1,365,237 girls out of school in Pakistan: moot told

September 18, 2015 Off By Web Desk

LARKANA: Girl students and their teachers participated in large number in a seminar organized by an NGO, Alif Ailan, here on Saturday on the theme of “Today’s challenges for girl education in Sindh” at Government Gilrs High School, Larkana.

Commissioner Ghulam Akbar Laghari was the chief guest. While addressing the seminar, Regional Director of the NGO Junaid Dahar said that 1365237 girls are out of school in Pakistan, out of which 3344560 belong to Sindh province and percentage here comes to 57%, which is alarming for which serious efforts must be taken by the government and parents to bring them to schools.

He further said that out of Pakistan’s 155032 government schools, only 54910 are for girls and out of 146,000 schools in Sindh, only 8094 are for female students which is beyond imagination and shows the serious inequality.

Dahar further said that 44% schools out of 198,094 have no washrooms and 30% are without boundary walls in the province adding that in the home-district of slain PPP Chairperson Benazir Bhutto 43% girls are without education which should be a point to ponder for the rulers without loss of further time.