Islamabad:April 18:A study of Free and Fair Election Network (Fafen) shows lowest number of students-per-teacher (21) in government girls’ primary schools of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) whereas in Fata the number was highest (53) — higher than the government-set limit for primary schools which is 40 students-per-teacher.
The report released on Sunday says that as much as 92 per cent of the 154 government girls’ primary schools monitored in 84 districts in February were without cleaners while about three-fifths did not have peons and security guards.
The report mentions that information was withheld on the appointments of support staff by the administration of 57 schools. However, in schools that did share information, an average 10 per cent vacancy rate was observed. As for the teaching positions, the average vacancy rate was 9 per cent in 142 schools that shared information. The average teacher-student ratio of 1:34 in the monitored schools appeared to be satisfactory.
More than half of the schools were without playgrounds while 51 had no arrangements for clean drinking water. Furthermore, 50 schools did not have proper seating for students while three-fourths of the monitored schools did not have staffrooms for teachers. On the other had, 43 schools lacked electricity connections and classrooms of 56 schools had no fans.The news.