No teachers for women government colleges

Teacher to student ratio best in Balochistan, followed by KP, Sindh and Punjab.

Ppi November 28, 2010

ISLAMABAD: More than one fifth of teaching posts at government-run colleges for women are vacant across Pakistan.

A report released by Free and Fair Election (FAFEN), on Sunday, says Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has the highest rate of teachers’ vacancies at 93 per cent, while in Balochistan 29 per cent of the posts were not filled. In Sindh, 28 per cent of teaching posts were vacant, with 24 per cent in Punjab.

A higher percentage of non-teaching posts were filled in comparison to teaching posts. Nearly 92 per cent of the sanctioned non-teaching posts were filled in the monitored colleges.

FAFEN Governance Monitors visited 94 government girls colleges, 46 in Punjab, 20 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 9 in Balochistan, 17 in Sindh and one each in Islamabad and FATA.

Balochistan had the best teacher to student ratio at one to 34, followed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1:37), Sindh (1:39) and Punjab (1:56). In FATA, there was a teacher present for 10 students and one teacher for 18 students.

Govt expenditure on students

On average, the government spends Rs 17,467 on ever female college-going student annually, as per the budgetary information shared by 17 colleges. Total expenditure per student by region is:

Region Total expenditure per student
Islamabad Rs28,483
Sindh Rs23,341
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Rs17,523
Punjab Rs12,620
Balochistan N/A

Government spending on each college-going female student is lower than what is being spent on a college-going male student by Rs1,348 per year. According to FAFEN, the government spends Rs18, 815 annually on each college-going male.

With regard to infrastructure, 31 per cent of the colleges did not have security guards, 28 per cent did not have any furniture in class rooms, 22 per cent had no playgrounds and 17 per cent did not have any clean drinking water facility for students.

Around 77 out of a total number of 94 colleges declined to provide budgetary information.


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