LAHRE - The Punjab government has issued a dress code for the schoolteachers asking them to put on waistcoats and black shoes with Shalwar Qameez while those wearing pant shirt would be bound to wear a coat as well. In a circular issued by the secretary schools, the teachers have been asked to follow the said code in letter and spirit. The notification further said this code would be made implemented strictly after January 31 this month. Reacting to the dress code for the teachers, president of senior staff association schools Hafiz Abdul Nasir said that implementation of dress code for teachers in schools would not help boost the standard of education nor it would help to enhance the respect of teachers in the society. Rather it will make the teachers suffer from financial problems by buying required items as teachers were already facing price-hike and many other problems due to their limited income. He further said at the international level people were considering even to eliminate the uniform for children, adding that only gown was enough for the recognition of teachers. Hafiz said earlier the secretary education had introduced nametags compulsory to be displayed by the teachers on their chests was quite economical and affordable for the teachers. He suggested if the government was really interested to make the teachers respectable in the society it could facilitate them in many other ways - they would be given preference in every congested place like banks, traffic, railway stations and airports. He demanded of the government to pay heed towards the missing facilities of the schools wherein about 50 per cent educational institutions were lacking the facility of electricity. 23 per cent schools have no boundary wall and no toilets for 10 per cent schools. He said, "If we want to compete against the private sector we have to facilitate the teachers in the best possible ways." PU VC takes notice of power, water problems Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has taken strict notice of the problems of electricity load-shedding and water unavailability in the varsity and called an emergency meeting of the concerned staff on Saturday. The VC directed the officers concerned to take immediate action to provide 24-hour electricity to common rooms of all hostels. He directed the staff to install generator on tube-wells to solve the problem of water. On request of Controller Examination Prof Zahid Karim Khan, the VC issued instructions to the project director to arrange a generator for the PU Examinations Centre before the commencement of BA/BSc annual examinations. results declared The Punjab University Examination Department has declared the results of BSc Applied Geology. In BSc Applied Geology Final Professional 2nd Annual 2007 and First Annual Examination 2008, 67 candidates appeared while 54 were declared successful, however, the result of one candidate was late.