Education officer finds 31 primary teachers as ghost

NAUNDERO: Assistant Commissioner Qazi Sardar, posted as Taluka Education Officer Ratodero, paid surprise visit to nine primary schools here on Thursday, where he found 31 primary teachers absent from their duties.

Speaking on the occasion, he said ghost teachers were drawing their monthly salaries without delivering anything. He ordered issuance of show-cause notices to head masters and supervisors for their negligence in taking to task those ghost teachers as well in discharging their duties properly.

He found Naseer Ahmed Channo absent from Government Primary School Phulpota village; Ghulam Murteza Kalhoro and Imdad Ali from Saidudero school; Abdul Ghafoor Leghari, Abdul Rasul Kertio, Usman Channo and Pervaiz Pitafi from Government Boys Primary School-3 Naundero, Hadi Bux Mangnejo Head Master Hassan Wahan village primary school; his son Wajid Ali Mangnejo were also absent and Zahid Ali from Pawaro Primary School.

In Jarwar village school, Rafique Abro and Muhammad Nawaz Abro were also absent. In village Alhando Jeho school Oshaque Mangi and lady teacher Gulshad Bhutto were absent as well. In village Sodho Jeho Primary School, TEO found Liaquat Korejo absent and in village Ibrahim Ji Wandh teacher Gul Muhammad Shaikh was found absent too.

Teachers Abdul Salam Chan, Abdul Basit Channo, Abdul Ghani Chano and Ghulam Akbar Thahim, Ghulam Haider Mirani, Juman Shahani, Khadim Shaikh, Barkat Bhutto, Tufail Junejo, Asif Junejo, Imtiaz Junejo, Ayaz Junejo, Razak Chano, Hassan Larik and Rashid Chano were absent from their government duties.

All these teachers have been put under suspension whereas show cause notices would be issued to the head masters of Phulpota primary school Inam Ali Arbani and Naundero School-3 head master Ghulam Mustafa Bhutto and Daro Illahi Bux school head master Shakoor Korejo for their negligence in hiding the absconding ghost teachers.

Saidudero, Pir Bux Bhutto and Naundero union council’s Supervisors Riaz Bhutto, Ghulam Sarwar Dayo and Abdul Rahman Supro will also be issued show cause notices for their alleged involvement in making these teachers ghost employees.

It is alleged that relevant head masters and supervisors charge from every single ghost teacher Rs5000 to 8000 per month to remain absent from their duties as they would take care of their absence. While talking to media, TEO Qazi Sardar said that it is now in the interest of the absconding primary teachers to resume their government duties forthwith or else they would loose their jobs because no absenteeism would ever be tolerated henceforth.

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