‘Govt to resolve teachers upgradation issue in KP’

Delay in promotion of hundreds of SST teachers affecting students studies

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PESHAWAR: The opposition leader in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly Akram Khan Durrani on Thursday raised concerns over delay in the promotion of Senior School Teachers (SST) in the province.

While addressing the assembly session, Durrani said that due to the negligence of the provincial government, teachers are on roads protesting for their promotion instead of teaching students.

Durrani raised these observations while commenting on the adjournment motion in KP Assembly. He said that the delay in promotion of hundreds of SST teachers from grade 16 to 17 is affecting students schooling. He added that teachers are protesting on roads while the provincial government has failed in resolving the issue. He added that the teachers have also filed a case in the Peshawar High Court which has issued the judgment in their favour. However, the government is still to implement it.

Akram Khan Durrani said that the teachers recorded their protest in front of the assembly, however, no government official approach them for negotiations and to give assurance.

Advisor to Chief Minister on Elementary and Secondary Education Zia Ullah Bangash said that they’ve already spoken with teachers association on the promotion issue, and soon they will be given opportunity to meet and discuss their issue with Chief Minister KP Mehmood Khan, He said that teacher’s up-gradation grievance will be resolved soon.

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