Favouritism in Sindh Education department
Favouritism continues to make presence felt
Karachi, Sep 01: Despite tall claims made by the Sindh government and authorities at the
Education department, practices of out-of-turn postings, detailments
and hiring of non-technical staff at administrative post are still
being carried out, it has been learnt.
this week, Education Executive District Officer (EDO) Muhammad Ibrahim
Kumbhar issued a office order, number EDOE/Esst./CDGK/ (16994-98)/2009,
according to which, Mazhar Jawaid, PET, BS-17, was allowed to work in
the office of the Assistant District Officer, Education, Elementary
(Male), Gulberg Town, till further orders.
who is a physical trainer (PET), is posted at the office rather than a
school, where his services would be put to better use.
notification further said that Mazhar Jawaid, PET, BS-17, working in
GBLSS Kamyab, Block 16, F. B. Area, against the post of Higher School
Teacher is transferred and posted in GBSS, Allama Iqbal, Block 6, F. B.
Area, Gulberg Town against Muhammad Saddiq, PET, BS-17. Furthermore,
Saddiq was transferred and posted in GBSS, F. C. Area, Liaquatabad Town
on administrative grounds till further orders.
case, Asadullah Bhutto, a Subject Specialist Cadre (BS-17), Government
NJV Girls Higher Secondary School, Karachi was transferred and posted
as Assistant District Officer (ADO), Education, (Male) Gulberg Town,
Karachi and notification number NoSO(S-1)9-1/T&P/09 was issued to
this effect. Despite the fact that the order was cancelled by the
authorities, Bhutto somehow managed to get himself restored and became
Other subject specialist cadre (BS-17) working as
ADOs at different towns include Amer Ali (New Karachi), Zahid Abbas
(Gulshan), Bashir Ahmed Abbasi (Keamari), Muzaffar Ali Chana (Korangi),
Chaman Lal (Landhi), Azizullah Odho (Baldia), Sadaruddin Ujjan
(Orangi), Ali Nawaz Baloch (Bin Qasim), Imtiaz Bhugio (Sadder) and
Ahmed Bux Bhutto. Many of these individuals did not qualify for this
post, as only a person of administrative cadre can be posted as ADO.
the other hand, Najma Mukaddem (Shah Faisal), Ali Jan (Bin Qasim),
Shahida Hussain (Baldia), Naheed Kausar (New Karachi), are deployed as
ADO (Female) by the Elementary Education District Officer (Female)
Farnaz Riaz. Riaz herself is a Subject Specialist, but interestingly
enough, she does not have the authority to assign anybody to look after
the post of ADO. However, the afore-mentioned female ADOs are working
without any difficulties, and no departmental action has been taken
Similarly, Zahida Bhugio (Gulshan), Humaria
Noorlain (Korangi) and Mussarat Jabeen (Liaquatabad) are Subject
Specialists but working as ADOs. Sonaber Gul Unarr (Lyari) and Shaista
Shaikh (Jamshed Town) also belong to College Cadre, while Razia Sultana
works as ADO Orangi, but is reportedly a close friend of Farnaz Riaz.
colleges and comprehensive schools failed to provide good results in
the recent intermediate examinations, with one plausible explanation
being the posting of subject specialists and college cadres at
administrative posts. As a result, seats of specific courses continue
to be vacant at these educational institutes.
When contacted Senior Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq regarding the
issue, he said that this has happened, as there was no policy or system
to check it. "For the past decade, there was no policy and no
promotions were made to fill the gap. As a result, favourites were
placed on seats regardless of their ability for that post," he said.
As many as 3,000 educators, from primary school teachers to associate
professors at colleges, have been promoted to fill the gap in the
education system, he said, adding that now the education department has
come up with an idea, which has the approval of the Sindh Chief
Minister, and the department would soon advertise it.
said that management order is in process, and it would be implemented
in the education system soon. "Different cadres would be introduced
under this system, and teachers cannot transfer or switch to another
one," he said. The management cadre will be uniform and teachers would
select a cadre of their own choice, adding that once the policy is
introduced in the education system, then this problem will cease to
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Schools, colleges closed today
Karachi: The Sindh government has announced that all
educational institutions in the city will remain closed on Tuesday.
Sindh Chief Secretary Fazal-ur-Rehman said that in view of the
forecast for more rain, the government decided that all educational
institutions - universities, colleges and government and private
schools - would remain closed on Tuesday. Dawn
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FUUAST notifies date for submission of exam forms
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology (FUUAST), Karachi
Monday notified that the examination forms for B. Sc. (Hon) part-I, II
& III and M. Sc. part-I and final could be obtained from September
1 to 15 from National Bank Urdu University branch and submitted at
concerned department. The candidates who failed last year in B. Sc.
(Hon) part-I and II and M. Sc. part-I and final have to submit
examination forms separately for both years. The news
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SMI to celebrate Founder's Day today
Karachi: September 1, is the 124th Foundation Day of Sindh's prestigious
educational institute Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI). It was founded by
a group of learned and enlightened Sindhi Muslims led by Khan Bahadur
Hassanally Effendi in 1885 at Karachi.
main objective of its establishment was to impart modern education in
English language besides in Sindhi, Gujrati and Urdu to the young
Sindhi Muslims. It was the period when Sindh was a colony of British
Empire and the indigenous people of Sindh were deprived of their
fundamental rights including their share in power, jobs and other
departments, SMI spokesman said.
Hassanally Effendi sought
suggestions from Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in this respect too as he had
already experienced such idea by establishing Aligarh Oriental College.
He also met philanthropists and heads of various princely states of
undivided India like Hyderabad Deccan, Junagardh, Khairpur Mirs and
landlords, chieftains and other influential persons of Sindh who fully
supported him, the spokesperson added.
"Effendi then hired a
rental building in Boltan Market Karachi and started classes there with
students selected from each taluka of Sindh," adding that "after it, a
plot was received from the government, where Sindh Madressah's main
building was constructed".
Its foundation stone was laid by
the then Viceroy of India Lord Duffein in 1897 and was completed in
1890. Sindh Madressah was elevated to the level of college in 1943 and
was inaugurated by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on 21st June 1943.
But later on such status was snatched from it. In 1995, the institution
again received college status with the efforts of its principal Dr
Mohammad Ali Shaikh, he added.
Now, Sindh Madressah wants its
three buildings (Hassanally House. Khairpur House and Sardar House)
back, in which S.M. Science College exits today and demand the Sindh
Government to shift it into another building owned by the provincial
government. Sindh Madressah wants to reconvert such houses into hostels
and invite the students from all over the country, who want to get
modern education at the alma mater of the founder of Pakistan, he
He added in 1972 Sindh Madressah was
nationalized by the government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and was given
under the control of Sindh Government. After two years, the Federal
Government took its control by declaring it a national heritage due to
its association with the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali
Jinnah and other freedom fighters and was put under the administrative
control of the federal education ministry.
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Students of public schools at risk of disease outbreak
Karachi: Almost all government-run schools in Keamari Town, the second largest
municipal jurisdiction of the city, are without restrooms and
satisfactory sanitation facilities, local activists said. The
restrooms at schools in these villages have either disintegrated due to
the lack of care and regular maintenance, or students have atopped
using them due to appalling sanitary conditions.
town has a total of 108 government-run primary schools. In union
council (UC) Gabopat in Keamari Town, which comprised 104 villages,
there are 38 primary schools, almost none of which have functional
A similar situation exists in the island localities of
Karachi, which also fall in the Keamari Town jurisdiction. The
provincial government had launched a sanitation project at Shamspir
Island and laid sewerage lines to facilitate the community. Activists
from the area said, however, that people do not have sufficient water
to use and keep the system intact. Residents of such areas use mangrove
shrubs to relieve themselves instead of using the restrooms in their
Bona fide Fishermen and Boat Owners Welfare Association
President Asif Bhatti, who also represents the island community, said
that the sanitation system at Shamspir is disquieting while the
situation at Baba, Bhit and Salehabad island villages is slightly
better. Furthermore, he said that their entire domestic waste is
directed back into the sea, which poisons their sources of livelihood.
have said that long ago, the defunct Karachi Metropolitan Corporation
(KMC) had built combined communal toilets in various areas, which have
now almost entirely been encroached upon by land grabbers in connivance
with the local municipal administration. Political groups in the area
are also involved in this lucrative business of grabbing lands of
abandoned communal toilets and depriving communities of their amenity
plots, they alleged.
Activist Khuda Ganj said that a
non-government organisation has also set up community toilets in a few
coastal villages in Keamari Town. Local women believe, however, that
more water is needed to keep the toilets clean and since there is a
scarcity of water in these areas, they continue to practice their
traditional ways, leaving the toilets unused.
A spokesman for
the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) said that the fisherfolk community
scattered in three towns of Karachi, Bin Qasim, Keamari and Lyari, are
still waiting to hear any good news about the launch of an uplift
scheme in their areas and situation of the entire Karachi coastal area
is also the same.
A Keamari Town health official (THO) was
reluctant to respond to the queries regarding any new
budget allocations for sanitation or the expected impact of the
deplorable sanitation system within his jurisdiction. He said that the
town Nazim or other officials should be approached for this. The TMO
Keamari declined to comment, and said that it was the responsibility of
the THO and the Town Education Officer. UC Gabopat Nazim Mubarak Sanghu
slammed the indifferent attitude of town officials towards the issues
of neglected suburban communities, and that that the UC was trying to
resolve its problems with the support of the community. The news
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