LAKKI MARWAT - The government has issued show cause notices to 19 teachers and class-IV employees of government schools for dereliction of duty and keeping schools closed, said an official source on Wednesday.
The sources said that during surprise visits Sub-Divisional Education Officer Ikramullah Khan found several schools closed without the instructions of high-ups concerned while a number of teachers and class-IV employees were found absent from duty.
"In a primary school situated in Mamakhel locality the visiting team was taken aback to see donkeys and goats grazing in the premises of the school," the sources maintained.
The sources said that a substitute was working in place of headmaster in another primary school of Jafer Kilay while some teachers were found missing from duty. The sources said that several schools were found closed during inspection visits.
The sources further said that teachers and other employees who had been issued show cause notices included Kiramatullah of Government Primary Scchool Kotka Jafar, Ismail Shah and Nasrullah of Government Primary Scchool Daray Plari, Mohibullah of Government Primary Scchool Muladad, Ali Shan, Pervez and Umer Nooh of Government Primary Scchool Nar Raza Khan, Abdullah, Abdul Sattar, Najeebullah, Abdul Qayyum, Bashir Khan and Rehmatullah of Government Primary Scchool number 1, Gandi Khankhel, Naqeebullah, Amanullah, Sajjad Rauf, Atlas Khan and Muhammad Rahim of Government Primary Scchool Naser Din Begukhel.
"The negligent officials have been directed to submit their replies and appear in person before the competent authority within three days, otherwise they will face disciplinary action under efficiency and disciplinary rules 2011," the sources added.