LAHORE: The School Education Department has asked education executive district officers (EDOs) across the province for reports on head teachers whose schools have performed poorly in the 2016 secondary school certificate (SSC) examinations. They have also been asked to fix responsibility in this regard.
The department wrote a letter to the EDOs on August 14 asking for information on schools with a pass percentage of 50 per cent or lower in the examination. Nearly 71 per cent of school students in Lahore district had passed the examination according to the results announced on July 20.
The EDOs have been asked to submit details to the Directorate of Public Instruction within seven working days of receiving the letters. They have also been instructed to seek explanation from the headmasters, fix responsibility and make recommendations in this regard.
The letter reads: “You are directed to provide a certificate about… head teachers in your district whose [schools’] results remained between 0 per cent and 50 percent… otherwise you will be held responsible for the same.”
The EDOs have also been asked to provide separate lists of head teachers working in regular grades and those working as in-charge head teachers.
Lahore Education EDO Tariq Rafiq said he had already sought an explanation for the head teachers and that a report in this regard would be submitted to the directorate in a week. “Public schools in Lahore have performed well this year. The pass percentage at government schools in the district is nearly 76 per cent,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2016.