QUETTA: Around one million children are out of school in Balochistan — out of 26 million in the whole country, according to the latest survey.
This was quoted by Chief Minister’s Adviser on Education Haji Muhammad Khan Lehri at a press conference in Quetta on Friday. He said the government would fulfil its responsibility of enrolling such children in schools.
“The provincial government will appoint 8,000 teachers in Balochistan,” he announced.
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He added that approval for new schools would be given very soon and the existing institutions would be renovated with all basic facilities.
The adviser said he had visited several schools in Naseerabad because of complaints about teachers’ absenteeism. During the visit, a large number of teachers were found absent, he said, adding that departmental action had been taken against them.
“We are concerned for the future of children and no one will be allowed to spoil it,” he said, adding that teachers, who were serious in their profession, would be appreciated at every forum.
The adviser said the provincial government was taking steps for improving the education system in the province.
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