The Sindh government has removed the requirement for all teachers in public primary schools to have a B.Ed degree in order to be promoted to the next grade level.
As a result, around 15,000 primary school teachers across the province will be promoted to BPS 15 and 16. Teachers with 15 years of service will be promoted to BPS 16, while those with nine years of service will be promoted to BPS 15.
Primary school teachers applauded the decision, claiming that they had long sought that the B.Ed degree requirement be removed in order to allow their advancement to higher classes.
In December 2020, the Sindh Education and Literacy Department (SELD) announced 40,000 job opportunities for primary and junior elementary school teachers. Following that, 30,000 primary school teachers (PST) were hired in the first stage, and 10,000 junior elementary school teachers (JEST) are being hired in the second stage.
It has also created 37,000 job opportunities for primary and junior elementary school teachers in March 2021 to address the province’s teacher shortage.