Sindh to appoint 20500 new teachers

KARACHI: To end the shortage of teachers in government-run schools of Sindh province the provincial government would appoint 20500 new teachers on merit.

In this regard, the Sind Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, previous day told media that appointment process has already been started. He said distribution of 5 million sets of free textbooks for students of class 6-10 has already been started.

He said scholarships would be given to 350 students in Public Sector Universities and 150 students in private universities. They would be for less privileged meritorious students after they got admission in any university accredited by Higher Education Commission (HEC).

The minister said that Sindh Education Foundation was running 1500 community schools across the province and for increasing the numbers of such schools it had been decided to provide Rs 250 to 300 per student to the owners of such schools. He said that such kind of community schools could be established in areas where there is no government school within 1.5 kilometre. He added that community school could also be opened in those government schools which are non-functional.

He said that a boys’ and a girls’ high school in every Taluka headquarter would be make a model school. Two-week training would be given to all headmasters of government schools to enhance their capacity.

He said the revenue department officials have been given the responsibility to point out ghost schools in the province and the education department officials had failed to meet the task.

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