15 posts of schoolteachers vacant for five years

Naudero, Sind: As many as 15 posts of female high & junior schoolteachers have been lying vacant for last five years at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Naundero and students of facing problems due to shortage of teachers.

Sources said eight posts of high schoolteacher and 7 posts of junior schoolteachers are vacant in the school. The education department is not taking efforts to fill these posts. More than 1800 girl students of classes VI to XII are getting education in this secondary school.

The total sanctioned strength of the school is 55 posts, out of which 27 posts are for teachers and 28 posts of nonteaching staff. The sanctioned strength of teachers posts include 15 HSTs, 12 JSTs and one post each of Bioteacher, Instructor, DT, OT and WI Workshop Instructor, though the workshop is yet be built by the government in the school.

Nonteaching posts include one each senior assistant & assistant, 3 senior clerks, 2 junior clerks, 3 laboratory assistants, 4 naib qasids and so forth.

Due to shortage of teachers over 120 girl students are getting education in single classroom in very congested atmosphere. The sources said there are no teachers for Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Botany & Zoology subjects. They said that education department often post subject specialists on the vacancies of school principals on political basis, playing havoc with the education sector.

Washrooms of the school for the girl students are in dilapidated condition and electrification in the building demands emergency replacement as most of the wires are open without proper boards.

There is not a single electric water cooler in this large school for its over 1800 girl students & their teachers. Trees in the school have already been chopped off by the past administration. There are no fans or bulbs in the classrooms.

The citizens of Naundero have demanded that the sanctioned strength of HSTs & JSTs must be increased to meet the actual requirement of the school. They demanded that female competent teachers should also be posted on urgent basis and the vacant post of principal may also be filled with some senior & competent schoolteacher. They further demanded that a school bus may also be provided to the school for the benefit of the girl students who arrive here from various villages.

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