Byline: Naveed Akhter Khan - Mianwali
THE state's policies towards teachers are highly discouraging. A teacher who seeks a No Objection Certificate to pursue higher education is often discouraged by the education department.
The reason is that a teacher cannot avail of study leave before serving for five years. One feels this is unfair in the light of the fact that those with high-profile connections get study leave within two years.
I am of the opinion that the study leave period must be curtailed to a year and employees allowed to continue their higher education without any hindrance.
How can education and its providers thrive and impart quality education if the teachers are restrained from acquiring higher education?