Shortage of teaching staff disrupts academic activities
Islamabad: Students in the capital have prepared to return to their colleges with the start of a new academic session but there are not enough teachers to accommodate them.
According to an official source, the positions of lecturers and assistant professors in federal government colleges under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) have remained vacant for a long time, thus disrupting academic activities.
An associate professor at Islamabad Model College for Girls (Postgraduate) F-7/2 said it was so difficult to engage the huge class sizes with one or two teachers.
There is only one teacher in each of the subjects of history, education and political science at the college, whereas we need three teachers in each of the disciplines.
The Pakistani studies department has two and the Urdu department has only three teachers to teach over 1800 students in all sections of the middle grades.
“We have been facing a vast shortage of teachers for a long time, but the indifferent and indifferent attitude of the authorities concerned is responsible for the burnout of teachers, thus compromising the quality of course delivery,” the associate professor said during a meeting. an interview with the agency.
FG Home Economics College of Management Sciences F-11 is also facing a faculty shortage.
Currently, there are no teachers in the most important subjects of English, Urdu or Pakistani studies.
There is only one teacher in the field of computer science and economics.
The college also urgently needs regular professors in the specialized subjects of home economics.
A teacher at Islamabad Model College for Girls Humak said the college lacks regular teachers in chemistry, education and sociology.
The student body is over 1200 and the college faces a severe shortage of regular faculty in the subjects of Physics, Biology, Computer Science, Islamic Studies, Psychology, Mathematics, Statistics, Pakistan Studies and Department of Economics.
FDE recently transferred our assistant Urdu teacher to a model college to accommodate teachers on a daily basis, which is in outright violation of regulations, standards and nomenclature.
She was also working as a vice principal and draw and disbursement officer at the college and shared extra teaching hours because her college was sorely understaffed.
Unfortunately, this unfair and unfair transfer gave birth to a new practice.
Islamabad Model Postgraduate College H-8 also faces a severe shortage of faculty in History, Political Science, English and Mathematics.
Islamabad Model College for Boys H-9 needs teachers in Physics, English and Computer Science.
FDE has set a ridiculous target of 1000 enrollment at Islamabad Model College for Girls I-14/3 as the college has no teachers in the subjects of Biology, Chemistry, Statistics, Economics, Education, Arabic and civic education.
The college has a regular lecturer for Mathematics, one for Physics, one for Urdu, and one for Geography.
Similarly, Islamabad Model College for Girls (Postgraduate) G-10/4 has one teacher in each of the subjects of History, Political Science and Geography.
The College will not be offering Home Economics in this session due to unavailability of teachers.
Islamabad Model College for Girls, Bhara Kahu currently has a regular teacher in each subject of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Computer Science, Urdu, Education, Mathematics and Statistics and has no faculty in the subjects of English, Islamic Studies , Pakistani studies, and economics.
Islamabad Model College for Girls (Postgraduate) F-7/4 also faces shortage in many subjects especially English.
There is no teacher in Islamabad Model College for Girls I-8/3 in Pakistani Studies and Political Science subjects.
There is an urgent need for teachers in the subjects of English, Islamic studies, statistics and chemistry.
This leaves teachers vulnerable to burnout compromising the quality of teaching.
Speaking to the agency, Federal Government College Teachers Association President Dr. Rahima Rehman said that, unfortunately, F.
G colleges were gravely ignored by the authorities.
There is no separate director for FG colleges who could understand the issues of these colleges which are different from other educational institutions.
She urged the FDE authorities to appoint a separate director for FG colleges who could understand the issues of FG colleges.