37,000 apply for 9,100 teaching posts
KARACHI, July 27: Around 37,000 candidates from five districts
--including 4,000 from Karachi -- appeared in written tests for the recruitment
of primary schoolteachers in the province on Thursday.
These tests, which
started on Thursday, would be held daily till August 1 in different districts of
However, the candidates of Dadu district have been given some
concession due to the floods in many of its towns where the tests would be held
on August 4.
The situation at Kamber-Shahdadkot district, also affected
by rains and floods, is stabilising where the teachers' tests are scheduled for
Senior officials in the education department said that around
5,000 male candidates had applied for the posts of primary schoolteachers out of
which over 4,000 (about 82 per cent) individuals appeared at the examination
centre set up at the Cadet College Steel Mills.
The chief secretary and
the secretary to the chief minister also visited the Karachi's examination
centre and reviewed the arrangements. According to Education Secretary Sabhago
Khan Jatoi, arrangements at Karachi and other venues in Sindh were satisfactory
where the tests were conducted in a peaceful atmosphere and no untoward incident
According to Mr Jatoi, some 126,000 candidates have been
summoned for written tests across the province for 9,100 vacancies at primary
schools in Sindh. Over 80,000 candidates were male and 46,000 were female,
however, the officials had not specified any gender-specific quota for the
"All the recruitments would be based on pure merit," said
Apart from Karachi, an examination centre has been established
in each of the twenty-three districts of Sindh. In Karachi, two centres – one
each for male and female candidates – have been set up. The tests for male
candidates were completed on Thursday while female students would appear at the
centre in NED University to take the tests.
Besides, the written tests
were conducted on Thursday at Hyderabad, Larkana, Khairpur and Sanghar, where
the attendance was recorded more than 90 per cent.
According to education
officials, Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim, who had announced to pay a
surprise visit at Larkana and Khairpur centres, showed up at both the centres
and expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements. Dawn