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60 Percent Primary School Teachers In KP Unqualified To Teach Syllabus

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A new report on standards of teaching in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has revealed that majority of the primary school teachers (60 percent) in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are unqualified to teach the syllabus.

According to Teacher Content Knowledge Assessment Report 2018, a test was held for 2,773 teachers of 1800 schools of 25 districts.

60 percent of the teachers do not understand the syllabus they are teaching to primary school students. Moreover, they do not also have the ability to teach children as they themselves are not ‘qualified’.

On the contrary, only 30 to 40 percent teachers have skills to teach their students and only 15 to 30 per cent teachers have ability of teaching their students.

30 percent out of all the primary school teachers in KP have the ability and expertise to teach Urdu to children, while only 35 percent can teach English.

Advisor to KP Chief Minister on Education Ziaullah Bangish admitted that majority of the primary school teachers across the province were not properly trained. He also blamed ‘previous governments’ for hiring unqualified teachers.

In February, Sindh Education Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah made shocking revelations regarding the state of education in the province.

He said that only 9 percent out of 150,000 (+/- 14,000) teachers in Sindh understand Mathematics and Science and could teach the subjects. A huge majority of teachers (91 percent) can not teach Mathematics and English.

Speaking at the second consultative workshop organized by the Sindh Education and Literacy Department, the Sindh education minister said that there was a lot of room for improvement in the sector, reported Express Tribune.

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He revealed that out of a total 42,000 government schools in Sindh, as many as 39,000 provide only primary education.

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