I want to draw the attention of government of Balochistan to the recently advertised posts of Secondary School Teachers (SST) in BPS-17. The eligibility criterion for these posts requires Bachelors of Education (B.Ed) degree which is a sheer injustice to the talented and resolute students who have completed their higher education and not studied B.Ed.
Educated youth in Balochistan is bearing the brunt of unemployment. Fewer job opportunities are available for the talented people, like the vacancies of SSTs. Setting B.Ed as pre-requisite for applying for posts of SST is tantamount to depriving well educated and cream of the society of availing this opportunity.
No doubt that B.Ed, as an educational degree, is important. However one must realize that most of the students who have completed B.Ed are no more pursuing their education and are comparatively less qualified than those who have done masters, LLB, or pursuing M.Phil.
We want to request from the provincial government to suspend requirement of B.Ed temporarily and allow the candidates to complete B.Ed in two years once they have been selected for the job. If the government refuses to address this issue then it will be a great disservice to the deserving candidates of the province.
If any decision is taken in favor of the demand it will not only be a stepping stone, but also polish government’s image regarding its educational policy which, so far, has yielded no positive results. A democratic government is always attuned to the needs of its people especially the students who are the builders of this nation.
Ghulam Ali Bugti
Published in The Balochistan Point on May 30, 2015
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