I’ve been hearing news about many of our teachers leaving TIP. Adil Mossajee, Assia Samad, Abdul Jabbar and Shujaat Alvi had already gone or resigned. Umair Saeed is also planning to leave.
Adil Mossajee and Shujjat Alvi have indeed left TIP. Adil is pursuing higher education in the United States, and Shujjat is working at a textile machinery firm.
Assiah Samad has been sent on a British Council Scholarship, partially funded by TIP, to pursue further education to be better equipped to teach when she returns.
Umair Saeed has independently applied for a scholarship to pursue further education. Him and Shujjat Alvi had intended to go abroad for studies last year, however the Board did not fund them at that time.
Rumors about Abdul Jabbar resigning in disgust about the state of our Wet Processing Lab equipment and the lack of TIP doing much about at are there. But Abdul Jabbar has not resigned. Yet.
This is something of great seriousness. Some think that these teachers are not imperative for our institute but after seven months on my job I have realized their prime importance. Even though some teachers had a rough attitude, all of you out there would agree that their course helped us a lot in our jobs.
Then there is one other problem and that is hiring of TIP graduates and giving them subjects to teach in which they are not strong. A 4.0 GPA student doesn’t mean that they?re strong in every subject. The management should find those students who are capable of communicating with the students and understand the subject that they are teaching. Rahil is such an example with his mastery of weaving.
Students should also encourage the management to spend money on academics rather than on sports and extra curricula. For example the basketball court didn’t need to be made because there are very few people interested in the game. [Ed: wrong, we have many good players. We more often than not see people playing cricket in the basketball court. Money should have been spent on getting the latest books and lab equipment or rather sponsoring deserving students.