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PEF announces financial assistance for flood-affected schools

PEF announces financial assistance for flood-affected schools

LAHORE – The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will help restore 86 partner schools in the flood-affected districts of the province. According to the rehabilitation plan a sum of Rs. 0.1 million each for completely damaged schools and Rs. 35 thousand each for partially damaged schools will be provided by PEF.
This was announced by PEF Chairman Raja Muhammad Anwar while presiding over a departmental meeting of PEF program directors and departmental heads at his office. Raja Anwar

Way too many schools for govt to issue weapons licences

KARACHI – The Sindh government has refused to issue weapons licences to private schools, reportedly due to the huge number of institutes operating in the metropolis. After the twin blasts at the Islamic University in Islamabad, the Sindh home secretary had agreed with management representatives of private schools that the institutions would be allowed to keep licensed arms for ensuring safety of students and staff and take strict security measures on their own.
However, the plan

Faisalabad schools shine in Chief Minister Sports Competitions

LAHORE – The second Chief Minister Sports Competitions (intermediate, inter-district level) continued for the third day running here in the province. In Faisalabad, girls volleyball, badminton and athletics competitions were held at divisional public school and cricket final was played at Boharanwali Ground, Faisalabad. In girls volleyball, Faisalabad beat Toba Tek Singh to win the title.
Jhang beat Faisalabad in the girls badminton. Faisalabad bagged first place in athletics

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