University teachers slam HEC for 'interference'
LAHORE, Sep 13: Dr Mumtaz Ahmad Salik, president of the Federation of All
Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Associations (FAPUASA), said on Wednesday
that the Higher Education Commission's (HEC) interference and bad policies were
spoiling the standard of education of universities.
He told a press
conference at Punjab University that public universities should be free of
'military influence' and that an 'outsider' should not be allowed to become the
vice chancellor (VC) of Punjab University. He also said a person with a PhD
should be made the VC.
He said HEC's policies were hindering the
improvement of teachers and that FAPUASA would protest if authorities did not
consider its demands and changed their policies. He said FAPUSA would start
protesting from next week by boycotting classes for two hours twice a week. He
said, "We demand the government listens to us or it will be responsible for the
education upheaval at universities during the boycotts."
He also said
FAPUASA demanded promotions for teachers, reviving the criteria for recruiting
assistant professors, canceling the Balochistan University Ordinance, appointing
senior university teachers as vice chancellors, providing PhD facilities to
university teachers on priority and recognizing quality research journals. Daily times
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