Sindh government schools re-open after summer break
Govt schools re-open today. Some schools' infrastructures not fit for resumption of academic activities
Karachi, Aug 01: After a long and eventful summer break, government schools in Sindh will
start their annual session from Saturday (today). However, schools
falling under the private sector will open from Monday, as they do not
have classes scheduled on Saturdays.
There are a total of 3,672
schools in the public sector, out of which 2,810 educational centres
provide primary education. Education is imparted to males in 326
secondary schools, while 228 schools provide secondary education to
female students. Local bodies look after 308 schools, and most of these
schools offer education in two shifts, morning and afternoon.
though the schools have been reopened, not much has been done to
improve the condition of the school buildings during the summers,
especially after torrential rains lashed the city and some other areas
of the province in July.
It has been learnt that classrooms
of some schools wreak of a pungent smell, as cesspools have developed
in the surrounding areas and have not been cleared thus far. The
furniture of classrooms has also deteriorated, while water which
collected in playgrounds and compounds has not been removed either.
instance, the playground of the Government Boys Egro-technical School
located in Shah Faisal Colony No 2, is still inundated by rainwater,
and remains useless for the purpose of holding classes. Although the
classrooms of the school are in a better condition as compared to other
parts, the windows and doors of the rooms have been badly affected by
the rain. The roof of the Technical Government Secondary School,
located in Azizabad No 2, was also damaged by the rains, with some
leaks still present at some points.
The same situation was
reported from Pak-Land Girls Secondary School, Karachi Academy Boys
Secondary and Delhi Extension Boys Primary School also situated in
Azizabad No 2. These schools are situated within a building and operate
in different shifts, it was learned.
100 of the affected people from the infamous 'fire-cracker' incident,
which took place on June 24, 2009, were allowed to temporarily stay at
the Karachi Academy School. A makeshift arrangement was made to help
the victims, however despite the fact that classes are about to resume,
there are still seven or eight families occupying the upper floor of
the building. Sources said that there has been no allocation
of extra funds to help school managements to overcome these types of
They said that the only resource available to
them was the City District Government Karachi (CDGK), and the schools
often ask them for help, which they usually provided. There are 36
schools which have been declared 'Model School' by the CDGK, and a
committee for monitoring and improvement of schools has been specially
designed to look after all matters related to these schools.
said that public sector schools situated in Keamari, Baldia, Korangi,
Orangi, Landhi, SITE, and Gadap Town need the immediate attention of
the authorities concerned, otherwise it will be difficult to resume
educational activities in these schools, let alone providing quality
"When will be expected result of class 9 (SSC-I) Science Group ?"
City, Country: Karachi
"mostly in remote areas of sindh every school suffers ghost and dishonest teachers staff. inspite of taking salaries they are engaged in unwanted activities.while the private school teachers are taking lesser sallary then govt teachers but performing honestly. only and only the teachers are sole responsible for poor education condition of our basic education. the responsible persons must be awarded punishment. and illegal occupants may be removed from their posts. otherwise we are producing nothing for our society."
Name: M.SULLEMAN DAHRI
City, Country: hyderabad
"Interface is gr8. I intend to have District wise information about the Buildings erected for Schools in Sindh and, utilization of such buildings. Is it possible to have this info?"
City, Country:Karachi, Pakistan
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Spectre of 'ghost students' haunts education system
Karachi: An alarming new trend of corruption has
cropped up in the city which involves the registration of 'ghost
(non-existent or imaginary) students' at public sector schools in
There are a number of schools in the city whose
buildings exist, staff are deputed with regular salaries, but there are
no students. Ghost students are shown in official documents at such
schools. The authorities concerned register 'ghost students' in order
to avail monetary benefits which they can get only if they have a
certain number of students registered at schools in their jurisdictions.
ghost students also help the managements of the schools to protect the
jobs of their staff members by showing them as being 'on duty'.
the School Management Committees (SMC) funds, amounting to Rs131.59
million, were released for the year 2005-06 for primary, secondary and
higher secondary public-sector schools, functioning under the
supervision of the City District Government Karachi (CDGK).
million have already been released and distributed as SMC funds to
higher secondary and secondary schools. Now the authorities concerned
will distribute Rs96.5 million amongst primary and lower secondary
schools in 18 towns in Karachi.
The allocated amount will be distributed in the primary and lower secondary schools as Rs210 per student.
conducted has revealed that there are dozens of primary
schools in Keamari Town alone, where ghost students are enrolled to get
money (such as the SMC funds) and aid which is given by international
donor agencies such as the World Bank (WB).
are 38 primary schools in Union Council (UC)-8 of Keamari Town, which
comprises remote villages which are commonly known as Goths. This is
the largest number of primary schools in a UC in Karachi.
to an official document which was released recently, around 3,000
students are enrolled at these 38 schools. However, very few students —
no more than a couple of dozen — are actually getting education in
these schools, it was learned.
The schools of UC-8 where a
great number of ghost students are enrolled include Government Boys
Primary School (GBPS) Arab Goth, Katoo Jorak, Haji Ali Muhammad Goth,
Pir Bux Goth, Hawkesbay, Lashkari Village, Ramzan Goth, Sahoo Muhallah,
Mola Bux Brohi, Faqeer Muhammad No 2, Haji Muhammad No 1, Mouladad etc.
All these schools are GBPS.
The investigation conducte revealed some other schools of Keamari Town where ghost students
are enrolled. There are no students in GBPS Muhammadi No 1 where 165
students have been shown in the official documents. Likewise, there is
not a single student in GBPS Noor Ghas Bandar No 2 whereas student
enrollment has been shown as 38 here.
Similarly, GBPS Islamia Ali Islamia which is a school of UC-4 has no actual student against the stated 55 students.
official documents reveal that GBPS Shahi No 1 has 165 students whereas
there is no student at all on the ground. The same is the case with
Shahi No 2 where 38 ghost students are enrolled.
The number of students shown in GBPS Gulzar-e-Madina is 114 and the school is not functioning for the last two months.
schools such as GBPS Veherabad, New Mujahid and a few others don't have
any student but dozens of ghost students are enrolled in those schools.
There are some other schools of Keamari Town where fake enrolment of
students has been mentioned in the papers against the factual position.
in the education department said that the government has a
policy of appointing one teacher for 25 students. However, despite such
instructions there are many schools in the city where dozens of
teachers are appointed over smaller number of students.
never heard of 'ghost students'," District Officer (DO), Male
Elementary, Karim Bux Burdi, said. "There are ghost schools or ghost
employees but ghost student is an entirely a new term for me."
added, however, that the education department had adopted a strict
policy against the fake enrolment of students. He said that action
could be taken against education department officials who were found
involved in the fake enrolment of the students. The official concerned
may even be suspended, he said.
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SPELT celebrates Silver Jubilee
Karachi: The Society of Pakistan English Language
Teachers (SPELT) celebrated the silver jubilee of its formation at a
function organised at a local hotel on Friday.
Formed in 1984,
Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers is a voluntary,
non-profit organisation, with the aim of developing English language
teaching standards and skills in Pakistan. Prof. Zakia Sarwar, founding
member of SPELT, revisited her journey in SPELT and thanked all those
who have been part of SPELT and have contributed to SPELT over 25
The speech was followed by a candle-lighting ceremony,
where all members of the audience lit candles to cherish the success of
SPELT. After the ceremony, there were brief presentations by the
founding members and coordinators of SPELT, each of them briefly
narrating their joyous journey.
Three guest speakers - renowned
journalist and a documentary film-maker Beena Sarwar, Indus Research
Centre Director Sadeqa Salahudin, and renowned writer Dr Tariq Rahman –
then shed light on the efforts of SPELT.
"It is amazing that
an organisation runs totally on volunteers, and for such an
organisation to survive for 25 years requires real courage and
commitment, which all members of the organisation have shown", Sarwar
Salahudin pointed out that SPELT is one of the few
societies which have succeeded in improving teaching skills in rural
The event concluded with a dance performance by students of Sheema Kermani to pay tribute to SPELT. The News
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City, Country: KARACHI
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