Shangla teachers want transfer of DEO cancelled

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SHANGLA: Women teachers and elders have demanded of the government to withdraw the transfer order of the district education officer (female) as she had played a key role in bringing reforms in the girls’ education in Shangla district.

Talking to reporters at Alpuri on Wednesday, they said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government had transferred the DEO female over political grounds. They said she was a devoted officer and worked for the betterment of girls education in the district.

“Parveen Rehman was a kind and devoted officer and due to her efforts schools are better off now than before. Being a local, she is well-aware of the traditions and customs and she has the ability to deal with the education matters,” said Muhrram Bibi, principal government girls high school, ALoch. She said the government should retain her as the DEO Shangla.

Qeemat Jehan, a teacher, said Ms Rehman had made functional many ghost schools in the district by recruiting qualified teachers there.
“We wanted her to stay in Shangla because she always made efforts for the betterment of girls’ education,” she said.

Sardar Ali, an elder, said Ms Parveen had ensured that teachers in a girls school in remote Ganshal area attended to their duty, thus saving future of girls. “She has also promised us that she will post more teachers to our primary school which has long been lacking staff,” he said.

Fatima, another teacher, said the DEO was loyal and devoted to her job and brought comprehensive reforms in the schools.

Latifullah, an elder, said the officers sincere with their jobs were always transferred for not obeying the orders of MPAs and MNAs. He said the DEO was transferred over political grounds. He said the education department should review its decision.
“Madam Parveen Rahman is The most talented person, she did a lot for education department Shangla. When I was a monitor in independent monitoring unit (IMU) I witnessed some of the schools that were closed for a long time, she had taken actions against those teachers who were not performing their duties, hence ensured their duties,”
Tahseen Begum, SST, science GGHSS Lilownai Shangla, said.
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She added that transferred DEO personally campaigned different enrollment events at different schools, indeed because of her tireless efforts female literacy rate in Shangla gone up.

The teachers also warned of agitation if the government did not cancel the transfer orders of DEO.

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