Sindh cabinet approves teachers’ licence policy

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah is presiding over the Cabinet meeting on May 25, 2023 at Chief Minister House. — Provided by reporter

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Thursday approved the teachers’ license policy proposed by the School Education and Literacy Department.

Speaking during the cabinet meeting, provincial education minister Sardar Ali Shah said that the aim of the teaching license policy is to bring professional skills to teachers.

“Countries that have introduced the teaching license system have made progress in education,” the minister said, adding that Pakistan was ranked 63rd out of 64 countries in international mathematics and science study trends.

He added that there will be three types of teaching license including primary, elementary and secondary. He said that the new teachers will be given the license after passing the test.

“The license will be valid for five years and will be renewable. The license will be for new 700 posts and teachers will be recruited in grade BS-16,” he added.

Experts from the Aga Khan Board, non-profit organization Durbin and other institutions will formulate the policy. According to the policy, the teacher must be licensed for promotion.

The Sindh Cabinet has approved the policy and also approved the appointment of Syed Rasool Bakhsh Shah as the Executive Director of Sindh Teachers Education Development (STEDA).

Sardar Shah, philanthropist Shahzad Rai and Aga Khan board representatives will hold a detailed press conference tomorrow (Friday) regarding teacher licenses.

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