Wah Medical College second convocation
95 graduates of Wah Medical College receive degrees Wah Cantt
Wah, Apr 05: As many as 95 graduates of Wah Medical College (WMC) were awarded
degrees for the academic session 2009 at the institution's second
convocation here Saturday at Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF) Hotel.
POF Board Lt Gen Shujaat Zamir Dar HI (M) St B was the chief guest on
the occasion, while Vice Chancellor University of Health Sciences,
Lahore Prof Dr Malik Hussain Mubashar presided over the convocation.
best graduates of 2009 were awarded medals, while shields and
certificates were distributed among those, who got distinctions and
topped the College.
Dr Syeda Sana Bukhari was declared the Best
Graduate for 2009, as she topped the University of Health
Sciences/College four times and received eight medals during here stay
at WMC. The chief guest awarded her a cash award of Rs10,000 while Dr
Hafsa Yaqoob and Dr Samreen Ilyas received Rs5,000 each for attaining
various distinctions at WMC.
Lt Gen Shujaat Zamir Dar HI (M)
St B congratulated the graduates of WMC and the faculty for training
them, and appreciated the favourable academic environment of Wah Cantt
for educational and academic activities. He emphasised professionalism
among the WMC graduates, so that they prove effective in solving the
country's health problems in general and Wah Cantt in particular.
POF chairman further said that most days in an individual's lifetime
are quite unremarkable, some are momentous, very few are worth
remembering but one is truly unique. "Today is that unique day for you,
your parents and your alma mater. Your parents and faculty have put in
sustained and sincere efforts to enable you to lead a successful
practical life. Now that you have entered the new life full of
challenges and opportunities, we expect you to take up these challenges
boldly and not to miss opportunities to improve yourself and serve the
nation." He urged them to reflect upon our suffering as a nation and
orientate themselves in a manner, which emphasises harmony, tolerance
and fortitude, for it is not life that matters but the dignity and
fortitude one brings to it.
The chairman thanked the honourable
Vice Chancellor UHS Prof Dr Malik Hussain Mubashar and all the
distinguished guests and parents for gracing the occasion.
Principal WMC Maj Gen (r) Dr Farrukh Sair HI (M) and Dr Mubashar also spoke on the occasion.
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1,600 teachers waiting for permanent status despite court order
Islamabad: As many as 1,600 honorary teachers of Cantonment
Garrison schools are still seeking permanent status despite the court
order that asked the relevant authorities for the regularisation and
age relaxation of the temporary staff.
According to the
information available to this scribe, the number of Cantonment Garrison
schools across the country is around 300, where honorary teachers are
performing their duties in second shift in a minimal salary that ranges
between Rs3,000 to Rs6,000, while a considerable number of teachers
have been performing their duties for more than 25 years.
Directorate of Federal Government Education Institution
(Cantonment/Garrison) - FGEI (C/G) - and its regional offices are
'sub-ordinate offices' of Ministry of Defence under rules 3(3) and 4(4)
of Rules of Business 1973 in a similar way as the Federal Directorate
of Education (FDE) is an attached department of the Education Ministry
under the same rules.
The system of appointing honorary teachers
was introduced after the imposition of ban on fresh inductions in all
cadres (BPS-1 to BPS-20) by the government in 1992 but even after
lifting the ban, the system continued to cater to the requirement of
the second shift and additional classes in schools and colleges due to
the pressure of admissions.
For about 20 years, the matter of
regularisation of teachers has been hanging in the balance either on
one pretext or the other. The teachers currently working in different
garrison schools are competent enough to get permanent status, as
majority of them hold the qualifications of FA, CT, BSc, BEd, MA, and
MEd, which is the eligibility criterion for the teaching staff.
High Court, Rawalpindi Bench, in its order sheet last month asked the
concerned authority to give permanent status to the temporary teachers,
as SM Tasnim, (Administration Officer) FGEI Directorate, Rawalpindi, in
compliance to the court's order dated February 26, 2010, had appeared
in the court to state that the case of petitioners for regularisation,
including age relaxation and creation of posts, has been submitted to
the prime minister, though a summary decision is awaited.
the temporary teachers are still dubious about their future, as
according to them, the authority would only give permanent status to a
limited staff while the rest would have to take the tests and
interviews. "We have been told that those having experience of less
than 10 years will have to appear for test and interview for getting
permanent status. This criterion is above our understanding, as we had
appeared in tests and interviews before getting our jobs as temporary
teachers," claimed a teacher.
According to a teacher requesting
anonymity, the authorities are reluctant to regularise honorary
teachers in order to save a big amount of money that they receive in
the form of fee. The total fee of primary section is Rs160 where Rs30
is tuition fee, Rs30 is student fee, Rs4 is library fund, Rs8 is sports
fund, Rs15 is building fund, Rs8 is furniture fund, and Rs65 is
Regional Development Fund (RDF).
"The amount of fee for
secondary section is Rs171 and the amount is even higher for high
section. Honorary teachers are paid salaries from the student funds and
RDF, while the salaries are not paid during summer vacations despite
the fact that fee is received from students during vacations," claimed
the teacher. The teacher said they have become overage while serving
the school and are now ineligible for tests and interviews. "We never
get a call for interview or test even if we apply for the posts, as we
are overage now," said a teacher.
According to the teachers,
they could be fired from their jobs, whenever the administrations
desires, as they don't have any permanent status. Meanwhile, the
temporary teachers don't have any of the facility provisioned to the
permanent staff. "We can only avail a 10-day maternity leave and that
too without salary, and are allowed only 10 casual leaves per year,"
Senior Joint Secretary
Ministry of Defence Moosa Raza Affendi said they have already sent the
summary for the regularisation of temporary teachers besides the age
relaxation to the prime minister. "As soon as the summary gets
approval, the honorary teachers will be given permanent status," he
Rejecting the teachers' reservation regarding permanent
status to be given to only limited staff, he said the summary has been
prepared according to the recommendations of the Standing Committee on
Defence, where every teacher serving in the Cantonment Garrison schools
would get permanent status. "We have also asked for a minimum of
three-year age relaxation for the teachers, currently working under
Cantonment Garrison schools," he added.
He also rejected the
accusations regarding funds' embezzlement, saying that they have a
record of every single penny collected in the form of students fee. The news
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Women Week ends at FJWU
Rawalpindi: The annual Women Week at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi ended in a festive manner on Sunday.
The last day began with the computer programming competition. Students from six universities participated in the competition.
Mehmood and Muhammad Bilal Akhter from Institute of Space Technology
won the first prize, Shumaila Batool and Shah Bano from IIUI won the
second prize and Asad Mehmood and Muhammad Azeem from AAUR stood third.
The FJWU VC gave away prizes to the winners. app
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RIU Information Week, Expo from today
Islamabad: Riphah International University (RIU) will hold Information
Week from today (Monday) till April 9 to enhance information, literacy
and virtual learning environment among the students, faculty and
This unique activity will promote
information culture among the world of academia and information
professionals and providers, said a news release issued here.
two-day exhibition will be opened tomorrow (Tuesday) at the main
University Campus in Sector I-14, in which booksellers, publishers,
information providers, news agencies, print and electronic media,
cellular companies, FM radios and educational institutions will
An essay writing competition among students and
faculty members will also be held on the subject 'Libraries are the
Beating Heart of the Nation' in English and Urdu. All students and
faculty members of colleges and universities can participate in the
competition and the last date for submission of essays was March 30.
Riphah Information Portal, developed by the Zulfiqar Library of RIU will also be formally launched and inaugurated on April 6.
TV talk shows and lectures on various topics relating to Information
Technology with particular reference to the role of libraries will be
held at Al-Mizan Campus of the University on April 7-8 from 10:30 am to
12:00 noon. The closing and prize distribution ceremony will be held on
April 9 at the main campus of the university.
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Students present artwork on environment
Islamabad: An environment themed project exhibition was
imaginatively displayed by the students of Global System of Integrated
Studies (GSIS) Primary Section here Saturday.
made by the students of Class I to V carried thought provoking slogans
and messages that highlighted the importance of issues like global
warming, importance of trees, marine pollution, importance of water and
dams, recycling and saving earth resources from getting wasted.
students had been encouraged by the teachers to use waste materials to
create their projects due to which the children came up with innovative
experimentation with a variety of materials that was highly appreciated
by a large number of parents, who had come to see their children's
The student's involvement in making this
exhibition a success was visible from their confident explanation of
each and every project, while the teachers had put in a lot of effort
in displaying the projects and highlighting the intricate details of
The lobby and corridors of the school's primary
section presented the look of an art gallery while all items on display
were appreciated by the visitors - be it the key chains made through
papier mache or the huge trees showing nests of small birds in them.
Auliya, Deputy Director General Environment, was the guest of honour on
the occasion, who highly appreciated the efforts of the GSIS teachers
for inculcating awareness among the students about environmental
protection. He noted that each and every project carried a message and
pointed out that not only children but adults too need to be educated
on the basic issues related to environment.
Quratulain Ali congratulated Ms Waheeda, head of the primary section,
and the teachers for producing such an excellent work. The news
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