Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved a new policy for teacher recruitment in the province. According to the details, 54 thousand teacher seats are vacant in the Government schools in Sindh. Chief Minister has advised to fill all the vacant seats and start the recruitment process. Chief Minister has reduced the passing marks requirement to overcome the shortage of teaching faculty in government schools.
According to the newly approved policy, Muslim men and women are required to obtain a minimum of 55% marks to qualify for teaching posts and minority candidates are required to score a minimum of 40% marks in the test. Previously minority candidates were required to score a minimum of 50% marks in the test.
According to the previous policy, teachers were recruited on Union council basis, but now it has been formulated at the Taluka level, Subject to the availability of the teaching posts at the respective Talukas. The CM was addressing a pressing conference at the Chief Minister's House.
Chief Minister Sindh said that at present the posts of 54 thousand teachers including 36 thousand primary school teachers and 18 thousand junior elementary school teachers are vacant across the province. Teacher Recruitment Policy 2021 needs to be relaxed and amended. 6783 active schools remained closed due to the unavailability of teachers. 2533 schools have been reopened through the current recruitment process but 4250 schools are still inactive.