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Sikandar orders clearing teachers’ dues

By Our Correspondent
April 16, 2024
School Education Minister Punjab, Rana Sikandar Hayat addresses an event on March 27, 2024. — Facebook/Rana Sikandar Hayat
School Education Minister Punjab, Rana Sikandar Hayat addresses an event on March 27, 2024. — Facebook/Rana Sikandar Hayat 

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for School Education Rana Sikandar Hayat met the teachers of non-formal schools who informed the minister about their professional problems and difficulties, including non-payment of salaries for the last 10 months.

The minister contacted Secretary Literacy & Non-Formal Education and conducted a detailed consultation on the sensitivity of the matter. While discussing the problems of teachers, he instructed the Secretary Literacy to take emergency measures for the immediate resolution of the problem and to ensure payment of 10 months’ salaries and other dues to teachers in the next 20 to 30 days.

Punjab Minister for School Education Rana Sikandar said that serious steps were being taken to solve the problems of the teachers. The minister added work was being done on creating a teacher compilation portal and citizen compilation portal.

He said that the abuses committed by the previous government with teachers and the educational system were not hidden from anyone and vowed to solve problems of the teachers on an urgent basis.

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