Sindh faces shortage of 37000 school teachers – Saeed Ghani

Education

Recruitment of 12000 teachers would soon be initiated; 80 percent of Sindh’s total students are enrolled in 9000 schools

Karachi: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani disclosed on Friday that the province is faced with 37000 school teachers and said efforts were underway to meet the shortage.

“We are going to recruit 12000 teachers in the first phase and rest of the recruitment would be carried out at later stage in two phases,” he said during his visit to various primary and secondary schools in Lath Basti, Rehri Goth and surrounding coastal villages of Karachi.

Saeed Ghani said that 80 percent of the total students of province are enrolled in 9000 schools. “In view of such a situation the government will focus on improving these schools by providing all the required facilities including teachers and infrastructure,” he said.

“We will turn these 9000 schools into Model Schools,” he vowed.

Minister said that a committee has submitted recommendations regarding shortage or non-availability of furniture in the schools. “We are looking into it and hopefully the issue would be resolved within six months but our first priority is resolving issues of 9000 schools.”

Saeed Ghani visited the Government Girls Primary School Muhammad Ameen Jat where the roof of a classroom had collapsed yesterday. He directed the concerned officers to contact the works department and get the school building reconstructed with additional rooms.

Headmaster of the school informed the minister that the students were shifted from this building two months back due to its dilapidated condition. (PR)

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