THE Sindh Education Department recruited headmasters and head mistresses in 2017 through the reputable Institute of Business Administration. These educationists, appointed in Grade 17, are now compelled to hold protest rallies to save their jobs. The selection procedure was devised by Sindh government and the examination and interviews were conducted through IBA Sukkur.
The newly recruited HMs greatly improved the working of government schools, and they involved the communities, mobilised resources, and initiated modern teaching methods and self-reliance efforts. These achievements were appreciated by everyone.
The HMs also conducted a survey of schools, and a senior education ministry official said that this was the first time in history when an authentic database had become available to the education department.
In response to their achievements, these educationists have received a year’s extension in contract. The extension notification clearly mentions that no further extension would be given. This has created uneasiness among the educationists.
This is an appeal to the Sindh chief minister to review the decision and save scores of educationists from an uncertain future.
Mumtaz Ali Dahri
Published in Dawn, October 10th, 2019