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.

The 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.



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