The proposal of School Education Department of Punjab has irked the teaching community across the country. The school education department posted a proposal which stated that male teachers below 50 years are not be posted in girl’s schools. The teacher’s union have fired on this situation and said that this move is unreasonable.
School teacher’s union President in Punjab Sukhwinder Chahal said that it is wrong to question the character of male teachers based on their age. The union severely condemned this move and called it against the spirit of teaching. He said that they were here for teaching and it’s not right to judge their character based on the age.
A spokesperson for School Education Department said that the Teacher’s transfer draft has been uploaded as a proposal inviting the responses. It was not yet implemented, it was open for discussion as a suggestion to reduce crime against girls in schools, he added.
The School teachers union opposed this proposal and warned of going on a strike if this rule was implemented. According to the draft, the main objective was to make maximum use of the manpower and provide job satisfaction to the staff.