by Khalid Hashmani, McLean, Virginia, USA
In my view, it is good that the Sindh Education Minister has warned the teachers of government schools to fulfill their responsibilities and improve their performance. However, to rebuilt and ensure quality in Sindh’s schools, we would need to hold every one responsible including the Sindh Education Minister himself.
I am sure if the political party in power is courageous enough to take all necessary actions to improve education system in Sindh, particularly in rural areas, where only the government schools exist. I believe that actions that are required are as follows:
1. Eradication of corruption, nepotism, and influence paddling in the Sindh Education department. All recruitment and teacher performance evaluation processes should be transparent to public. The Minister himself should openly commit to achieve measurable targets by certain deadlines and pledge to resign if he cannot achieve them by those dates.