Setting an example that will inspire the visually-impaired, two blind persons have been appointed teachers in Grade 17 by the special education department of Sindh.
Both hold a master’s degree in Urdu (Advance).
Adviser to the Chief Minister on Special Education Imtiaz Ahmed Shiekh told The News on Thursday that Shahid Ansari and Ameenat Khatoon had been appointed purely on merit and in accordance with the quota allotted to special people.
He said the youngsters, despite being visually-impaired, had struggled tremendously in order to earn their livelihood. The two, who had attained their master’s degrees from the University of Karachi (KU) in 2011, would act as role models for special children, he added.
Class fellows since the fifth grade, Ansari earned the first position and Khatoon the second.
According to Shiekh, this is the first time blind people have attained teaching jobs.
Ecstatic about her appointment, Khatoon told The News that it was good news for the both of them; however, they were still waiting for their appointment letters. She said Shiekh had felicitated them on their achievement.
She also expressed gratitude to her family and friends for their unfaltering help and support. Khatoon lauded her school principal, Qudsia Khan, for her efforts in making this achievement possible.