Teachers warn of boycotting school exams
RAWALPINDI, May 11(Dawn): Teachers have threatened to boycott the forthcoming
primary and middle standard examinations in the district if their longstanding
demands were not met in recent future.
This was decided in a protest
meeting of the United Front of Teachers, Rawalpindi chapter, held at the
Government Islamia Higher Secondary School No. 1, Murree Road, on
A large number of teachers from all towns of the district
participated in the meeting, a press release issued here said.
teachers' union also decided to hold a protest demonstration in front of the
Rawalpindi Press Club on May 14. The demonstration will be arranged to underline
their demands of teaching allowance, confirmation of contract educators, hill
allowance, selection grades, time scale promotion and revival of the
co-curricular activities in all schools.
They also criticised monitoring
by retired army officers who often misbehaved with them, and sought immediate
abolition of this system.
The teachers' community also demanded a halt to
the process of privatisation of schools and colleges and frequent changes made
to the examination and academic sessions. They resolved to continue with their
struggle till their demands are met.