A female high school in Punjab’s Jhang district waiting for a regular head since 1984!

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Would you believe a girls’ high school in district Jhang of Pakistan’s Punjab province has no regular administrative head since 1984? Similarly another boys’ school in the same district has no regular head since 1999.

This has been revealed in response to a Right to Information (RTI) request filed by a rights activist from Centre for Peace and Development Initiative (CPDI) earlier this month.

Governance is one of the factors the private sector is taking advantage over the public schools. No one can imagine a private school operating so long without a regular administrator. Then why this has been happening in public sector?

According to data obtained under the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 from the School Education Department in August 2015 there were 2,611 schools without regular heads in Punjab.

Following is the district-wise break-up of these schools.

 

You can also read this story in Urdu.

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The two schools (highlighted as red) in Jhang district waiting for heads for decades now are Government Girls High School, Gudarah and Government High School (Boys), Bullo. Following is the image of data obtained using the RTI law showing exact dates since the two posts are waiting regular heads.

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Also read this story to know how many single-teacher primary schools are there in Pakistan.

Main image: Pakistan Today

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