KARACHI - Director General Colleges, Sindh, Dr Rafique Ahmed Siddiqui has said that the dearth of teachers in the Citys colleges will be reduced from this session-2009, as the government is carrying out new appointments of teachers at college level. In 11 colleges of the metropolis, the students will be able to choose new faculties, including commerce, computer science, pre-medical and pre-engineering. In an interview with The Nation, he said earlier such faculties were not available in the said institutions. Dr Siddiqui, who is also a Chairman of Centralised Admission Policy (CAP), did not disclose actual figures of teachers who will be appointed for colleges, as he said that it was an official matter. He said that the hue and cry over the matter of teachers paucity would really be diminished. From other sources in the Sindh Education Department it is learned that around 1,200 to 1,300 lecturers are being appointed for the upcoming session. He said that earlier in many colleges, students had not been provided with many options of faculties, now 11 colleges would have new faculties while the acquisition of affiliation was under process. The names of such 11 colleges are as follow: Govt Degree Girls College, Qasba Colony Orangi; Govt Degree Girls College, Mehmoodabad; Govt College for Women Saudabad, Malir; Govt Girls College Metro Ville; Govt Girls College Orangi Town; Govt Degree Girls College, Sector 11, Orangi Town; Govt Degree Boys College, KMC Store, Nishtar Road; Govt College For Boys, Nazimabad; Aisha Bawany Govt College; Adamjee Govt Science College. Talking about the efficacy of the CAP, he said that CAP had successfully vanished the malpractice, corruption, vandalism and political pressures during the process of admissions of XI classes. He said, The CAP was introduced in the year 2000 with the objectives of enabling every student to get admission in the institutions of his /her choice according to merit as well as to wipe out every sort of malpractices in the process of admissions. Former Chief of Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA), Prof Riaz Ahsan, was the architect of the idea of setting up CAP. In fact, CAP has served a great purpose of the fulfilment of the commitment of the government of Sindh to adore every youth of the nation with the ornament of quality education, indeed, the act of merit based admissions has enabled meritorious students to seek knowledge with great enthusiasm and generate in them the potential to face the confronting challenges in the days of the troubled period of history. Talking about the funds, collected under CAP, Dr Siddiqui said that the CAP committee worked on the basis of no gain and no loss hence the CAP funds record was transparent. It is pertinent to mention here that SPLA, in a Press conference held two or three months back, had expressed serious concern over the misuse of funds under the administration of the Director General Colleges, Sindh, Dr Rafique Ahmed Siddiqui at the platform of CAP committee.