The Higher Education Commission has taken the decision of extending the tenure of the faculty from six to nine years, with revised criteria. This decision has come after the commission accepted the demands of the teachers in the country.
As per the shared details, this was announced by the Chairman HEC-Dr. Tariq Banuri after he spoke with the delegation of the All Pakistan Tenure Track Faculty Association (APTTFA).
The announcement has come after the teachers associated with the commission staged a protest outside the HEC’s secretariat on Monday.
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The teachers during the protests said that unless their demands are taken care of then they would permanently be stationed outside the HEC offices as part of their protest.
For preventing any unwanted incident and to avoid any complications for the travelers, the administration of the Islamabad Capital Territory sealed off the road leading to the HEC secretariat making use of the razor wires while police were also deputed in a heavy contingent.
APTTFA President and General Secretary said that nearly six thousand teachers are working under the track tenure (TTS) in the different public sector universities of Pakistan.
They said that the HEC has refused to recognize the TTS. They also said that the commission had comprised of a committee for resolving the teachers’ issues serving under the TTS however, it had remained unsuccessful to achieve any of its goals.
During the meeting, the Chairman HEC gave assurance to the TTS faculty that the commission was all set to accept their genuine demands.
The decision was taken that this week, HEC would be issuing 3 notices. The first one would be about the surge in the tenure of the TTS faculty members from 6 to 9 years, with revised criteria. The other 2 notices would be about the clarifications about the administrative posts that were earlier held by TTS faculty as well as the future plan of action for keeping such posts.