The provincial government should review its education policy. It is based on unrealistic expectations and will not yield any results, Punjab Teachers Union Multan district president Rana Altaf Hussain said on Wednesday.
He said a new policy should be formulated after consultation with all stakeholders including school teachers’ associations. He said poor planning on part of the government had led to a drop in education standards as well as the morale of teachers.
Referring to the insecticide spray accident at girls’ schools in Attock and Jhelum, he said school teachers or officials of the Education Department should not be held responsible for the incident.
He said the accident happened due to negligence on part of the Health Department officials and the Tehsil Municipal Officers. “They failed to evacuate the school buildings before spraying the pesticide,” he said.
Further, He demanded immediate reinstatement of teachers and Education Department officers suspended from service for the incident.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 17th, 2015.