Ed­u­ca­tion in Balochis­tan

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - GULJAN SHAY IBRAHIM

In Balochis­tan, ac­cord­ing to an of­fi­cial re­port 1.6 mil­lion chil­dren are out of schools and ma­jor­ity of those are counted girls. Balochis­tan with a great strate­gic im­por­tance has been ne­glected due to poor gov­er­nance; how­ever, the ed­u­ca­tion cri­sis is very se­ri­ous at the mo­ment as com­pared with other parts of the coun­try. Half of the pop­u­la­tion in the Prov­ince does not have ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion. 7000 schools, out of to­tal 12,500 schools in the Prov­ince, lack proper in­fra­struc­tures, teach­ers and other aca­demic fa­cil­i­ties.

Con­se­quently, only, 50,000 stu­dents (Girls and Boys) hardly man­age to com­plete their ma­tric­u­la­tion. The rea­sons is at­trib­uted the less at­trac­tive pub­lic schools. These sta­tis­tics ought to alarm those con­cerned about the gloomy fu­ture of Balochis­tan. The gov­ern­ment has to be very se­ri­ous with re­gard to the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the weak­ened sec­tor of ed­u­ca­tion in the Prov­ince on pri­or­ity ba­sis. —Kech, Balochis­tan

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