The Punjab School Education Department on Monday announced an extension in the winter vacations on account of the severe cold wave that has gripped most parts of the country since the past week. The schools in Punjab were earlier scheduled to open on January 6, 2019.
Teachers play a crucial role in our society, as they are the custodians of building a sound knowledge base for our coming generations and providing responsible, learned and hardworking individuals to the national mainstream.
The Punjab government has initiated the process of appointment of vice chancellors at public universities in the province, beginning with Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) advertising a request for applications for the vacant post of University of Sahiwal VC.
The Punjab government has made progress in the appointment process of vice chancellors at four public sector universities of the province following Supreme Court chief justice’s displeasure over universities being run without regular vice chancellors.
Officials of the Punjab Literacy & Non Formal Basic Education (L&NFBE) Department on Thursday accepted the two key demands made by protesting employees and teachers, ending the daylong protest and sit-in outside the Punjab Assembly at the Chairing Cross junction in Lahore.
The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) and elected members of other teachers’ bodies have flayed the government for removing PhD as the requirement for being appointed as vice chancellor in a public sector university. In a joint statement issued on Thursday, the associations announced that they would never compromise on PhD condition for VCs’ appointment and demanded the government undo the decision.
Regularised teachers include those who cleared NTS test for contractual appointment as well as those who cleared Sindh and Iqra University tests
Following several violent police crackdowns and baton charge on Sindh teachers protesting for regularisation and promotions for the past several; days, the province’s chief minister has finally issued directives for the regularisation of 21,000 teachers, besides approving promotion of others.
Good teaching is ¼ preparation and ¾ theatre.
So goes the saying. In fact teaching is one of the hardest jobs that come around. Entering a class full of boisterous youth, holding the attention of their wandering minds and replacing random thoughts with invaluable knowledge takes a lot of effort. That is why teachers leave some of the most remarkable impressions on our lives.
The eighth edition of the prestigious Future of Education international conference will be held in Florescence, Italy, in June next year. The highly revered conference on education will take place on June 28-29, 2018.