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PESHAWAR, 26 September: Expressing their anguish over the boycott of teaching faculty of the University of Peshawar, the university students under the banner of Islami Jamiat-e-Talba (IJT) also staged a protest demonstration here on Monday.

The students were of the view that it did not suit the teachers to boycott classes and waste the precious time of students.

“The teachers should focus on their responsibilities. Legislation is not their job. Their duty is to teach students in classes who have paid huge fees,” remarked IJT general secretary Awal Sher.

He urged the teaching faculty to end their boycott and resume classes and help the students achieve their dreams.

It merits a mention here that the Peshawar University Teachers Association (PUTA) announced classes boycott as a protest against the provincial government’s move to amend the Universities Model Act.

The university teachers demand that the government should consult the universities administrations before making any amendments in the law.

They had rejected the proposed draft prepared by the higher education department and insisting that the government should constitute a committee comprising representatives of the vice chancellors of the public sector universities.

They have threatened to continue boycott until their demands were not met.