The Sindh government sets a salary of 25,000 rupees for teachers in private schools

SUKKUR: Sindh Education Minister Syed Sardar Shah said private schools were ordered to pay their faculty a minimum wage of Rs 25,000 and if they didn’t, they would be sealed.

Speaking at a biometric system ceremony at Sukkur Girls’ Degree College on Tuesday, Sindh Education Minister Syed Sardar Shah said private schools were ordered to pay at least 25,000 rupees as minimum wage to their teachers and to those violating government guidelines would be sealed.

Sardar Ali Shah said that no government teacher would be allowed to run a private educational institution during school hours. He said if a teacher wanted to do his business or run a private school, he could do it after hours. Recognizing the weakness of Sindh’s education system, the minister said the government is taking concrete steps to address it. He defended the standards, however, saying that if Sindh’s education system was so outdated then how students could pass CSS exams.

The education minister said closed schools should be excluded from using the same budget as functioning schools and non-viable schools should be closed. He said the education department is preparing the policy to release the college budget only after student enrollment verification. Shah said there was a shortage of female teachers in girls’ schools and in order to fill the vacancies, the Sindh cabinet decided to give IBA test candidates 5 percent marks.


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