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UOP / UoP ceremony: 13 get Afghan Presidential Awards
« Last post by sb on November 15, 2018, 01:06:17 PM »
UoP ceremony: 13 get Afghan Presidential Awards
PESHAWAR:15 November: Afghan and Pakistani Pashtun literati are promoting peace and dialogue between the two countries, said Afghan Ambassador Omer Zakhiwal.

He was speaking at award ceremony organised by University of Peshawar Pashto Academy and Nangarhar University at Pashtun Museum.

The 13 recipients of Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan Gold Medal Award and self-written pass from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani include Hamesh Khalil, Tahir Afridi, Prof Abaseen Yousafzai, Noorul Bashr Naveed, Darwesh Durrani, Said Kher Muhmmad Arif, Shamim Shahid, Sufaid Shah Hamdard, Haroon Bacha, Alamzeb Khan, Arbab Mujeebur Rahamn Khalil, Syeda Hasina Gul and Dr Salma Shaheen.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 15th, 2018.
Education News from Sindh / 120 govt schools hayderabad without a building
« Last post by sb on November 15, 2018, 01:05:10 PM »
120 govt schools hayderabad without a building   
HYDERABAD:15 November: With the enrollment of thousands of children, 120 government schools in Tando Muhammad Khan district are functioning without a building while another 197 crumbling school structures are in need of repair works, an official meeting, chaired by Hyderabad Commissioner Muhammad Abbass Baloch, was informed on Tuesday. The commissioner directed the officials to immediately prepare PC-1 for the shelterless schools and submit it to his office.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 15th, 2018.
Education News from Sindh / Sindh govt suspends registration of Beaconhouse City School
« Last post by sb on November 15, 2018, 01:04:12 PM »
Sindh govt suspends registration of Beaconhouse City School
KARACHI:15 November: The Sindh education department has suspended the registration of two of the largest networks of private schools in the country – The City School and the Beaconhouse School System.

The decision was taken in view of the schools’ failure to comply with the court orders to submit the additional amount in fees collected from students to the Supreme Court registry.

A notification issued by the Directorate of Inspection at the Registration of Private Institutions, Sindh department, a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune, states that the schools have a week to comply with the court’s directives, failing which their campuses will be sealed.

The decision is likely to impact the over 65 campuses being operated by the Beaconhouse School System as well as the over 40 branches of the City School.

A copy of the notification available with The Express Tribune:

Five warnings

According to the notification, the directorate had written five letters to the schools, but the latter paid no heed.

Dr Mansoob Hussain Siddiqui, the director-general of the inspection directorate, said that all private schools that have collected additional fees illegally, must submit the amount to the registrar of the Supreme Court, in accordance with the apex court’s orders.

He recalled that his department had sent a letter to all the schools on September 4, in light of the Sindh High Court’s decision from a day earlier, ordering them not to increase their annual fees by more than 5%.

Those who had collected the additional amount were to either return the fees to the students or adjust the amount in the next month’s fees, otherwise their registration would be revoked. In another letter dispatched to the schools on September 17, the schools had been asked to submit records regarding the adjustment of the additional fees or return of the amount.

He added that the apex court had later upheld the September 13 verdict of the SHC and ordered all the school owners to submit the additional fees to the SC register within three months. Siddiqui added that the parents, who had asked for the fee structure outlined for private institutions from the directorate, had been provided the details so that they may submit the fees accordingly.

Other schools

The director-general had also constituted a three-member committee to check if the institutions had taken steps to comply with the courts’ orders.

In this regard, the committee visited the two schools’ campuses on November 14 and recommended to suspend their registration, besides directing the Smart School to implement the decision.

According to a press release issued by the directorate, the committee will visit the Generation’s School on November 15, the Links School Clifton and Happy Home School on the November 16, Foundation Public School on November 19, the Froebels International School on November 22 and the Saint Gregory’s High School, Gulshan-e-Iqbal on November 23, besides others.

If these schools are found to have flouted the court orders, their registration too will be revoked.

Sighs of relief

Parents, who spoke to The Express Tribune, expressed happiness over the turn of events, besides expressing the hope that the action would be unilaterally conducted against all such school owners. Some of the parents were, however, of the opinion that instead of closing down the schools, their proprietors should be brought to court.The news.
Education News from Sindh / Roots MMUN 2018 concludes
« Last post by sb on November 15, 2018, 01:03:18 PM »
Roots MMUN 2018 concludes
Islamabad :15 November: After four days of elaborate diplomatic exercise and fun filled activities Roots Metropolitan Model United Nations 2018 comes to an end. Roots Metropolitan United Nations is a four Day International relations simulation for high school and under graduate students. By becoming part of international bodies, national cabinets and assuming roles of various UN representatives, RMMUN helps delegates to gain insights into working of United Nations, says a press release.

Almost 2,000 students from all over country participated in RMMUN2K18. Seven committees were formed namely Pakistan National Assembly (PNA), United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Social Cultural and Humanitarian Committee (SOCHUM), Disarmament and International Security Committee, United Nations Human Rights Committee, United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and World Health Organisation (WHO).

Some of the topics that were discussed are economic reforms in Pakistan, women and elections, rights of children, the United Nations Security Council reforms, domestic violence and honor killings, developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security, protecting refugee rights at refugee camps, developing a global action plan to end statelessness, safety of health care workers in conflict zones and addressing of universal needs to prevent and treat substance abuse.

RMMUN’18 proved to be a platform that manifested erudite debates, unlimited learning opportunities, cultural exposure of around the world and experiences of democratic process at its best. RMMUN’18 manifested vision of Walid Mushtaq who believes in providing children with best possible opportunities to brush up and learn new skills apart from an outstanding academic counseling.

RMMUN’18 closing ceremony was attended by all delegates, staff and organisers. Noordeen Mohamed Shaheid, ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to Pakistan and Director Education. Salahudin Batur from Turkish embassy graced the event with their presence as guests of honour.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad was the chief guest of the ceremony. He gave students an inspiring speech and advised them to work hard and take Pakistan to new heights.
Later, students were presented with accolades for Best Delegates, Outstanding Diplomacy, Best Cultural Representations and Best Delegation by the guests to appreciate their excellent work.The news.
Education News in Punjab / School headmaster deprived of bank savings by crooks
« Last post by sb on November 15, 2018, 01:01:41 PM »
School headmaster deprived of bank savings by crooks
BUREWALA:15 November: A headmaster of a government school claimed that he was deprived of his life’s savings after criminals cleaned out his account in Burewala, Express News reported on Wednesday.
Victim Ghulam Yasin, a resident of Dogar Market and Headmaster in Government Middle School 317, Deewan Sahib, said that three months back, an unidentified person called him on his cellphone and claimed he was speaking from the head office of a local bank. He added the caller inquired about his bank account details, ATM card number, CNIC and other information.

Yasin added that he trusted the caller as he mentioned details of the bank and provided the relevant information to him.

“The next day, I went to the bank branch to withdraw cash. However, when I reached there, I was told that my account is empty and that all the money amounting to more than Rs0.4 million had been withdrawn via the ATM,” he lamented.

The victim said he immediately lodged a complaint with the bank manager over the matter, but officials’ concerned did not take any action.

Ghulam Yasin said he also submitted a written application to State Bank of Pakistan and Federal Ombudsman to identify the culprits and recover his money but he was still awaiting action from them.

He appealed to the chief justice and Punjab government to take notice of the matter.

Recently, a number of bank customers from across the country fell prey to fraudulent activity and complained of unauthorised withdrawals from their accounts. This resulted in the blockage of several ATM cards after reports surfaced of wide-scale incidents.

Cybercriminals challenged the technology-driven banking system in Pakistan at a time when the country was looking to increase financial inclusion and bringing more people into the formal sector.

Some time ago, the FIA cybercrime circle had held several Chinese nationals and Pakistani citizens who were found involved in similar cases from Punjab and Sindh.

Pakistan has faced a surge in cybercrime over the past couple of years. To cope with the challenges, the government recently framed cybercrime laws. As such cases became more common, the challenge for the government has increased, said an analyst.Express News.
Education News in Punjab / Students in China face hardship as govt fails to pay stipend
« Last post by sb on November 15, 2018, 01:00:48 PM »
Students in China face hardship as govt fails to pay stipend
MULTAN:15 November: At least 270 students sent by former government to China under the chief minister’s Chinese language programme have not received their monthly stipend as the amount has not been transferred to their accounts, Express News has learnt. Majority of the students lacking personal resources are facing starvation in the foreign land.

According to details, the students sent by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government under the Punjab CM’s Chinese language programme are facing difficulties as they have not received their monthly stipend. The amount that was supposed to be released on first and second of every month has still not been transferred to the accounts of the students. A stipend of Rs50,000 is paid to the students studying in two-year Chinese language programme which is funded by the Punjab government on a monthly basis.

Sources said that when the PTI government came into power after the general elections, it paid the stipend for two months to the students but now all the funds allocated by the former Punjab government have been exhausted. The new government has failed to allocate a budget for the purpose creating hardships for the students.

Officials maintained that 500 students from different universities of Punjab had been sent to universities in China more than a year ago to study Chinese language course. Of them, at least 230 students have returned to Pakistan after completing the language programme as they received the stipend regularly for two years. However, the remaining 270 students are still enrolled in the programme and are awaiting release of funds from the government.

When contacted, students studying in China told Express News that they tried to contact the financial head office of the University of Education Lahore several times but they didn’t receive a response from the officials in this regard. They added the stipend amount is yet to be received.

Meanwhile, the government has made it mandatory for those seeking admission in Chinese language course to complete 14 years of education and avail a minimum of 3 CGPA.Express News.
Education News in Punjab / BISE conducts postponed papers
« Last post by sb on November 15, 2018, 12:59:44 PM »
BISE conducts postponed papers
LAHORE:15 November: The postponed papers of computer science and sociology of intermediate (supplementary) examination 2018 of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore were conducted on Wednesday.
This was stated by the spokesman of the Lahore Board in a statement issued here. According to the spokesman, paper of English (compulsory) will be held on Thursday (today) and papers of Pakistan Studies (compulsory), Education and Statistics (commerce group) will be held on November 16 (tomorrow).
He said Lahore Board has also released revised date-sheet of practical examinations which will start on November 17 till December 1. The sections concerned of Lahore Board will remain open till 6pm daily till November 16 to accommodate the students appearing in intermediate (supplementary) examination 2018, the spokesman concluded.The news.
Education News in Punjab / Beaconhouse Smart schools given a week to refund excess fees
« Last post by sb on November 15, 2018, 12:58:34 PM »
Beaconhouse Smart schools given a week to refund excess fees
Lahore:15 November:The Directorate of Inspection & Registration of Private Institutions Sindh (Dirpis) of the School Education & Literacy Department (SELD) on Wednesday suspended the registration of the Beaconhouse School System, the City School network and the Smart Schools for violating court orders regarding fee hike.

SELD Media Coordinator Saeed Memon said his department had written to the administrations of these schools five times, asking them to implement the decisions of the Supreme Court and the Sindh High Court (SHC), but they have been non-compliant.

“If they follow the education department’s instructions within seven days, their registration will be restored, failing which these schools will be sealed in the presence of a judicial magistrate.” Dirpis Secretary Rafia Javed said the directorate had instructed all private schools that had charged excess fees to surrender the extra sums to the SC registrar.

On September 4, the directorate had sent a circular to private schools warning them against increasing fees by more than five per cent a year, and telling them to implement the SHC’s September 3 ruling.

The private schools that had charged increased fees have been directed to refund the excess amount or adjust it in the following months, or else their registration will be cancelled. On September 17, private schools were again informed to submit their progress report, but they did not take the matter seriously.

On October 1, the SC issued its verdict about the fees structure of private institutes and upheld the SHC’s earlier order. Private schools’ owners were told to surrender the excess amount to the SC registrar’s office within three months.

The directorate had provided parents with the fee structure of all private schools so they could pay fees of their children in accordance with court orders. When the directorate learnt about the non-compliance of some schools, it formed a three-member committee and tasked it with identifying the violators and taking action against them.

During its inspection the committee found that the Beaconhouse School System, the City School network and the Smart Schools have not been complying with court orders. On the committee’s recommendation, the education department suspended their registration.

Rafia said the committee has scheduled more inspections. “We are neither against private educational institutes nor targeting particular school systems,” she clarified. “We are educationists and understand that these schools are playing a pivotal role in the education of Sindh, but we are taking action to implement court orders and compensate the affected parents.”

A spokesperson for the Beaconhouse School System said in a media statement that Beaconhouse will follow all of SELD’s rules, but the department cannot suspend their registration because they have sought time from the court until December 2. “Why is the education minister in a hurry? Beaconhouse will remain open.”The news.

کوئٹہ پرائمری اسکول یٹ روڈ کے سامنے پارکنگ ختم کرنے کا مطالبہ
کوئٹہ : گورنمنٹ پرائمری اسکول یٹ روڈ کے سامنے پارکنگ کامسئلہ شدت اختیار کر گیا،تفصیلات کے مطابق والدین نے جنگ کو بتایاکہ گورنمنٹ پرائمری اسکول یٹ روڈ کے سامنےاکثر اوقات شوروم مالکان پارکنگ کردیتے ہیں
،جس کی وجہ سے متعدد مرتبہ شوروم مالکان سے اسکول انتظامیہ کی تلخ کلامی بھی ہوچکی ہے، والدین کاکہنا ہے کہ متعلقہ حکام اس کافوری طور پر نوٹس لیں تاکہ مستقبل میں کسی بھی ناخوشگوار واقعہ سے بچاجاسکے۔
حوالہ: یہ خبر روزنامہ جنگ کوئٹہ  ایڈیشن میں مورخہ 15ںومبر 2018ء کو شائع ہوئی

اسلامیہ بوائز کالج کوئٹہ کے مقررین کی رسالپورروانگی
کوئٹہ: رسالپورمیں منعقدہونے والے سالانہ کل پاکستان تقریری مقابلے میں اسلامیہ کالج کے دو مقرر لیکچرار احمد وقاص کا شی کے ہمراہ پاک فضائیہ کے خصوصی طیارے کے ذریعے رسالپور روانہ ہوں گے اس مواقع پر اسلامیہ بوائز کالج کے پرنسپل پروفیسر عبدالرشید علیزئی نے ان کو رخصت کیا اور امید ظاہر کی کہ انشاء ہمارے مقررین مقابلے میں کامیاب ہوکر آئیںگے۔
حوالہ: یہ خبر روزنامہ جنگ کوئٹہ   ایڈیشن میں مورخہ 15ںومبر 2018ء کو شائع ہوئی
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