The Sindh government has planned to start a Master’s degree programme for teachers across the state in collaboration with Oxford University.
Details indicate that Syed Sardar Ali Shah, the education minister for Sindh, made the announcement at a conference for international teachers in Karachi. Speaking during the conference, Syed Sardar Ali Shah asserted that the province government had solved the teacher shortage in Sindh’s public schools and that new hires were being trained.
The minister announced that the government, in conjunction with Oxford University, has chosen to start a Master’s degree programme. She also mentioned the start of a programme to improve the effectiveness of the Teachers Training Institute.
The Sindh education department made the decision to fire 40 “ghost instructors” across the state earlier in January.
The Sindh education department has announced that 40 teachers, along with support personnel and office staff, will be let go. The staff consists of 4 guards, 1 junior clerk, 1 lane assistant, 17 junior school instructors, 8 higher school teachers, and 8 higher school teachers.
A show-cause notice was issued to these 40 ghost employees. Upon no response, the education department would strip them of their posts.