Caretaker Sindh education minister encourages new teachers to pursue professional licenses

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The Caretaker Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Rana Hussain has urged the newly appointed teachers to pursue their degree courses in education to earn a professional license for the profession of teaching.

This she said while addressing an award distribution ceremony for high achieving teachers in the Initial Professional Development Programme which was organized by Sindh Teachers Education Development Authority (STEDA) at Mumtaz Mirza Auditorium Hall, Hyderabad.

Addressing the ceremony she said that after the 18th amendment, Sindh was the only province that had created STEDA to provide teaching licenses that met the international standard criteria for teachers. She asked the teachers to become eager learners as it was just the starting of their journey as teaching was itself a life-long learning process.

She addressed the teachers and said that all the newly appointed teachers should be prepared for their degree programs adding that those who already had 14 years and 16 years of education would pursue their degree in education appearing in five and three semesters respectively.

She added that they believed in public and private partnership, and the Sindh Government would take all the stakeholders together to improve the education system of Sindh. The Chief Curriculum Adviser Dr. Fouzia Khan speaking at the ceremony said that teachers needed to be committed to their profession and they gathered at the event to work on a one-point agenda to improve the quality of education.

She added that it was high time to invest in education to meet the new technological era compatibility as they had to create the best teachers in our education system for the better future of the children. At the end of the ceremony, the minister distributed the certificates among the high-achieving teachers from different districts of Sindh, including Alia Najeeb from Jacobabad, Dua Batool from Rahuja, Kazim Hussain Channa from Larkana, Waqar Khan from Hyderabad and the others.

Hanif Samoon is a senior journalist based at Thar/Badin and contributes reports from different districts of Sindh to Minute Mirror. He has won a number of awards, including the Agahi Award twice for his stories on health and child rights. He tweets @HanifSamoon1 and can be reached through email at


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