Girls education crucial for human development: Secretary Education Balochistan

Sher Khan Bazai distributed bags among girls under a UNICEF program

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Girls education crucial for human development: Secretary Education Balochistan

Education Desk : 

Secretary Education Balochistan, Sher Khan Bazai has termed girls’ education crucial for human development. “Girls education ensure prosperity and development of the country”, he expressed these views while addressing a function in connection with Pakistan Day at Sharan Karezat Pishin.

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and local education council Sharan had organized the event. The Secretary also participated in the school enrollment walk.

A large number of people attended the event

“Government is taking a keen interest in the enrollment of girls”, Mr. Bazai said. Assistant Commissioner Karezat, UNICEF official Naqeeb Khilji, education officers, parents, teachers, tribal elders were also present on the occasion.

“We are extending all possible support to the government”, Naqeeb Khilji said.

Balochistan lagging behind other provinces in the education sector

Balochistan is lagging behind other provinces in terms of key social indicators as compared to other provinces of the country. The education department’s statistics show more than 1 million children most of the girls are currently out of schools in Balochistan.

Female literacy rate lowest in some parts of Balochistan

According to sources in the education department, the female literacy rate in Balochistan’s Dera Bugti district was only 2 percent, district Sherani 7 percent, and district Killa Abdullah 9 percent. Girls’ dropout rate is high in Balochistan as compared to boys.

Schools paint a bleak picture

In Balochistan, government-run schools paint a bleak picture across the province. Secretary education Balochistan, Sher Khan Bazai revealed that currently, 8,188 schools have no toilet facility. Lack of basic facilities has severely affected students’ education. Especially, girls abandon schools as a result of a lack of basic facilities in government-run schools.

“We are trying to address key issues in government-run schools”, Mr. Bazai said.

Girls education crucial for human development: Secretary Education Balochistan

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