Sindh teachers’ strike   

HYDERABAD: The education sector in Sindh has already hit new lows with the outdated curriculum being taught at schools and dismal infrastructural facilities, along with a low literacy rate compared to other provinces. Adding to this, the province is now stuck in an unresolved fiasco with teachers appointed on contract basis in schools across Sindh.

The teachers are demanding of the Sindh government to regularise their jobs, similar to the manner the K-P government recently regularised its teachers in the province. The Sindh government, on the other, iterates that the teachers must appear and pass the Qualified Teacher Status Evaluation test so that they can be promoted from primary to secondary level. But considering that the teachers seem to have fairly justified demands, the delay in reaching an agreement is not only resulting in suspension of classes in schools across the province but it is also adding negatively to the Sindh government’s performance in the education sector, which is already at its worst.

Sara Raheem

Published in The Express Tribune, January 1st, 2018.

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