Ghost schools still haunt Sindh education sector

SUKKUR:12 April:Stories about the presence of ghost schools in Sindh keep surfacing, which taint the endeavours the Sindh government claims to be making to promote education in the province under the ‘education emergency’.
Government Girls Primary School, Lal Bux Mahtam, is another such ghost school, which was closed long ago due to the apathy of the authorities concerned. However, teachers continue to get salaries while sitting at home.
The school was established in a village, Lal Bux Mahtam, near Rohri in 2004 to cater to the education needs of girls in the area. It was inaugurated by the former district nazim and current transport minister, Nasir Hussain Shah.

The school started with a humble strength of no more than two dozen girls. However, with the passage of time, enrolment climbed to around 100 students. Initially, the education department had posted three teachers at the school but one of them later went on leave while two were left behind to look after the students.The news.