Sindh govt.’s free textbooks found in private schools

Sindh govt.’s free textbooks found in private schools

Sindh govt.’s free textbooks found in private schools
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Provincial education department’s monitoring team found textbooks at four private schools of Khairpur Nathan Shah

Monitoring Team lodges complaint against 2 male and 2 female Taluka Education Officers for action

By Allah Bux Khushik

Dadu: A team of Monitoring and Evaluation Cell of Sindh Education and Literacy Department found government’s free textbooks at four private schools during raids in Khairpur Nathan Shah Taluka of Dadu district.

Chief Monitoring Officer (CMO) Ms. Ghulam Fatima Ghallu conducted raids at various private schools of Khairpur Nathan Shah and found that the books published by Sindh Textbook Board for free distribution among the students of government schools were given to private schools.

Ms. Ghulam Fatima Ghallu has submitted the report in this regard to the District and Sessions Judge of Dadu and held four Taluka Education Officers (TEO) of KN Shah responsible for supplying free textbooks to the private schools.

CMO Ms. Ghallu stated in report that during her visit to Khairpur Nathan Shah’s private schools namely Ideal, Jinnah, Bhittai and Mehran School, she found Sindh Textbook Board’s free books in students’ bags and when the team inquired it was told that books were received from TEOs of Dadu.

CMO named Taluka Education Officer of KN Shah Mr. Allah Waryao Khoso, TEO Latif Ali Khoso, female TEOs Ms. Mukthiar Jatoi and Ms. Sajda as responsible for government books’ distribution in private schools.

CMO in her report requested the court for action against those responsible under the law.

District and Sessions Judge Dadu has forwarded the complaint against TEOs to Sindh Textbook Board’s chairman for legal action and cancellation of registration of concerned private schools.

It may be mentioned that under a program, Government of Sindh, since 2003, took a major initiative of distribution of free textbooks to the students of primary classes in all government schools. From 2005-6 this incentive has been vertically expended till class X.