Hundreds of ghost schools came out in Punjab, only schools in government papers but nothing in reality.
Funds were also released from the state treasury in the name of ghost schools. Ghost schools were also given monthly budget and teachers’ salaries. In Punjab, 333 ghost schools belong to the Punjab Literacy Department.
Secretary Literacy Punjab has formed a team for field inquiry regarding ghost schools. The team will visit these ghost schools regularly as per official documents.
Teams will conduct regular field checks to verify the existence of schools. Earlier also a survey of literacy schools was conducted in Punjab including Lahore. The survey identified 333 ghost schools.