One school closed, two deprived of basic facilities near Larkana

LARKANA: A media team visited three government schools of Dokri taluka near Moenjo Daro on Monday, where it found one school closed and two without basic facilities of water and electricity.

These schools include Government Girls Primary School of village Gaji Dero which was found locked due to the dangerous condition of the building. Government Middle Boys School and Government Primary School of village Saindad Junejo were without water and electricity facilities.

A villager, Akbar Channo, and a teacher, Bashir Ahmed Khokhar, told media that girls school of their village Gaji Dero was closed seven years back owing to its dilapidated condition while the education of children had been badly affected. They said that they had visited education department officers in Larkana several times and also sent applications to higher authorities, but no action had so far been taken.

It was revealed that despite the closure of the school, SMC funds amounting to Rs 22,000 were regularly sent to this school and drawn from the bank account opened in a bank branch of Dokri. The villagers said that they had also informed their MPA and Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwer Siyal and MNA Nazir Bughio about the issue and appealed to them to repair the school building.

In village Saindad Junejo, Mohammad Ali Junejo, Hasan Junejo and Allah Dino Junejo complained that out of six sanctioned posts of primary teachers, only four had been filled, where over 300 children were enrolled. They said that there was a shortage of furniture and peon. They said due to arsenic water, many students and residents had already been infected with Hepatitis.

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