Teacher accused of working as doctor in BADC

LARKANA: The students and teachers of Government Boys Primary School, village Ghulam Bhutto, along with members of civil society took out a large rally here on Friday which marched through various thoroughfares and reached at Jinnah Bagh roundabout where they staged a sit-in and held protest demonstration.

While addressing the participants school head master Ghulam Mustafa Bhutto, Mohammad Bux Magsi, Masood, Ali Gul Chandio and others alleged that they are striving very hard to raise the standard of education but District Education Officer Nawab Khokhar and Taluka Education Officer Mumtaz Soomro have ruined the entire education system in Larkana district by sending teachers on visa.

Citing examples they said that two teachers of their school are absent since long out of which one is performing another duty as doctor in Bibi Aseefa Dental College, Larkana and the other is doing his own business. They said that they have been writing to the concerned authorities since last six months but no action has so far been taken against them. They said that since last seven years their school has not been given required furniture and the kids are using broken desks despite the fact that the annual budget allocation of millions of rupees is lying unused by the DEO.

They further alleged that since last three years annual SSB budget is refunded due to negligence of the TEO who is working in BPS-16 having no DDO powers and as many as 81 head masters of BPS-17 are working under him which is unjust and worst kind of bad governance. They said that 250 girls are admitted in their school but not a single female teacher is posted. They further said that only 13 teachers have been posted for 732 students and since past 16 months salary of the only peon has not been paid to him adding the concerned education officials in DEO and Director Education office are demanding payment of illegal gratification for release of his monthly pay whereas salary of the ghost teachers is open, they further alleged.

The teachers further said that solar system has not yet been given to the school despite announcement by the Sindh Chief Minister due to which students are facing hot weather as inhuman electricity load shedding is being carried out in entire Larkana district ahead of heatwaves. They demanded stern action against the ghost teachers, education officers and acceptance of their genuine demands otherwise, they warned, they will enlarge the scope of their protest.