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April 14, 2019

CM directs officials to fill 7,500 vacancies in E&SE Dept


April 14, 2019

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood has directed the Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) Department to immediately complete the hiring of teachers on 7,500 vacant posts in the province.

He was chairing a meeting of the five-year development plan of the E&SE Department, said an official handout. The chief minister also directed the Independent Monitoring Units (IMUs) to submit monthly evaluation report on the performance of teachers in every district.

He added that teachers found negligent in their duties would be proceeded against as per the law.

The chief minister also directed the Education Department to initiate “Stoory da Pakhtunkhwa” scholarship programme in the newly merged districts by April 15 to provide greater opportunities to deserving students in the higher education sector.

The chief minister said that 6,500 additional posts for teachers would soon be approved to do away with the shortage of staff in primary schools of the tribal districts. The meeting was informed that the five-year plan for reforms in the E&SE sector would soon be presented to the provincial cabinet for approval, under which 10,000 international standard classrooms would be constructed in schools throughout the province.

The chief minister also agreed to the hiring of engineers council from the private sector. He was also informed that the E&SE Department was focusing on improving elementary education, introducing reforms in education sector, promoting public-private partnership, introducing management reforms, ensuring participation of community, initiation of double shifts in schools, rating of educational institutions in districts, strengthening parent-teacher councils, redressal of complaints from parents, filling of all vacant positions, initiating plantation drive in schools, resolution of issues related to education institution cadres and introduction of special reforms package in the newly merged districts. The chief minister emphasised on the need of bringing all out-of-school children to schools and bringing the secondary school education standards on a par with international standards.

Mahmood Khan said that the existing 6,000 schools in the merged districts should be given same infrastructure and related facilities as are given in schools of other areas of the province.

The meeting was informed that 350 schools in the tribal districts have been reconstructed whereas the restructuring of the entire E&SE Department is underway. In addition to introduction of IT in schools throughput the province, the E&&SE Department is also currently imparting trainings to teachers in 16 districts of the province under the professional development programme.

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