Sindh Education Minister Sardar Ali Shah admitted political interference and meddling in the workings of the provincial education department. While addressing the question hour in the Sindh assembly, Shah said provincial lawmakers meddle in the affairs of the education department, such as in matters related to transfers and appointments of teachers.
“Politicians often say that he is my voter so transfer him,” Shah revealed.
The inter-district transfer of Grade-14 teachers was restricted in Sindh, the minister stated, adding that teachers were in surplus of thousands, with none agreeing to work in rural areas or villages. Shah said teachers transferred themselves from rural to urban schools and shortage of teachers in rural schools forced students to leave them.
“We have decided to give postings based on domiciles of teachers,” the Sindh minister informed the assembly session.