Home tuition profession | New study scheme
Home tuition–a private but respectable profession
Islamabad, April 06: In order to meet the growing day-to-day needs, a large number of
masses has resorted to the alternative means of earning and giving home tuition
is a popular form to earn additional income.
People from different segments
of society, either career professionals or employees of industrial sector,
educationists or government personnel, have started giving tuitions to meet the
contemporary challenges in the wake of unbridled inflation and sky rocketing
Home-tuition, though, an established practice, has witnessed a
rapid rise over the last few years.
The people affiliated with the
profession opine that giving tuitions is a noble profession that wins them
money, respect and also helps them in getting extra income.
During a survey,
those who are giving home tuition as well as the general public shared their
views with regard to coaching classes on Sunday. Rukhtaj, working
in private sector said that she started giving tuitions to students at her home
a couple of years back. She said she started offering coaching classes owing to
the financial crisis that hit her family hard.
"I got married some seven
years back. My husband was working abroad and we were well established. However,
he lost his job and came to Pakistan. Here he faced some financial losses and
then started our hard times," added Rukhtaj.
The lady tutor said she stepped
into professional arena to assist her husband and things started to go well
gradually. "I began working in an NGO. Educated as I'm, I started to utilise my
spare time in giving tuitions at my home," she added.
Rukhtaj is a Masters
degree-holder in public administration. She says, she intends to quit her
regular job, but would carry on with tuitions.
"By the grace of God, our financial condition is stable now. I want to give
maximum time to my family so I would quit my job but would carry on with
tuitions. It has given me enormous confidence and help."
teacher, requesting anonymity, said that she graduated from a local college and
had no activity to keep up with. "My friend gave me this idea of offering
tuitions and I gave it a try. There are a few kids in our street I started
coaching them, it worked and parents started bringing their kids to me for
tuitions. It's a very good experience and a healthy utilisation of time," she
Contrary to the perception of many based on the notion that
offering home tuition is no big a deal, teachers think that it demands hard
work, commitment and extensive knowledge to become a tutor.
"You need to
practice thoroughly what you have to teach your students. It requires practice,
study and commitment. Those who think that home-tuition brings easy money sound
nanve. The students' parents who pay you for their child's coaching don't
approve of any loophole to be left in this regard. They demand enormous
improvement in their kids' grades which is not an easy task to accomplish,"
opined the teachers.
Meanwhile, some parents who have arranged the provisions
of home-tuition for their children complain of being fleeced by the tutors.
"There are only a few qualified and committed people in this profession but
they take maximum advantage of their skills and fleece the parents by charging
maximum and majority of teachers is incompetent," parents reported.
normal rates for coaching classes, per subject, range from three thousand to ten
thousand rupees, depending upon the qualification, experience and reputation of
Parents also reported that several teachers in various private
and government institutions were forcing the students to take tuition from them,
only to make money. The Nation
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New study scheme from grade 1 to 12 soon
Islamabad: The new scheme of studies from grade one to 12 has been
incorporated in the new national education policy to be announced by the
minister for education in near future.
In an interview,
Vice Chancellor of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Dr Mamoodul Hasan Butt,
who along with other educational experts played a vital role in finalising
scheme of studies up to higher secondary level, said instead of putting
unnecessary burden on students, the education to them would be imparted on
He said the students would be given only relevant
education in conformity with need of the day and environment having age-related
subjects. The students of grade one and two would be promoted to next class
without appearing in examination.
Dr Butt regretted that in the past
there was no fixed duration of academic year or study days which should be part
of a study plan for educational institutions.
In the new education
policy, the length of academic year would be fixed at 210 study days besides 20
days only for formal study, excluding period which is consumed in taking
examination, announcement of results and break given before start of new
classes. The academic year would be divided into three terms, each of 70
He said the government also feel that the working environment,
incentives and department of training of teachers needed to be improved.
Moreover, he said there would be total free education up to the 8th class saying
there was also need to end difference between privileged and under-privileged
class as far as getting education is concerned. Dr Butt said the new education
policy would also envisage ways and means to arrest dropout rate at school
The AIOU VC said according to available data, there are 1.35
million teachers working in private and educational institutions including
schools, colleges and universities and 70% of them hold secondary and higher
secondary educational qualification. "Our objective in the new education policy
will be standard-based teachers education, Information and Communication
Technology proficiency and increase in their financial condition," he
About performance of AIOU, he said the university, which started
with 200 students and a few departments in 1974, now has become fourth mega
university of the world. "Around one million students have been enrolled in two
semester only this year," Dr Mahmoodul Hasan Butt said.
The AIOU having
35 departments, currently is offering study in 1300 courses and has enrolment of
students over 3 million, he said.
He informed that from the coming
semester, the university is starting four-year BSc degree classes in Chemistry
and Micro Biology.
To a question, he said the Mass Communication
department is also being strengthened and it had been shifted to new premises
with provision of state-of-the-art facilities. At present, around 500 students
are enrolled in Masters of Mass Communication classes.
computer education, Dr Butt said, following request from the AIOU a computer
company namely 'Intel' had agreed to provide low-cost but advanced computers and
laptops to students of this university and other institutions. The News
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FJWU Women's Week comes to an end
Rawalpindi: The Women's Week of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) on Saturday concluded with an enthralling
performance delivered by participants in a singing competition.
participants kept the audience charged up throughout the competition that was
divided into two categories: "Sada-e-Aman" and "Sham-e-Agahi". Tahira Syed, a
legendry singer, was chief guest on the occasion.
university administration also organised a mehfil-e-mushaira in the evening of
closing day of three-day activities. The topics for poem and lyrical poetry were
"Aman" and "Keun Tari Negahon Say Laraztay Nahin Aflaak" respectively.
Bilal Chughtai of University of Engineering and Technology (UET),
Lahore, Shahid Bilal of the Punjab University (PU) and Muhammad Irfan of Islamia
University Bahawalpur secured first, second and third position respectively in
the best poem competition.
In the category of lyrical poetry, Muhammad
Usman Maqbool of the UET, Lahore, Hammad Niazi of the PU and Ali Farrukh Kazmi
of University of Sargodha got succeeded in bagging top three
Software programming: The students of eight universities
participated in software programming competition. The participants exhibited
immense talent and potential through their work. The FJWU VC was chief guest of
the event judged by Air University Computer Sciences Department Head Dr Afaq
Hussain and International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Assistant
Professor Asim Munir.
Short film, documentary: A competition in the
production of best short film and documentary was also organised under a theme:
"Knowledge, Peace and Our World". The students of seven universities took part
in this competition. Sarmad Sehbai was the chief guest, whereas Tereza Engelove
the guest of honour. PTV Deputy Director Nargis Hashmi, Lok Virsa Deputy
Director Sajid Munir and a senior PTV Producer Shahid Imran were appointed as
judges of the contest.
A Gomal University team comprising Hamid Zaman and
Shahbaz Israr Khan won the competition, in which Asadullah Cheema of the PU was
declared runner up. Bushra Tufail and Bushra Komal of the FJWU finished third,
but they withdrew in favour of Ali Faizan of UET, Taxila.
Women's Week also featured competitions in table tennis, lawn tennis, volleyball
and badminton. Bahria University, Islamabad, was the winner of sports trophy.
The FJWU and the IIUI stood second, but the former being a host withdrew in the
favour of latter. Daily Times
Islamabad Model College for Girls distinction
Islamabad: Hira Ali, daughter of Mohammad Ali, a
student of class I-C at the Islamabad Model College for Girls, F-8/1, secured
first position in the annual examination by securing 95 per cent marks, says a
press release issued here on Sunday.
140 students of skill development course awarded
Islamabad: As many as 140 students of the National Institute of Science
and Technical Education (NISTE) were awarded certificates at a ceremony held
here on Saturday.
The students completed their courses in eight
disciplines including networking administrator, autoCAD, computer hardware
servicing, industrial-cum-domestic electricians, civil surveyor, quantity
surveyor, auto-electrician and auto-mechanics.
The six months courses
have successfully been completed by the students under the Skill Development
Programme of the Prime Minister, supervised by NAVTEC.
These courses are
meant to develop the technical skills of students mostly belonging to the
downtrodden segments and professional working class of the
Stipend worth Rs2,000 per month was paid to each student during
Mahmoodul Hasan, director research of Federal Board of
Education FBISE, was the chief guest as FBISE chairperson Shaheen Khan was not
Abdul Majid Khan, director training NISTE, distributed the
stipends among the students and informed that new batch would be started by 5th
May this year. The News
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