Introduction of second shift in schools
Secretary Elementary and Secondary Education Khyber Pukhtunkhwa has called a video link meeting of all District Education Officers on July 16 to introduce second shift in government schools across the province, for which a memorandum has been issued. The meeting will deliberate over the setting target of students’ enrolment and selection of schools wherein classes of second shift can be started. At present second shift could be started only in one school of Peshawar district. The teachers are taking classes six days a week but no monetary incentives are given to them. That is why process of teaching in the second shift could not be extended to other schools.
The system has been implemented in the institutions of higher education, which is successfully in operation as the faculty is paid attractive remuneration per credit hour. Compelling teachers to take classes six days a week in the second shift without paying them monetary reward is not only violation of labour laws but also against their basic rights enshrined in the constitution. Hopefully, the meeting scheduled for discussion on the introduction of second shift in schools will take into account the monetary aspect of this useful proposal as well.