Private tuitions by public college teachers banned
LAHORE, June 26(Daily Times): The city government decided on
Monday not to allow teachers of public sector colleges to run private tuition
centres during summer vacations, learnt from officials
The executive district officer (Education) has sent a letter
to all public sector colleges imposing a ban on teachers during summer
An Education Department official said, "Teachers of public
colleges are least interested in doing the job assigned to them, but they run
academies and tuition centres with more impunity." He said during ongoing summer
vacations a letter had been sent to all institutions banning teachers from
He said the city government had no record of these
private academies. He said the government would register these academies in the
Assistant Director (Academic Registration) at the EDO
Education's office Samia Naseem said, "The department has issued the letter
after receiving various complaints from students about teachers' who take less
interest in teaching at colleges." She said these teachers had been teaching at
private tuition centres.
It also observed that Lahore, which was
known as the city of colleges has been converted in the city of private
academies, as hundreds of academies were being run in every nook and corner of
the city without their registration.
Professor Jamil Ahmed, the owner of
Jamil Academy, said he was associated with academies for so many years, but he
did not know about any government plan regarding these academies. He said the
teachers at his academies were both from private and public institutions.
He said, "Some academies are violating education ethics. They are linked
with officials in the education boards. During the examinations they get 'guess
papers' for their students with the help of these officials."
Academy administration officer Anwer Ali said the academy was one of the oldest
in the city. He said the academy was registered with the Education Department.
In the academy's ten branches, he said, more than five thousand students were
Shafiq Ahmed Kamboh, a Punjab university teacher,
said the government education institutions could not provide modern education.
He said, "This deficiency on the part of the government institutions forces
students to join private academies."
Arslan, an intermediate student at
the Rana Academy, said, "I want to get admission in the University of
Engineering and Technology, so I have joined the academy as I cannot rely on my
college studies." He said his academy had provided him with prepared notes to
get good marks.
Muhammad Ashfaq Bhutta, a teacher at an academy, said
Pakistan was a poor country having a small budget of 2.4 percent for education.
He said this had resulted in a decline in our educational performance. He said
studying at academies was not a bad thing, but these academies should be
He said in the West academies were being registered. He said
in Pakistan the registration of these academies would improve the education
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