ISLAMABAD-Today (Friday) is the last working day in government schools and colleges, as two-month long summer vacations will start from June 8. There is nothing more exciting than vacation for the students. But the same is not true for teachers appointed on daily wages, as they would not be paid during vacation. More than 500 teachers of 19 model colleges in the federal capital are not given any salary as they work on daily-wage basis. Despite the fact that they have been working for years and many of them have spent 10 to 17 years of their lives in these institutions yet their services have not been regularised by the Ministry of Education. Ironically, in spite of possessing high qualifications and rendering years of services to the satisfaction of the institutions, their salaries range from Rs5,000 to Rs8,000 monthly with no any other facilities and allowances. The lecturers were appointed in B-17 on daily wage basis in different model educational institutions of Islamabad. The colleges working under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), Ministry of Education collect fee from the students in summer vacations still these teachers are not entitled to any salary. Model colleges, which remain the preference of the parents for various reasons, including education standards, fees and overall atmosphere collect heavy amount from the students in terms of different funds which are utilised by the colleges and go to the pockets of the officials. Though they were assured verbally and in written for regularization of their services on many occasions yet practically nothing has been done as yet. Repeated meetings with the officials of the ministry including Minister of Education Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, FDE Director General Atique-ur-Rehman and Director Model Colleges Mujahid Zameer brought no fruits for the poor teachers. Even the ministry set aside the orders of Islamabad High Court, which on April 2, 2008 directed it to consider the qualified teachers for regularization irrespective of their categorization-ad hoc, on daily wages or on contract basis taking into consideration their pervious length of services against regular posts at the earliest opportunity. The judgement further stated the lecturers have been rendering valuable teaching services on daily wages for a considerable period and unless some form of regularization is made they will lose interest and subsequently the student will suffer. Recruitment was made to the posts of regular lecturers but these daily wagers were ignored every time. Its been learnt that the ministry has agreed to regularise the services of those who have been working for more than ten years but those who have worked 5, 8 and 9 years have no future as they have become over age and cannot apply afresh with other candidates. Although the minister had categorically ordered the officials of the FDE either to pay the salaries to teachers or not to get funds from the students but no positive development has been made regarding this inhuman practice, which is clear discrimination causing demoralisation of the teaching staff.