Admin bans teachers’ entry during duty

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The authorities has imposed ban on the entry of teachers of the government-run educational institutions on the premises of local administration and the education department’s offices in Bajaur Agency during the duty hours in order to ensure 100 per cent attendance of teaching staff in the schools.

The decision to imposed ban on the entry of teaching staff was taken in a meeting held here on Friday with Political Agent Syed Abdul Jabar Shah in the chair.

Agency education officer and other senior officials of the political administration also attended the meeting.

The participants of the meeting discussed issues related to rehabilitation of damaged educational institutions and strategy for improving education standard in the agency.

Matters regarding situation of government-run educational institutions, status of basic facilities and shortage of teaching staff as well strategy for check and balance of the schools also came under discussion during the meeting. Agency education officer briefed the participants on the situation of government educational institutions in the agency. He said that majority of educational institutions in the militancy-hit areas that had destroyed during the militancy had been functional after completion of its rehabilitation works while several others would be functional within few months.

He said that the several educational institutions in the remote areas particularly, the girls schools, are facing lack of teaching staff. The political agent was informed that most of teaching staff in the schools were remained absent for the last several years due to lack of check and balance. The participants observed that majority of teachers did not perform their duties with honesty and were involved in political activities, which was the main cause of their absence from schools.

The political agent expressed concern over shortage of teaching staff and increase of absentees of teachers in the government-run educational institutions.

Source: The Nation.