Teachers’ recruitment starts in KP, says Minister – to overcome deficiency in schoolsb

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary & Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan Monday said that the appointment of teachers in government schools across the province have started to overcome teachers’ deficiency.

Addressing a USAID scholarship awarding ceremony here at University of Peshawar, he said that the services of a private but trusted testing body have been taken to make the appointment process transparent and merit based.

The Minister said he faced strong criticism from certain people on adopting such a procedure for the appointments adding that he would not compromise on students’ future and would ensure recruitment of qualified teachers on these posts.

He said most of the students at government schools belong to poor and middle class and deserved attention of the government in getting quality education.

Muhammad Atif Khan thanked the US government for providing scholarships to deserving students who would play a vital role to improve the quality of education for thousands of Pakistanis.

(USAID) awarded scholarships to 100 talented students enrolled in the two-year Associate Degree in Education (ADE) and four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.

This scholarship program is part of a larger $165 million USAID funded Pakistan Reading Project, which works closely with 28 Pakistani universities and 116 elementary teachers colleges throughout Pakistan.

The project also works closely with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, provincial and regional Departments of Education, and teacher training institutions across the country to achieve these goals.

Source:The Frontier Post.