Karachi University teachers end protest

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Karachi University teachers end protest

KARACHI, Feb 09,2022- Following meeting with the minister for universities and board, Karachi University teachers have announced to end the protest and resume teaching from tomorrow.

It was decided in the meeting that the deferred selection board would be resumed while the letter written regarding universities was not for all the universities.

It was also decided that a letter would be sent to the rest of the universities of Sindh to rectify the mechanism and the next Vice Chancellors would be directed to complete the selection board on time.

On the occasion, the provincial minister said that he values ​​the autonomy of universities and stands by the autonomy of universities.

The teachers’ leaders said that the decision to resume teaching in Karachi University would be taken by the general council and the general council of Karachi University Teachers Association would be informed about the meeting with the provincial minister.

In the meeting, the Minister for Boards and Universities did not agree with the demand for transfer of Secretary Boards and Universities.

Among the visiting teachers were Dr. Ali Al-Qadr, Dr. Mohsin, Dr. Haris Shoaib, Dr. Ulfat and Member Sindh Assembly Sadia Javed.

It is to be noted that the teachers in Karachi University have been boycotting the teaching affairs for the last 10 days on the issue of postponing the selection board of a teacher. However, now the student organizations in Karachi University have started protests against this boycott.

 A three-page letter issued by the section officer states that details have been sought by filling the specific proforma.

Details of teaching and non-teaching appointments and promotions during last 2 years sought

In an earlier development the secretary has sought comprehensive details of teaching and non-teaching appointments and promotions from 2019 to date from all public sector universities of the province.

The letter sent to all public sector universities also asked the details of teachers on departmental basis and at the same time it has been stated that the department and institute have been established legally and its approval has been obtained from the competent authority or not.

Details of the initial approval of the recruitment syndicate, the grades of recruitments made during the last two years have also been sought.

It has also been asked whether these recruitments are advertised and written test or were based on interviews.

It was also asked whether the appointments were made on the basis of a decision of a regulatory authority or a court.

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The letter also asked for minutes of selection boards and syndicates regarding recruitment. It was also asked on what terms and conditions these appointments were made.

Further, details of student-teacher ratio, retirement of employees, outgoing employees and transfers from one university to another have also been sought.

The letter also sought a confirmation certificate from the Senate and Syndicate to include the approved posts in the budget.