550 high school teacher applications rejected
KARACHI, Sep 8: Around 550 out of 2,250 high
school teachers (HST) applications were rejected while issuing admit cards for
the written test. Rejected applicants blamed the education department
The Secretariat of Education rejected these applications
because of low academic qualifications. However, during the submission of
applications at EDO Education (for School), the duty officer received them with
normal BA/BSc/BCom qualifications which were ultimately rejected.
education secretariat clearly mentioned at the announcement that the minimum
qualification for HST application was B.Ed," said an official from the
secretariat. "We cannot do anything now but reject anyone who had made mistakes
in submitting applications."
However, he blamed the EDO Schools' office
which was the application-receiving authority for this mess. "This mismanagement
would have been tackled if the receiving authority verified all the applications
while receiving them," he added.
A total of 548 male and 1,702 female
candidates submitted applications for the HST test which will be held on
September 9 at the Still Town Higher Secondary School. Admit cards are being
issued at the District Office (DO) for Education, Karimabad, where a mass crowd
was reported. "The distribution of admit cards among such a huge number of
applicants within such little time is a serious mistake," said a DO official
under the condition of anonymity.
Distribution centres should have been
set up at another location. The 550 rejected applicants were complicating the
situation further, he said. "In any case of rejection the applicant starts
arguing and demands a justification which wastes time."
applicants protested against those responsible. They demanded that action should
be taken against the EDO Education for Schools' officials, who were responsible
for receiving applications. Daily times