Sindh Approves Teaching Licence Policy to Enhance Education

May 29, 2023


Sindh Approves Teaching Licence Policy to Enhance Education


KARACHI: The School Education & Literacy Department’s proposal for a teachers’ licence policy has been approved by the Sindh government. The decision was made during a cabinet meeting, where Provincial Minister for Education Sardar Ali Shah highlighted the aim of the policy: to enhance the professional skills of teachers.

Minister Shah emphasized the success of countries that have implemented a teaching licence system, contrasting it with Pakistan’s low ranking in international mathematics and science studies. Under the approved policy, there will be three categories of teaching licences: primary, elementary, and secondary.

New teachers will need to pass a test in order to obtain a licence, which will be valid for five years and subject to renewal. These licences will be applicable to the 700 new vacancies for teachers who will be recruited at grade BS-16.

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The formulation of the policy will involve experts from institutions such as the Aga Khan Board and the non-profit organization Durbeen. The policy also states that a teacher must possess a licence for promotional purposes. Additionally, the Sindh cabinet has given its approval for the appointment of Syed Rasool Bux Shah as the executive director of Sindh Teachers Education Development (STEDA).

To provide further details on the teachers’ licences, a press conference will be conducted the following day, led by Sardar Shah, philanthropist Shehzad Roy, and representatives from the Aga Khan Board.

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