No Teach­ers

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

In Rawalpindi, where the provin­cial gov­ern­ment has launched the Rs.44 bil­lion metro bus project among other mega projects, there is only one teacher for ev­ery 30 pri­mary schools. Ac­cord­ing to a news re­port, the majority of th­ese schools with a sin­gle teacher are lo­cated in the two re­mote and ne­glected tehsils of Kotli Sat­tian and Murree. The short­age of teach­ers for the schools is de­spite the fact that the ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment has around 20,000 teach­ers.

En­roll­ment in th­ese ar­eas is low be­cause peo­ple do not want to get their chil­dren in schools with no teach­ers. Around seven mil­lion chil­dren are out of school across the coun­try, which is the sec­ond high­est in the world.

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