A significant development took place in Parliament this Wednesday with the introduction and registration of the School Education Bill. Among its key provisions are the removal of the Secondary Education Examination (SEE), a ban on teachers’ political involvement, and a mandate against fees in government schools.

The bill also lays out guidelines for school setup and operations, giving local authorities the power to make decisions based on comprehensive school mapping, covering both public and private institutions. The Education Bill has also proposed a provision to establish and operate private investment schools under educational trusts.

The proposal also suggests empowering local authorities to manage teacher transfers. Additionally, teacher promotions will be determined through a combination of internal competitions, performance assessments, seniority, and functional evaluations.