K-P govt teachers told to enroll their children in state-run schools

Adviser to CM says the move will help build public trust in govt schools

Asad Zia September 16, 2018

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister’s Adviser on Elementary and Secondary Education Ziaullah Bangash said that the provincial government is planning to bring a new education policy, according to which every government school teacher’s children will be enrolled in government schools.

The newly appointed advisor to the chief minister on education shared that in order to introduce a uniform system of education in the province, elementary and secondary education departments are preparing a new policy under which government school teachers children would be enrolled in government schools not in private schools.

He said that this act will not only encourage common people to enroll their children in government schools but it will also improve the standard of education in government schools and boost the parents’ level of confidence regarding government institutions.

The new education adviser informed that under the new policy government school teachers would be bound to enroll their children in government schools, otherwise action would be taken against them if their children were found to be studying in private establishments.

He shared that a committee has been formed under the supervision of the elementary and secondary education director and work is underway in preparing new policy.

He further shared that the committee will also determine the level of punishment for those who violate the new rules.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MPA Ziaullah Bangash who has recently been appointed as advisor to the chief minister on elementary and secondary education last year has kicked off the enrolment campaign in his district Kohat by enrolling his own daughter in a government school.

Bangash has enrolled his daughter Abeeya Zia at Government Girls Primary School Muhammadzai.

All Primary School Teacher Association (APTA) President Aziz Ullah Khan talking to The Express Tribune appreciated the government’s new policy and said that if it is implemented honestly, the public’s confidence in government schools will increase.

Moreover he stated that typically government school teachers’ children are already enrolled in government schools and now the standard of these schools has improved. APTA President said that they would support the government’s new policy and would assure parents of the improved standards of government institutions.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 16th, 2018.


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