PESHAWAR: As many as 2,443 instructional establishments of the seven merged tribal districts, principally for women, are with out bogs and round 2,580 with out consuming water provide because the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities has targeted its consideration on the supply of photo voltaic vitality to greater than 300 mosques within the space.
Virtually half of the four,961 major faculties for girls and boys within the seven merged districts, together with six Frontier Areas, don’t have primary amenities like consuming water, rest room, electrical energy and boundary partitions, reveals the 2017-18 statistical report of presidency instructional establishments.
In response to the report compiled by the Training Administration Info System (EMIS), Directorate of Training of the Newly Merged Tribal Districts, the center, excessive and better secondary faculties for women are additionally with out bogs and consuming water amenities.
The report disclosed that the dropout price amongst ladies within the space was 79 per cent.
“One of many main causes for top dropout price amongst ladies is unavailability of bogs in faculties,” a senior official of the secretariat for merged districts advised Daybreak.
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“In any society, conservative or liberal, rural or city, the mother and father won’t ship their kids to colleges except primary amenities like bogs are supplied there,” he stated, including that majority of the faculties within the merged districts didn’t have allied amenities.
The provincial cupboard not too long ago ordered the solarisation of over 300 mosques within the area on a battle footing to facilitate worshippers. Initially, the federal government had issued orders for the solarisation of 100 mosques in merged districts.
The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf throughout its earlier tenure had chalked out a plan for solarisation of four,000 mosques aside from asserting Rs10,000 honorarium for each prayer chief.
Minister for data Shaukat Ali Yousafzai justified the cupboard’s choice concerning solarisation of mosques in tribal districts saying the federal government has labored out a separate plan to offer primary amenities to instructional establishments.
“Prior to now, mosques and seminaries had been ignored which labored to accentuate a way of deprivation that resulted in non secular extremism and militancy,” he argued, including that the federal government ought to personal mosques and seminaries.
An opposition lawmaker and officers on the helm of affairs opposed the federal government’s choice concerning mosque solarisation and termed it an try on a part of the ruling PTI to affect outcomes of the elections to the provincial meeting to be held in seven districts and 6 FRs this yr.
Former senior minister and Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal MPA Inayatullah Khan stated the PTI authorities was attempting to make use of solarisation mission as a software to affect the upcoming elections in tribal districts.
“We’re not in opposition to the supply of amenities to mosques, however this mission is used forward of election as a political leverage,” he stated.
Mr Inayatullah stated there was no hurt within the solarisation of mosques however the authorities’s first precedence must be the development of bogs in faculties, particularly for women.
He stated the PTI had additionally launched Sehat Insaf playing cards in tribal district to control polls. Elections in merged districts are more likely to be held earlier than June this yr.
A senior official termed solarisation of mosques a beauty measure by the PTI authorities. He stated laptop labs had grow to be redundant in faculties attributable to unavailability of electrical energy, whereas the PTI was solarising mosques, the place folks spent 20 minutes to supply prayers.
Minister Shaukat Yousafzai stated the mission shouldn’t be related to the ballot marketing campaign.
The EMIS examine portrayed a dismal image of the dearth of primary and allied amenities in instructional establishments.
In response to the information, instructional establishments in merged districts require round 600,000 desks, benches and chairs for college students.
Additionally, 1,069 instructional establishments don’t have boundary partitions.
Underneath the 5 years plan (2015-20), the estimated price of primary and allied amenities to instructional establishments in seven districts is round Rs8 billion.
Officers stated the directorate had sanctioned Rs10 million and Rs5 million for buy of desks and chairs in each district and FR, respectively.
They stated the furnishings and different items had been destroyed or stolen when the militants held sway within the area.
Revealed in Daybreak, February 10th, 2019