SU urges education dept to fill vacant posts
HYDERABAD, June 26(Dawn): The University of Sindh on Monday urged the
provincial education department to fill vacant posts of teachers and allocate
funds for library books and necessary equipment and chemicals for laboratories
in the degree colleges affiliated to the university on immediate
The 15th meeting of the university's affiliation committee
presided over by Vice-Chancellor Dr Mazharul Haq Siddiqui stressed filling posts
of required teaching staff especially female teachers in the girls' degree
colleges and proposed hiring services of female teachers from local
They could later be persuaded to work in remote areas with offers
of handsome incentives, said the meeting which was attended by deans of various
faculties, senior professors of the university and representatives of education
Referring to a report prepared by an inspection team after
visiting six affiliated colleges the meeting observed that shortage of teachers
and lack of resources had told upon the quality of education in the
The meeting recommended separating higher secondary education
(intermediate) from degree classes, and said that the colleges visited by the
team in March and April this year including the Government Boys and Girls Degree
Colleges Thatta, Hala and Nawabshah were not working properly.
colleges' principals had directly or indirectly conceded to the team lack of
teachers especially science teachers, non-functioning of laboratories and
libraries and non-preparation of classes' timetable.
The report said that
one of the reasons behind lack of interest on part of principals was that almost
50 per cent of principals were working as in-charge or acting principals who
were reluctant to utilise funds although the colleges had adequate funds in
their accounts under different heads.
The meeting decided to inform the
provincial minister for education about the state of affairs in the government
colleges and also submit a report to the university syndicate.
committee proposed fresh affiliation of different public and private colleges
and institutes and discussed the proposal for introduction of four-year BS
degree programme in the affiliated postgraduate degree colleges.
representative of education department assured the committee that he would
forward to the department deficiencies reported by inspection team and discussed
in the meeting.
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