FEF female lecturers demand regularisation
Peshawar: Dozens of female lecturers affiliated with the Frontier Education Foundation (FEF) on Thursday demanded regularisation of their services.
“We have been working as lecturers on contract basis for the last many years. The Pakistan People’s Party government should save us from further embarrassment,” representatives of the female lecturers Rabia Syed, Musarrat Jabin, Foqia Ali and others told reporters at the Peshawar Press Club.
The lecturers said 15 colleges were working under the Frontier Education Foundation in different districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where highly qualified and experienced teaching staff was serving on contract.
They said the FEF administration had been pressing lecturers who were reluctant to sign new contract, threatening them to sign the agreement within a day otherwise their services would be terminated forthwith.
“We have reservations over certain clauses of the contract,” Mussarat Jabeen said, adding that the lecturers who had been serving in the FEF colleges for the last eight years were getting Rs13,000 as monthly salary.
The lecturers appealed to the chief justice to take suo moto notice of their problems as being females they could not continue protests for long. They said they had already filed a petition to this effect in the Peshawar High Court, but it has not been fixed yet for regular hearing.