BISE Lahore chairman & corrupt staff
BISE chairman bashed for not replacing 'corrupt staff'
Lahore, July 26: Several officials from the
computer department of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE),
engaged in preparing the upcoming Intermediate result, condemned the BISE
chairman for not replacing some corrupt officials of the department who are said
to be involved in tampering the results with the help of some BISE personnel, learnt on Saturday.
BISE officials said that the corruption
of these officials was fully exposed through the mistakes in last year's result.
"BISE Chairman Akram Kashmiri is supporting these corrupt officials", they said,
adding that the chairman wrongfully placed the entire blame on computer
programming for the mistakes in last year's results, just to save his own
BISE officials said they had been constantly protesting against the
computer programmer involved in corruption, and the BISE chairman, acceding to
their demands, had promised to replace the programmer, however, he was now
hesitating to do so as per instructions of the corrupt higher
The officials said that other higher officers in case of an
inquiry, cover the corrupt staff at lower levels, and corruption thus spreads
within the institution's Intermediate Branch.
They said that large-scale
tampering could be done with the Intermediate results this year because no
action had been taken against corrupt staff, and sadly, the future of 265,000
students was at stake. According to the BISE officials, corruption in
examinations was also exposed in the recent matriculation and Intermediate
examinations and many senior BISE officials were accused of appointing fake
examiners and supervisors at the examination centers. BISE Public Relations
Officer Qaiser Virk said that they could not replace the computer programmer
without a proper inquiry, as he is a government employee. Daily times
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School teachers 'more equal than' lecturers
Lahore: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif's formal policy announcement of regularising the
services of lecturers, who complete five-year contract service, has not served
as a breath of fresh air for many college teachers.
The higher education
department has its own requirements to regularise lecturers' services that
include three results showing higher pass percentage than the overall pass
percentage of results produced by the board and university concerned – besides
completion of five-year contract service. This is in contrast to the policy
observed by this government's school education department that regularised all
contract teachers, serving in BPS-17 and 18, at the stroke of a pen soon after
the chief minister announced the regularisation policy.
conditions have made a number of lecturers, including those selected in 2002, a
rolling stone affecting their motivation to put in efforts to impart quality
education to their pupils.
There are a number of instances, where
teachers applied for regularisation on completing five years and they were told
that they do not fulfill a higher education department requirement of producing
at least three results showing pass percentage over and above the board and
university concerned results. Shocked are those teachers, who have no fault of
Of many examples and complaints sent to the higher education
department and their representative Punjab College Teachers Association
office-bearers, there are cases where principals asked particular teachers to
take other subjects' classes as no student of such teachers was available in the
college; and teachers who were serving against administrative and non-teaching
posts. Such teachers, on completing five-year contract service, have been denied
regularisation by the department. The department objected that they did not
produce the required results.
To take up a few particular cases, a
female physics teacher posted at the Government College for Women, Murree, was
asked by her principal to take computer science and English classes as there was
no student enrolled to study physics. The teacher taught the two classes and
produced good results. Though there were poor results, when a few students were
enrolled in physics class, during the last year of her contract service, the
college principal sent a detailed recommendation letter to the higher education
secretary for teacher's regularisation. However, the recommendation, which,
stated that the teacher was highly competent, fell on deaf ears. The teacher was
denied regularisation and punished with the extension of her contract service
for another five years.
In another case, the higher education department
established a college in Chawinda, Sialkot, and the district officer (colleges)
directed an English contract lecturer to join the college as a principal as no
other regular teacher was there to join the college as principal. So, the
lecturer could not "produce results" in terms of his students appearing in board
examinations. He was also denied regularisation and his contract service
In yet another case, a college history contract teacher was
posted as research officer at Director Public Instruction (Colleges), Punjab,
offices. Though she had produced two above education board results in 2006 (96
per cent) and 2007 (100 per cent) examinations, she was also denied extension
for not producing three results.
There are also many contract teachers,
who have gone to seek higher education (M.Phil and PhD) on their own expense,
are also facing the same fate. It is learnt that many a college teachers are
still serving on contract, who joined the department in 2002. Many teachers were
also denied regularisation as even one of their three results showed only one
per cent less than the respective board's overall pass percentage.
there are many such examples in the higher education department, which does not
consider its own shortcomings including almost 40 per cent vacant posts in
colleges, the teachers serving on contract will surely refuse assignments given
to them other than taking classes of their particular subjects.
Considering this situation, many contract teachers have also dared not
to take undergraduate classes in their colleges and purposely taking
intermediate classes only to ensure that they get three above education board
results as well as get good ACRs for their regularisation.
education secretary Ahad Khan Cheema says the department is considering these
issues actively and moving a summary that the teachers, who would produce two
desired results, would be regularised. He said the chief minister had already
approved a summary, wherein teachers serving against administrative or
non-teaching posts had been exempted from producing three results. He said such
lecturers would be regularised on the basis of satisfactory ACRs.
leaders of teachers associations say that the department has no capacity to
formulate policies that could serve the need of all teachers. They say the
department start amending policies after receiving complaints and consume a lot
of time. Meanwhile, the teachers continue to suffer for none of their fault.
Collection information about various issues including
study leave, medical leave, NOCs, promotions and regularisation from Punjab
civil secretariat, Director Public Instruction and Divisional Directorates has
remained a gigantic task for college teachers, says Punjab College Teachers
Association (PCTA) president Zafar Khan Jadoon.
Being a witness to this
hassle, Mr Jadoon says the newly established PCTA's active members decided to
give teachers a helping hand in providing basic information, relevant news
stories published in newspapers as well as official forms on the web for their
For this purpose, the PCTA has launched its website
(www.pcta.com.pk) for the benefit of some 18,500 college teachers including over
8,000 female teachers. The website has pages about its constitution, members,
contact information, statistics of colleges and faculty members and their
grades, links of different related website as well as a page dedicated to news
The website also has a page offering downloadable forms, which
were generally required by college teachers but face hardships in getting them.
Visitors to the website come across certain grammatical mistakes. Dawn
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PU MSc physics re-exam
Lahore: The Punjab
University Examinations Department has announced that the candidates of MSc
Physics, Part-I, will retake their written examination in Paper-III (Quantum
Mechanics) on August 2, 2010. The same paper of the candidates, conducted on
June 30, 2010, would be treated as cancelled.
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Lahore: The City District
Government Lahore officials have launched a special drive to eliminate stray
dogs from the Punjab University (PU) premises and resultantly over one dozen
stray dogs have been killed during the last week.
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UVAS quail plant
Lahore: The University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS) is setting up a processing plant for
quail meat at a cost of Rs 150 millions which will be ready for production in
October this year. This was stated by UVAS Department of Poultry Production's
Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Akram while talking to a delegation of journalists
during a visit to the varsity's quail Research and Training Centre. The news
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