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Two girls’ schools blown up in Landi Kotal

Two girls’ schools blown up in Landi Kotal

PESHAWAR – Some unknown miscreants blew up two more girls’ primary schools in tehsil Landikotal, Khyber Agency to deprive girls of education in the area.
Reportedly, two girls’ primary schools in Hukam Khan Kallay and Awal Said Kallay in Sultan Khel area of tehsil Landi Kotal were destroyed by planting explosive in them.
With the destruction of these schools, the total number of destroyed schools in Khyber Agency has climbed to 41 with 16 only in tehsil Landi Kotal.

25 schools being used as ‘deras’ of feudal lords in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA – At least 25 primary schools are under the illegal tenancy of influential feudal lords in Gujranwala district and the education department is unable to retrieve these from them and resume the education process there.
A survey report revealed that 25 schools had been closed down owing to unavailability or transfer of teachers. These schools have gone under the tenancy of feudal lords and are now being used as their deras.
Gujranwala is already in severe shortage

Two schools bombed in Khyber Agency

KHYBER AGENCY Terrorists destroyed two government schools and one bridge with explosives on Thursday morning. According to media reports, terrorists planted explosives inside the government girls and boys primary schools in Zakakhael and blew up both buildings. In another incident, the militants blasted apart a bridge in the Atta Kheal area, said the reports.

2 schools bombed in Tribal Areas

PESHAWAR – The authorities Saturday said militants bombed another two government schools in Khyber Agency and Darra Adam Khel, a semi-tribal area bordering the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Saturday. Although no human causality was reported, the buildings were badly damaged in the blasts. According to an official source in Darra Adam Khel, four classrooms, a veranda and boundary wall collapsed in the blast caused by planted explosives.
And in Khyber Agency,

Reema Khan inaugurates Earth Hour 2011 at Green Schools

LAHORE – Actress Reema Khan inaugurated Earth Hour 2011 at World Wildlife Fund – Pakistan’s Green Schools including American School of International Academics, The City School Ravi Campus and Beaconhouse School System Garden Town in Lahore.
WWF – Pakistan has launched an intensive Earth Hour campaign in collaboration with the Green Schools to celebrate a worldwide commitment to the betterment of the planet. Environmentally aware students from the schools lit candles and marched

Militants bomb schools, dispensary

PESHAWAR – Unidentified militants blew up two government girls schools, a boys school, a dispensary and a telephone exchange in the Tor Chapper area of Dara Adam Khel early on Sunday morning but there were no casualties since no one was present in the buildings at the time, officials told Pakistan Today.
At least eight explosive devices of varying intensity were used in the attack which, officials said, completely destroyed all five buildings and caused significant unrest amongst

Destruction of schools depriving children of basic rights

PESHAWAR – Urging the media to focus attention on the poor literacy rate, Inayat Ullah Khan, President Pakistan Association for Adult Continuing Education (PACADE), Saturday said the systematic destruction of schools and colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA was depriving the children of their basic right to get education.
Addressing ‘Media Forum for the Promotion of Literacy in Pakistan’ at Peshawar Press Club (PPC), he called for stemming the trend and taking steps to root

IT equipment from 206 schools ends up in opportunists’ lap

KARACHI -Information technology (IT) laboratories set up in 206 schools and colleges of the province have stopped functioning after district officials used their influence to shift their equipment to their own offices and residences. The Sindh Education Department had set up the laboratories under a four-year project – IT Computer Science, Teachers, Laboratory In-charges and Computer Laboratories – launched in 2005 and completed by 2009.
The purpose of the project was to

Govt schools operating with bare minimum

ISLAMABAD – As many as 40 percent government boys’ schools are being run without libraries, playgrounds and proper security arrangements. According to FAFEN monitoring report issued here on Monday, 38 percent of high schools run by the government do not have a library, 40 percent lack playgrounds and 42 percent do not have security guards for the protection of students.
The report said that FAFEN governance monitors visited 50 government boys’ high schools in 41 districts of the

Bombed school’s student tops ETEA examination

TIMERGARA – A student from a terrorism-hit school at Sangolai Maidan got first position in district Dir Lower in Educational Testing and Evaluation Agency’s (ETEA) examination this year. The high ranking officials in the education department told Pakistan Today on Saturday that Abul Hasanat, a student of the Government High School Sangolai Maidan, got 70 percent marks this year in ETEA test and stood first in Dir Lower. The student belongs to a lower class family that can not afford

Pak-Turk Schools dominate Intel NSO 2011

LAHORE – The Pak-Turk Schools and Colleges won 7 out of total 15 awards at the Intel National Science Olympiad (NSO) 2011. Former federal education minister Sardar Assef Ahmed Ali gave away the prizes to the winners.
Habibullah Hall Muhammadi of the Pak-Turk Lahore branch with his chemistry project titled, Organic Battery got the individual best category and the grand winner award and got nominated for representing Pakistan in the 2011 Intel International Science and Engineering

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

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