Teachers laud revised performance evaluation system

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Teachers working under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) Sunday expressed their gratitude to the authorities for improving the performance appraisal system of teachers which was direly needed.

According to the official source, FDE has issued the new SOPs/guidelines to write the Annual Restricted Reports AARs (famously known as Annual Confidential Reports ACRs) of teaching and non-teaching staff working under the umbrella of FDE for the year 2021.

According to the new guidelines, the Director concerned will write the ACRs of the Principals of BPS-19 or 20 being the reporting officer and the Director General or Dy Director General will countersign the ACRs being the countersigning officer. Similarly the ACRs of Associate Professors/Vice Principals will be written by the Principal concerned (as reporting officer) and will be countersigned by the concerned Director (being countersigning officer)

The vice Principal of the institution has been authorized to write the ACRs of Assistant Professors, Lecturers and teachers of grade 16 and 17. Principal will be the countersigning officer. 03064099941

All the reporting officers have been directed to furnish the ACRs of all teachers to the countersigning officers by January 31, 2022. The countersigning officers will submit all the ACRs/AARs in one lot to Administrative officer FDE by February 28, 2022.

Previously, the Area Education Officer (AEO) was authorised to evaluate the annual performance of BPS-19 officers like Principals, Vice Principals and Associate Professors.

He/She was also responsible to countersign the ACRs of lecturers (BPS-17) and Assistant Professors (BPS-18). This process was nothing more than empty buzzwords since it failed to internalize teachers’ performance results because AEO had not sufficient information about teachers. Consequently, FDE authorities needed to revamp the process of evaluation. The president of Federal Government College Teachers Association (FGCTA) Dr Rahima Rahman has welcomed the move.

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