Teaching ghosts: Ghost schools to be closed

1,100 primary schools set up by the previous government were used as guesthouses, according to Pir Mazharul Haq.


Ppi February 26, 2012

HYDERABAD: Around 1,100 primary schools set up by the previous government were used as guesthouses, according to Pir Mazharul Haq, Sindh’s senior minister of education. All such schools will be closed, he added.  He was talking at the inauguration ceremony of a memorial of pre-partition era at the Government College Kali Mori and at the concluding ceremony of a three-day science exhibition at Miran Muhammad High School Heerabad. Haq announced that the small board system will be introduced in all the colleges in Sindh and around 100 colleges will be provided with touch-screen computers.  According to him, around 3.2 million children were enrolled in primary schools, one million in high schools, while 0.6 million were enrolled in colleges.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 27th, 2012.

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