Sindh Education Alliance to launch second phase of struggle from Dec 16

LARKANA: Sindh Education Alliance (SEA) has announced to start second phase of its massive struggle from Wednesday, December 16, to press the government for acceptance of its demands which include issues faced by the primary teachers and other lower school staff.

The SEA include the All Sindh Primary Teachers Association (ASPTA) and All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA) of Education Wing. In this connection, SEA convener Intezar Chilgri and PTA’s central general secretary Liaquat Deedar told reporters here on Tuesday that schools and all education offices will be locked for three days from December 16 to 18 throughout the province.

All teachers and lower staff will boycott their duties, and hold protest demonstrations in all taluka headquarters of Sindh. They said that from December 19, a hunger strike for 24 hours will be started in front of Karachi Press Club on daily basis in which 50 teachers and staff will take part on turn by turn basis from each district.

They said that in the first week of January, Sindh Education Assembly will be convened in which all parliamentary, political and nationalist parties’ leaders will be invited along with literary figures and intellectuals to discuss their problems and they will be taken into confidence on the issues faced by them and the education.

They further said that on second day of the assembly they will start a long march from Bhitshah to Karachi. They said that some of their demands were accepted by the education department bosses after their Karachi sit-in few days ago but these have not yet been implemented yet. They said that many teachers and staff had not yet been paid their monthly salaries. PPI.