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Home tuition–a private but respectable profession
Islamabad, April 06: In order to meet the growing day-to-day needs, a large number of masses has resorted to the alternative means of earning and giving home tuition is a popular form to earn additional income.

People from different segments of society, either career professionals or employees of industrial sector, educationists or government personnel, have started giving tuitions to meet the contemporary challenges in the wake of unbridled inflation and sky rocketing price hikes.

Home-tuition, though, an established practice, has witnessed a rapid rise over the last few years.

The people affiliated with the profession opine that giving tuitions is a noble profession that wins them money, respect and also helps them in getting extra income.

During a survey, those who are giving home tuition as well as the general public shared their views with regard to coaching classes on Sunday. Rukhtaj, working in private sector said that she started giving tuitions to students at her home a couple of years back. She said she started offering coaching classes owing to the financial crisis that hit her family hard.

"I got married some seven years back. My husband was working abroad and we were well established. However, he lost his job and came to Pakistan. Here he faced some financial losses and then started our hard times," added Rukhtaj.

The lady tutor said she stepped into professional arena to assist her husband and things started to go well gradually. "I began working in an NGO. Educated as I'm, I started to utilise my spare time in giving tuitions at my home," she added.

Rukhtaj is a Masters degree-holder in public administration. She says, she intends to quit her regular job, but would carry on with tuitions.

"By the grace of God, our financial condition is stable now. I want to give maximum time to my family so I would quit my job but would carry on with tuitions. It has given me enormous confidence and help."

Another part-time teacher, requesting anonymity, said that she graduated from a local college and had no activity to keep up with. "My friend gave me this idea of offering tuitions and I gave it a try. There are a few kids in our street I started coaching them, it worked and parents started bringing their kids to me for tuitions. It's a very good experience and a healthy utilisation of time," she observed.

Contrary to the perception of many based on the notion that offering home tuition is no big a deal, teachers think that it demands hard work, commitment and extensive knowledge to become a tutor.

"You need to practice thoroughly what you have to teach your students. It requires practice, study and commitment. Those who think that home-tuition brings easy money sound nanve. The students' parents who pay you for their child's coaching don't approve of any loophole to be left in this regard. They demand enormous improvement in their kids' grades which is not an easy task to accomplish," opined the teachers.

Meanwhile, some parents who have arranged the provisions of home-tuition for their children complain of being fleeced by the tutors.

"There are only a few qualified and committed people in this profession but they take maximum advantage of their skills and fleece the parents by charging maximum and majority of teachers is incompetent," parents reported.

The normal rates for coaching classes, per subject, range from three thousand to ten thousand rupees, depending upon the qualification, experience and reputation of the teacher.

Parents also reported that several teachers in various private and government institutions were forcing the students to take tuition from them, only to make money. The Nation

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New study scheme from grade 1 to 12 soon
Islamabad: The new scheme of studies from grade one to 12 has been incorporated in the new national education policy to be announced by the minister for education in near future.

In an interview, Vice Chancellor of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Dr Mamoodul Hasan Butt, who along with other educational experts played a vital role in finalising scheme of studies up to higher secondary level, said instead of putting unnecessary burden on students, the education to them would be imparted on scientific basis.

He said the students would be given only relevant education in conformity with need of the day and environment having age-related subjects. The students of grade one and two would be promoted to next class without appearing in examination.

Dr Butt regretted that in the past there was no fixed duration of academic year or study days which should be part of a study plan for educational institutions.

In the new education policy, the length of academic year would be fixed at 210 study days besides 20 days only for formal study, excluding period which is consumed in taking examination, announcement of results and break given before start of new classes. The academic year would be divided into three terms, each of 70 days.

He said the government also feel that the working environment, incentives and department of training of teachers needed to be improved. Moreover, he said there would be total free education up to the 8th class saying there was also need to end difference between privileged and under-privileged class as far as getting education is concerned. Dr Butt said the new education policy would also envisage ways and means to arrest dropout rate at school level.

The AIOU VC said according to available data, there are 1.35 million teachers working in private and educational institutions including schools, colleges and universities and 70% of them hold secondary and higher secondary educational qualification. "Our objective in the new education policy will be standard-based teachers education, Information and Communication Technology proficiency and increase in their financial condition," he said.

About performance of AIOU, he said the university, which started with 200 students and a few departments in 1974, now has become fourth mega university of the world. "Around one million students have been enrolled in two semester only this year," Dr Mahmoodul Hasan Butt said.

The AIOU having 35 departments, currently is offering study in 1300 courses and has enrolment of students over 3 million, he said.

He informed that from the coming semester, the university is starting four-year BSc degree classes in Chemistry and Micro Biology.

To a question, he said the Mass Communication department is also being strengthened and it had been shifted to new premises with provision of state-of-the-art facilities. At present, around 500 students are enrolled in Masters of Mass Communication classes.

To promote computer education, Dr Butt said, following request from the AIOU a computer company namely 'Intel' had agreed to provide low-cost but advanced computers and laptops to students of this university and other institutions. The News

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FJWU Women's Week comes to an end
Rawalpindi: The Women's Week of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) on Saturday concluded with an enthralling performance delivered by participants in a singing competition.

The participants kept the audience charged up throughout the competition that was divided into two categories: "Sada-e-Aman" and "Sham-e-Agahi". Tahira Syed, a legendry singer, was chief guest on the occasion.

Mushaira: The university administration also organised a mehfil-e-mushaira in the evening of closing day of three-day activities. The topics for poem and lyrical poetry were "Aman" and "Keun Tari Negahon Say Laraztay Nahin Aflaak" respectively.

Bilal Chughtai of University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Shahid Bilal of the Punjab University (PU) and Muhammad Irfan of Islamia University Bahawalpur secured first, second and third position respectively in the best poem competition.

In the category of lyrical poetry, Muhammad Usman Maqbool of the UET, Lahore, Hammad Niazi of the PU and Ali Farrukh Kazmi of University of Sargodha got succeeded in bagging top three slots.

Software programming: The students of eight universities participated in software programming competition. The participants exhibited immense talent and potential through their work. The FJWU VC was chief guest of the event judged by Air University Computer Sciences Department Head Dr Afaq Hussain and International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Assistant Professor Asim Munir.

Short film, documentary: A competition in the production of best short film and documentary was also organised under a theme: "Knowledge, Peace and Our World". The students of seven universities took part in this competition. Sarmad Sehbai was the chief guest, whereas Tereza Engelove the guest of honour. PTV Deputy Director Nargis Hashmi, Lok Virsa Deputy Director Sajid Munir and a senior PTV Producer Shahid Imran were appointed as judges of the contest.

A Gomal University team comprising Hamid Zaman and Shahbaz Israr Khan won the competition, in which Asadullah Cheema of the PU was declared runner up. Bushra Tufail and Bushra Komal of the FJWU finished third, but they withdrew in favour of Ali Faizan of UET, Taxila.

Sports: The Women's Week also featured competitions in table tennis, lawn tennis, volleyball and badminton. Bahria University, Islamabad, was the winner of sports trophy. The FJWU and the IIUI stood second, but the former being a host withdrew in the favour of latter. Daily Times

Islamabad Model College for Girls distinction
Islamabad: Hira Ali, daughter of Mohammad Ali, a student of class I-C at the Islamabad Model College for Girls, F-8/1, secured first position in the annual examination by securing 95 per cent marks, says a press release issued here on Sunday.

140 students of skill development course awarded
Islamabad: As many as 140 students of the National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE) were awarded certificates at a ceremony held here on Saturday.

The students completed their courses in eight disciplines including networking administrator, autoCAD, computer hardware servicing, industrial-cum-domestic electricians, civil surveyor, quantity surveyor, auto-electrician and auto-mechanics.

The six months courses have successfully been completed by the students under the Skill Development Programme of the Prime Minister, supervised by NAVTEC.

These courses are meant to develop the technical skills of students mostly belonging to the downtrodden segments and professional working class of the country.

Stipend worth Rs2,000 per month was paid to each student during the courses.

Mahmoodul Hasan, director research of Federal Board of Education FBISE, was the chief guest as FBISE chairperson Shaheen Khan was not available.

Abdul Majid Khan, director training NISTE, distributed the stipends among the students and informed that new batch would be started by 5th May this year. The News

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