KARACHI: Coordinator to Chief Minister Sindh on Human Rights, Nadia Gabol, on Tuesday said that the provincial government will appoint teachers hailing from Lyari to local schools in order to ensure better education to the area children.
Talking to media after presiding over a meeting regarding improving quality of education in Lyari, Nadia Gabol said that teachers and doctors from other parts of the city were afraid to visit Lyari for providing their services; therefore, the government has decided to transfer teachers living in Lyari to local schools.
“We are taking this step to ensure that no one could make excuses now that they could not come to school due to lack of security. Absence of teachers is causing loss to education of children but we are hopeful that this step will help in ensuring better education in the area.”
Gabol said that although she does not represent education department but she was presiding over this meeting after a go-ahead from CM Sindh. “We will also take Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro into confidence over this issue.”
She said that Lyari was termed as a place for gangsters and criminals but the government had decided to provide equal chances to Lyariites so that they could also be recognized as well-educated people. She said that there were 10 teachers for 1500 students in a school which is far below than the normal rate.
During meeting with teachers, it was revealed that there was lack of facilities in the schools. They were teaching chemistry and physics but there was no lab present for them to perform practical examinations.
Director Education Niaz Leghari, District Officer Abdul Wahab Abbasi and principals from eight schools of Lyari were also present.