21 Punjab higher secondary schools sans principals

Published May 13, 2021
As many as 21 higher secondary schools of the provincial metropolis have been functioning without regular principals, creating administrative and academic issues in these institutions.— Reuters/File
As many as 21 higher secondary schools of the provincial metropolis have been functioning without regular principals, creating administrative and academic issues in these institutions.— Reuters/File

LAHORE: As many as 21 higher secondary schools of the provincial metropolis have been functioning without regular principals, creating administrative and academic issues in these institutions.

The higher secondary schools are supposed to be headed by regular BS-20 principals.

Similarly, 80 per cent of such schools are also without subject specialists.

Though the academic and administrative affairs of these schools were not being properly run, the District Education Authority (DEA) seems least bothered to fill these vacancies.

As per official sources, the posts of principals were lying vacant in the government higher secondary schools at Manga Mandi, Chuhng, Jallo Mor, Atoki Awan, Pilot Wahadat Road, Shahdara and Dharampura, while there was a shortage of specialist teachers of different subjects, including computer science, sociology, education, Urdu, economics, civics, home economics, physics, chemistry, and physical education.

80pc of institutions lack subject specialists

The Punjab Association of Subject Specialists (PASS) president Rana Ata Muhammad said the education of the students at these higher secondary schools was being adversely affected because of the vacant slots.

He demanded the government should save these schools from closure and recruit new teachers to meet the shortage of faculty, besides providing funds for their betterment.

COLLEGES: The Punjab Higher Education Department (PHED) on Wednesday invited applications for appointment of principals in 203 public colleges of the province.

The HED had developed an online portal for submission of applications for these slots. As per the police only associate professors and professors could apply for the posts of principals.

The candidates can apply in the three categories, selecting the colleges of their choice. Only the teachers registered on the web portal could apply for the posts, as per the policy.

The department has also uploaded the detail of the vacant posts on the web portal in the colleges for the males and females in the province.

Published in Dawn, May 13th, 2021

Opinion

Populism and Pakistan
14 Jun 2021

Populism and Pakistan

The less discussed point is how the rise of populism and reactionary politics in the region and beyond has actually impacted our
Domestic workers
14 Jun 2021

Domestic workers

A bill to protect domestic workers is awaiting Senate approval.
FATF compliance
13 Jun 2021

FATF compliance

Pakistan has made serious efforts to address the deficiencies in its CFT/AML regime because of FATF pressure.

Editorial

14 Jun 2021

Power shortages

WE have surplus generation capacity and we have frequent electricity shortages — particularly when the demand ...
14 Jun 2021

Suicide in Thar

THARPARKAR is an appropriate case study for examining the factors that lead some people to the desperate, final act...
14 Jun 2021

Water woes

THIS past week saw a discussion on a water management system that, if properly implemented, should go some way...
Covid strategy
Updated 13 Jun 2021

Covid strategy

It is critical for govt to demonstrate to the public how badly health, business and education have suffered during the pandemic.
13 Jun 2021

Women in Balochistan

THE Balochistan government seems to be taking steps to improve women’s integration into society and the workforce...
13 Jun 2021

Deprived of cricket

THE federal cabinet has disallowed PTV to enter into an agreement with an Indian company for broadcast rights to...