NCHD fails to pay 3-month salary to school teachers


ISLAMABAD: The teachers working at 6,000 feeder schools run by National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) have not yet received their salaries of the past three months as the project cycle (PC-1) of Rs1486 million is still pending for approval in the Ministry of Education and Professional Training.

NCHD Programme Manager Haroon Cheema said the Adult Literacy Programme (ALP) is facing impediments since 6000 Adult Literacy Centres’ (ALCs) employees have not received remuneration.

He said the ALCs have completed their six months session on 30 June 2018 in the first phase while total 6,000 ALCs were established across the country including Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

“NCHD has successfully imparted education to 142,000 enrolled students in its 6,000 functional literary centres also ALCs,” he added.

He said the second phase of ALC was expected to commence from the month of September or October while it now appears to be delayed. It may hamper the smooth flow of achieving the 100 per cent literacy rate target under Vision 2025 whereas the Commission has been conscientiously executing its projects, he added.

While commenting on NCHD Universal Primary Education (UPE) programme, he said, it was strengthening Ministry of Education and related departments through teachers training, provision of additional teachers, and feeder schools it also stands halted due to lack funds.

UPE programme facilitates education system by building strong and meaningful community linkages to attain sustainability and continuous improvement making the government able to achieve the challenge of providing quality primary education to every child of the country, he added.

He said that 5,945 feeder schools were built across the country where government schools are not easily accessible to the local population. “A feeder school is built in an area having no government school in its 1.5 km radius”’ he said.

To a question, he said there were total 6,581 teachers appointed in the schools who were serving with diligence and precision to leave no stone unturned in dispensing their duties for sustainable results while at present 335,146 students had been enrolled in the feeder schools.

He said the students studying in feeder schools are considered to be the part of their nearby government school namely their parent institution from where they get further education after passing out from feeder schools while they also take their examinations in their parent school.