As many as 52 ghost schools of the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) were uncovered across the province, revealed on Friday.

According to details, Rs50 million had been allocated for the ghost schools by the SEF, which is a public-private partnership institution providing funds to schools in areas where there are no government educational institutions.

The districts where the SEF’s ghost schools have been uncovered included Larkana, Hyderabad, Dadu, Tharparkar, Sanghar and Mirpur Khas.

The ghost schools were under the supervision of various non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and the private sector, according to the documents.

Meanwhile, it has been learnt that funds were given for schools which either turned out to be ghost schools or did not use the funds properly.

Managing Director of SEF, Naheed Durrani said she has written a letter to the anti-corruption department to take action against these schools and to recover the funds.