HAFIZABAD - DCO Muhammad Asif has stressed the need for discouraging the tendency of absenteeism in educational institutions to ensure quality education in schools. He directed the officers of Education Department to take stern action against the absentee teachers. He expressed dissatisfaction over 5th and 8th class result conducted by the Punjab Education Commission. The responsibility of poor results rests on the headmasters of respective schools. Addressing a meeting of educationists, he urged improvement in the schools and responsible headmasters and teachers should be taken to task. He also urged them to pinpoint problems on that concrete steps be taken to improve the performance.