Out of a total 159 government secondary schools of Layyah, 48 schools are being run without headmasters/headmistresses for the last three year.

Thus, these schools including 22 male and 26 female are facing difficulties in carrying out educational and management matters.

In the secondary and middle schools, hundreds of posts of teachers and staff are lying vacant for years. In these schools, computer labs were established in 2009 with a cost of millions of rupees but these labs are being closed due to non-appointment of computer teachers.

Talking to The Nation, Executive Director Officer (Education) Tahira Shafaq Chishti said that due to late departmental promotion of grade 16 to grade 17, the posts of headmistresses and headmasters are vacant while the same will be filled soon.

CEREMONY: An oath taking ceremony of newly elected office-bearers of Kot Sultan Press Club was held at Govt Post Graduate College Kot Sultan Hall. MPA Ijaz Ahmad and Layyah Press Club Layyah President Mohsin Adeel administered oath to the Press Club body.

The MPA said that the media educates the public on the government policies. He congratulated the office-bearers including Jameel Ahmad, Rana Qamar Ahsan, Syed Abid Farooqi, Dur Mammad. Akram Khan, Mohsin Raza, Azhar Bhatti, Sajjad Malik and Jam Ashraf.