Sindh govt yet to issue Karachi University grant: VC

KARACHI: University of Karachi’s Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Qaiser on Tuesday showed concern over petite grants issued by Higher Education Commission this year for his university.

He said viewing the financial conditions of university it would not be possible to increase salaries and pensions of teachers.

Addressing at the Annual Function of Karachi University Teachers’ Society at Shaikh Zayed Research Centre Auditorium, the VC regretted that Sindh government provided grants to all the varsities except the KU and despite several commitments the grant is yet to be received. These factors play a vital role in worsening the financial conditions of the university, he said adding still we are working to provide adequate possible assistance to the teachers.

He said further said that culture of research can play a pivotal role in the academic growth and development of universities. Teachers are the guardians of the educational system and the nation has high hopes attached with them. Modernization of educational system could play a significant role in fulfilling our social and economical goals. He urged teachers to promote culture of research and academics in the varsity. He said during his tenure, a record number of selection boards are held in the university, despite financial crisis. He said they are trying very hard to provide better and better facilities to the teachers.

In the meeting, KUTS’s President Prof Dr Jamil Kazmi presented the Annual Performance Report of his association.

Dr Kazmi said KUTS has remained unbiased throughout in its tenure while working for the welfare of the teachers.

He said on the issue of advertisements of the posts of Registrar and Controller Examinations by the Sindh government, KUTS played a leading role in the campaign having all the teachers and universities of Sindh on board and finally the government was forced to withdraw the advertisement which was indeed a significant achievement of KUTS for the greater welfare of the universities all over Sindh. KUTS also played its significant role in withdrawal of the condition of post PHD experience for the teachers and for the provision of economic assistance to the families of the martyred teachers including Dr Shakeel Auj and Dr Waheed ur Rehman.

Teachers who had supervised at least 5 PhDs, published a book, retired teachers this year and the newly appointed faculty members were presented shields.

KUTS’s Vice President Prof Dr Mutahir Ahmed delivered the vote of thanks and added that teachers of KU have always rejected the elements those who were behind to divide them.