No inquiry report on NCA staff teaching at private institutes
Lahore, May 05, 2008: The administration of the National College of Arts had yet to decide the fate of
professors working simultaneously with other educational institutes as faculty
members, in violation of the college's professional rules and ethics.
sources said on Saturday that names of various faculty members,
including that of NCA Principal Nazish Attaullah, had been published in the
prospectuses of some educational institutions for the academic session of
2006-2007. They said that a committee had been formed to investigate the matter,
but the inquiry report had not been submitted, even a year after the inquiry
It was reported in 2007 that the names of NCA faculty members
Nazish Atta Ullah, Nadeem Bashir, Quddus Mirza, Jamil Baluch, Imran Qureshi,
Afshar Malick, Anwer Saeed, Nousheen Saeed, Shabnam Khan and Nadeem Bashir had
been published in the prospectuses of Beaconhouse National University and Gift
University of Gujranwala in their faculty members' lists.
Executive Committee ordered an inquiry into the matter. As the inquiry committee
did not stipulate a timeframe regarding the publication of their report, no
action had been taken against the lecturers.
normal: NCA Principal Nazish Attaullah said that it was quite
common for faculty members of any institute to deliver lectures at other
"I am not sure if some private universities have mentioned
the teachers' names in their faculty members' lists. The college administration
has always tried to boost the standard and prestige of the institution," she
said, adding that some people were trying to exploit a small issue in order to
damage the reputation of the college.
She said that the NCA staff members
had been delivering lectures at the Punjab University, Karachi University,
Taxila University and other educational institutions. "It is a common practice
worldwide, so the teachers are not violating any rules," she
Monday's call: NCA's Executive Committee Head Javed Qureshi
declined to provide a deadline to take action against the teachers over the
issue. However, he said that he had called the NCA principal on Monday to
arrange a discussion on the issue with the committee.
Javed also denied
holding any official inquiry into the matter and said that he had just called
the principal to discuss the issue of the NCA's permanent employees working with
private educational institutions. "I have not received any complaint regarding
the issue, but will ask the principal if the staffers were working for other
institutes, and why some private universities have printed their names on their
prospectuses," Qureshi said. He said that teachers violating the NCA's rules
could be punished under the (college) rules and regulations.
to be stopped: A publicity-shy NCA faculty member alleged that the college
administration had been favouring the 'violators' and pressing the executive
committee to stop the inquiry, as some senior officials, including the
principal, had been named in the inquiry. He said that despite the publication
of NCA staff members' names in the faculty lists of private institutions, no
action had been taken. "This is enough to expose the intentions of the college
administration and the committee," he said. "It takes a few days or may be some
weeks to conduct such inquiries and prepare a report, but not a year. I do not
know why the committee members are now reluctant to talk on the issue." Daily Times