( The Dailytimes News Report on November 10, 2010 )
SPLA to protest at CM’s House against teachers’ shortage
Demands hiring teachers and implementation of time-scale formula at all government colleges in Sindh
Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) announced on Tuesday to stage a protest rally in front of the Chief Minister’s (CM) House in order to fulfil their demands to hire teachers to end shortage and implement the time-scale formula at all the government colleges of Sindh.
The rally will be taken out from DJ Science College on Wednesday (today) and reach the CM’s House.
SPLA President Prof Mirza Ather Hussain, while addressing a press conference at the library of DJ Science College, said that the government colleges are facing acute shortage of teachers in the province but the provincial education department is continuously neglecting the issue.
He said that there are about 250 government colleges in the province and out of them 150 colleges are facing acute shortage of teachers. Many colleges have no teachers for English and commerce subjects. He regretted that the government is not taking serious steps to resolve this sensitive issue.
He further said the teachers of the government colleges in Sindh have been facing many problems including implementation of time-scale formula, shortage of faculty, lack of insurance and housing facilities and delay in promotions and upgrading but initially SPLA is raising voice on two core issues including teachers’ time-scale formula and shortage of faculty in government colleges.
The time-scale formula is a method through which the increase in the grade of government college teachers is determined.
President SPLA said that the government is not taking interest in meeting the demands of teachers so the college teachers have no other option but to protest.
He said that SPLA leader Prof Iftikhar Mohammad Azmi was receiving threats and being intimidated not to hold a protest march. He condemned these threats and announced that the protest rally would be held at any cost.
Prof Hussain said that if their demands were not fulfilled, then the SPLA’s ongoing campaign would continue. He made it clear that their protest would be peaceful and educational process in the colleges would not be affected due to their protest rally.
( Samma TV News Dated 10th November, 2010 )
Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) will take out a protest rally on Wednesday against the government’s failure to meet its demands.
The rally will be held at 230pm after General Body’s meeting.
Addressing a press conference at DG Science College here on Tuesday, the SPLA said that it would hold a march on the Chief Minister House regarding new appointments in colleges and non-restoration of time scale by the Education Department.
SPLA chief Athar Mirza said that he was facing opposition from senior police officials regarding plans to stage a rally.
He further deplored the insulting behavior being adopted by Secretary and Special Secretary of Education Department against the SPLA.
( TheNews Report on November 10, 2010 )
Sindh Professors & Lecturers Association (SPLA) President, Prof. Mirza Ather Hussain, said on Tuesday that government-run colleges in the whole province were braving acute shortage of teachers, while the provincial education department was not taking interest in meeting the demands of teachers. He said that college teachers now had no option but to protest and they would now march from DJ Science College to CM House Karachi on Wednesday.