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‘Govt under pressure to hand over education sector to private sector’

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KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Education Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said the pressure was mounting on the government to hand over education sector to private sector because huge resources and manpower were still unable to meet the expectations of the masses.

Talking to media personnel in Sindh Assembly after holding a meeting of Directors Education of all districts, he said that emergency had been declared in Sindh Education Department. “Director Education in each district will not sit in the office and pay regular visits to the schools and colleges in first four days of the week while Deputy Commissioner and assistant commissioner of the district will pay weekly visit  to the college,  higher secondary school and high school respectively and submit their reports to the secretary education and minister education.”

The minister expressed his resentment over excessive fee for admission charged by certain institutions and directed all principals to return extra fee within a week otherwise a strict action would be taken against them.

He added: “Chief Minister Sindh has empowered him to take action against officers upto grade 20. It is high time to take drastic reforms in education sector and he would take all measures to enhance educational standard in Sindh.”

The education minister said that he was really shocked to see apathetic attitude of the officers and teachers towards education and

He was of the opinion that the prime function of the teachers was to teach only but they had indulged themselves in politics too.

The minister Jam Mehtab told that according to the law the public sector teachers were not supposed to teach in private sector in school hours and if anyone was doing so, was breaching the law and one might lose one’s job as well.

He informed that a suggestion to give the test of the teachers was under consideration to check their abilities whether they were capable of teaching or not.

He warned the officers that he would not tolerate any kind of misappropriation in funds and he had committed to eradicate corruption in the department.

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