Education Reforms Agenda: Balochistan advertises 6,500 jobs for teachers

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Education Balochistan Noor-ul-Haq Baloch Wednesday said his department in its first phase of reformative agenda advertised 6,500 jobs to recruit teachers with an aim to improve standard of education in the province.

Talking to reporter, he said, “We will be bringing massive reforms in education sector this year. Our top priority is to improve education in the province and there was a shortage of teachers therefore vacant posts are advertised to overcome shortage in schools.

He said currently most primary schools in the province have single rooms while others lack boundary walls. “Over 52 per cent of the schools are without a washroom facility while non-availability of clean drinking water is also a major problem for children,” he said. The situation was creating health issues among students for which action on war footing was required to be taken, he remarked.

Baloch said another matter of concern is to bring one million out of school children back to schools. “We will start summer enrollment programme for the out of school children to reduce illiteracy,” he said.

Programmes for teachers to impart them technical education were also on the cards to improve education sectors’ diversified fields.

Real Time Monitoring System (RTMS), a project of World Bank introduced in 2016 to evaluate the performance of teachers, will now be executed by the education department for more effective outcome, he informed.

The government was also planning to improve the infrastructure of 300 schools in the first phase, especially building boundary walls and providing clean drinking water and sanitation facilities to the children.

“We will also be establishing 500 community schools and 100 Adult literary centers. These projects will be carried out through Public Private Partnership Programmes,” Baloch said.

He said most of the schools in far-flung areas were without electricity, therefore solar energy system would be provided there to ensure basic amenities in these underprivileged institutions.