roads or education? by Syed Mansoor Hussain


Even if we accept the dismal overall situation of public education in Pakistan, we must also accept that, at least in our urban and semi-urban areas, many more girls are getting an education than ever before. Where the public sector has failed, the private sector has stepped in. Educated women are a major resource for any society and, frankly, without participation of half of a population it is impossible for any society to progress economically or socially. Besides the obvious contribution to economic growth there are also other very important benefits of educating women that are not quite as obvious. 
From a personal perspective, I must admit that I was lucky to be born into a family where most women were well educated. My mother of sainted memory did her high school matriculation in 1936 and went on to medical school from where she got her licentiate diploma in 1941, where she also met my late father and eventually got married to him. She was the first girl/woman in her family to receive an advanced education and she made sure that her children, including my two sisters, received a proper education. As I grew up in the Lahore of the 1950s, living in an extended family environment, besides my mother I was surrounded by my father’s sisters and my older female cousins, all of whom pursued advanced education. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-10-18/page-6/detail-0


Behind the numbers, stories of children left behind by Kashif Abbasi

Aitesham may only be eight, but his skill as a mechanic is second only to his ustaad’s. The mischievous youth who fixes motorcycles for a living in the capital’s Sitara Market, in sector G-7, should really be in school. But despite his keen intelligence and dexterity with a spanner, he is adamant that he does not want to go back. Aitesham stopped going to the nearby Federal Government School No. 4, last year. “I failed the grade four exams and was severely scolded and humiliated by my teacher, Madam Aziz. My family is poor and we needed the money, so I dropped out and came to work at the workshop,” he says, not once looking up from his work. He receives Rs70 every day as pocket money from his ustaad, which goes a long way for his family, who live in a slum in the capital, known as ‘Shopper Colony’, in sector G-8.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1139134/behind-the-numbers-stories-of-children-left-behind


The woeful state of education by Nudrat Kamal

When asked to answer for the woefully low literacy rate of Pakistan, the political elite often shifts the blame to parents, arguing that they don’t understand the importance of sending their children to school. This is, of course, a myth perpetuated to make the privileged of the country feel better about themselves. The real problem lies in the atrocious state of public schools in the country. I knew that government-run schools have great flaws in the quality of education they provide, but this low-quality education was an abstract idea to me until I had first-hand experience with a student currently enrolled in one such school. My driver’s son is a student of second grade in a primary school located near Tariq Road, Karachi. Despite studying there for a couple of years, and despite his notebooks being filled with scribbling, he is unable to read or write in English beyond the basic alphabet.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/778130/the-woeful-state-of-education/