International Conference at Khyber Medical University

Provincial Minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai has stressed the need for introducing new courses to advance medical education to reduce burden of diseases on the common people. He said in view of the innovations made in the area of medical education, the Khyber Medical University (KMU) was all set to rank among top universities of the […]

350 Jinnah College Graduates Get Degrees

About 350 graduates of different sessions were conferred degrees at the 21st convocation of the Jinnah College for Women, University of Peshawar, here on Saturday. Degrees were awarded in three categories, BA, BSc and BS Economics, according to a press release. Gold medals were awarded to Hafiza Sadia Rehman, Sana Shah, Sidra Saeed Qazi, Neelam […]

Many Peshawar schools have Decrepit Buildings

Dozens of government schools have been functioning in Peshawar’s dilapidated buildings endangering the lives of thousands of students, it is learnt. Several such schools have already been closed down over the communication and works department’s warning, according to the sources in the elementary and secondary education department. The sources said such school buildings, mostly built […]

Pinpointing shortcomings: Opposition dissects PTI’s ‘education emergency’

The government’s educational policies came under scrutiny in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday as opposition members discussed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government’s ‘education emergency’. The opposition was discussing an 11-point agenda submitted at the requisition of the current session. Starting the debate, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s parliamentary leader Maulana Lutfur Rehman said the government announced an […]

No Higher Secondary School in Torghar

The underdeveloped Torghar district has no higher secondary school while 159 girls schools are non-functional in the province due to lack of female teachers, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was told on Thursday. To a question of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s Mufti Said Janan during question hour, the education department admitted that 159 girls schools, out of which 147 […]

Varsity students Exhibit Projects

Students of different departments of Sarhad University set up stalls to showcase their projects during a three-day annual spring festival, which opened here on Thursday. Vice-chancellor Dr Salimur Rehman, who was the chief guest on the occasion, announced opening of the festival after a flag march by the students of all 15 departments of the […]

KP govt to Launch Tameer-e-School Programme

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government that has declared education emergency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is finding itself unable to reconstruct the destroyed schools or provide for missing facilities, and it is now launching a programme to seek help from well-heeled people. Speaking in the provincial assembly on Friday, Minister for Education Muhammad Atif Khan said PTI […]

Japan-Funded School Opens in Jamrud Village

A primary school built with the assistance of government of Japan was inaugurated at a village in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency on Friday. The school was opened by honourary consul general of Japan in Peshawar, Fazal Karim Afridi, at Wallo Mela village. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Afridi urged the tribesmen to enrol their […]

Street children being Enrolled in Peshawar Schools

UNDP’s Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas Programme (RAHA) has started enrolling street children in government schools in parts of the provincial metropolis and managed to enrol some 95 children during the past week. This was disclosed by RAHA’s provincial programme manager Ms Shukriya Syed while speaking at a ceremony held at government girls’ primary school […]