Committee formed for reforms in education

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has constituted a committee to review the Sindh school Education Standards and Curriculum (SSES&C) Bill -2105 and give recommendations for necessary amendments.

In a meeting here at the CM House, he said that his cabinet has decided to regularize the services on NTS-passed contract teachers. He said though the number of teachers working in Sindh is about 150,000 but still the education is not improving despite great numerical strength of our teaching staff.

Shah said that the government plans a professional teachers’ training academy. A parallel Curriculum Council would also be established to develop content of the textbooks according to requirements.

He suggested linking all promotions and facilities of teachers to their qualification, trainings and expertise. The teachers who fail to qualify training programs would be taken out of the teaching process. The inservice teachers would be given three opportunities to quality each and every course.

Murad Ali Shah asked the education department to establish the training academy on public private partnership/outsource mode within next four years.

The chief minister constituted a committee comprised of minister for education, minister for law, secretary education and others to review the bill and suggest amendments within next seven days. On the basis of these recommendations, leading educationists of different organizations would be involved to develop a 10-year education reforms program in the province.