Education Desk:

QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court (BHC) ordered appointments of teachers through the Higher Education Commission (HEC) rather than Sardar Bahadur Khan (SBK) Women’s University.

The Court expressed reservations about the test and interview procedures adopted by the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University regarding the recruitment of over 9,000 teachers across the province.

Over 2,70,000 candidates were in the run

Around 2,70,000 candidates appeared in the test and interviews conducted by SBK to shortlist over 9,000 teachers out of them earlier this year. The BHC’s order casts a shadow over the credibility of the SBK and education department regarding the appointment of teachers.

A division bench of the BHC headed by Mr. Justice Kamran Malakhail passed this order on a petition on Thursday. The Bench thoroughly assessed the case and heard the education officials and petitioners regarding the credibility of the SBK.

Hearing Adjourned Till November 2nd

The Balochistan government had entrusted the task of appointing over 9000 teachers in the province. The court adjourned the hearing of the case till November 2nd. The bench directed the HEC and education officials to appear before the court during the next hearing.

Balochistan Education Minister, Professor Qadir Bakhsh Baloch appeared before the court and pleaded that thousands of schools were not functional because of the non-availability of teachers. He revealed that over 5,000 teachers one teacher one school in Balochistan.


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