PESHAWAR: After the Ghar Ayaya Ustad Scheme was initiated by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government 140 students were enrolled in the Government Girl’s High School Gunjabad. Months later 25 students dropped out.
Drop-out remains a pressing issue in the enrollment drive initiated by the government. “We went to each of the girl’s parents specifically. But in most cases the parents were not interested in sending their girls to school,” said the headmistress of the school.
The campaign initiated by the KPK government earlier this year aimed to enroll 8 million students in schools. The enrollment drive was to take in two phases. In the first phase 70,000 students were enrolled in Peshawar and over 700,000 people were enrolled in the rest of the province, said Muhammad Atif, the KPK education minister.
Malik Khalid, an educationists, said that students drop out due to lack of facilities in schools. “In every 10 students who get enrolled in school, 5 to 6 students drop out. And that is a pressing issue.”
Peshawar :: KPK Mai Ghar Aya Ustad Maham………….( Reported By Kashan Awan )
Posted by AAJ EPES on Monday, 4 January 2016