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State Of Education In Balochistan Is Miserable: Alif Ailaan

Quetta: The state of education in Balochistan is miserable because 66% of children aged 5-16 years do not go to schools, according to a report issued by Alif Ailaan.

Alif Ailaan, a non-profit organization that works for promotion of education, disclosed data about educational condition in Balochistan, in a press conference held on Saturday.

According to Alif Ailaan, there are 2.7 million children in province that fall in age bracket of 5 to 16 years old. Astonishingly, 1.8 million of those children do not go to school or attend any kind of education.

57% students dropout from primary schools in Balochistan, only 6% schools are high schools, there are 216 non-functional schools in province and 37% of schools are single room schools  revealed Alif Ailaan in the report.

Alif Ailaan urged the government of Balochistan to pay special attention to education of girls in Balochistan.

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Published in The Balochistan Point on October 11, 2014

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