ISLAMABAD: International Teachers day was being observed as black day on Tuesday in all public sector educational institutions throughout the country by students and teachers jointly against the government apathy to provide funds for education and non increase in salaries of teachers.
The Public sector Universities of the twin cities observed the Int’l Teachers Day as Black Day and all educational activities remained suspended.
The students of the twin cities universities took out protest rallies and shouted slogans against the government and Finance Minister. The teachers of NUML University, Quaid-e-Azam University, International Islamic University, Federal Urdu University, Barani University, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi also protested and boycott the classes.
While Federal Education Minister Asif Ahmed Ali said that after release of funds the teachers and students protest is uncalled for. He said that the teachers are using the students for their own needs.
Meanwhile Markazi Injumane teachers Karachi city announced that teachers day will be observed as black day against the stoppage of funds by Higher Education commission (HEC)to the educational institutions ,for this purpose black banners with slogans and flags are being posted in the different educational institutions of Karachi from early morning here on Tuesday.
Federation of Universities Academic Staff Association of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa is observing Salam teacher day as Black day in which teachers will boycott the classes and administration will also not perform their duties.
According to the Vice President of Peshawar University ,teacher day is being celebrated as black day because HEC is not increasing salaries of teachers due to which teachers are facing problems.
Salam teachers day is also being observed as black day in Balochistan University where teachers have boycotted the classes and protest rallies are being held