RTSM to be functional to trace out ghost schools,teachers in Balochistan

Stalled funds authorized to make system functional

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By Our Staff Reporter

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has authorized the release of 200 million rupees to make the Real Time School Monitoring (RTSM) functional to trace out ghost schools and teachers across the province. Sources in education department told Quetta Voice that the funds were authorized on the directives of Balochistan education minister Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind and newly posted secretary education Ghullam Ali Baloch.

Ghost schools can be traced through RTMS in Balochistan

Over 200 employees working in RTSM have not been paid by the authorities since July 2019. The employees have been demanding of the provincial government to release their salaries.

The RTSM was launched by education department government of Balochistan in collaboration with UNICEF to trace ghost schools and teachers across the province. ” So many teachers resigned since the RTSM forced  them to teach kids”, Ghullam Ali Baloch, the secretary secondary education Balochistan tells Quetta Voice.

With the support of RTSM over 1000 schools were made functional across the province. “We have also check over RTSM through parents teachers committees”, Mr. Baloch said.

In Balochistan, thousands of schools were mere in papers and government was trying to make non functional schools functional and find ghost schools. The number of primary, middle and high schools across the  province was over 13000.

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