PU teachers rallying 'to save plagiarists'
LAHORE, Sep 6: The Punjab University
Academic Staff Association (PUASA) is trying to save the PU plagiarists through
protests against the Higher Education Commission (HEC), HEC executive director
Dr Sohail Naqvi said on Wednesday.
The Federation of All Pakistan
Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) observed Wednesday as 'black
day' against what it called the HEC's anti-educationist policies.
president Dr Mumtaz Ahmed Salik said that teachers from all public
universities had participated in the protest. He said the 'black day' was
against the delay in promotion of public universities' teachers. He said, "We
demand that the government should dismiss HEC chairman Dr Attaur Rehman,
executive director Dr Sohail Naqvi and Quality Insurance in-charge Dr Riaz
Sohail said, "Everyone knows that the PU teachers have been
involved in plagiarism." He said one could find the papers of plagiarists on the
website of HEC. He said one of the factors behind these protests was HEC's drive
against plagiarists. He said HEC was working on the upgradation of non-PhD
teachers. He said, "Through these protests PUASA wants to remove the PU vice
chancellor (VC)." He said vacancy for a VC has been advertised and HEC would
ensure that next PU VC should be selected on merit.
Mumtaz said the
general body of FAPUASA had met HEC high-ups five months ago. During the
meeting, he said, the HEC officials had assured the FAPUASA members that
upgradation of non-PhD teachers would be completed in a month. Daily times
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