The Education Department has decided to initiate a survey of all schools in the district, to identify ghost schools.
Spokesman of the EDO Education, Muhammad Naeem, told media on Saturday that they had received many complaints regarding ghost schools in the district. Teachers at these schools received salaries even though there were no students there, he said.
Naeem said the teachers would send the Education Department fake reports about students enrolled in these schools.
Considering these complaints, the Education Department has decided to conduct a comprehensive survey of schools in the district. He said, “23 assistant education officers have been assigned the task to conduct the survey from June 3 (Monday).”
He said, “The team will collect details regarding the location, student enrolment, education level and buildings of all private and public schools in the district.”
Survey of primary, middle, secondary and higher secondary schools will be conducted separately and unregistered schools will be sealed, he said.
The survey would help eliminate the problem of ghost schools.
The data from the surveys will also be uploaded on the Education Department’s website, he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 2nd, 2013.