Teachers to face strict accountability on absence from duty: Atif warns

Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Muhammad Atif Khan Thursday warned strict action against teachers if to be found guilty of absence from duty. Addressing a prize distribution ceremony here at Peshawar Public School and College, he said that a comprehensive monitoring system, Independent Monitoring Unit (IMU) had been developed to ensure presence of teachers at school.

He said the system of monitoring was independent and transparent enough; adding even the surprise visits of monitoring officers would also be monitored. The Minister said the government was paying full attention to education sector as it believes that peace and prosperity were not possible in a society without education.

Atif Khan deplored that previous provincial governments of KP totally ignored the education sector due to which the required results were not achieved. He noted that if teachers started performing their duty with sincerity and honesty then the required positive results could be achieved.

Later he distributed prizes among students who had shown excellent results in annual examinations.

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