Sheikh Zayed Nursing School salary scale
Sheikh Zayed Nursing School: Students being paid less than minimum wage
Lahore, Dec 2: Students of the Sheikh Zayed School of Nursing are being
paid Rs 3,700 per month, which is lower than the government's minimum wage
policy. All employees at provincial government institutions are being paid at
least the minimum wage of Rs 6,000 per month.
The school administration
also charges Rs 1,200 per month from hostel residents for mess charges, while
Punjab government institutions charge around half of this amount. The school has
been observing this 'tradition' for the past three years. Sources said that the
students were afraid of protesting as the administration sternly punished them.
Students who get admitted at the school for the four-year course called 'general
nursing' become entitled to get a regular monthly salary and get hired at BS-16
when the course is completed. One of the students said that most students
studying at nursing schools belonged to poor families, adding that they become
nurses so they can support their families. She said that it was really difficult
to support their families and themselves on such low salaries, especially in
light of the high inflation rate.
Salary: "The Punjab Government has
increased the wages of students working at its hospitals, however, the federal
government has ignored this hospital and did not give an increment when the
minimum wage was increased," she said. She said that most girls came from rural
areas, adding that they were compelled to pay the mess charges. She said that
this left practically no money to support her or her family for the rest of the
month. She said that it would even be difficult to survive on Rs 6,000 per month
because of inflation, adding that Rs 3,700 per month was just
Guidelines: Shaikh Zaid Hospital administrator Dr Saboor
Malik said that the administration was not the competent authority to set salary
packages for students, adding that it was merely following the federal
government's guidelines. Daily Times
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IIUI teachers observe strike
Islamabad: A token strike was observed by the faculty members of International
Islamic University against the financial and administrative mismanagement of the
higher authorities of the university.
The university teachers and heads
of various departments gathered in front of the main block of the university to
register their protest and demanded the twenty percent increase in their
salaries as promised by the government in the last fiscal budget. All of the
teachers were wearing black bands around their arms.
gathering of teachers, the President of Academic Staff Association (ASA) of the
university, pressed the university authorities to meet the legitimate demands of
the teachers' community. The President of ASA said that the additional
appointments of different individuals on lucrative posts were badly affecting
the financial health of the university.
This protest was the first phase
of the series of protests chalked out by the Association in consultation with
entire academic staff a couple of days ago, told one of the ASA members. He
added that in the next phase the teachers' community had planned to hold press
conferences and protests if their demands were not met.
It is pertinent
to mention that almost all the universities in public as well as private sector
have given a 20% increase in the salaries of their employees except IIUI, which
claims to bear international character and Islamic following.
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Beaconhouse has new student council
Rawalpindi: Students and faculty members of the Beaconhouse Educational
Complex, Motorway Campus, held an investiture ceremony for the academic session
2008-09, combined with the launch of their first-ever yearbook.
chief guest on the occasion was Asadullah Khan, executive director of the Riphah
International University, and Uzma Yousuf, country manager of the CIE, says a
press release. Members of the student council were given badges and sashes,
formally donning the mantle of duty and responsibility by taking oath for their
In addition to the newly-constituted student council,
presidents and vice-presidents of the academic institution's various clubs,
including Sports, Welfare, Music and Art, Debating, Dramatics and Community
Service Society also assumed their responsibilities on the occasion. The
highlight of the event was the cake cutting ceremony followed by the preview of
the yearbook. The multimedia presentation made by students for the occasion
enthralled the audience. The News
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