ISLAMABAD: Female teachers running primary sections of 19 model set up schools produced outstanding results in Centralized Grade-V annual examination despite the dearth of resources, incentives and promotions.
The Federal Directorate of Education conducts Centralized Grade V and VIII examination participated by all government and private sector schools too.
In total 24,074 students had appeared in Class V annual centralised examination results 2018, of them 14,819 were public schools candidates while 9,255 were private.
In total 19,369 were passed and 3,491 were promoted in the exam with the pass percentage of 94.96, announced by the Directorate on March 29th. The pass percentage of private school was 93.73 while of government schools 95.72.
Seven students of junior sections of Model Colleges grabbed top five positions in the result. Top two positions went to Islamabad Model College for Girls (IMCG) G-10/2. Maryam Ghaffar and Quratulain Fatima had secured first and second positions with 584 and 583 marks out of 600 respectively. The two students of IMCG, F-7/4 secured third and fourth positions. Birwa Tahir and Umama Rumaan from the institute secured third and fourth position with 580 and 579 marks respectively.
Another fourth position again went to IMCG G-10/2 as Hania Jamil also secured 579 marks. The two students of ICG, F-6/2 – Mishal Shabbir and Syeda Bushra Zakir- both secured fifth positions simultaneously securing 578 marks.
The overall result also shows that the students of model schools primary sections came out with flying colours. On the basis of GPA, IMCG F-7/4 was on the top of the list with 5.27, IMCG F-8/1 remained second with 5.21 GPA and IMCG F-6/2 was third with 5.20 GPA.
This remarkable achievement is proof of the commitment of our highly dedicated teachers of junior sections, said Farzana Akram, vice president of model college association. We have worked tirelessly to keep our institutions going and junior section doing excellent job in spite of hard ships and lack of sources.
In 20 years the strength has increased but the seats of teachers are the same, she lamented. Moreover, we are overburdened and short of staff due to the prolonged strike of daily wage staff. Both teaching and non-teaching staff of schools and colleges are boycotting their duties for the past three months due to non-payment of salaries.
“We covered remaining courses, prepared examination papers and results with limited staff”, she said, even did the work of non-teaching staff as they also are on strike. “Teachers even cleaned and arranged examinations halls themselves, she added.
But we are deprived of our due rights like readjusting of four tier promotion formulae and time scale promotions and other staff facilities in our campuses. About 258 female teachers of primary sections were neither given time-scale benefits nor promoted since 2011, she regretted.
“No one acknowledges and promotes the work and efforts of primary section teachers because they all are only ladies”. In senior section schools and colleges have male staff but the principals’ show their performance on basis of primary section results, she said.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 2nd, 2018.