Chronic absentees: 35 teachers suspended in Dera Bugti
File photo: Teachers training and sensitization launched in Balochistan's Kalat district: Photo provided by education department

Chronic absentees: 35 teachers suspended in Dera Bugti

Education Desk :

The education department government of Balochistan has suspended 35 teachers in the Dera Bugti district. “They were chronic absentees”, Sher Khan Bazai, the Secretary Education Balochistan said.

The department had issued notices to the teachers to ensure their presence in schools. Despite repeated notices, the teachers failed to turn up at their duties, Mr. Bazai mentioned.

Suspended teachers belong to various parts of Dera Bugti 

The teachers belong to various parts of Dera Bugti, one of Balochistan’s resource-rich districts. “We have also established an inquiry committee to probe into their cases”, the Secretary informed.

The education department has launched a crack-down against chronic absentee teachers in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan. The department under the former secretary Tayyab Lehri had already suspended over 2,000 teachers in the province.

The number of government-run schools is above 14,000 

The number of government-run primary, middle and high schools across the province is over 14,000. Balochistan education minister, Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind said, “the number of ghost teachers is in thousands”.

The government has also introduced a real-time school monitoring system to check the availability of teachers in Balochistan. “Through RTSM, we can easily trace chronic absentees”, Sher Khan Bazai mentioned.

The provincial government had also allocated a budget for the RTSM to make sure presence of teachers in schools. UNICEF

Chronic absentees: 35 teachers suspended in Dera Bugti

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