Mobile schools opened
The Afghan officials have opened dozens of mobile schools in two districts of Paktika province to provide education facilities to the children of North Waziristan refugees. Talking to the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) on Friday, Paktika governor’s spokesman Mokhlis Afghan said up to 2000 children of North Waziristan refugees had been provided the facility by opening 54 mobile schools in Argun and Barmal districts in Paktika. Funds for tents and stationery for these schools had been provided by the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund or UNICEF while the Afghan education ministry would pay salaries to the teachers.
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College teacher kidnapped in Swabi
Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a professor of a public sector degree college from Razar tehsil, his family sources and colleagues said. The teaching staff of the Government Degree College Shewa, in their reaction to the abduction of professor, Qaim Ahmad, boycotted classes. The students staged protest and blocked the Swabi-Mardan road for traffic at Shewa Adda for three hours. The incident occurred in the constituency of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health and IT Shahram Khan Tarakai. The students appealed to the minister to play his role in the recovery of the professor.
Refugee school closed down on ‘discriminatory grounds’
Around 350 Afghan refugee students, including a hundred girls, are compelled to stay at home after United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNCHR) Mattani camp middle school closed down despite a furore over the move. The school, code numbered 170, was run by the Basic Education for Awareness, Reforms and Empowerment, also called Basic Education for Afghan Refugees (BEFARe). A Pak-Afghan Teacher Association Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (PATA K-P) member requesting anonymity disclosed that the district administration had decided to shift the refugees from Mattani and Jabba Jail camps to Garhi Chandan in February, citing that the occupied land belongs to security forces.
KP primary education in shambles; 5,205 schools without buildings
Contrary to the tall claims of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), primary education in the province is in shambles as a total of 5,205 primary schools for girls and boys have no building, while hundreds of students get education under the open sky in another 2,687 schools. According to a report by Capital TV, 367 ghosts schools exist across the province due to shortage of teachers or lack of students. The worst affected districts included Kohat where students are forced to study in the open at about 646 primary schools, in Mansehra the number of such primary schools touched the figure of 427, in Battagram 271 and in Kohistan 249.
Chapter being removed from textbook on JI demand
The Elementary and Secondary Education Department is set to remove a whole chapter from a school textbook highlighting the contemporary issues, their causes and veiled hints towards the invisible elements responsible for creating such issues that have made the lives of people miserable in the region, according to sources. The chapter titled `Da Maujoda Dor Masalay` (problems of the present age) in the Pashto book for grade-10 will be removed on the demand of Jamaat-i-Islami, they said. The chapter was included in the textbooks by the previous ANP-led government to inform the students about the various issues engulfing the society for the last many years, said the sources in the education department.
JI pushes through its agenda on textbooks in K-P
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led (PTI) government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has agreed to revisions in the curriculum for government schools here – including the removal of pictures of schoolgirls with their heads uncovered – for the new academic session commencing April 1, 2015. The PTI’s coalition partner Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) raised objections over the curriculum which was approved in 2006. The JI said Islamic chapters had been removed in 2006 syllabus; the party also wanted secular chapters removed from the textbooks. The religious party asked for the removal of “objectionable” materials and the addition of 18 Quranic verses to grade 9 Chemistry book and “Assalam-o-Alaikum” instead of “Good Morning” being taught in first graders’ textbooks.
Students visit Takht Bhai
Government school students visited the world heritage site of Takht Bhai on Sunday as part of the students Study Tour Programme organised by the Tourism Cooperation Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP). “The purpose is to make the young generation aware of the rich culture and heritage of the province,” said TCKP consultant Zahoor Ahmand Durani.
Militants blow up primary school in Khyber Agency
Militants on Monday blew up a school in Khyber Agency, Express Newsreported. The primary school was located in Akka Khel area of Bara tehsil in the Agency. There was no casualty as the school was closed. Earlier on October 8, two government primary schools, one for boys and one for girls, were destroyed in two separate incidents when bombs planted inside them exploded in Jamrud subdivision of Khyber Agency.
Students, parents accuse private medical colleges in Hazara of exploitation
Students and their parents have accused the private medical colleges in Hazara of adopting illegal ways in admission of candidates who have passed the entry tests. Many students, including those who have qualified the entry test to be eligible for admission in the medical colleges, have complained about high fees being demanded by these institutions. However, the managements of the private medical colleges have been denying the charge. A female student, who passed the prerequisite entry test for admission to a privately owned medical college in Abbottabad, told this correspondent that although being on the merit list she was asked by the officials of the concerned college to give Rs2 million in the form of donation to the college over and above the tuition and boarding and lodging fee.
Protest in Balocistan University
Baloch Student Federation announced Protest form 5th of November against absenteeism in Balochistan University.
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Roots organises career counselling session for students
Roots Millennium School has organised a career counselling orientation session with Jehangir Bashar, Rector Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Science and Technology, at Millennium Campus, I-9/3. Rector GIKI Jehangir Bashar visited Roots Millennium Campus as a guest speaker to generate awareness about the undergraduate programme which the GIKI is offering. He also introduced and gave introduction about the university and its programmes, says a press release issued here on Friday. Millennials showed deep interest to take part in this beneficial session. The session focused and covered major aspects, concerns and apprehensions the young individuals face before embarking on the journey of life. Making the right choice thorough guidance and support is the key to successful future.
Malala urges Pakistan, India to spend on education
Malala Yousafzai has urged Pakistan and India to spend on education of children while putting aside their bilateral differences. She has also advised all political parties to work for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan. In an interview to PTV along with her father and mother in the United Kingdom, the 17-year-old Nobel laureate again invited prime ministers of Pakistan and India to attend the award ceremony of Nobel Peace Prize to be held in December. Malala said that she would spend her share of the $1.1 million prize money on educations projects in Pakistan. She called for focussing on education of girls and said that she has gained enough experience to continue to advocate and urge people to invest in education.
Life of Students in Danger
Medical Students went for Education in Kazakistan are in Danger of Life as they say no degree and Police torcher them.
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US varsities reps participate in college fairs
Seven universities from the United States participated in college fairs and school visits in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad to promote options of study in the United States for Pakistani students. The tour organised by United States Educational Foundation (USEFP) and Education USA Advising was designed as a cultural experience as well as a recruitment opportunity for accredited US colleges and universities. This is the fifth USEFP-led South Asia Tour visit to Pakistan in four years. The tour is an opportunity for the general public as well as Pakistan’s brightest and best high school students to obtain first-hand information about academic and campus life at accredited US colleges and universities.
AIOU new head vows to fix issues
The new Allama Iqbal Open University voice chancellor, Dr Shahid Siddique, has said that all available resources will be utilized to focus on research and to facilitate students in getting distance learning degree programmes.
Students set up Israeli stall sans permission: IIUI
The International Islamic University Islamabad Sunday confirmed that some students set up an Israeli stall in the campus without the permission of university’s administration. Spokesman of the Islamic University Hairan Khattak said action has been ordered against those responsible for the event. “Faculty of Management Sciences (Female Campus), International Islamic University Islamabad was holding Women Model United Nations 2014 where a few students arranged a stall exhibiting Israel culture without the knowledge and permission of the University authorities,” Khattak said in a statement. “The IIUI strongly condemns the incident and no sooner did they come to know about the matter then the programme was cancelled without any further delay,” he said.
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Punjab, KP, Sindh Flood-hit schools to be rebuilt in 2 years
Around 14 schools in flood-affected area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be rehabilitated to benefit thousands of students.
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Educationists from seven US universities interact with Pakistani Students
To promote study in the united states and let Pakistani students to explore opportunities to study in US high education institutes, representative from seven US. Universities have interacted with the Pakistani students on Saturday, here at Islamabad.
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Federal will build 13 million Educational Institutes
Federal will build 13 million Schools till 2016. Budget of 406.794 million for Teachers training and 913.979 million for new institutes has been allocated.
Director ask for Money
Director Model Colleges Prof. Saeed ullah Khan as for Money to open Evening Sifts in Colleges.
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Girls’ schools in Layyah closed due to lack of teachers
Five girls schools in the district have been closed for quite some time, depriving hundreds of girls of education here. During a survey conducted by Dawn in three union councils -two in Layyah tehsil and one in Choubara tehsil, five primary schools for girls were found closed. They were located in Bairon Riazwala, Angura goat farm of Khairywala Union Council of Choubara tehsil, Azizabad, Dera Hafiz Poodniwala of 164 TDA Union Council and Bairon Mirhan Riazwala of Mirhan Union Council, Layyah tehsil. The schools in Bairon Riazwala, Azizabad and Dera Hafiz Poodniwala had been established at outhouses of politically influential locals, a fourth at the government Angura goat and sheep breeding farm for children of its employees and officials as well as girls of adjacent localities. All these schools had not been reopened after summer vacation as they had just oneteacher each who was also transferred by education authorities.
Waziristan students visit GCU
A delegation of students from South Waziristan Friday visited the Government College University and met with Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khaleequr Rahman. The delegation, comprising 97 students and 25 faculty members of Cadet College Spinkai (CCS), visited the university’s Sports Complex, Postgraduate Library, Naqoosh Museum, Nazir Ahmed Music Society and various academic departments. The students were also shown the original Nobel Prize Certificate received by eminent Old Ravian Prof Dr Abdus Salam from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on December 10, 1979 for his contribution in the field of Physics. The delegation also visited GCU Allama Iqbal Hostel and witnessed the room where the Poet of East had spent several years of his student life.
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New primary schools banned in Rawalpindi
A ban has been imposed on the opening of new primary schools in the district Rawalpindi under the directives of the Punjab government. The new primary schools will now be opened under private-public partnership keeping future requirements in view. Rawalpindi DCO and EDO Education has been informed in this respect. The Punjab government has decided that no primary schools would be opened at district, tehsil and union council level, out of government grant and the schools will be operated in backward areas only under private-public partnership where the need would be felt.
Development of education sector first, everything else later
President Mamnoon says youth blessed with unlimited potential, need education to tap it. Development of education sector, especially higher education is the government’s top priority, said President Mamnoon Hussain while addressing the 7th convocation of Islamia University, Bahawalpur on Friday. Mamnoon said that Pakistani youth are blessed with a lot of talent and only quality education could unleash their potential that would benefit the society. The president said that the nations which lagged behind in education failed to fully exploit their true potential, thus halting socio-economic progress. He urged the youth to concentrate on acquiring modern education to put the country onto the path of progress and prosperity.
No more govt funds for new primary schools
A ban has been imposed on opening new primary schools in District Rawalpindi under the directives of the Punjab government. The new primary schools will now be opened under private-public partnership keeping in view future requirements. DCO Rawalpindi and EDO Education have been informed in this respect. Punjab government has decided that no primary schools will be opened at district, tehsil and union council level out of government grant and the schools will be operated in backward areas only under private-public partnership where the need is felt.
STUDENTS URGED TO WORK HARD FOR COUNTRY’S PROGRESS
Inspector General National Highway & Motorway Police Zulfiqar Ahmed has urged the students to work hard for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan according to the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Addressing the seminar titled “Role of Students in Bright Future of Pakistan” organized by National University of Modern languages at Aiwan-e-Iqbal here on Friday, he said that Pakistan should be among top ten nations due to its hard working people, courageous students, resources and geographical position but unfortunately it could not be happened. Zulfiqar Cheema said that Pakistan was a big gift for Muslims of sub-continent and we should work for the progress and prosperity of the country.
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KYRGYZSTAN WANTS FOUR MBBS VARSITIES FOR PAK STUDENTS
Krygyzstan recommended four varsities for Pakistani students going for Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan Mr Kubanychbek Toktorbaev and president of International University of Kyrgyzstan Professor Asylbek A Aidaraliev held a meeting with PMDC registrar Dr Amjad Mahmood on Friday regarding Pakistani students problems doing MBBS in their country. The envoy said many Pakistani students did not have proper information about varsities in Kyrgyzstan and many universities issued degrees which were not recognized and even the universities had no license for medical degree there. He added that to avoid such problems and for proper guide for Pakistani students who wished to study MBBS in Kyrgyzstan they recommended only four medical universities for foreign students.
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GCU Book Fair to open tomorrow
The Government College University (GCU) Lahore is organising a three-day Grand Book Fair at the historical GCU Oval Ground from Monday to Wednesday to retain the interest of youth in book reading in the cyber age. In a press statement issued on Saturday, GCU Chief Librarian Abdul Waheed said that about 45 national international publishers would set up their stalls at the Book Fair and would offer up to 50 per cent discount on their books. He said that the fair, being organised on the special directions of Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khaleequr Rahman, would be having over 0.3 million books under one roof with an aim to rejuvenate students’ love for books.
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AHSAN URGES STUDENTS, TEACHERS TO UTILIZE MODERN TECHNIQUES FOR ACQUIRING KNOWLEDGE
Sir Syed Education Society is a real success story which was established 54 years ago and it is heartening to note that all its educational institutions have been imparting quality education at affordable cost to a large numbers of students hailing from Wah Cantt and its surrounding areas. This was stated by Lt Gen Muhammad Ahsan Mahmood, HI (M), Chairman POF Board while addressing the participants of prize distribution ceremony held at Sir Syed College Campus-I, Wah Cantt on Saturday as chief guest. Chairman POF Board congratulated the teachers, students who won awards in recognition of their excellent performance during the year 2011-2012, 2013 & 2014 in various classes.
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Students hold protest over laptops
About 50 students of the district who have passed O` level exams in higher grades held a protest on Saturday against the higher education department officials for ignoring them in Prime Minister`s Laptop Scheme. They said that to calculate the percentage of O`level grades as matric marks the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), after getting fee and adopting the matric result formula, issued an equivalence certificate to O level students which was considered valid for all scholarships, admissions and other awards introduced by the government for Matric passed students.
A class 9 student was kidnapped in the area of city police on Saturday. Sister of Aamir was coming from school to home when accused Iqbal along with his wife and accomplices kidnapped her. DACOITIES: Locals were deprived of cash and valuables on Saturday. Five robbers entered house of Hafiz Razzaq and held his family members hostage and took away cash, gold ornaments and mobile phones. Rizwan Ahmed parked his motorcycle outside civil court, when he came back he found his bike missing.
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PA likely to Pass Free Education Bill
The provisional Assembly is likely to pass the Punjab Free and Compulsory Education Bill on Monday (today) granting the children between five 5 and 16 years of age the legal right to free and compulsory education.
No non-Muslim to teach Islamic studies
Lahore High Court (LHC) issued a direction to the Punjab Public Service Commission last week regarding recruitment of lecturers for Islamic studies. Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh of the LHC directed the commission on Wednesday to ensure that non-Muslims were not allowed to teach Islamic studies. He was hearing a petition filed against a notification allegedly calling 17 non-Muslims for interviews leading to recruitment. The judge directed the commission’s counsel to produce their National Database and Registration Authority records to determine their religion.
VC asks publishers to offer discounts for students
Government College University Vice-Chancellor (VC) Khliqur Rahman urged publishers participating in the university’s grand book fair to offer bigger discounts on books to students. The three-day fair that started on Sunday has been organised to inculcate a love for books among the youth. Rahman said information technology could not replace the importance of the written word. He said books would remain significant in the cyber age. Rahman said books always left an indelible impression on readers’ minds. He said the knowledge and understanding gained from reading was far more comprehensive than that derived from reading material on the internet.
Sir Syed Education Society is a real success story which was established 54 years ago and it is heartening to note that all its educational institutions have been imparting quality education at affordable cost to a large numbers of students hailing from Wah Cantt and its surrounding areas. This was stated by Lt Gen Muhammad Ahsan Mahmood, HI (M), Chairman POF Board, while addressing the participants of prize distribution ceremony held at Sir Syed College Campus-I, Wah Cantt on Saturday as Chief Guest.
Examination of Grade 5th and 6th
Limited hold of Examination Commission on Examination of Grade 5th and 6th. Cluster Center will collect Admission forms and Roll no. Slips and examinations will be free of cost.
54.93% STUDENTS OF CLASS IX DECLARED PASS IN ALL FIVE PAPERS
Board of Secondary Education - Karachi on Friday announced results for Secondary School Certificate, Part - One, (Class IX), General Group, of both regular and private candidates with accumulative pass percentage of 54.93. These 54.93% or 13123 students were among the 23892 private and regular candidates who managed to clear all five papers, said Noman Ahsan, Controller of Examination, BSE-Karachi. Of the regular candidates declared pass in five papers 7444 were girls and 2588 boys, total being 10032 (57.434%) whereas among the private candidates 886 were girls and 2205 boy, that is, 3091 (48.11%) of these private candidates managed to clear all five papers. These students were followed by 5331 (22.31%) declared pass in four papers, 2828 students (11.84%) cleared three papers, 1430 students (5.99%) two papers and 809 (3.39%) could pass in one paper only.
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Teachers must get to know students and then learn how to teach them: Spivak
Professor Gayatri Chakrovorty Spivak is perhaps the most befitting person to be the keynote speaker in a conference on postcolonial higher education. A leading authority on postcolonial study and feminism, Spivak has had transformative impact on the production of knowledge at highest levels, according to Habib University School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences acting dean Dr Nauman Naqvi. He shared these words as he called Spivak on stage to deliver her keynote speech at Habib University’s Second Annual Conference on Postcolonial Higher Education on Saturday. Spivak, who teaches at Columbia University and is the first woman of color to hold the title of professor at the varsity, shared the secret to her style of teaching. “The teacher must get to know his students and try to learn how to teach this group,” she said. “In my classroom, I try not only to solve problems for my students but also produce problem-solvers.”
Education ministry told to explain delay
The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to the education ministry on a petition seeking the inclusion of human rights as a mandatory subject in the secondary education curriculum in the province.
Zubair Ali Khaskheli submitted in his application that the SHC had directed the provincial government on November 12 last year to introduce fundamental rights/human rights as a compulsory subject in the secondary schools curriculum. The court had observed that it was an obligation of the state to ensure the enforcement of the fundamental rights guaranteed under the constitution and to apprise the citizens, particularly the students, about such rights and the mythology of such enforcement.
Non-medical varsities told to de-affiliate medical colleges
Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has directed all the public sector non-medical universities to immediately de-affiliate all their affiliated medical colleges in line with the decision of the PMDC to avoid any inconvenience to the students from these colleges. The Governor, presiding over a high level meeting here on Sunday, also directed all the public sector medical universities of the province to affiliate the medical colleges in the areas of their jurisdictions, and for which applications need to be sought.
13 lac new educational institutes will be established to meet MDGs: says Federal Government
The federal government has decided to establish new 1326905 educational institutes, which will be established to meet the literacy rate under the Millennium Development Goals Acceleration Frame Work 2013- 2016 throughout country. There are already 3225793 educational institutes existed, however; under this strategic plan funds for teachers training, school building infrastructure, students stipends will be reserved to meet the MDGs. Primary schools will be upgraded in order to take 100% literacy rate in the given time frame. For the running fiscal year there have been 32 new schemes for literacy for which 400 million have been reserved for training of teachers , capacity building of the elementary school teachers, however; 70 million for students stipends. Other than this 270 million have been reserved for NCHD and BECS.
PPP workers protested against the closure of schools
A protest was observed in Malkani district Mirpur Khas where PPPP workers protested against the teacher’s boycott of schools. Comrade Shafi Muhammad Malkani strongly condemned the boycott of the teachers which has left hundreds of the students deprived of education. He insisted tor résumé the education in schools.
AJP condemned the existence of unions in education department
Awami Jamhoori Party has condemned and declared the prevalence of unions in the education department is harmful for the Sindh education. Karam Wassan the party president including other key personals in a statement that all unions in universities, colleges and schools are playing with the future of the students. Recent boycott of the teachers is harmful for the students.
Secretary education Sindh takes revenge against the teachers
In a statement members of GSTA district Shaheed Benazir Abad Ghulam Hyder Chandio, Nazir Solangi and others have condemned the secretary education Sindh whose inhuman policies against the teachers. They indicated to widen the protests across the province.
An old village is deprived of school near Kingri district Khairpur
An old village of Muhammad Saffar Meetlo near Kingri district Khairpur is deprived of school for many years where innocent children are wandering without having education. Villagers Ishaq Meetlo and others told the media that above 200 children are deprived of the education in the village. Many a times the education authorities including PPP politicians were approached but none of them healed our wounds. They appealed for school provision to save the hundreds of the children from deprivation.