Despite cracks, paint work started in Balochistan’s government school

Secretary education, Ghulam Ali Baloch took the notice and directed the concerned quarters to report

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Education Desk:

Despite cracks, the paintwork was started at a government-run girls school in Balochistan’s Jhal Magsi district. The photos of the poorly-constructed building with wide-cracks went viral on social media. In photos that went viral on Facebook and Twitter, the laborers can be seen coloring poorly-constructed walls of the girls’ primary school.

Secretary Secondary Education Balochistan, Ghulam Ali Baloch took notice and directed the director education schools to submit a report in this regard. The work is being done communication and works department (C&W) Balochistan, another official of the education department told the daily Quetta Voice.

Government-run schools across Balochistan paint a very bleak picture when it comes to the quality of construction, buildings and basic facilities. Over 5,000 government-run schools are with one-room one teacher across Balochistan, Ghulam Ali Baloch revealed. The Balochistan government had turned down the request of the education department for the construction of additional rooms for one-room schools in the province.

Initial reports suggest the school is located in union council Kot Magsi Dur Muhammad Admani in Balochistan’s Jhal Magsi. Like in other parts of the country, educational institutions are closed in the aftermath of outbreak of novel coronavirus.

Apart from this, the number of non-functional and ghost schools across Balochistan is over 3,200 as per the statistics shared by education department.

 

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