Sindh High Court Takes Notice Of Dilapidated School Buildings

Sindh High Court Takes Notice Of Dilapidated School Buildings

The Chief Justice of Sindh High Court has called for reports from Secretaries of the provincial Education and Works departments, Deputy Commissioners and education officers on steps being taken for the rehabilitation of dilapidated government school buildings in five (5) districts of Sindh.

The Sindh High Court’s Registrar in issued the directives. Letters had been issued to the provincial Education Secretary, Works Department Education Secretary, district education officers and Deputy Commissioners of Khairpur, Matiari, Larkana, Mithi and Badin districts.

The Chief Justice directed them to submit their reports, explaining what steps had been taken by the officials concerned of the Education and Works Department for the rehabilitation of dilapidated buildings of government schools in the five (5) districts. He also sought details of the funds specifically provided for this purpose and records of their utilisation for the rehabilitation of schools. The Education Department Secretary was also directed to submit details regarding the number of staff deputed at these schools and the names of those who were attending to their duties on a daily basis. The Sindh High Court has also ordered an inquiry into the closure of schools of the five (5) districts.

The registrar directed the Secretaries, district officers and Deputy Commissioners to submit their reports in compliance with these directives, after which the Sindh High Court would take up the matter and examine reports.

The Chief Justice had recently taken notice of media reports on the poor conditions of government schools and lack of teaching staff and other facilities in these districts.