Teachers reluctant to relinquish charge of administrative posts

K-P Education Department had asked teachers to report to respective schools

Ateeq Abbasi October 01, 2021
Primary teachers association demands promotion committees by April 9. PHOTO: AFP


Teachers have refused to relinquish administrative posts in Abbottabad despite issuing orders by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) Department.

Several teachers, who are holding administrative posts in the education department Abbottabad and male assistant district education officers (ADEOs) working in various circles, including Bakot and Lora, are reluctant to relinquish the charge and report to their respective offices for further posting.

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa E&SE department had issued orders to call back the teachers, including female teachers, to the field with an immediate effect, but after a lapse of a week, not a single teacher has reported to their respective offices.

According to official sources, the elementary and secondary education department had withdrawn the posting of male senior school teachers as assistant district education officers (ADEOs) in the female section of various circles on a demand of area residents.

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The area residents had also called for the posting of women staff as ADEOs in the female section.

Ghuzanfar Ali Abbasi, a local resident of Birote Khurd and a social activist, said that a primary school in his locality was yet to be functional, which was constructed six years ago because of the disregard and negligence of the ADEO concerned.

He said that SST teachers were supposed to teach in high schools and it was a matter of concern that they were not happy to teach the students and preferred to work as administrators.

Abbottabad District Education Officer Female Rehana Yasmeen was not available to give her version on the issue.

However, sources in the education department said that higher authorities were under immense pressure from politicians to cancel the repatriation orders of the teachers.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 1st, 2021.


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