Teachers don't want principal's term extended

LAHORE, May 29(Daily Times): The teaching faculty at the Punjab University Law College has demanded authorities not extend the contract of the college principal, alleging that he was uncooperative and did not take teachers into confidence over several issues.

The principal is to retire in August this year.

PU sources said that the teaching faculty at the law college met on Monday and decided to resist attempts to extend the principal's contract after he retires. They also decided they would not allow someone from outside the college to be the next principal.

They said the teachers had announced a three-day boycott of principal Prof Dr Dil Muhammad Malik and that nobody met him on Monday.

They said the teachers were angry with the principal because he had not talked to the teachers and supported the vice chancellor over the issue of changing the status of the PU constituent colleges. Sources said the teachers had also asked the PU Academic Staff Association (PUASA) to take up the issue of not extending the principal's term with authorities concerned.

PUASA president Dr Mumtaz Salik said he had received a letter from the Law College teachers demanding PUASA should take up the case with authorities concerned. He said an executive body meeting of PUASA would be called in a couple of days to discuss the issue, as the teachers and principal were PUASA members. "It is a sensitive issue and I alone cannot take any decision," he added. Prof Dr Dil Muhammad Malik did not comment on the issue.

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