Teachers matter: ‘Education government’s main priority’

The DOC says 100 per cent attendance, for teachers and students alike, should be ensured at schools.


Our Correspondent December 01, 2013
‘Education government’s main priority.’ PHOTO: FILE

BAHAWALPUR:


“The government’s main priority is to provide education…teachers should play their part in imparting education,” District Officer Coordination (Education) Muhammad Arshad Gopang said on Saturday.


He was addressing a district review committee meeting at the district coordination officer’s office in Bahawalpur.


The DOC said 100 per cent attendance, for teachers and students alike, should be ensured at schools. “Legal action will be taken against absentees,” he said.


District Monitoring Officer (DMO) Abdul Hameed Rehmani said surprise monitoring visits were paid to 1,850 schools in the district in October.


“The attendance of teachers at these schools was found to be 90 per cent…the attendance of students was 92 per cent,” he said.


“None of the available facilities were functional at 171 schools did not have


He said 12 schools were found closed during the visits. Rehmani said six teachers had been absent for three months. As many as 65 were on leave, he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 1st, 2013.

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