In Rawalpindi, where the provincial government has launched the Rs.44 billion metro bus project among other mega projects, there is only one teacher for every 30 primary schools. According to a news report, the majority of these schools with a single teacher are located in the two remote and neglected tehsils of Kotli Sattian and Murree. The shortage of teachers for the schools is despite the fact that the education department has around 20,000 teachers.
Enrollment in these areas is low because people do not want to get their children in schools with no teachers. Around seven million children are out of school across the country, which is the second highest in the world.