LARKANA: No lecturer has been posted in the Government Girls’ College of Naudero since its inauguration at the hands of Sindh Senior Minister Nisar Ahmad Khuhro in 2014.
This emerged during an unscheduled visit of Larkana District and Sessions Judge Abdul Ghafoor Kalhoro to the girls’ college on Wednesday. It was revealed that the institution was run without lecturers in the subjects of English, Sindhi, mathematics, chemistry, physics, Pakistan studies and zoology, sources said.
The students whom the judge met while visiting the classrooms told him about the shortage of teachers of basic subjects.
It surprised the judge that the computer laboratory of the institution was non-functional where thick cobwebs were hanging from the furniture while the science laboratory was in dilapidated condition.
Students looked dissatisfied with affairs in the college and their studies. The judge noted with concern the poor hygienic condition in the institution. When asked, principal Ms Shaheen Pathan said that neither any sanitary worker, gardener, night watchman nor any clerk was appointed in the college.
The bus of the institution having 500 students had forcibly been given to the government college (boys), the principal told the visiting judge. He asked for producing any official proof so that it could be returned to the management of girls’ college.
Also the institution was not getting textbooks to be distributed free among the students, the principal said, adding that officials at the directorate of education and in the district accounts office did not release funds without taking bribe, which hindered urgent work in the college.
The students also complained about the “harsh” attitude of the principal to the judge. He asked the principal to be soft with students and assured [those who complained] that principal would not take any action against them, the sources said.
The girls said the institution was without electricity and its washrooms were without water. The principal explained that for a long time the college transformer had been lying faulty. The judge asked the principal to send him all problems in writing so that they could be solved, the sources said.
The court sources said that of the 500 enrolled students, only 40 were present in the college during the session judge’s visit. Two chillers were found installed in the institution.
During the visit, the principal and some non-teaching staff were absent, but they reached the college within 30 minutes.
The district and sessions judge has asked the authorities concerned to resolve the issues and take action against the delinquent staff members.
Published in Dawn, October 12th, 2017