Hangu: A alleged scandal has shaken the District Education Office (DEO) in Hangu, causing widespread public anger.

The DEO, along with staff, is accused of engaging in corrupt practices, including demanding bribes from teachers for transfers and extorting money to process applicants’ files.

This has led to teachers in Hangu District allegedly being compelled to pay bribes for transfers, a process meant to be based on merit.

Applicants seeking services from the DEO Office also face delays, with staff requesting illicit payments to expedite the process.

The alleged inaction of higher authorities, including the Secretary of Education and the Minister for Education, has fueled frustration, as they are accused of ignoring mounting evidence of corruption.

Local residents and teachers’ associations expressed deep concern, calling for immediate and decisive action, including a thorough investigation and stringent legal measures against those involved.