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Sindh education vs Punjab education
Lahore, June 10: Behaviour of Sindh Government with education sector devotees:
about the facilities, what he got in response of his efforts, Shahid
said, "I did not get any kind of increment since my appointment." He has
been appointed as principal as he was the single option at that time.
"Sincerely speaking, I really do not want anything from education
department except the facilities for school. I want more teachers in the
school, besides, increase in fund so that I could provide light, clean
water, desks and other facilities to my students at school." The gatekeeper, who also teaches in school, Muhammad Junaid
Khan asserted that he was appointed in 2009 but his job started in
middle of 2011. He was gatekeeper but the principal requested him to do
teaching as he is able to teach. "I have only taken three or four leaves
throughout my career, but govt didn't give me any increment and
promotion still after completing intermediate and first year of BA," he
said with sad emotions on his eyes.
Behaviour of Punjab Government with education sector devotees:
When contacted a government teacher in Rawalpindi, Punjab, who
teaches at FG Boys High School Rawalpindi. He informed, "Punjab
government gives increment on performances including seniorities." He
was of the view that annual reports go to high authorities, who give
promotion, seniority, increment and other facilities to those teachers,
who produce impressive result of their classes. This kind of practice
encourages teachers to work with full attention. Secretary Education Sindh Fazal Ullah Palecho said, "We do not have any
policy regarding promotion on the basis of performance. But different
things are under consideration in this regard and soon policy will be
announced." How teachers could be punctual and better educators, if they
get finical crisis, low pay scale and lack of facilities in response of
their hard working and devotedness with their duties. This is a
question for education authorities to realise and for us to see the
outcome of it.
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Sacked Aitchison College teachers demand justice
Lahore: Sacked teachers of Aitchison College Lahore staged a protest
demonstration outside the Lahore Press Club on Sunday. Teachers demanded
Governor Punjab, Chief Justice of Pakistan and CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif
to take action on their termination "without any reason."
Principal Aitchison College Shamim Saif ullah Khan on Friday terminated around 60 teachers without any reason.
placards and chanting slogans against principal and board of governor,
teachers protested for several hours demanding their restoration and
action against authorities. They termed the incident as the worst ever
in the 126-year history of Aitchison College.
While addressing a
press conference before protest, Acting Head Master Aitchison College
Muhammad Asif, Yousuf Kamal, Manzar Ali and several others threatened to
spread their protest campaign if their demands were not met. They were
of the view that teachers do not belong to any political party, trade
union or any other movement and are purely educationists.
demanded a high profile investigation commission to probe "corruption
at Aitchison College." They also demanded termination of the Principal
and Governor's intervention in affairs of Aitchison College.
Asif termed the sacking unjust and biased decision of college
administration. He said that administration has been used to for sacking
teachers as some months ago administration sacked some teachers who
were later restored by Chief Justice of Pakistan.
"But college administration this time again terminated those teachers who were restored by CJP," he asserted.
said that this termination has created panic within the teaching
community as all of this is happening in a province where government is
said to be education friendly. "These types of steps show that before
the expected change of Governor Punjab and Board of Governors of
College, some people wanted to appoint their favourites on key posts at
the college which would help them in upcoming admissions," Asif added.
Another teacher Yousuf was of the view that Aitchison incident is a test
case for the new education friendly government. Daily times
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SZABIST ranked in 'W' category by HEC: Dr Saqib Rizavi
Islamabad: Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST)
President Dr. Saqib Rizavi said that SZABIST is ranked in 'W' category,
which is the highest category, by the Higher Education Commission (HEC)
of Pakistan, and is recognised by the HEC as a degree-awarding
He said this while replying to a question
related to SZABIST during an interview.To another question, he said,
SZABIST was established in 1995 through a legislative act of the Sindh
Assembly. At present, it has five campuses, Karachi, Islamabad, Larkana,
Hyderabad and one in Dubai.
Currently, there are more
than 6,000 students enrolled in SZABIST. The student intake is based
purely on merit. Hence, our students are highly motivated and
intellectually curious.He said some of their recent remarkable
achievements include: a group of students won the Best Business Idea
Competition award in LUMS Business Initiative (LBI) 2013; Mina Kidwai,
Media Sciences student won the best delegate award of Emirates Model
United Nations in Dubai; Soarath Neel, a student of BBA, was selected to
represent SZABIST at the National University of Singapore Summer
Programme 2012; SZABIST Law School team, Saad Jumani, Hassaan bin
Shaheen, and Sehrish Anees secured first runners-up trophy in the Third
National Moot Court Competition organised by the LUMS; and Students of
Computer Science Department, Muhammad Ahmed Khan and Arsalan Ali Najwani
won FOLIO3 Developer Day 10 Minutes of Tech competition. We are very
proud of our students, he said.
The SZABIST president said
that its faculty members are highly qualified, competent and erudite,
who have extensive experience of Education, Research and the Corporate
World. Ms. Sharmeen Chinoy, who teaches in SZABIST, is an Oscar winner.
In addition, SZABIST has 34 faculty members with PhD degrees in their
He said, currently, SZABIST offers
twenty-eight programmes in the disciplines of Computer Science,
Management Sciences, Media Sciences, Communication Studies, Social
Sciences, Biosciences, Law, and Mechatronics Engineering. Its
International Programmes include 'LLB' with University of London, UK and
'BA (Hons) in Business Studies - BABS' in collaboration with University
of Wales, Newport, UK.
Regarding the uplift of education
in Pakistan, he said education is directly linked with the
socio-economic development of any country, and the research-based
education helps develop technically trained human resources required to
face the challenges of the 21st century. Hence, students' should be
given the opportunities to equip themselves with modern knowledge and
technology in the leading universities of Pakistan. This is being done
in SZABIST. The government should increase the funding of the education
sector, ensure proper utilisation of the funds, and guarantee the
maintenance of high standard of education, he said.
SZABIST president said the issue of lack of funds mainly affects the
public sector universities which are dependent on the government and HEC
for their financial resources. In case of SZABIST, finances are
monitored very closely and every effort is made to ensure their proper
utilisation. All campuses of SZABIST have to provide regular financial
reports to the Board of Trustees.
To a question he said
last year, Rs108 million of financial assistance was provided
benefitting 80 per cent of the students. SZABIST has a wide range of
scholarships for students, which include, SZABIST Need-Based, SZABIST
Merit-Based, Sindh Endowment Fund, Balochistan Endowment Fund, HEC-USAID
Need and Merit-Based, National Information and Communication
Technology, Ihsan Trust Qarz-e-Hasna Facility and Various
Community/Sponsored Scholarships. Recently, SZABIST signed an MoU with
Ihsan Trust (IT), so that our needy students can avail Qarz-e-Hasna
(loan) facility from IT in order to complete their education at 0%
He said as an employer, SZABIST provides
its employees the benefit of free education by waiving the tuition fee.
In addition, two children of SZABIST employees are eligible for a 50%
tuition fee concession.
He said SZABIST faculty
contributes their research papers in national and international journals
with high impact factor and they also organise and participate in
national and international conferences, seminars and forums on regular
About international collaboration and linkages he
said SZABIST is a member of many prestigious organisations and
associations which include the International Association of Universities
(IAU), Paris, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London,
The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB),
Singapore, Federation of the Universities of Islamic World (FUIW),
Rabat, Asia Universities Federation (AUF), Seoul, Asia-Pacific Quality
Network (APQN), People's Republic of China, Management Association of
Pakistan (MAP), Karachi and Marketing Association of Pakistan, Karachi.
industrial or corporate linkages, he said SZABIST has good rapport with
leading multinational, national and local organisations of Pakistan.
Our Executive Development Centre (EDC) facilitates students in
internships and job placements. In collaboration with the industry, EDC
arranges on-campus recruitment drives and management trainee programmes
at reputable local and multinational companies. A large number of
SZABIST visiting faculty is from the corporate sector which provides our
students exposure to the practical aspects of the industry and the
corporate sector. SZABIST also includes industry and corporate sector
experts in the formulation of its curricula.
attraction for students, who want to apply in SZABIST, he said one of
the biggest attractions to apply to SZABIST is that it provides
market-relevant and skills based, high-quality education at very
affordable cost. In addition, SZABIST graduates are highly sought-after
by the corporate sector at very good salaries. Hence, education from
SZABIST is one of the best investments that someone can make in a
successful professional career. We encourage our students to join,
participate, and assume leadership roles in various student societies to
hone their leadership skills to prepare them for leadership positions
in the corporate sector, he said.
Replying to a question
related to Education Expo, he said participation in Education Expo is
one of the ways we project our brand, interact with potential students,
and showcase the many strengths of SZABIST. Our expectation is that the
Education Expo will be well publicised so all the institutions
participating in it can achieve the intended benefits.
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PU body flays drive against teacher
Lahore: Condemning negative media campaign by some defeated elements of the Punjab
University against Prof Dr Shaukat Ali, Academic Staff Association
President Dr Ehsan Sharif and Secretary Javed Sami said on Friday that
the real guilt of Dr Shaukat Ali was that, under his leadership,
Teachers' Front had badly defeated a sham political group of the PU in
ASA, Senate and Syndicate polls. According to a press release issued
here, Dr Ehsan Sharif and Javed Sami said that, under the guidance of Dr
Ali, Teachers' Front had defeated the elements being backed by the
Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) and a political party. They said that Dr
Shaukat Ali had raised voice against illegal appointment of Khalida Khan
and Qari Mughees, Zayed Mahmood, Haris Rashid and Dr Ahsan Akhter Naz's
academic and financial corruption. They said that the media campaign
against Dr Shaukat Ali was tantamount to contempt of court because the
matter was sub judice.
PU exams: The Punjab University
Examination Department issued practical date sheets for the BS Home
Economics Part-I, 1st & 2nd year annual examination 2013, BS Home
Economics Part-II 1st, 2nd & 3rd year annual examination 2013 and
BSc Home Economics 3rd & final Year annual examination 2013. Details
are also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
Economics result: The PU Examinations Department has declared the result
of MA Economics Part-I Supplementary Examination 2012. Detailed
results are also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk, says a press
release issued here on Friday. The news
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