Schools face teachers shortage

RAWALPINDI - Rawalpindi schools are facing shortage of teachers despite the recruitment drive of Punjab government in the province.
More than 100 girls’ school in the districts have one teacher per school for a large number of students.
This situation is having an adverse impact on the quality of education in the schools. While teachers are reluctant to get posted in schools situated in rural and far-flung areas.
The education department is helpless in the face of political patronising of teachers.
Naseem Iqbal, district office of elementary schools for girls, prepared a list of all those girls schools where only one teacher is teaching as opposed to the 40 students per teacher formula of the Punjab government.
Rural schools are present in seven tehsils of Rawalpindi districts. When any teacher is posted in theses areas political pressure is used to stop the posting.
The number of the teachers in the city is already high the need of the hour is to depute teachers to these schools.
In this regard, Naseem Altaf said that female teachers face difficulty when posted in these areas therefore we have informed the Executive Director Education Officer, Qazi Zahoor Ahmed that the newly recruited teachers would be posted in these schools to mitigate the situation.

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