A new step in the educational sector, the government of Punjab has officially approved to hire 4,000 headteachers against vacant posts all over the province’s schools as well as in the Rawalpindi district.
According to the details, the enrollment of headmasters and headmistresses will be executed in primary, middle, high, and higher secondary schools. The government has also decided to recruit 1,000 educators in basic pay scale (BPS) 16 and 17 as subject specialists.
The recruitment process will be carried out by Punjab Public Service Commission.
While on the other hand, representatives of teachers have overruled the decision and proclaimed that they will challenge it in the Lahore High Court.
According to the point of view of teachers’ leaders, including Shafiq Bhalwalia, A R Kiyani, and Basharat Iqbal Raja, all vacant seats were subjected to be filled through promotion.
They stressed that these posts cannot be filled through direct hiring. They had requested the Punjab government to abstain from carrying out experiments and alternatively give promotions to senior teachers after completing their DPC.
They elaborated their point of view is that direct appointment on vacant seats will shake the teachers’ seniority.
Provision of Clean Drinking water in Punjab schools
Moreover, Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas has issued orders to school heads for the capitulation of test reports of drinking water available in public schools. New filtration plants will be installed in all educational institutions on the basis of reports submitted.
All school heads have been given a deadline till September 15 to submit the reports.
Furthermore, Education Minister emphasized on cleanliness that compulsory awareness should be created among the students about living a healthy life besides teaching quality education to them in the public schools. PTI government has always considered the implementation of educational and necessary measures are being taken to transform public sector schools by familiarizing different changes in their syllabus and educational standards.