Punjab education dept & corrupt headmistress
Education dept reluctant to proceed against 'corrupt' headmistress
Lahore, Apr 29: The School Education Department is reluctant to proceed against a
headmistress facing charges of corruption, embezzlement of funds, abuse
of authority and misconduct with the staff members, learnt
A number of teachers of the Government Junior
Model Girls School, Ghazali Road, Samanabad, filed an application
against the school's headmistress, Perveen, alleging that she
forcefully collected funds from the staff and students to pay salaries
to the gatekeeper and arrange functions on a monthly basis.
She collected Rs 10 for funfair and Red Crescent Tickets from each
student on a monthly basis, however the amount was used for her
personal expenditure and the students never got their hands on the
tickets. According to sources in the Education Department, the
headmistress forcibly deployed three students to sell stationery items
in classes to patronise her personal stationery business.
said the headmistress forced students to purchase guidebooks available
at the school canteen, contrary to government's ban on the use of all
types of guidebooks in educational institutions.The teachers alleged
that the headmistress had two blue-eyed teachers (Shagufta and Kausar)
who never took classes and the poor result of the 8th class depictive
of their performance.
Both the teachers remained in the office
of the headmistress during school hours and never took the classes
assigned to them officially, the teachers complained. The application
also alleged that the education standard in the school was
deteriorating by the day due to the negligence by the headmistress.
sources said the Lahore district monitoring officer conducted an
inquiry in which all the allegations had been proven correct.The DMO
requested the school education department secretary to proceed against
the officials, who sought an explanation from the headmistress about
the charges levelled against her.However, Parveen told said that all the allegations were baseless and some teachers had launched a
campaign to malign her reputation.She said she would face all the
allegations, as her hands were clean. Daily times
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'PEF bringing about an education revolution'
Lahore: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) is working to bring
an education revolution by strengthening the scope of private-public
partnership at the grassroots.
Managing Director Punjab
Education Foundation Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani while briefing an
international donor agencies' delegation here at his office added PEF
was going to expand its operations in all the 36 districts of the
province, serving as much as 950,000 deserving students in
collaboration with 2,436 partner schools under Foundation Assisted
Schools (FAS) programme during 2010-2011, said a hand out on Wednesday.
The delegation comprised Sofia Shakil, Huma Ali Waheed,
Dhushyanth Raju (World Bank), Helen Appleton (DFID) and Gerald Chauvet
(First Secretary, Development-CIDA). The delegation reviewed the
reforms implementation progress and impact of PEF-FAS programme for the
marginalised students in detail.
Citing PEF's flagship FAS
programme, which is benefiting 800,000 students, Wani said that girl
students surpassed boys in PEF partner schools as their ratio was 52
per cent compared to 48 per cent of male students in 1,776 partner
Wani said that keeping in view PEF's accomplished
performance in the education sector, the Punjab government had also
handed over 1,006 non-functional schools to the Punjab Education
Foundation. He said initially 127 schools have been offered by the PEF
to the NGOs in Esa Khel, Noorpur Thal, Kaloor Kot, Mankaira, Chobarah,
Jatoi, Rojhan, tribal belt of Dera Ghazi Khan & Rajanpur and
Cholistan locality of Bahawalpur and Rahimyar Khan districts.
said that promotion of skill-based quality education has direct
correlation with poverty alleviation as it strengthened the students to
bravely face the odds of life with their profound skills.
further said that education was the best long-term solution to break
the shackles of poverty in the developing world. Educating children,
especially girls, is the key to ending the vicious cycle of poverty, he
In some cases, traditional beliefs cause parents to
keep their daughters away from attending schools, or they focus on
boys' education much more than girls'. PEF has, therefore, especially
encouraged girls' education in the poor families.
The MD said
that improving access and quality of education was the primary
objective of PEF as it was the basis of good governance. Besides
education, various other steps are also taken to groom the personality
of students by encouraging co-curricular, sports and other similar
activities in partner schools, he added.
promoting communication and reasoning skills in the children. And most
importantly, education can help children from impoverished families to
break out of poverty, he concluded. The delegation was also briefed by
PEF-DMD (O) Tanveer Zafar and DMD (F) Salman A Malik about PEF
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PU MA Political Science results
Lahore: The Punjab University Examinations Department has announced the results of MA Political Science, Part-II,
Special Annual Examination 2009 held at Khartoum, Sudan, and
Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics (Semester System), Session 2009.
Detailed results are also available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk. The news
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