School Education: Poor teacher attendance reported at 34 Gujranwala schools

EDO directed to ensure immediate action.


Rizwan Hameed May 13, 2012

GUJRANWALA:


A report recently compiled by the School Education Department has identified 34 elementary schools in Gujranwala for poor teachers’ attendance.


The report compiled by the Project Management Unit of the Punjab Education Sector Reform Programme refers to these schools as ‘schools with a high rate of teachers’ absence’ and has recommended immediate action to remedy the situation.

Of these, 19 schools are in Gujranwala tehsil, 12 in Wazirabad, seven in Naushera Virkan and five in Kamoke.

Gujranwala had been ranked the worst district in the province in an earlier survey of the Schools Education Department in terms of teachers’ attendance.

District Coordination Officer Muhammad Amin Chaudhry had on Thursday convened a meeting to review the reports. He had issued a warning to the executive district officer (Education) and directed him to take action against teachers in the schools identified in the report.

EDO (Education) Riaz Ahmed was not available for comment.

These schools are:

Gujranwala

Government Primary School Rana Colony; Government Elementary School Naushera Sansi; Government Elementary School Ferozewala Road; Government Elementary School Khwaja Modern; Government Primary School Girjakh No3; Government Elementary School Sagheer Shahid Road; Government Elementary School Girjakh; Government Elementary School Fareed Town; Government Elementary School Chak Ago; Government Elementary School Sahanke; Government Elementary School Khabbeke; Government Elementary School Bhawani Das; Government Elementary School Kotli Bal Gobind; Government Elementary School Thari Sansi; Government Elementary School Jalal Balgan; Government Elementary School Targarhi; Government Elementary School Wanyawala; Government Elementary School Badhukey Gosaya; Government Elementary School Rahwali.

Wazirabad

Government Elementary School Gulwala; Government Elementary School Dilawar Cheema; Government Primary School Klaske; Government Primary School Kalaywala; Government Elementary School Kot Rero; Government Elementary School Saharan Chattha; Government Elementary School Kot Jan Bakhsh; Government Elementary School Alipur Chattha; Government Elementary School Kot Waris; Government Primary School Ghakhar No6; Government Elementary School Kot Bara; Government Elementary School Jorra.

Kamoke

Government Primary School MC 1; Government Elementary School Tatley Aali; Government Elementary School Chianwali; Government Primary School Tibba Muhammadnagar No3; Government Elementary School Chhajjoke.

Naushera Virkan

Government Elementary School Dera Shah Jamal; Government Elementary School Ratta Dhotar; Government Elementary School Kot Ladha; Government Elementary School Phioke; Government Elementary School Tarkhanwala;  Government Elementary School Mangoke; Government Elementary School Matto Bhaike.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 13th, 2012.

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