KP teachers set a month deadline for acceptance of demands

Peshawar: Teachers community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday set a month deadline for acceptance of the demands to the government, if not do so, would launch protest movement across the province.

This, was stated by Muttahida Mahaz-i-Asatza (MMA) Chairman Abdul Manaf Khan while addressing at press conference at press club here. Flanked by the MMA general secretary Riaz Khan, senior vice chairman Mohammad Sharif, vice chairmans Pirzada Dilfaraz Khan, Razaullah Zafari, Syed Masood Shah, and others, he presented a charter of demands, in which calling for holding of elections of teachers in the Khyber Pakhtunkwha.

According to CoDs, he said all adhoc relief should be merged into basic salaries of the teachers and to revise all scale. He said the hospital facility should be established through funds of Education Employees Foundation on pattern of Faujii Foundation Hospital.

Manaf said the growing political intervention in posting and transferring of teachers has greatly spoiled the functioning of the education department, and asked for complete purging off the education departments from politics. He demanded the introduction of uniform education system, to provide education facility to everyone in the province.

He said the contract and adhocism policy in education department is not best interest of teachers and sector. Therefore, he demanded the appointments of teachers and department of education should be made on permanent basis. He further asked for giving BPS-17 to Senior School Teachers (SST) as per their work experience and qualification.

The MMA chairman said the education department should recognize degree of BSC of teachers, which already endorsed by university of Peshawar and other varsities. He demanded the government to give CT teachers as BPS-16 in light of decision of Peshawar High Court.

A special quota for children of teachers in employment, and training should be allocated, while ensure provision of free-education facility from primary to higher education, university level, he demanded.

The teachers warned that if the provincial government was failed to accept their demands by end of February this month, then would start agitation campaign, which scheduled should be announced later on. A phase-wise protest would be launched including boycott from classes, holding processions, rallies and stage a sit-in outside Chief Minister House, he informed.

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