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Men teachers transferred from girls colleges

SUKKUR: The education authorities have transferred men teachers of girls’ colleges and high schools in Sukkur region to other educational institutions.

The education department of Sindh took the decision last week in the wake of an incident of the alleged criminal assault on a girl student by a lecturer in a girls’ college of Khairpur district.

Executive District Officer (Education) Sukkur and Khairpur Jay Ram Das has issued directives to 24 men teachers, nine of Sukkur and 15 of Khairpur, who were performing duties in girls higher schools to report to boys higher secondary schools/colleges.

Our Larkana correspondent adds: Executive District Officer (EDO) education of Larkana Syed Rasool Bakhsh Shah said that in the light of the directive, he had asked the district officer of Larkana for urgently implementing the orders.

However, he did not disclose the exact number of teachers to be transferred from such schools in the district.

A source said that another reason for transfer of men teachers from girls colleges and schools was to create vacancies for the posting of women teachers who had recently passed the Sindh Public Service Commission examination for the post of lecturer.

Citing an example, sources said that entire teaching staff of Government Girls College, Moro, comprised of men who resisted posting of women lecturers in the college.

Sources in the Sindh Lecturers and Professors Association said that the decision was taken a few months ago by the steering committee of the education department, but the association had been resisting its implementation.
Source: Dawn
Date:11/4/2010