BAJAUR AGENCY - Assistant Political Agent Bajaur Assad Sarwar on Wednesday urged the officials of the local education deportment to accelerate efforts for improving education standard in the agency and asked them to initiate a proper monitoring mechanism to monitor the performance of teachers in the government-run educational institutions in the agency.
This he said while addressing the ceremony held in the Government Higher Secondary School Gardai in tehsil Utmankhail to inaugurate enrolment drive in the region.
Large number of tribal elders, members of local peace committees, senior officials of the administration and the education deportment and teachers and students of various schools were also present on the occasion. The APA has underlined the need to promote educational activities in the tribal area, as it would help change the minds of area’s people.
He said that the administration is taking all-out efforts to improving education and literacy rate in the agency, as education was essential for peace, progress and durable development of agency.
He expressed concern over the performance of teachers of government-run schools in agency and displeasure over the absenting of teaching staff from their duties.
Assad Sarwar ordered the officials of education deportment to immediately adopt a proper check and balance system for observing the performance of teachers and to ensure 100 percent attendance of teaching staff in the schools.
“Appropriate mechanisms for keeping close watch on the performance of teachers and to monitor the dropout rate are the need of the hour because the performance of teachers of the government run schools had been remained unsatisfactory for the past several years,” he added.
The APA also urged the officials to immediately collect data of absenting teachers and should take strict action according to the role and regulation.
He also requested the elders and religious leaders to play their role in creating awareness about the importance of education and extend full support to the administration for improvement of education sector in the area.