Workshop on Curriculum Implementation

SUKKUR:21 August: The ongoing bio-metric verification process will remove all fake IDs and ghost employees/teachers and save billions of national exchequer with achievement of complete educational standards and MDGs objectives.
Talking to the media and orientation workshop on Sindh curriculum implementation of framework, this was stated by the provincial Secretary Education and Literacy Sindh, Dr Fazlullah Pechuho.
The workshop aims at coordinating all the key stakeholders to beaware about the developments in the education sector, on system and introducing modern methods to bring the system and restore confidence of masses on public sector education.
He also directed the authorities to streamline all educational procedures and release the salaries of NTS passed teachers, while those found involved in corruption or taking bribes on release of salaries will be handed over to the Anti-Corruption Department and FIRs should be lodged against them.
The secretary education said the bio-metric system proved a successful and any hurdles created in the system would be dealt strictly and stern action will be taken against them, he said.Pechuho said fake appointments were made and merit violated for the past three decades. All teachers should be trained in their cadres, he said.
Dr Fazlullah Pechuho stated that there is no need of supervisors in the Education department and they should be sent back to their original positions in schools. Now the trained monitors would be appointed to monitor attendance and performance.
Talking about the role of unions and associations, the education secretary said they should refrain from creating disputes and warned that if any union attempted to exert pressure on administrative matters or hurdles, then its case will be sent to Anti-Corruption.
He said the monitors will report performance of teachers and other staff in all government schools to ensure attendance in each and every school. The secretary education told this scribe that they had planned each and every aspect and developed a database to support the system that was linked to all schools at district level or at the provincial level to track their performances and results after monitoring attendance networking of the ongoing bio-metric verification.
He said the education system in Sindh has also been marred with poor coordination between departments and ineffective proper utilisation of the budget, so the Education department has repeatedly been criticised for taking decisions in isolation and ignoring the ground realities.
According to the reports, there are hundreds of schools without basic amenities, including electricity, boundary walls, toilets, drinking water and even non-availability of teachers. He said the bio-metric system can also help to track performances of schools employees, district officers and Taluka officers to remove all faults in the education department.
There are 46,724 schools in Sindh and over Rs160 billion budget to cater for the education department but despite this, the overall result is not satisfactory. About 7,461 schools in province are without buildings.The news.