Parents refusing children`s vaccination to face action
The Swat district administration on Tuesday warned that parents refusing anti-polio drops to their children would be proceeded against under the relevant laws. Talking to Dawn here, Swat deputy commissioner Mehmood Aslam Wazir said that a four-day special anti-polio campaign was launched here the other day in hve of the seven tehsils of Swat district, including Babozai, Barikot, Kabal, Matta and Khwazakhela, where concerned assistant commissioners were supervising the drive. He said that the refusing parents would be first convinced to get their children vaccinated against the deadly disease, and if they didn`t budge, then appropriate action would be taken against them under relevant law. Mr Wazir said that performance of the assistant commissioners in the anti-polio drive would also be assessed and the same would bementioned in their annual confidential report.
Student hurt in firing at agricultural varsity
A student of Agricultural University, Peshawar received critical head injury when some of his fellow students exchanged fire here on Tuesday morning, police said. The administration immediately ordered closure of the university till further orders. Altaf, a 4th year student of BSc, who was not part of the quarrel, was rushed to Hayatabad Me dical Complex. Doctors at Surgical ICU of the hospital described his con-dition as critical. `He is on ventilator due to damage of brain. The bullet has caused blood clots in his brain, hospital sources said. According to police, some students of the university exchanged hot words on the campus over some issue on Monday but timely intervention of the administration salvaged the situation.
CPSP members decry setting up college in Sindh
Members and fellows of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have condemned the decision of the Sindh government to set up its very own Sindh College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. An emergency meeting of CPSP fellows, members and supervisors from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) was held on Tuesday at the CPSP Regional Centre Peshawar. The meeting was attended by delegates from the public and private sector as well as the Pakistan Army.
Participants discussed the issue of “dividing the CPSP”—some going as far as saying those with vested interests were trying to do so. CPSP Regional Director and Councillor Professor Mumtaz Ali Marwat also briefed the meeting. He said on October 10, in a meeting chaired by Higher Education Commission Sindh, it was decided to set up the Sindh College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.
Deputy Organizer of Baloch Student Organization Jameel Baloch said we are unable to seen any Education Emergency in Balochistan.
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Deadline for Demands
Government Teacher Association has given a Deadline of 28th of October to fulfill their demands.
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No Drinking water in College
Students if Kharan Degree College Protest against the lack of Drinking Water in the College.
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Monitoring for Quality of Education
Minister for Schools Education Mian Abdul Waheed said that we will start monitoring for better quality of Education.
25 million children deprived of education
Pakistan faces an education crisis of unprecedented proportions with nearly half of all children of school-going age not in school. Although there is a broad consensus on the problem, its magnitude remains a matter of debate. There is no agreed official figure for the number of out-of-school children (OOSC) in Pakistan. In its new study, 25 Million Broken Promises: The Crisis of Pakistan’s Out-Of-School Children, released Tuesday, Alif Ailaan revealed that currently an estimated 52.90 million children in Pakistan between the ages of 5 and 16, almost half of whom (25.02 million) are not in school.
7 varsities to have Seerat Chairs
The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) in its meeting approved three projects of Higher Education Commission (HEC). The first project approved by CDWP in the meeting is establishment of Seerat Chairs in public sector universities. The project envisages establishing/ strengthening Seerat Chairs in seven universities, including University of Sindh, Jamshoro, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, and International Islamic University, Islamabad. The proposed chairs will focus on the prevalent challenges being faced by the society, and propose guidelines in light of the extracts from the life of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW).
10th Dawn in Education Spelling Bee contest begins
The 10th `Dawn in Education Regional Spelling Bee Contest` started in Islamabad on Tuesday. The competition has been organised by Dawn in par tnership with the Oxford University Press (OUP) with the collaboration of the United States Department of State. As many as 1,170 students from 130 schools in the north region, from Gilgit-Baltistan to Jhelum, are participating in the four-day competition held at Islamabad Club. Though the participants have been divided into three age groups 9 to 11, 12 to 14 and 15 to 17 years on Tuesday the contest was held for children in the age group of 9 to 11. The competition of six out of the nine pools completed on the first day while the remaining three pools will take part in the contest on Wednesday.
Work to be expedited on FG College of Home Economics
Ministry of Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) has formed a committee to expedite work on FG College of Home Economics, Management Sciences & Specialized Discipline for which Rs. 40 million have been released. The Steering Committee comprises representative of CADD, Planning Commission, Pakistan Works Department (PWD), and Ex-Officio Project Director, Minister of State for CADD, Barrister Usman Ibrahim said. He was chairing a follow up meeting on the project here on Tuesday for which PC-I has been approved and the Project Director has been nominated. Principal, Mrs Sammar Zafar (F7/2) is Ex-Officio Project Director now.
Education projects: Narowal to have UET sub-campus
The government has approved the establishment of a sub-campus for the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore in Narowal at a cost of Rs2.8 billion. The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Tuesday approved three projects of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), revealed a press release. The other two projects are the establishment of seerat chairs at varsities and strengthening the University of Poonch, Rawalakot.
Two girls `go missing from school`
Two students of the Government Girls Model Pilot Secondary School Sahiwal allegedly went missing during school timings on Tuesday. The parents of the girls took to Jogi Chowk in protest and blamed the sports teacher and the school administration for the incident. The school administration, however, claimed the girls did not come to the school on Tuesday. The parents of a 10th class student (resident of Jail Colony) and an 8th class student (resident of 135/9-L) said the girls did not return home from the school. They rushed to the school and found a panic-like situation as parents of two other girls claimed their daughters had not returned home. These two girls were later found in the school and accompanied their parents. The worried parents met the headmistress and the sports teacher who expressed ignorance about the issue. The school administration informed the girls` parents that both of them did not attend their first period. It informed Fateh Sher Station House Officer Abid Bhullar and a team visited the school and quizzed the authorities.
Lack of Staff
In girls college Khanpur there is a chance of wasting of a year of students due lack of Staff in the college. There is no Teacher available of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
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Carelessness of Rawalpindi Board
Twenty three students paid Fine of fifteen hundred each due to carelessness of Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.
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Due to lack of Staff Number of schools in Murree has been shut down. In one primary schools there was only one teacher for two hundred students.
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Punjab HEC composition: teachers want minimum political control
There are strong reservations among the teachers of the public sector universities of Punjab regarding composition of the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and expected overwhelming political and bureaucratic control over the higher education body of the province. According to the Punjab Higher Education Com Mission Ordinance 2014 promulgated by the Punjab governor on October 2, the controlling authority of the commission is the provincial chief minister while the composition of the commission includes: (a) chairperson; (b) secretary to the government, Higher Education Department.
Puppet show on importance of education
The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has arranged a colourful puppet show at the mausoleum of legendry Punjabi Sufi poet Waris Shah in Jandiala Sher Khan, a small town near Sheikhupura, today. The show was organized in collaboration with a private NGO ‘Maqsad.’ The purpose of this puppet show was to sensitise the private school owners as well as parents and children about the importance of education in development and how people can change and improve the quality of life through education. Various puppet characters highlighted the role and significance of schooling for the children.
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Education Department again under Federal
Summary to bring Departments of Education and Health under the Federal has been decided to put forward.
Teachers urged to play role in social reformation
Teachers should play their due role for social reformation and national integration by inculcating Islamic moral values and patriotic spirit among their pupils, said Anjuman Faizul Islam (Rawalpindi) President Siddique Akbar Mian. He said this in his address during the concluding session of weeklong teachers’ orientation course organised by the Pakistan Education Foundation. Addressing the gathering, he advocated for adoption of a national education system on the basis of national aspirations and need of the time with one syllabus and medium of instruction.
Bill for Private Schools
President of All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association Adeeb Jadoni said Government is coming up with a bill for Private Institutes of Education. In the Bill overnment will divide the Private Schools in three categories.
Row with PMDC deepens as KU plans to set up medical college
The controversy surrounding the denotification of Karachi University by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) deepened on Tuesday when the university syndicate decided to set up a medical college and a hospital, warning the regulatory body that the varsity would move court against the PMDC if it didn`t approve the two facilities, sources told Dawn. The sources added that the KU syndicate met, with the vice chancellor in the chair, to discuss the denotification of the university on theground that it had given affiliation to 13 medical colleges but it didn`t have a medical college and a teaching hospital of its own. The university name was mentioned in the PMDC Act, 1962, though it never had a medical college, said a syndicate member after attending the meeting. `The university has a dean of the faculty of medicine and has been overseeing medical teaching and examination for decades. Even other private medical colleges seek equivalence from the university if their students intend to study abroad,` he said.
Schoolchildren entertained at festival
The students coming out of the Cinepax theatre at Ocean Mall on Tuesday in neat rows couldn`t be made to keep quiet. They all wanted to discuss what they had seen. `I`ve never been to such a show at such a place before. I loved it, Aryan Lashari, a first grader of Beaconhouse School System, said smilingly. `I wanted to see a complete movie but they only showed us clips from different movies. I think I`ll go home and ask my mother to get me DVDs of the movies I saw in bits and pieces now,` said Adeena Saleem, a class four student of Haque Academy. Mahnaz Ali, a teacher chaperoning the children, also smiled and said: `They were not expecting to be watching clips as with the mention of going to Cinepax they naturally assumed that would be watch-ing a full-length one-and-a-half hour movie.
Pak,US working to build educational ties
Reinforcing the United States long-term commitments to advancing education in Pakistan, US council general in Karachi, Brian Hearth along with Sindh education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khushro on Tuesday.
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TCF Inter School Competition
Obhartay Sitaray (OS) is an inter-school singing competition event arranged by The Citizen Foundation (TCF) since 2012. The event aims at promoting not only healthy competition amongst students but also raise funds for TCF. BSS-South schools have participated since its inception. This year 250 schools from Karachi participated. Twenty-two of our students were selected to compete in the finale held at Marriott Hotel on October 11, 2014. Gulshan Middle-II and North Nazimabad A Level branches won the runners-up trophies at the secondary and college levels respectively. Sheheryar Ahmed of Gulshan A Level branch won the Winning Voice Trophy in the ghazal genre. He also won the TCF Running trophy, Akbar Ali Hashwani’s trophy and the participation shield.
Closure of girl’s middle school left hundreds of girl’s dragged in deprivation
A girl’s middle school in Maldasi Muhalla of Shahdadpur, district Sanghar is closed since 2000 which has now turned to be a cattle yard. Abdul Sattar Khaskheli and Rahmatullah told to media that the school was constructed during the year of 2000 and since then it is closed. Many times they approached to the concerned authorities, but, none of them paid attention towards our applications. Furniture including other precious material has been stolen. They demanded to reopen the school to save the girl child education.
40 schools have been running under the supervision of TRDP in Tharparkar
In an open meeting with journalists and villagers district coordinator Therparkar Rural Development Program (TRDP) Mr. Harji Mal, concerned with Alif Ailaan project has claimed that 40 schools are running under TRDP in 8 of union councils of Tharparkar. Apart from this, TRDP with the support of Alif Ailaan has succeeded to reopen the closed schools and has opened new schools as well.
A protest rally was organized for solution of the teacher’s problems in Choohar Jamali
A protest rally was organized by the Primary Teachers Association headed by the Taluka General Secretary Abdul Shakoor Lohar, Ayaz Akhund and others In Choohar Jamali District of Thata, against the demanded of illegal discount from the teachers allowance by the treasury of Thata. They urged to take immediate action against the treasury staff of district Thata.
Teacher required in Kadhan Middle School
The building of girls school Kadhan in District Badin is dangerous for the girls child students to keep continue the education process, however; the school has no clean drinking water including toilet facility in so far. No teacher and other support staff have been appointed in new building yet. School has no boundary wall and local influential have occupied the school area. The former Speaker National Assembly Dr.Fahmeeda Mirza had upgraded the school, as higher secondary school, in her visit, but since then, school has no staff and other facilities. Head Mistress of the school Ms Zareena Sheikh told to media that 80000/PKR of SMC funds are utilized for stationary. She demanded from senior minister for education Mr Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to provide the missing facilities in the school on immediate basis.
Protest was recorded for school opening in Kot Mir Muhammad
Villagers protested for reopening the closed schools of Union Council Kot Mir Muhamamd district Hyderabad which are closed for many years. Middle school Haji Meharal Narejo, primary school Mithal Narejo, Primary school Faiz Muhamamd Narejo and many other schools are closed due to irresponsibility of the education department. They demanded for reopening all the closed schools in the vicinity.
More than 40 schools are closed in Jhudo District Mirpur khas
Large numbers of government schools are closed in Jhudo taluka of District Mirpur Khas. According to the reports, there are 253 primary schools and 293 teachers are appointed in these schools. Showing the names of some schools from the vicinity Gul Akbar Lashari, Zahid Bhurgiri, Ramoo Kacchi, Roohullah Lashari and many other schools are closed, since last many years owing to the lack of interest and irresponsible teachers and supervisors. School teachers are serving local politicians. People demanded to take an immediate notice of the worst educational situation which has created unrest among the parents and their children. Primary Teachers Association denied talking on the matters of the schools.
School of Lal Bux Khor khani is closed near Piryalo Distrcit Khairpur
Villagers protested against the closed school of Lal Bux Khor khani in union council of Mehar Ali near Priyalo in District Khairpur, since long time. The school was established in 1993, and staff was merely shown in the papers, however; school going age children are wandering. Villagers demanded to resolve the issue on immediate basis.
Protest was recorded in Union Council Jung Shahi District Thatta for reopening the closed schools
More than 18 closed schools left people in extreme uncertainty which triggered them to erupt against the so-called education department. Leading the protest Haji Farooq Jokhio, Guhram Khan Burfat, Chanesar Jokhio, Ashiq Ali Malah and others burst on the education department and its allies whose irresponsible behaviors have left thousands of innocent school going age children deserted. They including children staged hunger strike against the involved education mafia in Thatta. SDOE Ashiq Ali Memon told the media that the schools will be reopened soon.
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A rally was organized by NRSP and AlifAilaan in city Shati Chand, district Thatta
Rally was organized by the NRSP and Alif Ailaan about the education awareness, particularly for the enrolment of the school going age children in the schools. A number of citizens participated in the rally. On the occasion, people from local vicinity including the members of Local Support Program Sato Chand and Parvez Asgar from head office participated.
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Court reinstated the 30 education employees in Naoshero Feroz
Secretary education Mr.Fazullullah Pechooho had dismissed 30 teaching staff non-teaching employees of education department of district Naoshero Feroz without any notice, however; high court bench justice Mr Hassan Azhar Rizwi and Justice Mr Aziz Rahman has reinstated them by issuing the order.
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