FDE DG & teachers' package
Teachers demand removal of FDE DG
Islamabad, March 19: Teachers working under various education institutions of Federal Directorate of Education
(FDE) demanded immediate removal of FDE DG Shaheen Khan as they believe that the
DG is responsible for non-implementation of the teachers' package.
the executive body meeting of Federal Government Teachers' Association (FGTA),
the teachers criticised the DG and said that she was the one who assured them of
the implementation of teachers' package.
"We demand the appointment of a
permanent and professionally competent DG for FDE," said FGTA President Azhar
Mahmood Awan. He said that the teachers are disappointed by the unprofessional
attitude of the DG and wanted her immediate removal from the very important
The meeting was held at Federal Government Boys High School G-6/2
where the teachers condemned the dilly delaying tactics that have been adopted
by the FDE DG so far. "The file regarding the upgradation of teachers has been
sent to the secretary on March 8 which was technically wrong. The file should
have been submitted to Implementation Committee Chairperson Shaigan Shareef
Malik. Once the file is approved by the chairman it should have been submitted
to the secretary for approval," said a teacher requesting anonymity.
claimed that the DG has deliberately bypassed the Additional Secretary and
Chairperson of the Committee Shaigan Shareef Malik. "The secretary Athar Tahir
after giving his remarks in the file has moved it to National Institutions (NI)
Wing instead," he said.
He believed that the DG has intentionally moved
the file directly to the secretary so that the issue could be lingered on. "It
was because of our concerted efforts that we managed to brought out the file and
resubmit it on March 15 to the Additional Secretary Shaigan Shareef Malik," he
The teachers on the occasion expressed their concern over the
lingering issue of upgradation and said that it was incompetency of the DG that
she could not deal with the matter professionally. "What is the point of so much
delay when PM directive was there and the letter from finance was also there,"
said FGTA Advisor M.A Shahid.
He, however, said that now finally the file
has been moved towards the right direction and Shaigan Shareef Malik is looking
into the matter. "He is an expert in prosecution and we believe that his
leadership would help resolve the matter within few days," he said.
teachers on the occasion have unanimously decided to wait for a couple of days
to let the relevant authority pursue the case. "We have full faith in the
competence of Additional Secretary Shaigan Shareef Malik and believe that he
would professionally pursue the case," said FGTA President Azhar Mahmood
Awan. The news
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BISE prepares manual roll number slips
Rawalpindi: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary
Education (BISE) issued manual roll number slips and dispatched them to the
candidates appearing in the Secondary School Certificate-Part I (SSC)
examination on their given addresses.
The BISE authorities dispatched the examination documents
for the private candidates on their addresses and the regular candidates will
receive their slips from their respective schools for the examination starting
on Marc 21.
An official press release stated if any candidate did not receive the
document, he could contact the board offices that would remain opened on Sunday.
The roll number slips are also available on the official website of the
It may be recalled here that the candidates faced many problems when they
downloaded faulty roll number slips for the SSC part II exams and the
examination authorities had to conduct the English compulsory paper again as it
was feared that many students had missed the exam. Dawn
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HEC scholars bring laurels to the country
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) scholars - Faisal Khan and Shahrukh Abbas - have
brought laurels to the country by achieving top awards in the current year's
business plan competition held at the University of Cambridge.
Khan is a second year MPhil student doing Systems and Molecular Biology at the
University of Oxford and Shahrukh Abbas is a first year PhD Biotechnology
student at the University of Cambridge. Both scholars have submitted their
business plans for a social enterprise for the flood-affected women and the
other for biotechnology start-up aiming to produce 'greener' bio-insecticides.
Both are alumni of the University of Peshawar and pursuing doctoral studies
under Overseas Scholarships for MS-MPhil leading to PhD in Selected Fields
The first project was a social enterprise, Khadija's
Business Park, which was the winner for the Social Enterprise stream. Faisal and
Shahrukh hope that its entrepreneurial 'bazaars' for women could play a key role
in alleviating the economic devastation caused by last year's floods in
Pakistan. With many Pakistani families having lost up to 100 per cent of their
income, the two scholars believe that their innovative approach could provide
women with the skills, resources and networks to establish themselves and become
active players in not only their households but the broader post-flood
rehabilitation efforts as well.
The second plan, 'Sphericos
Biotechnologies', was also awarded with a CUE Commendation prize for the Clean
Tech stream. Its aim is to promote the cause of safer insecticides of biological
origin and introduces a novel approach for the production of 'green'
bio-insecticides. "With higher education touching new heights in Pakistan, young
scientists need to start thinking about how to deliver the fruits of science and
technology to the common man. Our next step is to nurture a culture of
innovation and entrepreneurship and strengthen our academia-industry linkages.
We need local solutions to local problems," said Faisal Khan, the lead person
behind two projects.
The £1k Challenge is the flagship business
competition organised by Cambridge University entrepreneurs and is a fierce
battle between more than 100 student teams across Cambridge. "We are grateful to
Allah for this achievement as both our plans were awarded. "We are being
approached by several investors now that include individual businessmen as well
as some international organizations," Shahrukh said. She hails from Nowshera -
one of the worst-hit districts in last year's floods and is strongly passionate
about putting the social venture into action. Both of these projects had been
planned for implementation in Pakistan.
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Trainers programme concludes at HEC
Islamabad: The 15th Master Trainers-Faculty Professional Development Programme (MT-FPDP) organised
by the Learning Innovation Division, Higher Education Commission (HEC),
concluded here on Friday.
The two-month programme, which started on
January 25, was attended by 29 faculty members from 24 public and private sector
universities from all over Pakistan. These included 19 male and 10 female
participants. So far, 443 faculty members have benefited from this programme in
Speaking on the occasion, Senator Nilofar Bakhtiar
appreciated the achievements of the HEC during the last eight years. "I have
been a great supporter of HEC, as it has brought a real change in our
universities", she said.
She said that role of teacher was very important
in any society. "No nation can progress without effective contribution of
teachers so you are the real change agents," she told the participants of the
Dr. Laghari gave an overview of what HEC was doing for overall
growth of the higher education sector, especially development of human resource.
He highlighted the future role of universities in building the
"The developed world is rapidly shifting towards
knowledge-based economies. If we want to compete at international level, role of
higher education institutions is very critical in the days to come. The faculty
members and researches will have to play a key role in making universities
premium seats of learning," he said.
HEC Executive Director Dr. Sohail
Naqvi said that the government has spent a lot in developing human resource as
well as building physical and technological infrastructure. "Now this is
universities' turn to play a leader's role in their respective communities," he
Dr. Naqvi urged the faculty members to focus on research, which
should be relevant to social and economic needs of the country.
programme is specifically designed for in-service teachers and aims to enable
university teachers to use innovative teaching strategies and communication
skills that blend academic concepts with workplace applications. Besides
intensive training on different modules, some general topics were also covered
by the resource persons.
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'Milad' held at City School
Rawalpindi: The City School, Harley Street, Nursery Branch, organised a 'Mehfil-e-Milad' here on
Ayesha Tahir, Abdul Moeed and Tafheem Ahmad hosted the event.
The stage was beautifully decorated with flowers and in the backdrop
'Khaana-e-Kaaba' and 'Masjid-e-Nabvi' were painted.
'Naats' with full devotion and zest and briefed the audience on 'Uswa-e-Hasna.'
Each class represented itself by wearing different colour 'dupattas' and white
'shalwar kameez'. The colourful environment displayed consistency with the
colour codes and presented harmony among the children.
staff and parents offered 'dua' with Dr. Azeema Iqbal.
In the end,
Headmistress Sumaira Shafiq thanked all parents for their support and the
enthusiasm they showed in making the event a success. The news
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