Discrimination on gender basis
THIS is about awarding, on a gender basis, 20 marks to women for recruiting teachers in Sindh. This is injustice with talented youths. Men are head of their families and have to support them financially. I secured 88 marks in the test in 2008, but I was not appointed because girls were given 20 extra marks just on the basis of their gender.
All girls of my union council and taluka were appointed all over Sindh. And the same policy is being followed in 2013. This is a World Bank project about education for all.
It is, however, a pity that our government is adopting a strange policy of selection where candidates who have done master’s will be left behind and girls who have merely passed their Intermediate examinations are recruited.
The Sindh education department does not give preferences to more educated youths. Moreover, marks of the interview should also be announced while an impartial team from Islamabad or Karachi should conduct interviews instead of the local officials.
Another bitter truth was that many candidates had changed their test centres to be able to use unfair means for they had friends there.
Students who changed their test centres should be disqualified.
All anti-corruption departments are requested to help in implementing merit in Sindh teachers’ recruitment. I also request the Sindh government to implement merit in teachers’ selection.
ASAD UDDAS LASHARI