Contract teachers without salaries | AIOU exam schedules

Contract teachers still without salaries
Islamabad, May 09, 2008: There has been no letup for contractual teachers at Model Colleges of the Capital city whose salaries so far have not been released for the last six months because of the Federal Directorate of Education which surpassing the rules extended their contracts. The Federal Directorate of Education (FED) had extended the contract of the teachers and lecturers without the approval of the ministry of Education and the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC).

The teachers and the lecturers are hired on three years contracts and after each year the contract is renewed but after the completion of the three years only the FPSC can extend the contract. But the FDE extended the contract on their own, which caused the blockage of their salaries and could not be released for the last six months.

Those whose contract has not been completed yet also not getting their salaries as office of the Accountant General of Pakistan Revenues (AGPR) objected and refused to release their salaries, saying that their letter did not have the approval from the ministry, informed the teachers.

The teachers have been trying hard to get their six months salaries or demanding to release some cash from the college funds for the time being as its very difficult situation for those who are sole bread-earners for their families.

In 19 model colleges most of the teachers and lecturers have been working on contract basis in greade-16 for many years with Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,000 salaries per month, even which they don't get full if they take more than one day leave. Most of them possess Master's degrees and the lecturers with double M.A have been also teaching with that meagre amount without any allowances and medical facilities. The Nation

AIOU announces exam schedules
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) here Thursday announced the schedule of the examination for Autumn Semester 2007 to start from May 15. AIOU Controller of Examination Hafeez Ullah has announced that roll number slips to all eligible students of PTC, CT, ATTC, BEd, Matric, Intermediate, BA/BSC, and BCS courses of Autumn 2007 have been dispatched at their given addresses. Those students who do not receive the date sheet up to May 12 are advised to download their roll number slips from AIOU's website or the university's nearest regional office. The News

Dr Azmat Hayat appointed UoP VC
Peshawar: Prof Dr Azmat Hayat, who was serving as the University of Peshawar (UoP) Area Study Centre for Russia, China and Central Asia director, was appointed the university's Vice Chancellor for a term of four years. A notification was issued on Thursday in this regard by the NWFP governor, who is also the UoP chancellor. A renowned academician and intellectual, Dr Hayat is an expert on Afghanistan and Central Asian affairs. He is a Fulbright scholar and has availed the scholarship twice in his career. Dr Hayat's name was proposed to the governor for the post by a search committee formed for the purpose per rules of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. The committee was tasked to shortlist a handful of candidates for the posts of VC UoP and Malakand University (MU). Daily Times



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