KARACHI - Reiterating his commitment to overhaul exiting education system, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has constituted a committee to review Sindh School Education Standards and Curriculum (SSES&C) Bill -2105 and give recommendations for necessary amendments.

The chief minister took this decision on Monday while presiding over a meeting at the CM House attended by provincial ministers, Jam Mehtab Dahar,  Ziaul Hassan Lanjar, and other concerned officials.

The committee would comprise education minister, law minister, education secretary, formers secretary education Fazal pechuho, Aziz Uqaili to review contain of the bill and suggest further improvement to amend it within next seven days. On the basis of its recommendation, the leading educationist of different organisations would be involved to develop a 10-year education reforms programme to overhaul education system in the province.

The chief minister said that steps were taken to improve the education system but it seems the entire system needs to be overhauled and reformed for producing better results.

He added that the text is not up to the mark, teachers are not properly trained, class rooms or schools lack proper facilities and might be there is lack of motivation.

He said that the cabinet has decided to regularise the services on NTS pass contract teachers. That is fine but the a number of teachers working in Sindh are around 150,000 even then education is not improving as per numerical strength of our teaching staff.

Murad Shah said that he has a plan to establish a top class thoroughly professional teachers training academy responsible for designing training programs for teachers. A parallel Curriculum Council would also be established to develop content of the text books according to ground requirements and parallel to the international level. 

He suggested linking all promotions and facilities of teachers to their qualifications, trainings and expertise and their professionalism. The teachers who fail to qualify training programs would be taken out of teaching process. The teachers would be given three opportunities to quality each and every course. These in-service courses would be an on-going training process, he said.

Murad Ali Shah also assigned the task to the education department to establish the training academy on PPP/outsource mode with a well reputed organization within next four years. When the academy would start functioning the training programmes would be started. It means the process of training and removing inefficient teaching staff would start after four years.