250 out of 286 colleges without permanent principals: SPLA

250 out of 286 colleges without permanent principals: SPLA

KARACHI: The college education in Sindh is on verge of collapse due to nepotism and political interference and out of 286 government colleges in the province, about 250 are being run by junior incharge principals, said Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) here Sunday.

SPLA spokesman Prof Iftikhar Muhammad Azmi said corruption and mismanagement had marred state-run education sector, and college teachers of the province had been badly neglected. He said the Balochistan government had already given time-scale facility to their college teachers, while Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa provinces approved four-tier formula for their college teachers, while the federal government had also given their college teachers one scale up-gradation facility, but the college teachers of Sindh province still lack any of these facilities.

He said the Sindh education department was trying to adopt recruitment rules of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa in Sindh, but it was not ready to give the facilities to Sindh teachers as enjoyed by their counterparts in the other provinces. He said recently some promotion of college teachers from 19 to 20 grades were given in Sindh; however, hundreds of colleges’ teachers of grade 17 and 18 still await their promotions. – DailyTimes