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Private schools asked to freeze fee rates

Private schools asked to freeze fee rates

GUJRANWALA – The Gujranwala divisional commissioner has directed the Quaid-e-Azam Divisional Public School (QDPS) not to enhance its fees for at least one year and also urged all private educational institutes to freeze their fee structure for the same period.
Presiding over a meeting of the board of governors of the QDPS, he added that the provincial government had been taking concrete measures to enhance the literacy rate and improve facilities in the educational institutes. He

Pak-Turk Schools and Colleges Annual Funfair held

LAHORE – The Annual Science, Art and Funfair of the Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges, Islampura Branch was held on Saturday at the campus from 10am to 4pm. Punjab Education Secretary Aslam Kamboh was the chief guest while PTICEF Education Director Kamil Ture and PTICEF Regional Director Turgut Puyan also attended the event.
Students of classes from pre-nursery to fifth grade prepared models, projects, presentations and stalls and displayed them at the event. Special

2 schools bombed in tribal areas

PESHAWAR – Suspected militants have bombed two schools in Charsadda and South Waziristan, while in a drive to check militants’ entry into Bajaur tribal agency from Mohmand Agency, authorities have imposed curfew for an indefinite period. A girls’ primary school was blown up in Srokali of Tehsil Shabqadar, Charsadda.
No casualty was reported. In another attack, suspected militants bombed another high school in Mosa Neka village in South Waziristan. Residents believe that the

Report says 20pc children have no access to schools

ISLAMABAD – A survey of 32 districts reveals that twenty percent children living in rural areas of the country have no access to the schools.
Pakistan Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2010 launched here on Monday by South Asian Forum for Education Development said that more than half of the children in the public or private education system could not read even a sentence in proper Urdu. It said that 71 percent children were getting education in government schools, 27

TEACHER WOES – Teachers unhappy with schools’ administrations

Lahore – While government schools are known to be unable to satisfy their teachers, private school teachers of the relatively lower-middle-class schools have also started to complain that their schools’ administrations can not cater to their demands, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to the teachers, administration of these schools exploits them, whereas nobody in the government was willing to take up the issue. They said that after retirement, there was no mechanism of

Germany releases Rs 405m for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa schools

PESHAWAR – The Government of Germany, as a result of sincere and tireless efforts of Sardar Hussain Babak, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Education, has released Rs 405 million to the education department for the early reconstruction and repair of the schools devastated during the floods and terrorism in the province.
The provincial government is making every possible effort for the reconstruction and repair of the schools badly affected as a result of the devastating floods and

Chief Minister’s Sports Cup – Lahore Schools victorious in athletics, volleyball

LAHORE – Lahore district’s combined team will represent the city in the athletics and badminton competitions of the Punjab Inter-division Tournament of high school category of the second Chief Minister Sports Cup.
The events will be held from January 13 to 18 in Lahore. Lahore division won the boys and girls badminton and athletics competitions of the Chief Minister Cup, Inter-district phase III, played among various districts while Sheikhupura clinched the volleyball title of

Kasur, Okara schools shine in CM Sports Cup

LAHORE – The second phase of the Chief Minister’s Cup entered an interesting phase as competitions were held at Rawalpindi, Sahiwal, Kasur, Okara and Muzafargarh.
At Kasur, boys competition in athletics, football, volleyball and girls competitions in volleyball and badminton were held.
S Ali won the 100m race while Ghulam Rasool and Mobeen Yasir got second and positions. The 800m race winner was Muhammad Azam. Mohammad Irfan from tehsil Pattoki and Mohammad Sajid from

Gujranwala schools shine in CM Sports Cup

LAHORE: On the fifth day of the Chief Minister’s Cup first phase, various teams displayed their potential for the final competition at Tehsil level. The players from Thesil Gujranwala, Shakar Garh, Zafarwal, Narowal, Kamoke, Nowshehra, Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin, Malikwal, Thalia, DG Khan, Sheikhupura, Bahawalpur City, Bahawalpur Saddar, Chiniot, Tallian, Faisalabad and Sargodha performed to their best.
In Tehsil Shakargarh, the final boys football competition was held at

Schools in residential areas a public nuisance

LAHORE – Private-sector school campuses located in residential areas, including posh housing societies, are causing traffic problems and disturbing local residents, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The mushroom growth of private academies and tuition centres also has a role in creating traffic mess and a security risk for residents. A majority of such educational institutions shared their walls with houses and residents had to limit their mobility when the schools and academies opened

Teachers protest community schools’ closure

PESHAWAR – Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA) community schools teachers staged a protest rally in Peshawar on Saturday against the government’s bid to close community schools in FATA.
More than one hundred teachers from Khyber Agency gathered in front of FATA Secretariat on Warsak Road and chanted slogans against the closure of community schools. Teachers Association President Aman Ullah Afridi said that closing down of 950 community schools was an unwise decision that

Girls’ schools in Pakistan lack security: report

ISLAMABAD: Seventy-two percent girls’ schools in Pakistan don’t have any protection against militancy, despite the government’s claim for providing security to educational institutions, a Free and Fair Election Network report revealed. The report said that FAFEEN checked the security arrangements of 106 schools situated across the country and found that 72 percent girls’ middle schools lacked security arrangements.
It said that the security arrangements for female students and

Militants blow up 2 schools in Bajaur

PESHAWAR: Two government primary schools were destroyed by unknown suspected militants in two separate incidents in Bajaur Agency on Monday. In first incident, miscreants planted timed explosive material in the premises of the government boys’ school in the Palang area of Bajaur Agency and blew it up. In another incident, a girls’ primary school was blown up in the Ghalizo Dag of the Khar Tehsil.
Major portion of the school building was razed to the ground. However, no casualty

Parents in a quandary as schools up tuition fee

LAHORE: An increase in tuition fee of various private schools across Lahore has stirred a wave of anger and concern among parents and students, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Private schools including Beaconhouse School System (BSS), Lahore Grammar School (LGS), Salamat School System, Lahore College of Arts and Science (LACAS), Resource Academia and City School have increased their fee by 10 to 20 percent for the new academic year.
Parents have expressed their disapproval over

Environment Ministry to set up nature clubs in Sindh schools

To create environmental awareness at primary and secondary levels, the Sindh ministry of environment has decided to set up Nature Clubs in schools across the province, Sindh Environment Minister Khalid Omer said while addressing a gathering on the occasion of the tree-plantation campaign organized by the World Wildlife Fund – Pakistan and the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) under the ‘Green Learn-n-Fun Programme’ in collaboration with the City District Government Karachi

Govt to convert public sector schools English medium by June

Question hour began yesterday with the Punjab Education Minister Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman put at the answering pedestal. The day was embarrassing for the minister as he was forced to apologise over various lacks in information provided by the education department on questions raised by the house.
Government schools to be English medium:
All public sector schools in Punjab would be converted into English medium by the end of this fiscal year, said the Punjab Education

Three primary schools blown up in Mohmand

Unidentified men blew up three primary schools in Mohmand Agency on Sunday.
Sources said two were girls’ primary schools and one was a boys’ school were blown up in Ziarat Kalay and Saeed Khan areas of Safe tehsil.
They said suspected Taliban planted explosives inside the primary schools completely destroying the buildings. However, no loss of life was reported.
The political administration of the agency has started investigation.