Over 8.5 million children receiving education in Sindh: Saeed Ghani

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KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Education and Labour Saeed Ghani has said that more than 8.5 million children in the province are getting education in public and private educational institutions as well as madrassas and other places.

During 2017-18, 1262 teachers had been recruited on the death quota, of which 92 are in colleges and 1170 are in schools.

He said that the number of subject specialists in the province is 791 while 1148 posts are vacant.

The minister was replying to written and supplementary questions asked by various members during the Question-Hour in the Sindh Assembly on Thursday.

Saeed Ghani said that in 2014, the teachers’ organizations had approached the judiciary regarding the recruitment of teachers and after that the issue of recruitment of teachers was pending in the court.

“There are 49,000 government schools in the province and we are facing a shortage of 37,000 teachers,” he said.