No teacher for SSC level students
Students paying Rs50 each to hire services of private teacher
Rawalpindi, Apr 22: The helpless matriculation standard students of Government Boys High
School, Dera Khalsa, Kalar Syedan Road, have no other option but to
hire services of a private teacher by paying Rs50 each, because there
has been no teacher for them for the last six years.
teacher is only intermediate himself and the students fear that due to
shortage of proper qualified teachers their future is at stake. They
have appealed to Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif for
appointment of teachers and headmaster in the school.
school, where students of around 4 union councils Mangot, Gazniabad,
Dakhali and Guff with 30,000 population study, is run by four primary
level teachers, whereas the students of matriculation have to
contribute Rs50 each to pay for the salary of a teacher, who teaches
them science and arts subjects. It merits mentioning here that the said
teacher is only intermediate and the students fear their future is at
risk because of lack of quality teaching staff.
headmaster of the school, Anwar Baig was retired in February 2004 and
since then the school was without a headmaster and teachers.
Muhammad Aijaz Bhatti, an Elementary School Teacher (EST)
in Government Boys High School, Dera Khalsa, said that only four
teachers were imparting education to students of primary classes. But
teachers for middle and higher secondary levels have not been available
in the school for the last six years.
"The total number of
students in the school are 525 including 87 students of Arts Group and
57 students of Science Group in 9th/10th standards and they don't have
a teacher. Therefore the students contribute from their own pocket Rs50
each for getting tuition from a hired teacher," he added.
said the future of these students is in jeopardy because they need
proper guidance for preparation of matriculation examinations, but it
is unfortunate that the government has failed to fill the vacant posts
for the last six years.
He also revealed that the condition of
school building was dilapidated and they take open-air classes to
protect student from any untoward incident.
The students of
school including Danish Akbar, Hasnain Aftab and Muhammad Anis studying
in class 10th said that they are facing great difficulties in studies
due to non-availability of teaching staff. "We are continuously paying
Rs50 each to pay the salary of privately hired teacher," they said.
sources from District Education Department informed that
there are around 2,019 primary, middle and higher secondary schools for
boys and girls in the entire Rawalpindi district.
said that around 50 per cent schools are without headmasters and all
institutions are facing worst shortage of teachers and non-teaching
staff. Several schools like Government Boys High School, Dera Khalsa,
have been functioning without teachers and headmasters for years.
When contacted Executive District Officer (Education) Muhammad
Ashraf Malik, he admitted all facts and figures. He said that several
schools including Government Boys High School, Dera Khalsa, are being
run without proper teaching staff and headmasters for many years. He
said that in Phase-I they had appointed 1,998 teachers on vacant posts
in 2009 and now in the second phase in 2010 around 425 vacant posts
will be filled.
The new appointments, he said would be completed
in May and all matters would be resolved. "All kinds of promotions were
stopped, but now the education department has started promotions of
senior teachers and all schools would get regular headmasters," he
assured. He also regretted that students were paying salary to private
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QAU students protest 10 percent annual raise in fee
Islamabad: The Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) students during a protest
on the university campus on Wednesday demanded an immediate end to the
policy of 10 percent increase in tuition fee every year.
demanded provision of electricity, water and Internet facilities in
hostels, proper use of the students' welfare and sports fund and an end
to corruption in award of mess and canteen contracts.
organised the protest, which was joined by the NSF. The protest rally
started from the main cafeteria and the protestors marched to the new
administration block. Daily times
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Quick access to real-time info made possible
Islamabad: A Campus Management Solution (CMS) has been launched
at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) that is the first of its kind in any
educational institution in the country.
Minister for Education
Sardar Assef Ahmed Ali formally inaugurated the QAU CMS, while Vice
Chancellor QAU Dr Masoom Yasinzai, Executive Director Higher Education
Commission (HEC) Sohail Naqvi and faculty members were also present on
The data showed that CMS is aimed at providing
students and faculty members with immediate access to real-time
information and connects that information to specific action. CMS has
been logically divided into several modules, each of which maps a
HEC selected six public sector
universities for the implementation of Oracle People Soft Campus
Solutions and Quaid-i-Azam University is the first ever university that
has formally introduced CMS, based on this kind of campus solution.
Assef Ahmed Ali said being a strong nation, every one should keep
working towards excellence and put in best efforts to embark the
country on the path of progress and prosperity. "Being a minister, I
try not to interfere in the internal affairs of HEC to ensure its
autonomy that can certainly help it work with freedom and more
dedication. The launch of CMS has proved that we are moving in the
right direction and we will achieve our targets with concerted
efforts," he said.
VC QAU Dr Masoom Yasinzai while lauding the
efforts of the CMS project team said the project would provide the
ability to streamline processes, reduce manual handling and consolidate
information into one database besides promoting transparency,
compliance and efficiencies by effectively managing funding and student
"HEC has given a new vision that is fast changing the
educational environment in higher learning institutions. We hope that
HEC will continue to provide the required assistance to universities in
pursuance of their goals," he said.
Executive Director HEC Dr
Sohail Naqvi said the CMS would provide the administrative and
financial information back to the university students as well as the
faculty members. He said QAU is a premier research institute and enjoys
an excellent reputation, as it has also been bracketed among the top
500 universities of the world.
Earlier, while briefing the
audience about the CMS Project, Director Dr Abdul Hameed Toor said the
successful launch of CMS at Quaid-i-Azam University is a result of the
constant efforts made by the CMS team in collaboration with HEC and
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Prize for Foundation School
Rawalpindi: The Foundation School, Satellite Town, won third
prize in the category of Plants and Animals of Wetlands, second prize
in Global Warming and Climate Change and it also clinched the trophy
for the second place in over all stall presentation, at the Nature
Carnival 2010, organised by WWF, Pakistan at the F9 Park, says a press
The school principal, Madiha Imran, owed this success
to the teamwork of her staff and the students. She appreciated the
unstinted efforts of her Art teacher, Zakia Naqvi with whose guidance
the students managed to win laurels for the school. She also thanked
the parents of the students for their participation and presence at the
carnival. She acknowledged WWF for organising such an event which
always provides students an opportunity to become true earth warriors
and contribute in their own way to save their planet.
guest at this occasion was the CDA Chairman Imtiaz Inyat Elahi who
appreciated the effort put in by the students and teachers of this
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PEIRA to conduct surprise visits of private schools
Islamabad: Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority
(PEIRA) would conduct surprise visits of the private schools to check
overall performance and availability of basic facilities. The authority
will send its inspection committee to the registered private schools,
which were instructed earlier to improve their facilities.
to APP, PEIRA Chairman Atif Mehmood Kiyani said inspection committee
would check if private schools were fulfilling the set criteria in
terms of maintaining standard of education and providing facilities to
The private schools registered with the authority
are bound to ensure proper strength of students, number of classrooms
and presence of equipped laboratory and library stocked with up to
Atif Kiyani said the authority send an inspection
committee after some time to keep vigilance on the schools. The
authority cancels the registration of the school after issuing three
warnings, if its administration fails to ensure basic facilities
especially proper rooms, library and science laboratories.
far, the authority has cancelled the registration of only one private
school for not observing the criteria despite several warnings, he said.
registration of the private schools, Atif Kiyani said the authority has
registered 665 schools, following a transparent procedure. While the
registration of around 50 private schools is in progress.
schools which could not fulfil the criteria are sometimes registered on
temporary basis with some directions to improve their standards within
a limited time period. The situation vary from place to place as if
someone opens a school in a rural locality with less facilities where
there is no other school, then the authority give it registration on
temporary basis to save the future of students, he observed. The
permanent registration certificate is awarded after complete
satisfaction over the authority's reservations, he informed.
getting registration, the private school owner has to fulfill a
required criteria set by the authority to discourage those who open
schools just to mint money. The schools charging up to Rs1,000 as
monthly fee are bound to pay Rs5,000 for registration along with
inspection fee of Rs2,500.
While Rs2,500 is charged after every
two years to renew the registration of the schools, Atif said. However,
the schools charging fee over Rs1,000 per month are supposed to pay
double registration, inspection and renewal charges.
that the authority will launch its website in the coming month to keep
the parents well informed about the registered private schools of the
capital. PEIRA is working on self-finance basis since its establishment
through an ordinance in 2006 and it took various initiatives for
regulation and promotion of private sector schools.
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FIA, HEC officials issued notices
Rawalpindi: Justice Asad Munir of the Lahore High Court (LHC),
Rawalpindi Bench, here on Wednesday issued notices to director
immigration Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and chairman Higher
Education Commission (HEC) asking them to respond to a petition filed
by a student seeking removal of his name from the exit control list
Muhammad Usman Afzal who has been studying in South Korea
on HEC scholarship through his lawyer Raila Saleem Subohi has
challenged the order of FIA putting his name on ECL and declaring him
an absconder on the complaint of HEC.
The petitioner who is a
student of PhD at South Korea has maintained that he returned to
Pakistan following the agreement with HEC and remained in the country
for six months looking for job and even requested the
HEC to procure a job for him but he could not find the job and then he returned to South Korea.
lawyer told the court that if there was any breach of agreement with
HEC by the student, civil suits could be filed against the violators
but no criminal proceedings
could be initiated merely on the basis of violation of an agreement.
The court will take up this case after the respondents file their reply. The news
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