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Warped education system in Balochistan

By: Hammal Mir

No society will develop if the most effective component of human civilization is neglected to be provided education. Education is indeed the key to development and modernization of the societies as the great philosopher Aristotle says,  “Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity”.  Believably, education was the only journey that brought mankind from cave to Mars and enabled them to discover, know, value, and learn themselves.

Globally, Education is the first priority to every nation and they appropriately bring incredible elevation and advance its methods from every level of educational institutes in their countries,   resultantly, their contributions have brought comfort and ease to every single dweller of the globe.

Disappointedly , Pakistan is in the list of worst countries which are backward and undeveloped as UNICEF’s annual (2017) report, revealed that more than 2.5 million children in Pakistan do not attend school, furthermore, the report declared school education system of Pakistan is outdated, however no step was taken by federal and provincial governments for the noble field.

In this upsetting situation, Balochistan secured the top position to hold a mounting figure of one million [approximately] children are out of school in the largest province as Alif Ailaan,in a seminar in Quetta, emphasized that education should be in focused list and the authorities should draw the kids to school in order to make the region peaceful, education-oriented and prosperous  through education.

There are many flaws and lacking by the government that are injecting the ratio of non-school going kids in Balochistan. Dramatically, government of Balochistan declared education emergency couple of years ago yet no serious measure was taken to tackle the situation at earliest; emergency declaration was only a myth but nothing for the people of Balochistan.

Through this channel, people from every walk of life in Balochistan are appealed to take initiative and start educational activities yourself as this practice is successfully exercised in some specific areas of the province.       

Published in The Balochistan Point on March 2, 2018


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