Balochistan govt to provide science, IT school teachers

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STAFF REPORT QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided to recruit science and information technology teachers for all high schools in the province.

Balochistan Secretary Education Ghulam Ali Baloch told Dawn.com that the provincial government has decided in principle to impart quality education to students.

He said that a total of 1600 science and IT teachers would be appointed across the province.

“Through National Testing Service (NTS), teachers would be recruited,” Baloch said.

Balochistan is lagging behind other provinces, in terms of key social indicators, when compared to other parts of the country.

“Currently 2.3 million children were out of school in the province, plagued by an insurgency and growing sectarianism,” said Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr Malik Baloch.

The secretary education informed that besides these posts, 6500 posts for teachers were lying unoccupied in the province. He said all out efforts were being made to bring back the children to school.

For the first time in the history of the province, the coalition government has allocated almost 24 per cent of the budget for the education sector.

However, Ghulam Baloch said that most of the amount was being spent on salaries of teachers and other staff rather than development of the education sector.


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Published in: Volume 05 Issue 21

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