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File Photo of CTSP shortlisted candidates for teachers jobs staging a sit-in at Balochistan Assembly Chowk

CTSP shortlisted teachers be issued appointment orders soon

Education Desk: 

The Balochistan education department has decided to issue appointment orders to candidates shortlisted for teachers’ jobs by the Career Testing Services Pakistan (CTSP) soon. Sher Khan Bazai, the Secretary Education Balochistan told Quetta Voice district education officers have started sending lists of shortlisted candidates to his office. “Very soon appointment orders would be issued to the shortlisted candidates”, Mr. Bazai mentioned.

The education department has expedited the process of recruitment in the aftermath of noisy protests staged by the candidates outside the Balochistan Assembly a few days back. The candidates blocked the main assembly chowk and suspended traffic for hours to press the government to accept their demands.

Four districts submitted merit lists

“So far four districts have submitted their merit lists”, the Secretary of education informed. The districts include Awaran, Sherani, Musakhail, and Khuzdar. The rest of the districts have also been directed to expedite the process of scrutiny and send lists to Quetta, he said.

The Balochistan education department had conducted tests and interviews for over 9,200 posts of different categories of teachers during 2019. The CTSP compiled the merit list and submitted it to the concerned quarters. However, the issuance of orders prolonged that prompted the candidates to resort to protest demonstrations.

Since 2015 no teacher appointed 

In Balochistan, the last time teachers were appointed by the former chief minister Dr. Malik Baloch led government during 2015. For the first time, 5,000 teachers were appointed through the National Testing Service (NTS). Since then, no teacher has been appointed. Delay in the recruitment process resulted in the shortage of teaching staff at all government-run schools across the province. “We will overcome the issue of lack of teachers after these appointments”, Mr. Bazai stated.

Currently, over 3,200 schools are non-functional in Balochistan, the former secretary of education Ghulam Ali Baloch revealed.

CTSP shortlisted teachers be issued appointment orders soon

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.