ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan was moved yesterday to order federal and provincial governments to do away with the practice of assigning elementary school teachers tasks other than imparting education like performing election duties and administering polio drops.
In his petition, Raja Saimul Haq Satti, an advocate, said that engaging teachers in different national campaigns was not only tantamount to disgracing their community but also creating hardships for students and affecting the quality of education.
He said the 2011 matriculation results had exposed the Punjab government’s claim of doing a lot for the promotion of education since no student of any government school was able to get one of the top 13 positions. The government through the education secretary, health ministry, Election Commission and provincial education secretaries have been made respondents. internews