White paper to be published on SU affairs: VC
Hyderabad, July 17: University of Sindh Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nazir A. Mughal has said a white paper against office-bearers of the Sindh University Teachers Association (SUTA) will soon be published, containing details of promotions given and appointments made during the period he was on leave.
He urged heads of various departments to play their role for improving the image of the institution and motivate young faculty members to focus on teaching and dialogue instead of agitation.
He was addressing pro-VCs of campuses, deans of faculties and heads of teaching institutes and departments in the senate hall of the university in Jamshoro on Monday.
He said he had accepted demands of the SUTA and Sindh University Employees Welfare Association (Sewa) and, therefore, their
protest was unjustified.
"It appears that the personal grudge they harbour against me is behind the protest," he said, adding that teachers should not
destroy the institution because of the grudge.
He said a report had identified the killers of Prof Bashir Channar and some of them had been arrested. Private security guards have been hired on the demand of SUTA and Sewa, but even then they are continuing the protest.
He said teachers associated with SUTA should respect the right of students and discharge their duties.
He expressed concern over boycott of examinations and disturbances during examinations in some departments by SUTA members.
He praised 'a silent majority of teachers' who were devoted to the cause of education and the future of youths and continued to perform their duty.
The VC said that one per cent of the university's budget would be allocated for research and the amount would be doubled next year.
Professor Dr Qamar Jahan Mirza, head of the department of Sindhi, spoke about young teachers who were boycotting examination. Dawn
University of Karachi issues semester fees schedule
Karachi: As per the directives of its vice chancellor, University of Karachi (UK) on Monday issued the semester fees schedule. According to schedule notification, issued by the Semester Cell, students were directed to submit their semester fees accompanied with forms by September 30. After the passage of date, forms and fees will be accepted along with a late payment fine of Rs 1,000. Students can collect their forms from respective departments, the notification added.
Meanwhile, the KU has increased destinations and routes of its transport service, said an official notification, issued by university's transport department here on Monday. The statement also informed that the transport service fare was raised to Rs 8 and that of NIPA-university shuttle service to Rs 5. Daily times
Fuuast demands preference for senior teachers over retired ones
Karachi: Anjuman-e-Assatiza, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast), Karachi, has appealed to Vice Chancellor Fuuast Dr Muhammad Qaiser that instead of re-appointing retired employees to administrative posts senior serving teachers should be given preference.
The Anjuman-e-Assatiza President Dr Ismail Moosa and secretary general Najamul Aarfeen expressed concern that about 100 people had been appointed on a contract basis, during the last six months, which may create financial crisis for the institution.
They said the Anjuman-e-Assatiza was in favour of inviting retired teachers for teaching assignments, but senior teachers should be appointed to the administrative posts. The news
20th meeting of NED University's Senate
Karachi: The 20th meeting of the Senate of NED University of Engineering and Technology would be held at its campus here on July 18 (tomorrow). An announcement on Monday said that Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan, who is also the Chancellor of the public sector in the province, would preside over the meeting. app