Islamabad:A seminar titled Teachers rights and role in the development was organised by the Development Communications Network (DEVCOM-Pakistan), Islamabad Crescent Lions Club (ICLC) and Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) at the Islamabad Girls College (ICG), F-6/2.
According to a press release issued here Wednesday, Brigadier (r) Iqbal Shafi, President Sir Syed Memorial Society, presided over the event. Speaking on the occasion, he said, teachers role is pertinent in the character building of youth that is supposed to be the central part of all education syllabi.
He said, While asking a lot from the teachers, we need to resolve their issues as well. It is quite embarrassing when we see teachers protesting on the roads and they are baton charged. We need to give the honour to our teachers by providing them their rightful, respect and the status that they deserve as the nation builders.
Shaista Pirzada, principal of the Islamabad College for Girls, said, Girls education shall be top priority as the educated women have backbone role in the socio-economic development. The women in Islamic society have more rights than men, but denied in most of the Islamic states including Pakistan.
Majeda Iqbal, gender development expert, said teachers and parent should take extra care on grooming their girls.
They are 51 per cent of our population, without empowering them with education and skill we would hardly achieve our targets.
Munir Ahmed, Director, Development Communications Network (DEVCOM-Pakistan) said, Teachers role in the socio-economic development should be recognised and acknowledged as they deserve. The government should extra measure to ensure their rightful demands are met adequately.The news.