The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Department has passed an order declaring a complete shutdown of schools with less than 50 students.
As per a source out of the KPK education department, as quoted by leading Pakistani publication, this step was taken for provision of maximum facilities to the schools. However, the insurance of quality education had become extremely difficult due to the shortage of funds, which led to this step by the authorities.
The source added that there were thousands of schools in the province which were established on political or some other basis, but number of students in those schools was nominal.
This decision can lead to the shutdown of more than 3000 schools in the province. Owing to the vast number of closure throughout KPK, parents whose children were going to the schools have been panicked with the decision.
Moreover, the source has stated that KP government was very conscious for provision of maximum educational facilities to students as well as to schools in the province. Due to their efforts to spread educational awareness, headmasters of the school were commanded to increase the number of enrolled student, but unfortunately the campaign couldn’t suffice.
However, it has been confirmed that the students and teachers of soon-to-be demolished schools will be transferred to the nearby educational institutions.