Lack of staff at girls school protested
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| 8/26/2017 12:00:00 AM
MINGORA: Parents of girls studying in the Government Girls Middle School, Arg, staged a protest against shortage of teachers in the school here on Friday.

The angry parents and their daughters said that at present only two teachers were on duty in the school and they also often remained absent.

`There were five teachers, including headmistress, but five months ago the headmistress and two other teachers were transferred to other schools and since then the school has been run by only two teachers where majority of classes remain vacant, said Anwar Anjum, father of a grade-8 student of the school.

He said that his daughter studied in a private school till grade-6 and then she was shifted to the government school. `My daughter is a talented student so she teaches to lower classes due to lack of teachers in the school,` he said, adding that his daughter`s own education was being affected due to no classes for grad-8 in the school.

Nisar Ali, a father of grade-7 student of the same school, said that the provincial government was not serious about education of girls in Swat.

`For the last five months no educational activity has been carried out in seventh and eighth classes of the school. We have complained about the issue to the district education officer (female), but to no avail,` he said.

Asil Zada said that even the monitoring team which visited schools regularly was silent over the issue.Correspondent