Teachers Training Underway Across Sindh

Out of 40176 newly recruited PSTs, 21200 teachers are receiving trainings at 55 training institutes – Sardar Shah

First phase of training of newly recruited Junior Elementary School Teachers has also been launched – Sindh Education Minister

By Rehan Khan Khushik

Karachi, Sindh

Sindh Education Department has launched the training of newly recruited JESTs (Junior Elementary School Teachers) in the province in first phase for their initial professional development.

Syed Sardar Ali Shah, Minister for Education Sindh has said that 21200 newly recruited PSTs (Primary School Teachers) out of 40176 teachers are receiving trainings at 55 training institutes in the province aimed at training on how to teach the student and improve the quality of teachers.

The training is being provided by experts through STEDA (Sindh Teachers Education Development Authority).

To a question, he said that 21200 PSTs were engaged in four batches and each batch has 24 days for the attending training. Training of the remaining 18967 PSTs will start in the next Phase.

Sardar Shah was briefing to journalists at his office and during his visit to teachers training institute at government elementary college Lyari in Karachi. He was on two-day visit to training institutes in Karachi, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Shahaeed Benazirabad, Sukkur and Larkana divisions of Sindh.

He was accompanied by Haroon Leghari Executive Director STEDA and education, officials and education experts.

He said that on pilot basis, the training of the newly recruited JESTs was also launched in Sukkur, Larkana, Hyderabad, Shahed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas and Karachi divisions in the first Phase. According to him 1117 JEST teachers out of 17685 have qualified for the initial professional development (induction training) in pilot program.

He said that it was aim of PPP leadership and Policy of Sindh government to appoint teachers on merit and start their trainings to build their capacity for improving knowledge.

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“The training of the candidates was successfully completed for such students who failed in IBA test for recruitment of teachers. Their capacity of knowledge was enhanced and they appeared in tests again from deprived talukas of Sindh,” Sardar Shah told.

“Before this, these candidates got less than 40 marks in IBA tests, but now they passed the IBA test again. It was successful training for the candidates of the deprived talukas of Sindh conducted by Sindh Teacher Education Development Authority and TTIs-Teachers Training Institution in Sindh,” said the minister.

“Total 3623 candidates of deprived talukas got training in two batches and each training consisted of 36 days,” he said.

Teachers-Education-Training-Sindh-Courier“Sindh government has focused the flood and rain-hit schools in the province and efforts were made to open the closed schools in most flood-hit Dadu and Jamshoro districts through tent schools,” he said.

Sardar Shah said that funds were demanded from the Sindh government and donor organizations to repair and reconstruct damaged buildings of the schools in Sindh.

He further told that Sindh Teachers Education Development Authority has finalized its work about issuing of licenses to the teachers. ‘The license system for teachers would be introduced after approval by the Sindh cabinet.

Akbar Leghari, Secretary School Education Sindh and Haroon Leghari, Executive Director STEDA, education experts Syed Rasool Bux Shah and Dr. Mohammad Memon also briefed the media.

JEST Ms. Sajida and PST Ali Mohammad expressed their views about the training system.


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