Education dept urges DOs to evaluate teachers
LAHORE, June 1(Daily Times): The Education Department has
warned Executive District Officers (Education) of disciplinary action if they
failed to award teachers for producing excellent results and to punish teachers
for producing bad results in primary (class 5) and middle (class 8) exams of
2006, learnt on Thursday.
According to a notification dated
May 29, issued from the Directorate of Public Instruction (Elementary), EDOs of
29 districts of the province had not completed the task of awarding appreciation
letters to teachers on account of excellent results and taking action on account
of bad results on the basis of primary and middle standard examinations held in
2006. The task was to be completed in January but could not be completed despite
a lapse of four months, the notification added.
According to the
notification, the districts whose EDOs had not completed the task yet included
those of Lahore, Attock, Bahawalpur, Bhakkar, Chakwal, Faisalabad, Gujranwala,
Gujarat, Hafizabad, Jhang, Kasur, Khanewal, Khoshab, Lodhran, Mandi Bahauddin,
Mianwali, Multan, Nankana, Narowal, Okara, Pakpattan, Rajanpur, Rawalpindi,
Rahim Yar Khan, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Sheikhupura, Sialkot and Vehari.
EDOs have been warned, in the notification, to complete the task until June 15
otherwise the names of the defaulters would be communicated to the government to
initiate action under the relevant rules.
A senior Education Department
official said that the delay in awarding appreciation letters to the
teachers producing excellent results was creating frustration and unrest among
them. He said that good performers should be appreciated and encouraged so that
they might perform their duties more enthusiastically while others should be
taken to task.
Lahore EDO (education) Zahid Hussain Khan said that his
office had awarded appreciation certificates/letters to teachers producing good
results in the primary and middle standard examinations of 2006. He said no
action was taken against any teacher since the district had produced over 90
percent results in both, primary and middle standard exams last year.