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The Week in Education (27th August to 2nd September, 2016)

Management of Public Schools

Punjab government has decided to give ten more High and Higher Secondary Schools of Rawalpindi to PEF. According to the details after the handing over of Primary and Middle schools to Punjab Education Foundation now Higher and higher secondary schools will also be handover to PEF. In another move, Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has officially announced to setup Early Childhood Education Centers (ECEC) in 105 selected partner schools situated in Lahore, Rahim Yar Khan, Rajanpur, Jhang and Toba Tek Singh districts. The UNICEF will provide technical and financial support to the foundation for the execution of the project.

Danish Schools Authority (DSA) has decided to hand over thirteen schools of excellence under Danish School System (DSS) to retired bureaucrats. In this regard new designation of Education Manager has been introduced in place of Principles and Head Masters. Moreover, DSA has also put a ban on further admissions in Higher Secondary Schools of DSS.


Education Facilities


The newly-constructed school's boundary wall could not resist even first downpour in the area and collapsed due to alleged use of substandard material.Survey report conducted by a reporter of The Nation revealed that the government, on demand of the school administration, had recently constructed boundary wall of Govt. Girls High School situated in Chak 735/GB.


Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif had taken the action against the contaminated water of five hundred and fifty schools and ordered to install filtration plants in those schools. But the due to negligence of bureaucracy, there is no implementation of the orders.

In a simple but graceful ceremony held here at UET, around 80 laptops were distributed among Ph.D Scholars under Phase 2 of Prime Minister Laptop Scheme on Wednesday. Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar, was the chief guest on the occasion.

On special request of Commanding Officer (CO) 14 NLI Col Ghulam Ali the PRC Mohmand agency Secretary visited the Toor Khel Shandara Center of 14 NLI in border area of Mohmand agency.
The PRC involved in social welfare programme in the area, distributed thousands of foods and non food items among effected population.

Students heaved a sigh of relief as a large number of girls schools that had been demolished by militants nearly a decade ago were reconstructed in Matta tehsil in Swat. The decision to reopen them has been taken by the government.

Under the Prime Minister Fee Reimbursement Scheme for Less Developed Areas, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has reimbursed fee to the tune of Rs 5 billion to 108,036 students from less developed areas during the last four years. Among them 78,349 post-graduate, 25,333 MPhil and 4,354 are PhD students.


Teachers’ Attendance


EDO Rawalpindi, Qazi Zahoorul Haq has ordered education officers of tehsils of Rawalpindi to do every effort in making the 100% attendance of teachers and student. He further said they must keep thier eyes on quality of education. Similarly, EDO Lahore, Chaudhry Bashir Ahmad on Friday ordered disciplinary action against 10 teachers and three workers of two public high schools for girls in the district for being absent from the school. Disciplinary action was ordered against the staff of Government Junior Model Girls High School and Government Girls high School in Habib Colony.

Educational Representative of CM KPK Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani has said that Biometric Attendance system has been introduced in 24 Government Colleges of the province and online admissions have been started for the first time in Government colleges. KP Education Department has also introduced an incentive programme to honour the best teachers and schools.

Education Reforms in KP

The number of ghost schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has enormously reduced over the last three years due to the government’s reforms. Also, scores of government schools are being rehabilitated by renovation and provision of educational and sports facilities.

Education Minister Atif Khan has issued directive to remove the controversial Kalo Khan lesson from Class 9 text books. The content had sparked anger among the Pakhtuns as it attempts to portray a Pukhtun hero as a bandit.


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