Muzaffarabad: The Central Executive Committee of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir AJK School Teachers Organization has decided to protest daily from June 6 in favor of their demands.
The meeting was attended by all central officials, divisional, district, and tehsil presidents, and members of the executive committee. A detailed discussion was held regarding the problems faced by the teachers and their solutions.
It was decided in the meeting that all district presidents along with tehsil presidents and central officials in their respective districts will implement the recognized demand of scale upgradation of teachers which was announced by the government (time) from 1st July 2023. Through a press conference, they will announce the date of the one-day protest, from June 5 to June 14, a protest will be held in one district every day and there will be a teaching boycott across the district on that day.
It was also decided in the meeting that the registration fee will not be collected in any case till the implementation of the reforms proposed by the Azad Jammu and Kashmir School Teachers Organization regarding the elementary boards.
Full cooperation was assured in the series and it was clarified that the Assistant Education Officers should not try to put pressure on the elementary teachers and all District and Tehsil Presidents should oblige the concerned Assistant Education Officers in writing in this regard.
The participants of the meeting termed the recent increase in registration fee by the Mirpur Board as a cruel move and demanded that the decision be withdrawn immediately and that the registration fee for the second time in intermediate after matric should be abolished.
The participants of the meeting also demanded that the meeting of the selection boards of all cadres of teachers, which has been delayed for years, should be held immediately.
At the end of the meeting, along with prayers for the stability of Pakistan, tributes were paid to the martyrs and veterans of the Pakistan Army.
The protest by the AJK School Teachers Organization is a sign of their growing frustration with the government.
The teachers are demanding that the government fulfill its promises and address their concerns. The government needs to take the teachers’ demands seriously and find a way to resolve the issue.