Report shows more than 10,000 government schools nonfunctional in Sindh
Islamabad: A report has revealed that more than 10,000 government schools are nonfunctional in Pakistan's Sindh region, media reports said.
The Reform and Support of the Sindh Education and Literacy Department made the revelation on the education situation in the region.
Titled "Profiting for Government Schools," the report shows data from 2018-19 and has been released after a gap of two years. According to the report, there are more than 4.5 million children enrolled in the province's schools, reports Geo News.
The report says that 133,000 teachers have been appointed for 49,103 schools, out of which only 36,659 schools are functional.
In 26,260 schools, there is no facility for drinking water, while 19,469 are without washrooms' facility. The report further revealed that more than 31,000 schools do not have electricity, reports Geo News.
Moreover, 21,00-plus schools do not have boundary walls, while over 47,000 schools are deprived of lab facilities, while as many as 36,000 do not have playgrounds.
It is pertinent to mention here that a chunk of schools, more than 47,000, do not have libraries in them — a necessary facility for students' grooming.