In an unsettling development, Education Minister of Sindh, Saeed Ghani, has apprised the Sindh High Court (SHC) that more than 13,000 public schools are non-functional due to an acute staff shortage.
The Minister submitted an official report regarding the quality of public schools in Sindh to the SHC’s Circuit Bench at Hyderabad.
According to the report, there are more than 49,000 government-run schools in Sindh.
However, 13,000 have been closed for some time now as the provincial government is facing a shortage of 37,000 teachers.
SHC has ordered the Minister to make the schools functional and recruit the required number of teachers as soon as possible.
SHC reportedly lambasted the Minister for his apathy and indifference towards a grave matter of public importance.
While addressing the media outside the Circuit Bench, a visibly rattled Saeed Ghani said:
We don’t have a magic wand that can improve the condition of all schools at once.
Via: The News