Karachi: The academic activities at Government Girls College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Moosa Lane, Lyari have virtually come to standstill for dearth of teachers and transferring others instead of meeting the shortage by the regional directorate of colleges, Karachi.
A number of lecturers had been transferred from this college without any reason without any alternate posting. Recently, some of the sincere teachers had approached the provincial education department officials for resolving the problem of teachers’ shortage, but they were surprised when the college was deprived of another three teachers.
College Principal told three senior teachers – Ms. Shabnam (BPS-18) Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Ms. Razia (BPS-18) Assistant Professor of Sindh and Abdul Majeed (BPS-18) Assistant Professor of Physics, that their detailment orders have been cancelled. More surprising is the fact that they have not received any written order nor the Principal showed them copy of the order. She just removed names from attendance register and verbally told them that their detailment at this college has been withdrawn.
All the three teachers were originally posted at this college being the permanent resident of Lyari, but were got transferred allegedly by the present Principal. They later had got them detailed to work at same college and were most regular teachers.
Currently, the college has no teacher of Pakistan Studies, Zoology, Botany, English, Urdu, Education, Economics, and of all the subjects of commerce except two. The college had only two teachers of chemistry but now there remains one after cancelling detailment of one. There are only two teachers of physics, two of civics and one each of history, Islamic studies and Islamiat.
The axe had also fallen on Librarian in the past when she was transferred forcibly and since then the college library remains closed with no facility of book-reading to girls.
The senior teachers, whose detailent has been withdrawn mysteriously, told that when they approached the directorate of colleges, no record was found there regarding such orders.
According to them, three non-teaching employees of college – a laboratory assistant, a gatekeeper and a peon, residents of Lyari, have also been told verbally that they have been transferred.