Peshawar: The Khyber Pakh-tunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday was told that 2,853 Senior English Teachers (SETs) would be recruited through the Public Service Commission (PSC) by the end of June this year.
In response to a question, Provincial Minister for Schools and Literacy Sardar Hussain Babak informed the House that about 494 SET Science posts were lying vacant in different schools of the province since 2004 and would be filled out through promotion and new recruitment.
The minister said the credit would go to the present government for filling the posts through the Public Service Commission.
He claimed that the present government had recruited about 17,000 employees including non-teaching staff in the education department to not only provide jobs to the educated youth but also improve the literacy ratio in the province.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl lawmaker Mufti Kifayatullah had asked the question during question hour. Questions relating to schools and elementary education department were asked on Tuesday.
The provincial assembly was informed that 25 SET Science posts were vacant in Hangu district, 32 in Upper Dir, 26 in Kohat, 25 in Haripur, 13 in Chitral, 27 in Buner, 16 in Battagram, 21 in Nowshera, 28 in Swabi, 15 in Lakki Marwat, 17 in Mansehra, 19 in Kohistan, 30 in Abbottabad, 12 in Swat, 23 in Bannu, 22 in Peshawar district, 13 in Tank district, 19 in Mardan, 14 in Charsadda, 10 in Dir Lower, 22 in Shangla and 32 in Dera Ismail Khan.
In reply to another question, the House was informed that the Education Department was also running classes in rented buildings in different parts of the province for which it was spending Rs250.8 million annually. The session was adjourned till Wednesday morning. The news