NUML entrance test | School teachers shortage
NUML reopens on Monday
Islamabad, Dec 04: The National University of Modern Languages would be
reopened from Monday, December 6 and the entrance test for fresh
admission would also be held on the day as per schedule, said a
statement issued by the university on Friday.
scheduled entrance test to be held on Monday include BBA (Hons), MBA,
BS (Urdu), MA Arabic, MA Chinese, MSc Economics, MA Education, MA EPM,
MSc International Relations, MSc Mass Communication, MA Urdu, M. Ed , B.
Ed, BS B.Ed (Hons), MA Persian, MA German, MA French and MA Turkish.
has been clarified that the university remained open on Friday,
December 3. The administrative officers and the faculty attended the
university. No student attended the varsity due to scheduled off day for
their final term examination preparation. The university will remain
closed on Saturday, December 4, as the first Saturday of every month is
observed as admin day offering long weekend in the university.
the entrance test scheduled for Friday, December 3, was postponed after
receiving a terror alert. The new date for this postponed entrance test
will be announced soon in the coming week. The nation
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Govt schools facing shortage of teachers
Rawalpindi: A number of schools in the Rawalpindi district are still facing shortage
of teachers which badly affecting the future of the students.
sources said that shortage of teachers persist in
elementary, secondary, middle and high schools of the Punjab government.
Moreover, some of the schools do not have even headmaster/headmistress
to function the respective institution properly. Due to shortage of
teachers burden is being put on one respective teacher to take
additional classes despite the fact that they are not well versed in
teaching different subjects. As a result both boys and girls suffer a
lot during classes.
Out of shortage of 3,000 teachers, the
Punjab government headed by Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif had
recruited over 2,400 teachers early this year. The remaining posts were
to be filled in next three to four months.
Moreover, due to
delay in recruitment of 2,400 teachers in the government schools, the
shortage exceeded by another 500 teachers According to sources, there is
a shortage of 1,100 teachers in schools of Rawalpindi district, the
Executive District Officer (Rawalpindi), Muhammad
Ashraf Malik when contacted, admitted shortage of teachers
in different schools. "We had recruited 2,400 teachers in March this
year and the remaining posts were to be filled accordingly. However, the
process stopped as the government has still not given any green signal
in this regard," he added.
As soon as the Punjab chief minister
would allow us to fill in the vacant posts, we would start the process
immediately, the EDO added. He said that more than 1,000 teachers have
to be recruited in the government schools including elementary,
secondary, middle and high schools. However, he expressed his
unawareness about the schedule of recruitment saying it depends upon the
Some officials in the EDO office on condition of
anonymity said that due to the ban; the process of
recruitment of teachers was stopped. As soon as the government lifts the
ban, teachers would be recruited to fill in the vacant posts, they
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70 students of Preston University get awards
Islamabad: A role of honour ceremony of Preston University was held here on Friday
to award merit certificates and shields to 70 students who got top three
positions in Executive MBA and Executive M.S in the winter quarter.
The ceremony was held as part of a weeklong Fall Fest 2010 in which students
been provided with a chance to show their skills and talent in various
competitions including drama, paintings and sketches, declamation and
Minister for Food and Agriculture Nazar Muhammad Gondal
gave away certificates and shields among the students who stood first,
second and third in their respective semesters.
Speaking on the
occasion, the minister said education is considered to have a strong
correlation with social and economic development and in contemporary
times when the focus is on the knowledge based economy, the role of
education becomes all the more important in the development of human
He said education can help reduce poverty and social injustice by providing the
resources and opportunities for upward social mobility and social
inclusion.Nazar Muhammad Gondal said the importance of education
couldn't be denied since it ensures personal success as well as a
financially secure future for the students who would hopefully embark
the country on the road to progress and prosperity.
He congratulated the students who secured top positions and urged them to
in their best efforts to ensure that Pakistan moves ahead in the right
direction to come up as a strong and prosperous country in the comity of
Preston University Chancellor Dr. Abdul Basit said the
university was established as School of Business and Commerce in 1984 to
foster academic excellence and it has been seriously committed to
improving the quality of higher education in the country.
university is managed by a group of dedicated professionals and
academicians who have committed their lives to the cause of higher
education in Pakistan. Since its inception in 1984, Preston Network has
imparted knowledge and skills to thousands of individuals through many
educational programmes," he said.
He said the university encourages its students to participate in extra curricular
activities with an aim to groom their personalities and enable them to meet the requirements of the competitive environment.
He said the university would continue to fulfil its responsibilities to the society
creating and providing facilities for personal and professional growth
of individuals who wish to make a career in the fields of business
administration, information technology, engineering and technology,
natural and applied sciences and social sciences. The news
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IIU chief seeks notification of self-enhanced salary
Islamabad: The incumbent President of International Islamic University
(IIUI) is reportedly running from pillar to post to get ratification of
allegedly increased salary worth half a million rupees from the Board of
Governors' (BoG) forthcoming meeting scheduled for Monday (December 6).
to the agenda and working papers for the 65th meeting of the BoG,
enhancement of salary of Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President, IIUI on
the basis of announcement by the Government of Pakistan has been
included. Surprisingly, Dearness Allowances at 15 per cent of pay w.e.f
July 1, 2006 (admissible w.e.f July 1, 2007), Ph.D allowances at
Rs5,000 per month w.e.f May 18, 2007, increase of pay at 20 per cent
w.e.f July 1, 2008 and Ad hoc Relief Allowance at 50 per cent of pay
w.e.f July 1, 2010 has been included in application to get approval from
Sources in IIUI have informed that Dr
Anwar Siddiqui, President of IIUI, Islamabad with the cooperation of
Vice President (Administration & Finance) Mrs. Parveen Qadir Agha
and Additional Director (Finance) Khursheed Alam Khan had drawn
Rs3,919,160/- (Rs3.919 million) extra with his salary by receiving
unlawful allowances and enhancements in salary without approval of Board
of Governors (BoG), which was an act of gross irregularity, misconduct
and financial embezzlement liable to be disciplinary action under
Efficiency and Discipline Rules against the above named persons.
According to sources, in accordance with the above terms and conditions,
after addition of Rs24,000/- on account of three increments @ Rs8,000/-
in the fourth year of his tenure, his consolidated salary should be
Rs224,000 per month but his current salary slip shows that he is drawing
Rs475,880 per month instead of Rs224,000 per month, which is more than
double of his approved salary.
enhanced salary has also increased the impact on contribution to C.P.
Fund paid by the university from Rs17,472 to Rs26,308, which makes his
total emoluments to Rs502,188 per month instead of Rs241,472 per month,
therefore, he is being paid an extra amount of Rs260,716 per month with
his salary, which, to say the least, is an embezzlement and damage to
the university exchequer. Sources further alleged, there were more than one hundred employees in
IIU who have been employed on contract basis with consolidated pay but
none of them receives any allowance like Dearness Allowance, Ad hoc
Relief Allowance-2009, Ad hoc Allowance-2010 and Qualification
If such allowances are
admissible to Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, why not they are allowed to
other employees on consolidated pay contract, this is a clear act of
discrimination, sources deplored.
single employee on contract appointment with consolidated pay is paid
any of such allowances, sources added. They were of the view that first
of all, he is not entitled to draw any allowance with his consolidated
All allowances are paid to
employees as per centage of the basic pay but in his case every time his
consolidated salary was used as basic bay.
employees are paid Adhoc Allowance- 2010 at 50% of their basic pay but
Dr Anwar Siddiqui is being paid 50 per cent of his consolidated pay.
Documents available with The Nation revealed that the Board of Trustees
appointed Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui as President of IIU in its 9th
meeting held on 27-12-2006 for a term of four years, the decision was
notified vides notification No. Estab. (IV) 3(8)/2006-IIU-979 dated
29-12-2006 and he assumed the charge of the office of the President, on
the same day as notified vide notification No. Estab. (IV)
3(8)/2006-IIU-827 dated 05-01-2007 which is about to finish on
Documents further revealed
that as per office Order No. Eastab.8 (534)/2007-IIU-897 dated
07-02-2007, the Board of Trustees in its meeting held on 27-12-2006,
delegated the authority to approve the terms and conditions of his
appointment to the Board of Governors.
BoG in its 54th meeting held on 03-02-2007 decided to extend the
following terms and conditions to Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President,
IIU, for tenure of four years w.e.f. 29-12-2006 vides office order No.
Eastab.8 (534)/2007-IIU-897 dated 07-02-2007.
The officer will draw a consolidated salary of Rs 200,000 (Rupees two
lac only) per month inclusive of all allowances. He will also receive an
annual increment of Rs 8,000 on completion of every year.
officer will be given a chauffer driven staff car; telephones at office
and residence and a cell phone upto a limit of Rs. 5,000/- per month
and free utilities He will be allowed free out-door/indoor medical
treatment facilities for himself, his wife and dependent daughter.
all other matters not specified above, his services will be governed
under the IIU Ordinance-1985, the Statutes, the Rules and Regulations in
force in the University from time to time".
very top official of IIUI while talking with The Nation on anonymity
said that enhancement in salary was a self-initiative of the alleged
officer and no approval in this regard had been taken from BoG till
Now if BoG did not approve his enhancement in salary then all drawn amount would be retrieved.
is relevant to mention that clear act of discrimination was committed
in the said Dr Anwar Siddiqui's case as there were more than one hundred
employees on contract basis with consolidated pay who were given any
allowance like Dearness Allowance, Ad hoc Relief Allowance-2009, Ad hoc
Allowance-2010 and Qualification Allowance. No single employee on
contract appointment with consolidated pay is paid any of such
First of all he is not
entitled to draw any allowance with his consolidated salary. All
allowances are paid to employees as per centage of the basic pay but in
his case every time his consolidated salary was used as basic bay.
employees are paid Ad hoc Allowance- 2010 at 50 per cent of their basic
pay but Dr Siddiqui is being paid 50 per cent of his consolidated pay. The nation
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GSIS School's sports week concludes
Islamabad: The primary branch of Global System of Integrated Studies
(GSIS) annual sports week concluded at its campus on Friday with an aim
to promote extra curricular and co-curricular activities. The students
from class 1 to 6th took part in annual sports activities. Playground of
GSIS School wore the festive look with colorful flags and balloons
everywhere. Football and cricket matches were held from November 30 to
December 3. During the sports week, races among students included
Straight race, Kangaroo race, Ball collection, Frog race, One-legged
race, Backward race for boys and Apple race. Sports week also included
Cricket, and Football. Girl students also took part overwhelmingly in
sports activities including Skipping, Straight race, Candy race,
One-legged race and Long jump. Daily times
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