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Evening shift at model academic institutions 

08 September 2010 01:25:21 nm

Evening shift at model academic institutions

Discriminatory treatment against students condemned

The Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has noted with serious concern institutionalised discrimination in imparting education to students of evening shifts of the model colleges in Islamabad.

According to a press release issued by the CPDI here on Wednesday, it has been noticed in different colleges that students of evening shift face the problem of using science laboratories, which affects their study schedule. Laboratory attendants have not been hired for evening shift and teachers open laboratories at their own risk after a lengthy procedure. This ends up in a real state of frustration for both teachers and students of evening shift. The CPDI urges the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) to look into the matter and ensure that science laboratories are made available for students of evening shift. Furthermore, education authorities are urged to solve this issue on permanent basis by hiring laboratory attendants for the evening shift.

It has also been noticed that in many model colleges, teachers in the morning shift are more qualified than those of the evening shift where most of the teachers are young with limited relevant experience. The CPDI demands FDE to take immediate steps to end this discrimination and impart quality education to students of both shifts. All students must be treated equally and they should have equal access to all necessary facilities without any discrimination.