Unprecedented numbers: 700,000 applicants apply for 17,000 teaching posts in K-P

ISLAMABAD: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Education department on Thursday received more than 700,000 applications for 17,000 teaching posts which is unprecedented in the province.

In a recent interview with a private news channel Education Department Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Atif Khan revealed that the majority of applicants were highly educated, with PhD and M. Phil qualified persons applying for vacant posts.

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This is the first time in history that so many applications have been received for teaching posts in K-P.

The education department has removed the condition of professional degrees as a criterion for the posts.

Last year, the K-P government outlined a plan to hire 17,000 teachers through National Testing Services (NTS).

“The PTI led provincial government will hire 17,000 more teachers till the end of its tenure,” said the K-P Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Atif Khan.

Atif shared this while addressing the concluding ceremony of second batch of English Access Micro Scholarship Programme in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU) Peshawar.

The minister said the government was serious to resolve the issue of contractual teachers

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