Punjab Education Department decides to lay off


Saima Bhatti


The Punjab Education Department has decided to undertake downsizing, as per the rationalisation and re-allocation policy of 2013.

According to the policy, a primary school with 60 students will have two teachers and the school having 90 students will have three teachers.

A school with 130 students will get another additional teacher.

Interestingly, under the policy If the school has even one student less than 130, only three teachers will have to teach all the 129 students.

The two primary schoolteachers will have to manage six classes.

The middle level schools will have one senior schoolteacher (SST), who will also be the headmaster, a physical education teacher (PET), one elementary school teacher (EST) of general cadre and one of EST of science and one Arabic teacher (AT).

Class VI, VII and VIII each will consist of 50 students and if the enrolment of each class reaches 90 students then an additional teacher will be posted there.

The high schools will get a drawing master (DM) and two SSTs, one for general cadre and one for science subjects.

The Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) has condemned these policies and has indicated holding protests against these policies.

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