Safdar Ali Safdar
Gilgit, March 8: A girls’ school located in upper areas of the renowned skiing resort, Naltar valley, is operating without teachers since 2010. Temporary staff appointed by the government on contract basis have left work after failing to get salary for several months.
The future of 160 girls who study in different classes at the school is in jeopardy because they have not been able to take their exams after resumption of the classes followed by the winter vacation.
A teacher named Meher Parwar who worked on contract basis at this school for two years, reportedly “without getting salary”, did not show up after the winter vacations. She told this reporter that
An official of the education department said that the staff hired on contract basis cannot be regularized because of a court order. He said that the contractual staff will have to appear in test and interview.
On the International Women’s Day, today, the government of Gilgit-Baltistan and the Ministry of Education can at least save its face by taking notice of the fate of these 160 girls and coming up with a sustainable solution.