Peshawar: New service structure for KP teachers notified
Friday, January 21, 2011
Accepting an old demand of schoolteachers, the Elementary and Secondary Education Department Thursday notified a new service structure for teachers, laying down method of recruitment, qualification and other conditions.
Talking to reporters, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Minister Sardar Hussain Babak said the past governments instead of permanently resolving the service structure issues of teachers used to satisfy them through mere up-gradation.
“But credit goes to the Awami National Party-led government, which resolved the issue on permanent basis by approving a proper service structure providing equal promotion opportunities to teachers,” he said.
As per the new rules, minimum qualification and experience for initial appointment or by transfer against Secondary School Teachers (PBS-16) is second-class bachelor’s degree with two subjects from the Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Humanities and other equivalent groups from a recognised university or MA in Education or bachelor’s degree in education from a recognised university.
The new method of recruitment states that 50 percent of the vacant seats would be filled through promotion on the basis of seniority-cum-fitness.
Amongst 50 percent promotion quota, 40 percent seats would go to certified teachers (general, agriculture, industrial arts and home economics) with at least five years service.
Four percent secondary school teachers will be taken each from among drawing masters and physical education teachers having at least five years experience.
One percent quota has been allocated for industrial material specialists, Arabic teachers having at least five years service.
For Arabic teachers (BPS-15), minimum qualification has been set as second division in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) from a recognised board with Shahdatul Alamia Fil Uloomul Arabia wal-Islamia from a recognised Tanzimatul Wafaqul Madaris or second-class master’s degree in Arabic.
Twenty-five percent of the seats will be filled by promotion from among the Theology teachers while the remaining 75 percent will be newly recruited.
Theology teachers (BPS-14) will need second division in SSC with Shahdatul Alamia or second class bachelor’s degree with two subjects, Islamic Studies and Arabic.
Twenty-five percent seats will be filled through promotion while the remaining by initial recruitment.
The post of instructional material specialist (BPS-11) will entirely be filled through initial recruitment, requiring bachelor’s degree or Primary School Teacher Certificate in instructional material development.
Same is the case with the posts of qaris (PBS-09), which will be filled through fresh inductions having qualification requirement of SSC with qirat sanad from a recognised institute. The posts of physical education teachers (BPS-09) will have the same quota of promotion and initial recruitment as mentioned for drawing masters. Its required qualification is bachelor degree with one year experience in physical education court or army equivalency or other equivalent qualification.
Sixty percent of the primary schoolteacher vacancies (BPS-07) will be filled through fresh inductions at district level and 40 percent also by initial induction but at the union council level. Minimum qualification is intermediate or equivalent qualification with primary school teaching certificate/diploma in education or SSC in second division with three years diploma in elementary education. Age limit for all the posts would be 18-35 years.
Minister Sardar Hussain Babak said the new structure would help overcome the sense of deprivation among the teachers and enable them to perform their duties devotedly. He said the service structure was a unique achievement of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and would herald breakthrough towards educational reforms.