KP Education Minister Announces Promotion of 130,000 Teachers

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has officially approved the promotion of over 130,000 government school teachers in the province, with the changes set to take effect in July 2023. The promotions were announced by the KP Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Shahram Khan Tarakai, and Special Assistant to the Chief Minister (CM) on Information, Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif, during a press conference.

Announcement

The promotions include upgrading 51,736 primary school teachers (PSTs) from BPS-12 to BPS-14, 17,926 senior PSTs from BPS-14 to BPS 15, 21,316 primary school head teachers (PSHTs) from BPS-15 to BPS-16, as well as 20,247 secondary school teachers (SSTs) promoted from BPS-16 to BPS-17.

Additionally, a 4-tier formula for teachers has been authorized, which will lead to the promotion of 13,888 teachers working in scales ranging from BPS-17 to BPS-20. Positions such as class teacher (CT), drawing master (DM), art teacher (AT), and physical education teacher (PET) have been upgraded from BPS-15 to BPS-16, while Qari has been upgraded from BPS-12 to BPS-14.

Details of Promotions

The promotions include upgrading 51,736 primary school teachers (PSTs) from BPS-12 to BPS-14, 17,926 senior PSTs from BPS-14 to BPS 15, 21,316 primary school head teachers (PSHTs) from BPS-15 to BPS-16, as well as 20,247 secondary school teachers (SSTs) promoted from BPS-16 to BPS-17. Additionally, a 4-tier formula for teachers has been authorized, which will lead to the promotion of 13,888 teachers working in scales ranging from BPS-17 to BPS-20.

Positions such as class teacher (CT), drawing master (DM), art teacher (AT), and (physical education teacher) PET have been upgraded from BPS-15 to BPS-16, while Qari has been upgraded from BPS-12 to BPS-14.

Impact on Education System

This move is expected to have a positive impact on the education system in the province by providing incentives for teachers to continue their professional development, improve their abilities and retain experienced teachers in government schools, which will in turn lead to better education for students.

 

 

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