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Education in Balochistan

IT is no secret that education is the only key to progress. However, Balochistan seems to be lacking behind where education is concerned. Schools and colleges are not given the attention they deserve. Besides, there is severe shortage of secondary school teachers and science lecturers.

Most of the laboratories in schools and colleges are without any lab equipment. So, naturally, most students avoid taking science as a subject. Moreover, schools and colleges are even without basic amenities such as safe drinking water and toilets, and facilities like libraries and gymnasiums which are a must.

Cheating has become rampant at almost all educational institutions.

A major reason for this is all invigilators, examiners and teachers turn a blind eye to the issue, letting students carry on at will. So far, the government has not chalked out any plan to end this unfair business for good.

Examination and admission fees are one of the major problems, as after the announcement of every new budget academic fees go skyhigh. As a consequence, poor parents suffer the most because they are unable to afford such exorbitant fees.

Furthermore, there is less chance of scholarships for poor students, who usually happen to be more intelligent or hard-working. The total number of universities in Balochistan is just three while Punjab has 20. As a result, the literacy rate of Balochistan is only 34 per cent which is extremely low.

Now the government needs to take some swift and judicious steps to solve the problem of Balochistan’s education

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