Fata students protest for being ignored in PM scholarship

Students from various agencies of Fata on Monday staged protest as they said second-shift students had been ignored in the Prime Minister Scholarship Programme.The protest was headed by Fata Students Union central president Shaukat Aziz, Khyber Agency president Abid Afridi, Kurram Agency president Zabta Khan Mengal, and Information secretary Irshad Afridi.The demonstrators alleged that besides […]

Orientation held

Provincial Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif inaugurated on Monday an orientation session for parliamentarians to sensitise them on their vision for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE). The purpose was to highlight how the goals of Save the Children’s ECCE programme are in line with that of the Education Department, says a […]

Elders decry female teachers’ screening

The elders belonging to Khyber Agency Monday criticised the political administration for carrying out screening of female teachers to overcome absenteeism. Talking to The News, Maulana Asadullah, Haji Sharif Khan Afridi, Ismail Shah Afridi and Qari Qismatullah Afridi said the political administration was conducting screening of the female teachers in presence of the male officials.They […]

KP, Fata students to benefit from fee refund scheme

Chairperson of the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme Maryam Nawaz on Monday said the government intended to provide laptops to 100,000 students of the country, including 34,000 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata, during the current month. Addressing a ceremony at the Governor House here, she said education was top priority of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, as […]

KP governor unwillingly okays ad hoc teachers’ regularisation

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan on Monday unwillingly signed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ad hoc Lecturers (Regularisation of Services) Bill, 2014, which sought regularisation of 241 college teachers without qualifying the Public Service Commission’s (PCS) examination. “I hereby give my assent to this bill although I disagree with the concept principally,” the governor said […]