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Teachers absent from Pul-i-Khumri school since 3 years

Teachers absent from Pul-i-Khumri school since 3 years

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May 01, 2018 - 20:18

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Teachers of a primary school in this capital city of northern Baghlan province have been absent over the three years, imparting nothing to hundreds of students.

However, result sheets of annual exams taken from students of the Arbab Nazar Mohammad School in Khwaja Alwan area have been regularly sent to the relevant department.

Mohammad Akram Amarkhel, a tribal elder from Alikhel village of Pul-i-Khumri City, told Pajhwok Afghan News the school teachers had been absent for the past three years.

He said he had many times shared the teachers’ absence issue with the educationinfo-icon officials but no action was taken against them in three years.

Amarkhel warned parents would to stage protests if teachers of the school did not appear to impart lessons to students at the earliest.

 “We thought the school has been closed, but we were wrong, salaries of the teachers and other staff of the school are paid but students are taught there,” he said.

Dozens of children of Alikhel village say they are interested in education but there are no teachers in their school.

Naqibullah Sajjad, Baghlan acting education director, said they were unaware why teachers of the primary schools were not attending classes.

He said the school’s registered a staff included three teachers, a principle, a guard and hundreds of students.

All personnel of the school received salaries and privileges since the school’s establishment, he said, adding  it was only two weeks ago when some teachers said they could no longer attend the school.

Sajjad said the education department would task a committee to find out the reason of teachers’ nonattendance and the school closure.

Baghlan provincial council deputy head, Firozuddin Imaq, said the absent teachers should be punished.

He said no one had so far complained to them about nonattendance of teachers in the school. “It is a major treason and whoever is involved should be taken to task”, Imaq concluded.

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