Federal teachers will mark the day as Black Day
Islamabad (Wednesday, October 5, 2011) – College teachers working under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will mark World Teachers Day (Wednesday) as Black Day and stage sit-in and protest demonstration in front of the Parliament House to demand upgradation of their scales through Time Scale Promotion Formula (TSPF).
The protest will be led by the office-bearers of the Federal Government Colleges Teachers Association (FGCTA) with the participation of hundreds of teachers wearing black strips on their arms, demanding upgradation of the teachers working in BPS-17 and above.
The teachers will carry banners inscribed with their demands for implementing decision of upgradation of college teachers.
The teachers held protests in colleges through wearing black strips on their arms and boycotting the classes during the last two weeks for approval of the demand.
Talking to APP, FGCTA President Zahid Ali Shah said, Teachers community will observe Teachers Day as Black Day and continue its protest against discriminatory attitude of the authorities until their status is not upgraded.
College teacher, Professor Khalida Makhdoom, said the teachers community had been struggling for their upgradation ever since they were assured by former prime minister Shaukat Aziz on the eve of World Teachers Day October 5, 2006, but still their demand is not fulfilled.
Professor Ali Yar said, We sharpen the human and national destiny by producing doctors, engineers, economic professionals and workforce of all kinds and even the generations of technocrats, statesmen and politicians but still deprived of our due right. Now we pledge to continue our struggle until acceptance of our demands.