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Students, parents protest shortage of teachers in South Waziristan

April 15, 2019
 

 Most teachers of a girls school in South Waziristan don’t come to school, leaving students on their own.

Students of the Chagmalai Girls High School and their parents protested against the education department to highlight the issue of the absent teachers.

The girls school is located in Sarwekai area of Chagmalai.

“We come to the school daily and return home after playing around,” students told SAMAA TV. “Out of the 17 teachers, only four attend the school.”

We want to study here, another student said. The government should send teachers to our school, she said.

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Three teachers can’t manage the burden of over 400 students, they said. We have complained to the education department several times, said the students’ parents.

There is a principal’s chair in the school, however, it has been empty for so many days now, said the parents.

Some students have stopped coming to school because of the shortage of teachers, they said.

Parents complained that the future of over 400 students is in jeopardy. They demanded the Prime Minister, KP chief minister and FC IG to take action against the ghost teachers.

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