RBISE HSSC-I results | IIU students protests
RBISE HSSC-I results on Aug 15
Rawalpindi, Aug 11, 2008: Rawalpindi Board of
Intermediate & Secondary Education would announce the annual result of
HSSC-I on August 15 and SSC-I on August 25, it has been learnt. Secretary
Rawalpindi Board Humayun Iqbal Qureshi told the media that the marking of Higher
Secondary School Certificate (HSSC-I) papers has been completed while
arrangements are being finalised to announce the result on August 15. He further
said that papers of Secondary School Certificate (SSC-I) is being executed and
would be completed in a couple of days.
"kisi ko pata hai k RWP board ka FA ka suplimentry result kab aa raha hai "
City, Country: Rawalpindi. Pakistan
"plzz teLlo 2nd er ka rezlt kb a raha hai?"
"pindi board ka fa ka resultkub aa raha hai"
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IIU students continue to hold protests
Islamabad: Female students of Usooluddin (Islamic Studies) Department at
the International Islamic University (IIU) continue to hold regular protests on
the campus over frequent changes being made in the faculty and course schemes.
Alleging that such moves were part of a strategy to introduce a specific
religious mindset within the department, the students said that
contract of about seven senior teachers had either been terminated or they were
transferred to other departments in the past 12 months.
"Most of these
teachers were funded by foreign institutions and were masters in their
respective fields," said one of the students.
Naming some of the
teachers, the protesting students said that the most recent case involved
Professor Suhail Hassan who was transferred despite having served the department
for 20 years. He was said to be quite popular among students.
contracts of Professor Nizamuddin Nafeh and Professor Tahir Mahmood, were not
renewed. Also on that list were professors Manshavi, Abdul Tawwab, Dr. Fazal
Elahi and Dr. Aziz ur Rehman.
The students claimed that Professor Hassan
was notified of his transfer while out of town and that too in the middle of a
semester. "The faculty of our department was not informed of the change for
several weeks," they said.
They thought that the move was aimed at
reducing the number of principled teachers from the Academic Council, a
60-member body that rules on academic matters.
The protesting girls
pointed out that since the university was facing financial problems, therefore
the management would never be able to hire teachers of the same calibre from its
own resources. Young teachers with no experience or foreign ones were appointed
in place of known religious scholars, they said.
They alleged that
classes comprising boys and girls were also taking place in the Urdu Department
despite the IIU being a declared non co-education institution.
students were also angered by the increase in annual fee that has almost been
doubled compared to last year's. They believed that the administration also
planned to abolish specialisation at the bachelor's level.
The series of
changes began in 2006 when the name of Usooluddin Department (USD) was changed
to the Department of Islamic Studies. "The USD came into being in 1981 then why
it took the management 25 years to go for name change," asked the students.
They said that their course schemes were also changed quite frequently
as compared to other departments and they were all deeply concerned over this
state of affairs.
IIU President Anwar Hussain Siddiqui denied that all
this was happening on the campus. "We changed the name of the department because
it was in Arabic and therefore difficult for the common people to understand,"
he said adding that both names were being used in documentations.
Sidiqui said that the teachers left when their contracts expired or
their original departments called them back. He made it clear that course
schemes were changed on the directives of the Higher Education Commission (HEC)
and applied to all departments.
"According to these directives, 60
percent of the course matter would be directly related to the subject whereas 40
percent of it would be about general knowledge, things other than the actual
subject," he said, stressing that the aim was to enhance the knowledge base of
He said that the administration wanted the USD students to
also know about people like Ghalib, Mir and Iqbal but a small fraction of the
department wanted to run the faculty on the pattern of a madrassa. "More and
more girls are joining the department from a variety of backgrounds but this
narrow-minded group wants to impose its version of Islam on the department."
Siddiqui said that almost 18,000 students were studying in the
university at this point of time in different faculties and they came from a
variety of backgrounds. "The course schemes are decided by the Academic Council
and it is not the decision of one person," he said.
specialisation at bachelor's level a non-issue, he said that it starts at the
master's or PhD levels in all universities. The News
"so they are hellbent in ruining this university !"
City, Country: Islamabad, Pakistan
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No pay raise for three years: 750 contract teachers await regularisation
Islamabad: As many as 750 English teachers at primary schools, appointed on one-year contract in 2005, are
unlikely to be regularised.
The teachers were approved Rs 10,000 fixed
salary. Over the past three years, inflation has risen manifold but their salary
remained the same.
Appointment of these teachers, mostly female, was made
through a USAID-funded project, aimed at changing the medium of education from
Urdu to English.
"We have been found efficient, effective and
hardworking more than permanent teachers and our performance has been
acknowledged by Maqsoodul Hassan, a former director-general of the Federal
Directorate of Education," Naeema Kausar, a teacher at FG Junior Model School said.
"We had been promised that our job will be regularised
with the passage of time but it has not been done yet," she said.
Punjab government has regularised 7,000 English teachers, who were contracted in
1995, and has given them other benefits," she said, adding the federal
government has neither regularised contract teachers not reviewed their
Tahira Saleem, another teacher, criticised the Education
Department for not passing Rs 1,000 allowance to teachers for whom it was
announced by the government.
Salma Anwar said she was contracted in 2007
with a promise that her job would be regularised shortly. Earlier she was a
contract lecturer at Islamabad Model College for Girls.
"We have been in
depression because the federal government has been ignoring us. Our salary has
been fixed at Rs 10,000 over the last three years while prices of commodities
have multiplied in this time. Contract has been hanging over us like Sword of
Damocles," she said.
She said the prime minister had announced that
contract employees would be regularised upon completion of two years of their
services. She said the Education Department had denied this order in their case
saying their services would be counted one year since they were given one-year
contract which was reviewed time to time.
She said over 50 teachers had
written an application to Education Minister Ahsan Iqbal in this regard but then
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Recruitment of 32,000 teachers in Punjab on hold
Rawalpindi: Recruitment of 32,000 new teachers in the government
educational institutions in Punjab is on hold, as the Punjab chief minister has
not signed the summary so far. According to sources, Punjab secretary education
has summoned an important meeting of all officers concerned today (Monday) to
look into the matter. They said a summary of teachers' appointment had already
been sent to the Punjab chief minister. Meanwhile, all educational institutions
in the province will be re-opened on August 15 after summer holidays. Many
institutions are being re-opened on August 14 to celebrate Independence Day. The
children will present tableau and participate in speech competitions. Daily Times
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