Work at 3 education boards halts

Minister sends home heads of BIEK and SBTE on November 23

Our Correspondent December 01, 2023
The chairpersons of five educational boards of the province will retire on Monday, September 30, 2019. These include the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Larkana, BISE, Sukkur, Sindh Board of Technical Education, Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi (BIEK) and Secondary Education Board, Karachi. (Photo: File)


Office affairs are at a halt in at least three education boards of Sindh due to apparent mismanagement of the caretaker government.

The disbursement of salaries and preparation for examinations in these education boards have also stopped due to the abrupt transfers of top officers.

Enrollment and registration of new students and other issues are also suspended.

The interim education minister sent home the heads of Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) and Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) on November 23. Moreover, the secretaries, controller examinations and audit officers of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Benazirabad (Nawabshah) (BISEB) were also removed.

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Subsequently, the office affairs in these education boards have come to a standstill. At BIEK, the work on examination results of all the faculties of the grade IX was almost at a standstill. Due to the lack of policy, the preparation of exam results has become slow. BISEB has yet to release the Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) first year results.

Since chairman, secretary and audit officers are not appointed, salaries have not been sent to the employees’ accounts. Due to non-payment of salaries, contract, daily wages and lower grade employees are suffering from severe mental stress. Salaries are normally transferred to employees’ accounts on the last date of every month.

According to an employee of the Technical Board, there are no funds available. The Express Tribune contacted Chief Minister Sindh’s spokesperson Rashid Channa in this regard, but he did not give any response.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 1st, 2023.


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