Teachers postings in limbo
Karachi, July 29: Despite the passage of three months, Sindh government has yet to recruit teachers on the vacant posts of JST (Junior School Teachers), HST (High School Teachers) and PST (Primary School Teachers).
"We are under intense pressure from applicants and their relatives, who ask about the outcome of recruitment test held nearly three months ago," an official of CDGK Education Department said on Tuesday.
He said that applicants placed dozens of phone calls to the office of education department on daily basis but EDO Education Karachi Ibrahim Kumbher seems indifferent towards the issue. He added that summery had been sent to the Chief Minister House to get approval for these appointments.
It is pertinent to mention here that the World Bank had provided Rs 50.5 million to education department to conduct recruitment test for the vacant posts of JST, HST and PST.
"The World Bank has found many flaws and complaints of corruption in the JST test and is concerned over the unnecessary consumption of money in the organisation of these tests".
The competent authorities of World Bank, working in Pakistan, have already shown dissatisfaction over the authenticity of the recruitment tests for teachers," a source in the Sindh Education Department said.
"Despite the formation of several enquiry committees by the EDO Education and Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Pir Mazharul Haq, no action could be taken against the culprits who did massive corruption in the recruitment tests. These committees even could not furnish their reports about poor performance of the education department."
On the other hand, the illegal employment of a female teacher at the CDGK education department has once again exposed the level of corruption in this sector.
It will be worth mentioning here that an appointment letter was issued on 27th March 2009 to a female Junior School Teacher, who had not taken any employment test. It is the blatant violation of an agreement signed between the World Bank and Sindh Education Department which says that no teacher could be recruited without a test.Your Comments
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Students throng banks for CAP admission forms
Karachi: A large number of students and parents thronged at the designated bank branches to get placement forms under the Centralised Admission Policy (CAP) for new admission in class XI in the government-run colleges of Karachi for the academic year 2009-10.
This year a total of 99800 seats are available for first year admission in different groups in 124 government colleges of Karachi, as the government has 19575 additional seats to facilitate matriculates.
The candidates for admission in class XI can obtain placement forms from any of the 50 designated braches of Bank Al-Habib Limited Karachi by showing their metric admit card or mark sheet up-to or before 8th August 2009.
Following are the designated braches of Bank Al-Habib Limited Karachi from where the placement forms could be obtained - Karimabad, Soldier Bazar, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Malir Cantt, Korangi Road, Orangi Town, Gulistan-e-Johar, Buffer Zone, Liaquatabad, Kharadar, Garden, MA Jinnad Road, Model Colony, Clifton, Baloch Colony, Saeedabad, Gulshan Chowrangi, Water Pump, Hassan Square, Lea Market, PIB Colony, Shah Faisal Colony, Memon Goth, Gizri, Ibrahim Hyderi, Sher Shah, North Nazimabad Block-1, UP More, Barkat-e-Hyder, Nayabad, Bahadurabad, Fatima Jinnah colony, Saudabad, Malir city, Malir Halt, Rizvia Society, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Al-Noor Society, Paposh Nagar, Saddar, Dhoraji, Korangi Industrial Area, Landhi, Mehmoodabad, Metroville, Abul Hassan Asphaani Road, Dastagir and Hub Chowki. Ppi
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More schools under CDGK Pilot Project
Karachi: The Committee for Monitoring and Improvement of Schools (CMIS) of the city government has selected two more schools, one in Orangi Town and other in Gulberg Town, to develop them under Pilot Project School Scheme of the CDGK.
The CIMS has already developed one pilot project school in each of the 11 towns in the city with proper renovation, computer and science labs, libraries, auditoriums, sports grounds, health clinics with appointment of doctors and free medicines and several other facilities, which are not available even in the renowned private schools. It may be noted here that Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) is funding the Pilot Project.
Chairperson CMIS, Farhana Iqbal, said that various dilapidated schools, including Government Girls and Boys Higher Secondary School Orangi Town No 13, would be developed and renovated under this scheme.
It was a higher secondary school but the higher-grade classes never held here due to lethargic attitude of the officials at education department.
The other school, which has been selected, is Govt Boys Higher Secondary School Azizabad, Gulberg Town. But the infrastructure of this school is not in a bad condition and the overall condition of basic civic facilities and atmosphere is appropriate. However, the standard and level of education is the same as in other government-run schools.
Farhana Iqbal further said that advanced science and computer labs and a health clinic would be set up at these schools while Town Education Development Centre (TEDC) would also be established there to provide advanced professional training to the teachers of other schools.
"Just two years back, no one could imagine that CDGK-run schools would be provided modern civic facilities such as advanced education system, clinics with expert doctors and free medicines, computer labs, libraries and auditoriums but all these objectives have been achieved in a number of towns due to the cooperation between FPCCI and CDGK. Now, only five towns are left where Pilot Project is yet to be started. They are Lyari Town, Malir, Shah Faisal Town, New Karachi and Gadap Town," she added.
Farhana mentioned that hundreds of CDGK teachers were also being trained in advanced education standards with a view to bring them at par with their counterparts in well-reputed private schools. "These trained teachers will gradually be appointed in those schools which are being developed. The CMIS is working voluntarily to uplift the standards of education in the CDGK run schools where children of poor masses would get education", she further said. The Nation
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Lyari students protest against TEVTA
Karachi: Students from Government Polytechnic Institute Lyari staged a peaceful demonstration on Tuesday against the mismanagement and malpractice in the examination of the technical board and voice their dissent against the Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) ordinance that, according to the students, is dictatorial and usurps the rights of the students.
The student leaders vented their anger against the TEVTA ordinance that has enabled it to take control of the buildings and other assets of the technical colleges thus creating a monopoly that could destroy the basic educational fibre of the technical education. They also accused the technical board management for changing the examination centres of the students to facilitate them for the wide-scale cheating after receiving hefty amounts. The News
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