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Whitepaper on teacher licensing; AKU-IED, Durbeen and STEDA lead the way

Organised by the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED), in collaboration with Sindh Teachers Education Development Authority (STEDA) and Durbeen, the whitepaper was unveiled in the presence of Sindh Minister for Education Syed Sardar Ali Shah at the AKU auditorium in Karachi. Stakeholders from academia including many teachers, and public
and private sector representatives attended the event.

Government revises the Teacher Recruitment Policy 2021

“Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has announced to revise the Teacher Recruitment Policy 2021 and reduced the criteria for passing marks from 55% for males and 50% for female and minority candidates to 40 per cent for all candidates, to fill the shortage of teachers.”

Every year, Sindh requires ~7000 new teachers. However, whenever the government needs to hire it is never able to find enough B.Ed. qualified teachers on the market. As a result, it lowers the admissions criteria to allow all degree-holders to apply, which in turn hurts the prestige and quality of the teaching profession. How can we ensure a steady supply of B.Ed. qualified teachers to ensure that all vacancies are being filled with highly qualified and effective teachers?

Improving education through teaching license: A whitepaper

Hear from Dr Sajid Ali – Aga Khan University faculty on the teaching license effort – as he talks about how licensing can impact our future generation of learners.
Organised in collaboration with Durbeen and Sindh Teachers Education Development Authority-STEDA,SE&LD,Govt of Sindh.

Dr Nasira Khatoon lauds Durbeen’s intervention in teacher education

Karachi University Vice Chancellor, Dr Nasira Khatoon and Registrar, Prof Maqsood Ali Ansari, visited the Government Elementary College of Education, Hussainabad on Tuesday. During her visit, Dr Nasira highly appreciated Durbeen’s intervention in teacher education and also appreciated the Teaching Licensing Exam reform by the Sindh Education Department in collaboration with Durbeen, whereby all BEd degree holders will be eligible to take the test, and after clearing, will be inducted in BPS-16.

Sindh’s teaching license exam to work as ‘incentive’ to improve profession

Following the Sindh government’s decision to introduce a teaching license exam, philanthropist Shehzad Roy said the assessment would work as an “incentive” to improve the “entire teaching profession”.

Age limit for B.Ed. admissions abolished

Through its advocacy efforts, Durbeen was behind the government’s decision to remove the age limit previously required for admission to the B.Ed. program across Sindh.

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