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JAMRUD, May 30: The Education Department and local administration have started verification at schools in Khyber Agency, with an aim to identify the people who are performing duties instead of the actual teachers.

The Agency Assistant Education Officer, Mr Shandi Gul, says that in the first phase, identity cards and educational certificates of the female teachers were verified.

The Assistant Political Agent of Jamrud tehsil, Mr Roshan Khan Mehsud, and other authorities of the Khyber Agency Education Department were present during the verification drive.

Local tribesmen complained recently that “fake teachers” were doing duties in the schools, instead of the teachers appointed on the posts are reportedly doing businesses somewhere else or overseas.

On the complaints, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor ordered authorities to start physical verification of the teachers at educational institutions.