Private educational institutions' representation
Private educational institutions called for representation
Islamabad, Oct 11: Private educational institutions have called for representation in
regulatory authority to effectively overcome challenges in way of
quality education in the federal capital.
established the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority
(PEIRA) for registration, regulation and promotion of the
privately-managed educational institutions within the ICT.
the private educational institutions' regulatory authority does not
have our representation, undermining its underlying objective of
streamlining education in private sector of the ICT," said Private
Schools and Colleges Owners Association President Malik Abrar when
asked by this agency to comment on the authority's role.
private sector was among those who had suggested to have an authority
that could help it in ensuring quality education but all this was going
to be a distant reality, he added.
So far, he said, the
authority had not arranged any training programmes for teachers as
enshrined in its basic objectives nor had it taken any other measure
that could augment role of private educational institutions for
ensuring quality education.
" It(authority) is not facilitating
private educational institutions, in terms of arranging teachers
training or counselling them to raise standard of education, thus it is
turning to be fees-collecting body only", he added.
a question, he said that self-financed status of the authority had
landed private educational institutions in dilemma. He said being a
self-financed authority, it had to meet all expenditures from private
educational institutions in shape of exorbitant fees, ranging from
Rs5,000 to 55,000 or above per institution.
As a result, he
said, educational institutions had to charge more fees from students'
parents who were already hardly meeting household expenditure, he said.
another question, he revealed authority enhanced security fees for
institutions from time to time, while as a matter of fact security or
guarantee amount always remained unchanged.
He also disapproved
the policy of removing educational institutions running in residential
area, saying parents wanted schools in close proximity to conveniently
send their children.
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Veiled women facing problems to get jobs
Islamabad: Fresh women graduates, wearing veil and having no glamorous look, are
facing problems to get a job, as majority of the employers appear to
entertain the modern and stylish women ignoring even merit.
to the limited job opportunities in the government sector, the job
seekers usually head towards different private organisations to utilize
Over the past few years the skills and competence
have taken a back seat while the good and glamorous looks have become a
criterion for getting a good job in private sector, which has almost
barred the entry of many competent but veiled women in these sectors.
materialism and commercialism have become so popular that the noble
profession of teaching has also become its victims where the private
schools are only giving preferences to those applicants who are
"You are having a Masters degree and capable
enough to teach but the only thing you are required to do is to
beautify yourself," said the principal of a leading private school to
Shabana Azam, who is holding a degree of Masters in International
"I was simply shocked over the statement of the
principal as she was ignoring my skills and giving importance to the
superficial beauty," she said while adding that the noble profession of
teaching has become a victim of commercialism.
incident Humeira Saleem, a resident of Chaklala, went to a private
school for a job and faced utter disappointment when the administration
not even bothered to call her for interview just because she was
"They just treated me as if I belong to some other
world and rudely put me off saying that they will call me later on,"
Humeira said that teaching was now actually the matter
of commercialism where the employers try to make their institute more
saleable with the help of glamour. "The changing criteria for jobs are
mocking the credibility and efficiency of various private organisations
and institutions," she added.
This situation not only prevails
in teaching sector but also in different development and banking
sectors. "It's right that we look for the women who could carry
themselves in stylish manner as we want to depict the enlightened
vision of our country in front of donors," said the media officer of a
She said that in order to show the modern side
of our country we usually entertain those women who are not wearing
veil and having a "stunning look". "The stigma of talibanisation
attached to the veiled women is actually hindering their entry in the
development sector," she said.
Sehrish Umar, working in a
private bank, said that her boss after her recruitment tried to
convince her to adopt an up-to-date look in order to excel. "It means
that my degree of MSc in Statistics stands nowhere and I have to appear
in a certain manner in order to progress," she said.
commercialisation in private organisations is undoubtedly hindering the
progress of many capable women who despite having competence and skills
could not excel just for some superficial reasons.
criteria for jobs is also mocking the slogans for women empowerment who
on one hand is encouraging women to show their expertise in different
sectors while on the other hand is depriving them to excel.
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Internship programme to accommodate unemployed postgraduates
Islamabad: In a move to accommodate the fresh unemployed postgraduates, Ministry
of Youth Affairs (MoYA) will launch the National Internship Programme
(NIP) from October 12, tomorrow (Monday) across the country. An
official of Ministry of Youth Affairs on Saturday that the
programme is initiated for those unemployed graduates, who have
completed their 16-year education from some recognised university or
degree awarding institutions in the country.
The ministry, he said, is
likely to enrol 30,000 graduates of 25 years of age for the Programme.
The last date for the submission of applications is November 10. "As an
institution, we are determined to facilitate the young graduates in
different government departments and corporations in order to provide
them a respectful source of earning," he remarked.
"R/S i have completed my B.E in electrical engineering from MUET Jamshoro sindh. i am jobless from last 6 months , i want to be registered in NIP. Please. ."
Name: Engr Rasheed khan
City, Country: Bajaur Agency
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NIP to hold 3-day conference
Islamabad: National Institute of Psychology, (NIP) centre for excellence of
Quaid-i-Azam University is organizing a three-day International
Conference here from October 13 to 15, on "Developmental Psychology:
Prevalence, Management and Prevention" in the country.
from different walks of life including Psychologist, Sociologists,
Psychiatrist, educationist are expected to participate in the
conference and share their expertise, views, and scientific research
experiences in the form of scientific session, symposiums, and panel
NIP Director Professor Anila Kamal said that
Developmental psychopathology refers to those psychological problems
that develop during any stage of development of the child and effects
his/her cognitive, social emotional, behavioral and intellectual
functioning. Renowned experts and professionals from fields of social
sciences and psychiatry will participate including Dr. Najma Najam, Dr.
I. N. Hassan, Dr. Rukhusana Kausar, Dr. Farah Qadir, Dr, Seema Pervez,
Dr. Zahid Mehmood, Dr. Mahnazir Riaz, and others will speak in the
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ACCA talent management fair
Islamabad: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will organize
a daylong Talent Management and Recruitment Fair in the capital city of
Islamabad on October 13. ACCA had also organised same fairs on October
5 and 9 in Lahore and Karachi respectively, said a press release of the
association. This career fair is aimed at bringing ACCA students and
affiliates as well as ACCA approved employers together to explore
career and employment opportunities. This initiative is a reinstatement
of ACCA Pakistan's dedication towards benefiting the business by
positioning the accountancy profession at its heart. It is a unique
opportunity for ACCA trainees to gain first hand information about
recruitment procedures and vacancies through presentation sessions and
personalised career advice from premium organisations, it added.
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Bahria Foundation holds Qirat, speech contests
Rawalpindi: A Qirat and Speech competition was held here at Bahria Foundation College, Satellite Town Campus.
Raja Hanif was chief guest on the occasion while Ch Amjad, DET Bahria
Foundation North, Cdr (R) Shamim, Principals, teachers and students of
five different campuses of Bahria Foundation attended the function. Dr.
Kafayatullah Hamdani, Qari Hifz-ur-Rehman and Dr. Abu Bakar Bhutta
observed as Qirat judges. For speech competition, Mahmood Iqbal
Mahmood, Basheer Zaidi Aseer and Professor Yousaf Hassan, acted as
Participants of Qirat and speech depicted their
highest talent in the competition. Principal of Bahria Foundation
College Satellite Town Syeda Aarifa Mohsin being a host welcomed all
the distinguished guests. She appreciated their talent and wished them
good luck. Chief Guest MPA Raja Hanif gave away prizes to the position
holders and runners up of the contest and medals of the winners of
International Kangroo Mathematical Test. The news
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