Ghost schools: Govt apathy makes getting a degree twice as hard in FATA

As if the incessant bombing of educational institutes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) is not enough to dent the cause of education in the region, schools and colleges suffer from an acute shortage of teaching staff. According to statistics available with the FATA Education Department, literacy rate in the tribal belt is 36.66% […]

Bishop of Peshawar wants to usurp Edwardes College: Shirazi

Chief of the United Christian Committee Tanvir Shirazi has alleged that the self-proclaimed bishop of Peshawar wanted to usurp the historic Edwardes College and he has launched a propaganda to fulfill his nefarious designs. “The illegal, self-proclaimed bishop is making propaganda to create tension between the Muslim and Christian communities and take over the Edwardes […]

Meeting of VCs committee convened without agenda

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has invited the vice chancellors of 75 public sector universities to a meeting of their committee on April 5 but without informing them about the agenda of the meeting. The agenda should have been communicated to the participants seven days before the meeting. Moreover, the VCs have been instructed to […]

Promotion of ‘failed’ students in KP govt schools now a routine

The government schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have promoted hundreds of thousands of students to the next grades though they could not get the required 33 per cent marks in the internal annual examinations. According to the Education Code 1935, the required marks for promotion to the next grade are 33 per cent. However, the administrations […]

Fata sees modest increase in literacy

The government has claimed a modest increase in the boys and girls’ literacy rate in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). “Literacy rate for girls stands at a modest 10.5 per cent compared to 36.66 per cent for boys despite considerable expenditure incurred by the Fata Secretariat to improve education statistics in the area,” said […]

UET student arrested for injuring watchman

A clash between the students of Kohat campus of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar, and class-IV employees landed a watchman in hospital on Monday. A student of the final year of civil engineering department, Noor Islam, was handed over to Saddar police and a case was registered against him for beating watchman, […]

BISE chairman appreciated successful Metric Examination

Appreciating the efforts of Chairman, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar Prof Dr Muhammad Shafi to ensure holing of fair and transparent metric examinations, Secretary Inter Certificate Section Nisarul Wadood has said that bootlegging and plagiarism in exams would be eradicated. While discussing the installation of CCTV cameras in the metric examination halls, […]

Negligence of doctors, student loses eye-sight

A resident of Mardan, Muhammad Humayun Khilji, has asked the concerned authorities to take action against the doctors for their negligence has risked the life of his daughter. Khilji, father of Fatima Muskan Khilji, 8th grade student, during a press conference at Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on Wednesday said that due to the negligence of […]

UoP ink MoU for enhancing entrepreneurship

The University of Peshawar and two nongovernmental organizations: Initiative for Development & Empowerment Axis (IDEA) Peshawar and Pakistan Youth Change Advocates Islamabad have signed Memorandum of Understandings to promote entrepreneurship, work on peace building and enhance communication skills of students in two separate ceremonies held at UoP. The agreement to remain effective for one year […]