13,000 out of 49,000 public schools closed in Sindh: Minister
KARACHI: Sindh Education and Labor Minister Saeed Ghani has said that out of 49,000 public schools across the province,13,000 were closed while there was a shortfall of 37,000 teachers.
He expressed these views while talking to the media after appearing in a case related to lack of teachers in some schools in Tando Allahyar at Sindh High Court in Hyderabad.
He said that in the past, some schools were built on wrong plans that were closed. Educational institutions have shut down as a preventive measure to prevent the Corona virus from spreading, he added.
He said that an estimated 13,000 visitors have come to Pakistan and most of them came in the Sindh province.
“Misinformation is being spread on social media, the government is providing accurate information and nothing is being hidden,” he noted.
Saeed Ghani said that the Sindh High Court Hyderabad had summoned him in this regard.
Saeed Ghani said that the court has been told that the recruitment of teachers on merit has begun as well as steps are being taken to improve the school system.
He said that in the past some teachers applied for recruitment but they did not get appointment. We were also looking at them if they have complied with the policy, he added.
In reply to a question, Education Minister Saeed Ghani said that educational institutions have been shut down as a preventive measure to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. – APP