Only 20% seats of teachers filled in Pindi
Rawalpindi, Nov 24: The directorate of education, Rawalpindi, has filled only 20 per cent of vacant posts of teachers during the current year while the educational institutions of the Punjab government are short of teachers.
According to the sources, the office of the Executive District Officer, Rawalpindi, have so far recruited 448 teachers against the vacant seats of 3,000 teachers despite passage of more than one year. In all 25,000 candidates were appeared in the test and interview. The EDO office and the commissioner managed to recruit 448 teachers for higher secondary schools last month.
Confirming the report, Executive District Officer Education Malik Mohammad Ashraf said that remaining vacant posts of teachers would be filled before Eidul Azha possibly in next two days. He told that the process of recruitment of teachers has been completed in higher secondary schools while the remaining 2,000 teachers posts of senior elementary educational institutions and elementary schools will be filled. All the homework has been completed to appoint the teachers within next couple of days.
The newly appointed teachers in senior elementary schools and junior elementary schools would start working after Eid holidays on regular basis. He said that present new set up not created hurdles in the way of recruitment rather it were the blind, deaf and dumb candidates who created problems in the process of recruitment. Under the policy the government could not appoint any blind, deaf or dumb candidates as teacher in any academic institution.
Those handicapped candidates who cleared the test and interview moved High Court against the Punjab government. Now after their petition has been disposed off by the high court and the process of appointment of teachers is nearing completion, Malik Ashraf said.
The EDO informed that the oath taking ceremony of the newly appointment 448 teachers would be held on Wednesday at Faiz ul Islam Complex. Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Mian Ashfaq Sarwar would administer oath to the newly recruited teachers, he added.Your Comments
Body formed to review ICT Educational Institutions Ord
Islamabad: The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Education on Monday formed a sub-committee to review the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Private Educational Institutions Regulation and Promotion Ordinance 2007.
The sub-committee will review the ordinance under the chairmanship of Azra Fazal Pechuho and give recommendations to incorporate these in the ordinance. The committee also recommended that the affected girl of Farah Hameed Dogar case who secured 820 marks should be given admission in the medical college to redress her grievance.
Federal Minister for Education Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani on behalf of the Ministry fully endorsed the committee's recommendation and assured to implement in true letter and spirit. The committee also decided to have deliberations after the hearing of contempt of court case regarding the appointment of Dr Shehnaz as Director General, Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).
Earlier, the Supreme Court issued instructions to appoint Dr Shehnaz as the FDE DG and said the concerned authority not implementing the decision will be punished according to law.
The committee also approved the Dawood College of Engineering and Technology Bill 2007 after making some amendments. The members with consensus decided that the Pro-Chancellor of the college would be Federal Minister of Education Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani so that the power could not be misused.
The public hearing of experts on National Education Policy is continued to consider the recommendations of education experts. Nuzhat Sadiq, Azra Fazal Pechuho, Rubina Saadat Qaimkhani, Justice Dr Fakhr-un-Nisa, Mir Ahmadan Khan Bugti, Rana Afzal and Shamshad Sittar Bijarani attended the meeting.
Rs1.8 million scholarships given to children
Islamabad: Rs1.8 million scholarships were distributed among students belonging to poor and low paid families at a ceremony in the deputy commissioner's office here on Monday.
Representatives of various semi-autonomous and government departments attended the ceremony. Deputy Commissioner Amer Ali Ahmed said that the aim of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to poor families for education of their children.
IBMS got new director
Peshawar: Associate Professor Dr Jawad Ahmad has been appointed as Director of the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IBMS) at Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar. Dr Jawad joined the Khyber Medical College as assistant professor (microbiology) in 2002.
He is enlisted as approved supervisor of Higher Education Commission for PhD scholars and currently supervising four PhD scholars enrolled in different universities. Before joining KMC, he also served the Health Department in various capacities.
KMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Hafizullah said the appointment of Dr Jawad as director of the IBMS was a valuable addition to the KMU team.
Gomal VC vowed to end corruption
Dera Ismail Khan: Gomal University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mansoor Akbar Kundi has vowed to take action against the corrupt elements and award the honest and dedicated employees of the institution. Addressing a meeting of administrative officers of the university Monday, he said there would be no leniency to the officers earning a bad name for the institution as administrative officers had a vital role in the promotion of educational institutions.
He said all the university staff was being paid for serving the institution that is why no compromise would be made on quality work to make the institution a model seat of learning.
Gomal University Registrar Muhammad Jan Gandapur; In-charge Academic and Research Publications Prof Dr Muhammad Afsar Khan; Director admin Dil Nawaz Khan; Controller of Examinations Ayaz Khan Wazir; Director Finance Abdur Rauf Baloch; Director academics Farid Khan; Director P&D Haji Abdul Latif were among the participants. The news
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