Female students stage protest in Wana.
Female students protesting in favour of their demands in South Waziristan. – Photo by Rizwan Mehsud

WANA: The students of Government Girls Middle School Janankot, Wana in South Waziristan on Saturday staged a protest demonstration in favour of their demands.

The students who gathered in front of Scouts Camp gate said there is no sanitation staff in the school due to which the students had to clean their classrooms and rest of the building. They said about 400 students are enrolled in the school, but there is not even a single government teacher for them, and the owner of the school building has hired four private teachers.

The students said their studies are being affected due to shortage of teaching staff. They demanded the concerned authorities to appoint teachers at the school. They said other facilities should also be provided at the schools to enable the students to fully concentrate on their studies.

Agency Education Officer, when contacted, said a summary has been sent to the reverent quarters for upgradation of the school to high level. He admitted that most schools in South Waziristan are facing shortage of teaching staff. However, he said, new teachers cannot be appointed without the approval of the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (Safron).