Karachi: The governmnet of Sindh doesn’t seem serious about the $66 million grant from the World Bank’s Global Partnership in Education program, Sindh Post has learned.

Sources told Sindh Post, The Sindh Government was expected to appoint 6,700 head teachers under the program, but in the last 18 months 1,080 of those who are qualified have not received their offer letters.

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said in his budget speech, the government appointed 2,000 head teachers. However, to date, the Sindh Post cannot find evidence of the appointments.

Former Secretary of School Education Fazlullah Pechuho sent a summery for approval, but the summery was denied.

The applications were advertised as being accepted through May 2015. More than 5,000 candidates were put on a short list for the written examination which were held in December 2015 by IBA Sukkur, a well reputed institution.
Of those 1,080 candidates qualified for interviews scheduled in 2016.

Sindh Post learned, the former Secretary, known for his blunders in the department, not only twisted the criteria, but also misguided the donor by saying, all qualified candidates will be issued joining orders.

The candidates are still awaiting replies from the government.

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah, in his first meeting about education department, issued clear orders for the appointment of qualified candidates, which were never followed.

The World Bank’s Country Director, in his tweet in September, wrote the matter will be resolved in a month, but the matter has not been handled.

The qualified candidates, who are from all areas of the province, continue fighting for their rights to teach.