Education dept to act against absent teachers

Secretary says action will be taken against 179 teachers in first phase


Mohammad Zafar December 09, 2018
PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: Under a zero-tolerance policy, the provincial Education Department has decided to take strict action against teachers not fulfilling their responsibilities.

The decision came during a meeting of the department chaired by Secretary Muhammad Tayab Lehri on Friday.

The secretary announced that action would be launched against 179 teachers not performing their duties in Quetta district.

“The Education Department has been following the zero-tolerance policy against any negligence. We have directed all divisional educational officers to take action against teachers found absent,” said Lehri.

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Development Additional Secretary Jahangir Khan, Education Additional Secretary Salahuddin Noorzai, Additional Director Munir Ahmed, Deputy Focal Person Asfnad Yar Badini and the department’s officials attended the meeting.

The Balochistan government has been utilising all available resources to revamp the education sector, the secretary said, adding that surprise visits to government schools would continue to monitor teachers’ attendance.

Lehri said, “In the first phase we have decided to take departmental action against 179 teachers, while show cause notices have been issued to many other absent teachers.”

The department has sent letters to all absent teachers, seeking explanation from them within seven days, he added.

The secretary asked for parents’ help in identifying the teachers remaining absent from schools. The provincial government has imposed an educational emergency in Balochistan and it will not tolerate any negligence by the teachers and staff, he stressed.

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