KP decides to start double shifts in schools

KP decides to start double shifts in schools

KP decides to start double shifts in schools

Peshawar: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided in principle to start double shifts in the public sector schools in the province.

The decision was made in an Elementary & Secondary Education Department meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan.

According to the reports, the minister was given a detailed briefing on the commencement of double shifts in school, transfer of teachers under the E-transfer policy, and other essential matters of the department.

The comprehensive policy regarding the double shifts in Public schools has been prepared in consultation with the law and establishment departments. Another committee has also been constituted to implement the poly in letter and spirit, said our correspondent.

 "Double shifts will be started in public sector schools only on a need basis, and a criterion to determine the need of any school has been incorporated in the policy," the meeting was informed.

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It was further told that teachers of the same school where the double shift was to be started would be given priority for teaching, but if the teacher would not be available for the second shift in the school, new teachers from the nearby school will be hired. The stipend structure for the teachers working in the second shift was also approved in principle.

According to reports, the decision on the E-Transfers Policy of the department was also taken. The meeting said that the E transfer for the teachers would be made once per academic year not to affect the students' educational activities. Transfer of teachers from BPS-12 to BPS-18 would be made under the policy as per the pre-defined criteria, it was informed.

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The meeting also discussed missing facilities, including clean drinking water, electricity, washrooms, and the schools' boundary walls in the province. The Chief Minister directed the education department's high-ups to complete the provision of missing facilities in the remaining schools within the minimum possible period.

Provincial Minister for Elementary & Secondary Education Shahram Khan Tarakai, Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Kazim Niaz, Secretary Elementary & Secondary Education Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry, Secretary Finance Atif Rehman, Special Secretary to CM Muhammad Khaliq and other relevant authorities were present during the meeting. 

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