K-P to hire 12,000 more teachers

CM Mahmood tells information dept to set up FM radio stations in merged districts

Our Correspondent May 22, 2019
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PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government will hire 12,000 additional teachers Chief Minister Mahmood Khan was informed during a briefing on status of elementary and secondary education.

CM Mahmood said that attendance of teachers should be ensured in schools throughout the province adding that reforms in the education sector is the priority of the present government.

The chief minister stated that posting and transfers in the education department should be based on merit and performance of teachers.

The CM directed the Information and PRs department to ensure establishment of FM radio stations in the newly merged districts on priority basis adding that the establishment of FM radio channels will ensure effective communication of reforms undertaken by the provincial government.

The Chief Minister has also directed Information Department to undertake pragmatic steps for completion of media colonies in selected districts of the province.

These directives were issued by the Chief Minister while charing a progress review meeting of the Information and Elementary and Secondary Education Department (E&SE).

The meeting was also attended by Minister for Information and PRs Shaukat Yousafzai, Advisor to Chief Minister on E&SE Zia Ullah Bangash, Chief Secretary Mohammad Saleem Khan, Secretary E&SE, Secretary Information, Director General Information, SSU Head Sahibzada Saeed, Coordinator PMRU and other high ranking officials.

He directed the E&SE department to undertake reforms in schools of the province by asking students to plant trees instead of imposing fines on them. The Chief Minister was informed that 12,000 additional teachers will be recruited to ensure availability of teachers at all levels soon.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 22nd, 2019.

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