While addressing a press conference at the Bilawal House Media Cell, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said the Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary School Certificate Annual Examinations 2021 would be held in July, and the dates of exams would be decided in the next two days.
He said thousands of candidates had applied for the recruitment of 37,000 vacant positions of teachers. Owing to the Covid-19 current situation, the Institute of Business Administration Sukkur was unable to conduct the test through which the aspirants would have been appointed. The minister said that he would visit the institute to review the situation.
Responding to a question, Ghani said this year 155 schemes in the education department would be completed by June 2021. Our focus would be on repairing the old school buildings instead of constructing new buildings. The maintenance work of schools would be continued because the infrastructure of schools had deteriorated after last year’s floods and rains.
He said they had already decided to conduct annual exams for matriculation and intermediate classes in Sindh while other provinces were yet to take the decision. All decisions were taken after consultation with the Sindh Education and Literacy Department’s steering committee, experts, and all stakeholders of the education sector. Ghani said there was a keen shortage of teachers at public sector schools of Sindh, they had decided to recruit 37,000 teachers through a third party.
They had functionalized 2,247 closed schools by transferring teachers from other schools to the closed ones. The shortage of teachers would be met soon after recruitment.