Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pakistani Universities in protest on Teachers Day

Teachers’ Day is being observed today as black day against non-availability and slash of funds to the government universities and no 50-percent raise in teachers’ salaries, Geo News reported Tuesday.

According to statement of Central teachers’ Organization, the decision to observe black day, has been taken against the funds’ unavailability from Higher Education Commission (HEC) to the government universities.

The academic process has been boycotted at universities.

According to University of Karachi’s Teachers’ Organisation and Federal Urdu University, black banners and flags have been hoisted from the very morning today.

The universities of Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw including Peshawar announced to observe Salam Teacher Day as black day.

Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association gave the call to observe Teachers’ Day as black day. And, all the universities of the province are boycotting the classes with other staff also in concert.

According to Dr Fida Muhammed, a protest rally is being taken out today to UET Chawk.

The spokesman of Peshawar University told Geo News that Peshawar University will have examinations, viva tests and interviews for appointments as per schedule.

Balochistan University among other universities of the province is observing the day as Black Day on the call of Academic Staff Association. Also, a protest demo would be held at Balochistan University.