If we think of education in Balochistan, a disappointing result comes in front of us. Firstly there are no steps taken by the state on education here and in the schools a poor quality education is imparted to the students. Yes, the government is establishing several school buildings in the province but it cannot bring any change until the quality of education is focused. Mainly in governmental schools the conditions are extremely bad. Private schools provide a relatively better education but Majority of parents cannot afford the high expenses of private schools.
What can we hope for this nation, when our top leadership protects the corrupt and fake degree holders. Only an intellectual, competent and faithful leadership knows the importance of education able to do some good things for this nation.
This is the responsibility of the state and the provincial government to provide full access to education to all the children both males and females. Education in Balochistan cannot be improved until there is peace which cannot be attained until profits from the resources extracted from Balochistan are spent on the people here rather than to be pocketed by corrupt government officers, Sardars, waderas and politicians.
Federal government should look for the betterment of education the same way it does for security. If it can make a corridor from Pakistan to China so making schools is not a big deal. Once if we have majority of people educated in the state, then the poverty will itself go down.
Riffat Wahab Baloch
Published in The Balochistan Point on August 7, 2015
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