HARIPUR: The All Teachers Coordination Council [ATCC] on Saturday threatened the government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to resolve their issues otherwise they will stage a protest in front of the K-P provincial assembly on May 15.
ATCC representative Khairullah Hawari speaking at a rally said the K-P government was trying to change the syllabus and make changes in the education sector, unilaterally.
A leader of teachers, Laiq Zada, said that provincial government, through its erratic policies of fidgeting with the syllabi, hiring of educators, consultants and shutting of schools has created panic among the teachers’ community. “We will not let anybody to sabotage our educational system and Islamic ideology by changing syllabus,” Zada said.
Malik Khalil said they have no political affiliation, “We are only fighting for our rights.” He said that without strengthening teachers’ community nobody can achieve the goals of developed nation.
He further said that they want unconditional time scale for teachers which was promised by the provincial minister for finance during 2015 and approved by the chief minister and resolution those were also passed through the assembly, “We are still waiting for implementation.”
Published in The Express Tribune, May 7th, 2017.