Chitral: Primary school teachers reject “Cluster System” of education

The rally is passing through the Chitral bazar
The rally is passing through the Chitral bazar

Gul Hammad Farooqi

Chitral, February 6: All Primary Teachers Association (APTA) Chitral held a protest rally in favor of their demands in Chitral today.  The rally started from government primary school and gathered in front of the Press Club.

Addressing to members of APTA Chitral Jameeluddin General Secretary and other said that they observing black day against the wrong polices of present provincial government. They said that APTA rejecting the Cluster System of education as it was also exercised by former government but totally failed.

A dossier of demands is being handed over to the press club's president
A dossier of demands is being handed over to the press club’s president

They demanded from the government to bring positive changes in education system instead of repeating wrong decisions. They demanded for improvement in class rooms like increasing number of class rooms, teachers in primary schools because some schools have only two teachers and 2 class rooms for 6 classes hundreds of students reading there.

They also demanded for banning outside duties of teachers in census and polio campaign because by this way their teaching is badly affecting and alternately causing for downfall of education among these students of their respective schools.

They urged on government to adopt previous method of recruitment and to stop appointment through NTS system. Teachers should be given promotion according to services rules and to stop appointment on ad hock basis because it is causing nuisance both for teachers and government. They also demanded for increasing salaries of teachers according to dearness ratio. Later on they handed over their grievances bases resolution to Fakhre Alam vice president of press club Chitral.

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