Rawalpindi:The Punjab government has finally decided to recruit teachers in the government schools across the province for which concerned directorates of education have been directed to start the recruitment process.
Talking to The News Executive Director (Education) Qazi Zahoor Ahmed said that as per directions of the government, in all 3,400 posts of teachers/instructors would be filled in the Punjab government schools and the process of recruitment would start shortly. The shortage of teachers in Rawalpindi district had to be filled up before the end of summer vacations. But again delayed as the ban on postings and transfers of teachers has been lifted by the Punjab government and the process had been initiated which would complete today (July 31). Immediately after it, the recruitment process would start and completed in two months period, the EDO stated.
He said that the secretary Punjab Education Department has sanctioned 3,400 posts of teachers. Applications from candidates would be sought by the end of August. He admitted delay in recruiting of teachers. However, it would be filled up now and the process would complete by the end of September 2011.
According to the sources in the government schools, continuous delay in recruitment of teachers the education of students affected. The concerned authorities instead of filling up the posts are assigning the working teachers to take additional classes. Interestingly the teachers who don t even have full grasp or command over any particular subject are forced to teach the students. The teachers have to face action if they didn t comply with the orders of the headmaster or headmistress. They are transferred to far-flung stations as punishment.
Those teachers who take extra classes on the orders of the headmaster/headmistress are not paid extra allowances or benefits. Moreover, the students particularly of higher classes remain unsatisfied with the education provided by the teachers who take extra classes. The students have no other option but to get the help of private tutor at their homes.The news.