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Teaching assistants facing uncertain future
Rawalpindi, Mar 19: Contracts of more than 2,500 honorary teaching assistants,
including male and female, throughout the Punjab province have expired creating
uncertainty among them about their future. They demanded the government to
extend their contracts.
Former chief minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif had
appointed all these honorary teaching assistants in the various colleges in
September last year. These honorary teaching assistants faced a lot of problems
even for getting their salaries, which were released after several months. Now
as their contracts have expired they fear about their future.
an affected teacher at Gordon College, said, "We are worried about our future as
our contracts have expired. The concerned authorities are still undecided about
"We are confuse and depressed by the present situation and
request to the concerned authorities to decide in the larger interest of
teaching assistants," he added.
In Rawalpindi district more than 150
honorary teaching assistants were appointed in 50 colleges including in the
suburbs areas of the city.
Sohail Talat, an honorary teaching assistants
who was appointed in the Government College, Chakri, said, "The former chief
minister has promised to extend our contracts when he appointed us, but now we
are going to face joblessness."
Huma Hayyat, another teaching assistant,
said, "Our one month salary is still pending and the concerned account officer
is not paying attention towards it."
She said that, according to promise
of the former CM it is the responsibility of present regime to extend our
When contacted, Director Colleges Rawalpindi Dr
Muhammad Ashraf said, "We will act according to the policy of the Punjab
government, however, I think that their contracts will be extended because there
is already shortage of the teaching staff in colleges." The News
"i am working as teaching assistant but now the contract is going to expire.i request to govt of punjab to please pay attention to extend contract. "
Name: zaheer ahmad
City, Country: kallur kot,pakistan
"i was working as honrary teaching assistant of chemistry.but now contract has been ended.i appeal to high authority to please regulate our contract.although selection of lectrers thrugh PCS is in progress but it is a slow process and the number of seats are more vacant than selected lecturers.we should be given prefrence because we have done six months well in these colleges.media should highlight our importance.head of all the collges are satisfied with us. "
Name: kashif raza
City, Country: chiniot,pakistan
"I am one of the victims of Pakistans exploitary system. I hold Masters Degree in Economics a Computer Sciences from PU. I studied in very critical circumstances. I got these degrees after tirefull effort living in Purdesh far from my parents for 12 years for bright future. But the situation is entirely hopless. I applied for several govt. jobs. I appeared in Competitve exams and for other non-competitve exams but could not get a job of even Rs.5000 in public sector equal to a clerk. I am not an incomplete man. I researched on economics and wrote 15 books on economics which are being taught throught punjab in govt. as well as in private colleges. Thats the only credit I bear. Otherwise I feel sense of deprivation and frustration now. Doing the efforts of last 8 years I came to age and got married but being an unemployed. What will be the future of my childern? what kind of LESSON I will teach them? I dont know. I am uncertain. next time I will stop others seeking knowledge due to be a true or poor Pakistani. I am unable to leave Pakistan but if die in this situation I will drag all responsible people in the court of Allah Almighty. Do me favor if anyone can do it."
Name: ihsan ul wali
City, Country: chistian, pakistan
"i am working as teaching assistant but now the contract is going to expire . i request to govt of punjab to please pay attention to extend contract "
Name: shazia parveen
City, Country: pakpattan, pakistan
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FDE issues new academic year schedule
Islamabad: Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has issued a
schedule for opening of admissions of students to grade-I and pre-grade-I
classes at Islamabad model colleges (IMCs), FDE Spokesman Prof Rafiq Tahir told
APP. He said schools and colleges being run by the FDE would remain closed on
account of spring holidays from April 1 to 11. He said parents could obtain
admission forms for their children's admission to grade-I class till March 24
and submit them till March 31.
He said tests for grade-I class admissions would
be held on April 6 and 7. List of successful candidates will be displayed at the
IMCs on April 10, while the classes will commence from April 20, the spokesman
said, adding, children aged five and six-year-old on March 31 would be eligible
for admission to grade-I. Tahir said the IMCs would carry out process for
registration of admissions to pre-grade-I class from March 24 to March 31. In
this connection, he said, registration forms would be received from April 1 to
He said tests for admission to grade-I class would be conducted on April 13
and 14, while list of successful candidates would be displayed on April 20. He
said academic session for grade-I class would commence on April 27. He said
decision to start current academic year from April 12 was taken by an
inter-provincial meeting of education ministers. He said Federal Minister for
Education Mir Hazar Khan Bijrani chaired that meeting.
IIUI introduces Integrated Encyclopedia of Quran
Islamabad: The International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI)
in collaboration with Society for the Qur'anic Studies (SQS) arranged a ceremony
to introduce Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur'an here on Wednesday. IIUI
Rector Prof Fateh Muhammad Malik was the chief guest on this occasion. IIUI Vice
President Dr Zafar Ishaq Ansari and others were also present. Malik said Muslims
were lacking far behind others in research and quality education. "It is a hard
reality that non Muslim scholars were pioneers in even Qur'anic research," he
He appreciated the efforts of Dr Muzaffar Iqbal, SQS, Centre of Islam and
Science, Canada, for initiating the Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur'an
Project. Iqbal said the Encyclopedia would comprise seven volumes containing
over 660 articles spread over approximately 5,000 pages. Muslim scholars from
all over the world having academic qualifications and internationally accepted
research publications have been carefully selected to contribute to this noble
venture. The SQS started this under the guidance of Dr Muzaffar Iqbal, founder
president of Centre of Islam and Science, Calgary, Canada as its General Editor. App
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HEC remains rudderless
Islamabad: Higher Education Commission (HEC) is still rudderless, as
government has failed to appoint permanent chairman of the Commission even after
the resignation of its chairman Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, some six months ago.
the resignation of Dr Atta-ur-Rehman on October 9, 2008, Prime Minister Yousuf
Raza Gillani elevated his Special Assistance on Social Sector Shehnaz Wazir Ali
and appointed her as Incharge of HEC. But she has not been serving as Acting
Chairperson of the Commission and only looking after the affairs of the
Commission and hasn't chaired any official meetings yet. The Nation
University of Balochistan (UoB) holds entry test
Quetta: University of Balochistan organised
entry tests for new admission into MBA and MPA here Wednesday. More than 500
candidates participated . Vice Chancellor Dr Masoom Yasinzai monitored these
tests. He was accompanied by Chairman of the Department Professor Naeem Ahmad
Khan, Akram Dost and other teachers. He appreciated better arrangements and
procedure for entry tests and said that test is very much necessary for
improving standard of education. Ppi
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Beaconites excel in 'O' level exams
Islamabad: Tabish Jaleel Shaikh of the Beaconhouse School System, Margalla Campus - Girls Branch, secured a
distinction in Additional Mathematics and topped in Principles of Accounting in
the 'O' level examination in the region, says a press release. Another high
achiever, Sidra Hassan, attained a regional distinction in Chemistry. Syeda
Malika Shahbaz topped in First Language Urdu in the region. At a ceremony
arranged at the campus in honour of O-Level teachers for their pivotal role in
achieving this great landmark, the principal of Beaconhouse Margalla Campus Dr.
Sajid Hussain and the headmistress of girls branch Mrs. Farooq praised their
determined efforts and contribution.
Academic attends moot in UK
Peshawar: Hazara University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ihsan Ali returned after attending the first
trans-national conference of the British Council's Skills for Employability
Programme in UK. A press release received here said the Bradford College,
England, had invited the vice chancellor to participate in the first
trans-national conference of the British Council's Skills for Employability
Programme, which was organised by the college from March 7 to 15. Besides this,
he also visited various universities of UK, including Leicester, Brunel,
Glasgow, and met Hazara University scholars who are doing their PhD programmes
at these universities. The News
University of Peshawar (UoP) Inter-College Athletics Ziaullah of PG Peshawar grabs 3-gold medals
Peshawar: Ziaullah Khan of Post Graduate Department
University of Peshawar (UoP) claimed three gold medals on the opening day of the
two-day Inter-College Men Athletic Meet, which got under way here at Campus
track on Wednesday. Ziaullah grabbed gold medal in 800m, 400m hurdles and 1500m
races by pining hope for the best athlete. Long racer Ziaullah, who is also
skipper of PG team, while talking to APP, said that he would certainly mark his
way to grab the best athlete award by recording positions in the remain two
events - 400m and 5000m races.
A total of 150 athletes from 15 colleges
affiliated with University of Peshawar are taking part in the two-day event
followed by the annual day presentations. A team of 34 Technical Officials (TOs)
is supervising the event. Earlier, Controller of Examination University of
Peshawar Iftikhar Hussain Khan was the chief guest on this occasion and formally
inaugurated the event while Vice Chancellor UoP Prof. Dr. Azmat Hayat will be
the chief guest on the final and prize distribution ceremony on Thursday.
Speaking on this occasion the chief guest Iftikhar Hussain Khan appreciated the
directorate of Sports University of Peshawar for organizing the event in a
smooth manner. He said that the university would take all out efforts in
providing facility to the students of all its affiliated colleges.
In the other
events of the day, Zahir Khan of Govt. College Tangai won gold medal by winning
200m, Sajjad of PG Peshawar and Suleman of GC Peshawar won silver and bronze
medals. In the 800m Ziaullah won gold medal, followed by Suleman and Khalil
Ahmad of GC Peshawar. In 110m hurdles, Gul Rehman of GC Charsadda recorded best
time by winning the gold, followed by Kaleem of PG Peshawar and Asim of GC
Pabbi. In 400m hurdles Ziaullah again won gold medal, followed by Gul Rehman and
Suleman. In long jump Muhammad Sajjad of PG Peshawar won gold medal, followed by
Muhammad Asim of GC Pabbi and Mehraban Afridi of PG Peshawar while in the last
event of the day Jawadullah of PG Peshawar got gold medal in discuss throw,
followed by Muhammad Abid and Qami Jamal of GC Peshawar.
Inter-College Soccer PG Peshawar, GC Landikotal reach final
Peshawar: Post Graduate Department Univer-sity of
Peshawar and Government College Landi-kotal took berth into the final after
registering victories against their respective semi-finals of the UoP
Inter-College Football Tournament being played here at two different venues
inside the campus grounds on Wednesday.
In the opening match PG team faced tough
resistance against Government Post Graduate College Swabi as the first-half was
ended goal-less draw. Swabi College event got a penalty kick but they attempt of
Murad Ali was nicely intercepted by PG goal-keeper with his nice save. After the
goal-less draw, PG team took the lead in the 48th minute through a field
attempt. Kamran and Babar made a fine move and after exchanges the ball they
reached to the danger zone where Babar gave a free ball to Jibran Ali who did
nothing wrong in dispatching it into the net. After Jibran's goal PG team took
command over the match and thus it was in the 60th minute when Jibran doubled
the lead through field attempt in a similar fashion. Thus PG Peshawar won the
match by 2-0. In the second match Gover-nment College Landikotal defeated
Government College Charsadda by a solitary goal in the 76th minute.
None of the
team could score any goal in the first-half. Both have chances but due to poor
finishing they could not utilize their goal-fetching moves. It was in the 76th
minute when right-winger Waheed zoomed into the danger zone and by reaching at
his pit right position Waheed kicked into the goal-post nicely to make it 1-0.
Saleem Khan and Syed Imtiaz Ali Shah supervised the matches. The final of the
event will be played on Friday. App
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