ISLAMABAD -- The Federal Government Teachers Association (FGTA) Monday demanded of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training to appoint permanent head of Federal Directorate of Education as soon as possible.
They said that the post of Director General FDE, a body regulating above
400 public-sector educational institutions in the city fell vacant in 2016 which yet waited for the permanent appointment.
Talking to reporter, FGTA President Malik Ameer Khan said that around 423 educational institutions, with more than 15,000 teaching and non-teaching staff and nearly 250,000 students were under the educational directorate, but yet the appointment process of FDE head was not completed.
He said that the issues like regularization of teachers hired on daily wages or contract basis, absorption of teachers from various provinces to serve in Islamabad were pending due to absence of permanent director general of the FDE.
He said that the previous government had failed in appointing permanent DG FDE despite launching of Prime Minister Education Reforms Programme worth of Rs 4 billion to upgrade infrastructure of schools and colleges.
It is worth mentioning here that the FDE has been run by five acting heads in three years but yet the problem is waiting for permanent solution to give the department a direction.
After the retirement of last permanent head of FDE Dr Shahnaz Riaz, the acting charge of the directorate was given to then Joint Secretary at ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division Ayesha Farooq by the previous government.
Later, the charge was given to Hasnat Quershi...