Girls school without teacher for a year.

SHANGLA -- A government girls primary school (GGPS), Lodhar, in Kana tehsil has been closed for over a year after transfer of its only teacher.

It is the only school in the far-flung village having population of over 2,000. Local people say that female teachers from other areas mostly avoid to be posted in Lodhar due to which the school has been closed for over a year.

Abdul Aziz Shaheen, a resident, said Lodhar GGPS had once the strength of over 200 girl students, but the number dropped during last three years because teachers didn't want to be posted here.

He claimed that a teacher had been posted in the school, but she never visited it so far despite receiving her salary.

Abdul Qadir, another resident, said people living in Lodhar village were mostly poor and could not afford private education for their children.

He said the area's elders had complained to the independent monitoring officials too regarding the school closure, but to no avail. He said some parents had...

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