Logar edu directorate hub of corruption: PC
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Members of provincial council in central Logar province on Monday blamed directorate of education for hiring unprofessional and inefficient persons, which left far-reaching negative impact on the vital sector--- a charge the directorate of education rejected.
Adalat Abdul Rahimzai, deputy head of provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan News the directorate of education was facing with serious issues which needed immediate attention.
“People complaints and our monitoring proved that education department needs improvement because its current performance is extremely weak,” he noted.
Rahimzai said: “Education director prefers references in appointment of employees’ thus trampling merit. Deputy education director and several other officials have been appointed on heavy bribe. The negligence of education department have vanished education from schools.”
Mohibullah Saleh, provincial council members, warned that education sector would meet disaster had the corruption and other issues were not resolved.
Mohammad Rahim, Baraki Barak district chief, said most of the teachers were inefficient and inexperienced or merely grade 12th graduates. “The schools are opened but there is poor education. There is quantity but there is no quality education,” he rued.
Abdullah, a student of Kalangar High School, said: “Mostly teachers remain absent even they don’t teach if they come to schools. We have shortage of books therefore the students don’t often attend schools.”
Mohammad Akbar Stanakzai, director education, called all these as baseless allegations. “Education directorate follows rules and regulations and neither education department nor I am involved in any type of corruption.”
Stanikzai said the provincial council members and other officials leveled baseless allegations and blamed the education department for their personal interests.
He offered to be open for investigations and asked members to visit and monitor all activities closely.
Logar has as many as 280 schools where hundreds of teachers teach but at least 12 girls’ schools have been closed for last two weeks due to threats from militants.
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