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The Administrator of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), Rauf Akhtar Farooqui, has declared that steps were being taken for the elimination of ghost workers culture in the schools and other educational institutions.
A three-member committee has been formed for repairing and maintenance of school’s buildings whereas introduction of short courses for special children in the KMC elementary colleges was also under consideration.
The meeting also decided to setup a library named “My Library” in every school where the students and teachers would bring books from their home to develop study culture in the KMC schools.
The Administrator addressed the meeting of the KMC education officers, school principals and teachers on December 30. The meeting was also attended by the Advisor to Administrator Karachi, Brig A S Nasir, Director Education, Jamil Farooqui, and Director Schools (Female), Sumbul Qureishi.
The Administrator urged the officers to ensure better standard of education in the KMC schools which, he reckoned, needed urgent attention. He emphasized that the teachers have a great responsibility of imparting good quality education to children, adding that the education sector was considered as the backbone of any nation.
The Advisor to Administrator, Brig Nasir, informed the meeting that more than 200 ghost employees were sacked already which made Rs 50 to Rs 60 lacs of saving in the monthly salary bills.
He also directed the education department to compile full bio-data of all the teachers including their date of appointment, promotion and ACR details. He said that the teachers must ensure punctuality and focus on raising the standard of education.
Brig Nasir pointed out that the extracurricular activities were also encouraged in schools besides the regular studies. He said that the introduction of short courses for special children in four of the KMC’s elementary colleges was under consideration.
These children, he added, would be offered courses in computer hardware & mobile, TV, radio, repairing, welding, woodwork and in other professional and technical disciplines.
The thee-member committee, formed for repairing and maintenance of school buildings, was advised to submit its report after conducting the full survey of schools in this connection.