LAKKI MARWAT - The district chapter of All Primary Teachers Association (APTA) has demanded of the local and higher authorities of elementary and secondary education department to promote senior primary schoolteachers to BPS 14 and 15 on possessing required educational qualifications.

The demand was made at a meeting held here at Tajazai on Friday with association's district president Haji Abdul Rahim in the chair.  Among others, APTA Provincial Vice President Shafiq Ahmad Khan, District General Secretary Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, Muhammad Iqbal Khan Naverkhel and office-bearers of tehsil Lakki and Naurang chapter were in the attendance.

The senior primary schoolteachers reposed confidence in the leadership of all primary teachers association and requested them to take effective measures for their upgradation to the higher scales. They also assured that they would strengthen the hands of APTA leaders to resolve the genuine problems of teachers community. Speaking at the meeting, Rahim said that many senior primary school teachers had passed the higher secondary school certificate examination, so they were now eligible for promotion to the higher scales.

Under the policy, he said, the primary schoolteachers who possessed FA/FSc educational qualifications should be promoted to BPS-14 and 15 on seniority basis. He reiterated that the association would fight for the genuine rights of senior primary schoolteachers. He also asked the government to accept charter of demands presented by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter of All Primary Teachers Association and restore teacher son quota forthwith.