Primary, secondary schools merger
Punjab School Education Department decided to merge schools
Lahore, Jan 8: The authorities of Punjab School Education Department have decided
to merge two or more schools functioning in same premises into a single school
with a single EMIS Code.
In a DGPR handout in a circular addressed to
all the District Coordination Officers (DCOs) in Punjab, the Secretary School
Education Muhammad Aslam Kamboh has apprised them of the policy guidelines in
The Secretary Schools stated that the school of junior
level would be merged into the senior level school i.e. a primary school would
be merged into the primary portion of elementary, high or higher secondary
In case both the schools, which are being merged are
primary schools then the school with lower enrolment will be merged in the one
with higher enrolment. EMIS Code of the school with lower enrolment will be
abolished, he added.
Senior most teachers in both the schools would be
designated as head teacher after the merger. The school will be merged along
with all assets, liabilities and record, building and furniture etc. The
Secretary Schools observed that we have to ensure donor conditionality agreed
with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in case of Community Model
In case primary portion of a High/HSS exists with a Community
Model Girls Primary School (CMPS) then the primary potion of such school will be
merged in Community Model School along with staff and assets.
Community Model School has been upgraded as an elementary school or exist with
an elementary school then SST in charge of CMGPS shall be designated as
headmistress of the merged School due to background and training of donor
The school shall be named as Community Model Girls Elementary
School. The SST of elementary side shall be shifted on need basis. Muhammad
Aslam Kamboh further stated that the post becoming surplus due to merger shall
be shifted to other schools on need basis according to the students-teacher
ratio (STR) where extra staff was required. DMO and EDO will decide the shifting
As a principle, the junior most staff member of the category
will be shifted. He said that a Committee comprising of DCO, EDO (F&P), EDO
(Edu), DMO & District Accounts Officer concerned, would be constituted by
the DCOs to implement the policy and settle the anomalies.
committee shall ensure that the salary of the teachers was not stopped and the
surplus staff was adjusted on need basis in other school, he said adding the
merged schools will be notified by the EDO (Edu) concerned before February 16,
2010. The news
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FJMC Students protest blocked traffic
Lahore: The Mall Road closure for more than four hours caused the worst
traffic jam at its adjoining arteries following a protest by Fatima Jinnah
Medical College students.
The students have been protesting against
Punjab government's decision to affiliate their institution with the University
of Health Sciences (UHS) for the last one month. Earlier it was affiliated with
the Punjab University.
On Thursday, the students broke open lock of the
college's main gate and held a demonstration at Faisal Square.
principal Prof Majeed Chaudhry was furious with the students and asked them to
end the protest, but they refused to do so.
When the authorities failed
to convince the protesters, they asked the students to hold a meeting with
senior adviser to chief minister Sirdar Zulifqar Khosa. However, the meeting
could not bear fruit and the protest continued.
Wardens could not
succeed in properly handling traffic on adjoining roads being diverted from The
Mall. The protesters dispersed peacefully at 3:30pm.
FJMC student action
committee president Javaria Javed said that the students would continue
their protest till the acceptance of their demand. She said there had been a
degree-recognition issue of UHS abroad, therefore, the students wanted
withdrawal of government's notification in this regard.
She said a group
of students received a 'cold' response from Mr Khosa. "It appears that the
government is not serious about resolving the issue," she said. Dawn
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Education, health projects
Lahore: Senior Advisor to Chief Minister, Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa,
has said that measures are being taken by the coalition government for the
development of education, health and agriculture sectors as well as improving
the law and order situation. He said that a record amount of Rs. 175 billion had
been allocated for the development projects in the province, and priority was
being given to less developed areas, especially districts of Southern Punjab.
Khosa expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Armed
Forces War College, National Defence University, on Thursday. Provincial
Secretaries also briefed the delegation about the various development projects
of the Punjab government. Later question-answer session was also held after the
briefing. Senior Minister Raja Riaz Ahmed, Provincial Minister for Finance
Tanveer Ashraf Kaira, Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah Khan, Advisor to CM Jahanzaib
Barki, Begum Zakia Shahnawaz, MPAs Zaeem Qadri and Rao Kashif Raheem, Provincial
Secretaries, Inspector General of Punjab Police and concerned officers were also
Speaking on the occasion, Zulfiqar Khosa said that Danish
schools were being established in order to provide quality education to the
students. He said that education, textbooks, uniforms and boarding facilities
would be made available to the students free of cost in Danish schools. He said
that computer labs were being set up in 4286 government schools of the province
so that all students could get IT education without any discrimination. He said
that on the instruction of Punjab Chief Minister, special Endowment Fund had
been established for the deserving intelligent students. He said that
airconditioners had been installed in all the general wards of the government
hospitals besides providing standby generators. He further stated besides free
of cost medicines, state-of-the-art treatment facilities were being provided to
the patients in emergency and outdoor wards, and facility of free dialysis was
being provided to the poor patients.
Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa said
that grant of Rs. five billion had been provided to 15 districts of Southern
Punjab for the socio-economic uplift of people of the area as well as
development in education, health, agriculture, livestock sectors, improving
water supply and constructing the roads. He said that in order to prevent the
terrorist attacks, modern equipments had been provided to the law enforcement
agencies besides imparting special training to them. He said that law and order
situation was being monitored at provincial, divisional and district level. He
said that due to these measures, no untoward incident took place during
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KC students staged demo again
Lahore: A large number of Kinnaird College (KC) students again protested
on Thursday and expressed strong resentment over sacking of seven faculty
members and demanded their immediate reinstatement.
was held at KC parking area where the protesting students carrying banners and
placards also chanted slogans against the college principal and the registrar.
The students however were not allowed to go outside the campus.
protestors also chanted slogans against alleged manhandling of some fellow
students and demanded the authorities to take notice of the situation.
Dozens of students on Wednesday had visited Chief Minister's Complaint
Cell to register their complaint against manhandling of students who wanted to
join the protest allegedly by the administration.
It is pertinent to
mention here that KC principal Dr Bernadette L Dean had been denying any
manhandling of students. She had even alleged some teachers of instigating the
students saying a large number of students were regularly and peacefully
attending their classes. In a press statement issued the other day, KC Board of
Governors Chairman Dr Alexander John Malik vehemently denied that any teacher
had been sacked and no enquiry has been instituted against the principal.
"The principal enjoys full confidence of the Board", he added. According
to the press statement, a fact-finding Committee was set up to look into faculty
issues and put in place a process to address grievance and generate series of
recommendations for KC to progress. The news
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IUB student's kidnap case
Bahawalpur: On the orders of district and sessions court Cantonment police on Thursday booked a man and his
accomplices for abducting a female varsity student on Wednesday.
said an Islamia University student, doing her Masters in education, was on a
motorcycle with his father Muhammed Aslam, when they were intercepted by some
car riders near Karachi More.
The unidentified men allegedly abducted
the student at gun point. The girl's father approached police for registration
of a case but they reportedly started using delaying tactics.
moved the court which ordered the police to register a case against the accused.
The police, accordingly, registered case against Asif and his accomplices, whose
names were mentioned in the complaint. No arrest has so far been
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Act against teachers
Lahore: The School Education Department secretary has authorized all the
school headmasters to surrender any teacher on account of poor performance. A
notification issued in this regard states that, in case of unsatisfactory
performance or conduct, the heads of elementary/ secondary/ higher secondary
schools are authorized to surrender any of the teaching or non-teaching staff
members to the respective transferring authority.
The officer holding additional
charge may also exercise this power provided said officer is not less than
secondary school teacher in case of elementary or high school, and not less than
subject specialist in case of higher secondary school. The transferring
authority shall adjust the surrendered incumbent in some other school. The news
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