KP decides to start double shift in public sector schools

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government Monday decided to start double shifts in public sector schools of the province.

The decision was taken in a meeting of Elementary & Secondary Education Department held here with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in the chair.

Provincial Minister for Elementary & Secondary Education Shahram Khan Tarakai, Chief Secretary Dr. Kazim Niaz, Secretary Elementary & Secondary Education Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry, Secretary Finance Atif Rehman, Special Secretary to CM Muhammad Khaliq and other relevant authorities attended the meeting. 

The meeting was given detailed briefing about commencement of double shifts in schools, transfer of teachers under the E-Transfer policy and other important matters of the department.

The meeting was informed that a comprehensive policy for double shifts in schools had been prepared in consultation with law and establishment departments whereas a committee headed by provincial minister for education has been constituted to implement the policy in letter and spirit.

“Double shifts will be started in public sector schools only on need basis, and a criterion to determine the need of any school has been incorporated in the policy,” the meeting was informed. - APP <