by Farman Karim
Gilgit, Ocober 10: People of Gojal valley are peaceful and cooperative but the education department is not doing justice to the region. These views were expressed by Rao Ikhlaq, director of education, while talking to a delegation of Gojal valley here in Gilgit. The delegation informed the director about difficulties faced by students of Gojal due to lack of teachers in various schools. He was told that teachers had been hired for Gojal valley’s schools but they are using personal and family influence and staying at their homes, drawing salaries as usual. He was also informed that recent transfer of teachers would create even more difficulties for the students. Deputy director education Javed Akhtar Baig was also present in the meeting.
The delegation, led by Chairman Aziz Jan, also demanded creation of new posts for Gojal valley instead of transferring teachers from one school to the other, on ad hoc basis.
Acting on demand of the delegation the director announced creation of four new posts for Gojal valley, including a female teacher of grade 16 for FG Boys High School, Gulmit. The other three new posts would be given to other schools, the delegation was told. He also said that strict action woul be taken against the teachers who are not serving in Gojal while working on posts created for the region.