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DG Khan: Budget cuts in special schools affecting students attendance

 

By Hasnain Raza

DERA GHAZI KHAN: 22 special schools of Dera Ghazi Khan Division cannot get their contingency funds, sources told The Educationist.

Recently, new local government system is imposed in December 2016 and from January 2017 to date these 22 schools did not get contingency funds. Because of this issue schools are facing severe problems to maintain their expenditures.

In these 22 schools, 2300 students are facing transportation and other problems because buses are not on roads due to unavailability of fuel.

The parents of special children have demanded the Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif and Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan to take immediately action to resolve this issue.

When The Educationist contacted some principals of these special schools they said: “For the last 3 months, we are trying hard to continue the bus service and for this we added money from our own pockets and other sources but this is now very difficult to meet these expenses. Because of no pick and drop service students are unable to come to schools as they are special children and they cannot come without proper transportation service of pic and drop.

Sources in the Accounts Department said, the Education Authority Account – 5 has not been opened and still it would take a few months to start functioning.

The parents of special children have demanded the Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif and Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan to take immediately action to resolve this issue.

 

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