TO INVESTIGATE FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR SHORTAGE OF TEACHING STAFF IN DEGREE COLLEGES OF KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA

Swehra Moeed

DOI: 10.26480/ess.02.2020.37.40

ABSTRACT
Teachers play key role in imparting knowledge and educating society. They are responsible for production of leaders, bureaucrats, technocrats, doctors and engineers. They provide valuable citizen to the nation. Teacher is an agent who helps in economic growth of country through development of human capital. They are responsible for achievement of nation goals. The educational institutes without teachers are like a body without soul. Unfortunately, the Government Degree Colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are still deprived of teaching staff. In order to find out cause of teacher shortage a study was carried through qualitative approach. The data was gathered by observation, unstructured interview (Discussion) and available literature. The data revealed that still some colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are facing dearth of teaching staff. The reasons behind scarcity of teacher at colleges include teachers absenteeism, non-professional attitude of teachers, nepotism in recruitment, posting and transfer, political interference, posting of surplus teachers in colleges where their services are not required, biasness of administrative staff of education department, unnecessary detailment order by education department and lack of accountability. It has been suggested that fair policy in recruitment and posting may be ensured. New post in various subjects may be created as per need of colleges. All the staff members should be dealt on equity basis. The rules and regulations as pre-determined by administrative department should be implemented impartially without any discrimination.

KEYWORDS
Transfer, Posting, Leave, Absenteeism, political pressure and nepotism.

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