Proxy teachers hurting student interests
CHITRAL, Aug 18: More than 400 teachers, mostly women, posted to the
district's remote areas have hired local proxies for teaching on their behalf.
The practice is affecting the students' performance, as the recently declared
results of matriculation examinations show, say some sources.
teachers use either political influence to obtain work in areas of their choice
or conveniently 'hire' locals in remote areas by using their connections in the
education department, they say.
Three of the four teachers, supposed to
work for a primary school for girls here, have got themselves transferred to
schools near their homes on a temporary basis. But they still draw salary from
areas of their posting. The situation is similar in most schools, the sources
The problem came to light recently when students of a local school
boycotted classes in protest against their teachers' continuous absence. Dawn