Over 33% edu institutions in Pakistan without lavatory, drinking water facilities

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—Around 46.38 per cent male and 28.49 per cent female institutes in country are functioning without electricity

—Despite the precarious security situation in Pakistan, many educational institutions are functioning without boundary walls

 

ISLAMABAD: Despite the government’s tall claims of making all-out efforts to bring about revolutionary changes in the education sector of Pakistan, a good number of educational institutes are still lacking basic physical facilities, as over 33 per cent of institutes across the country lacked proper toilet, clean drinking water and other facilities.

According to the documents available with Pakistan Today, a total of 33.52 per cent male and 16.80 per cent female educational institutes across the country lacked the facility of a latrine.

The documents showed that Balochistan topped the list, where latrine facility was not available in 79.06 per cent male and 59.17 per cent female educational institutes.

Sindh stood second in the list, where 46.95 per cent male and 42.57 per cent female educational institutes lacked the facility of a proper lavatory.

Similarly, the documents showed that a total of 17.52 per cent male, while 4.43 per cent female educational institutes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) lacked the facility of a latrine.

Further, a total of 3.50 per cent male and 3.14 per cent female educational institutes in Islamabad, while 0.98 per cent male and 0.35 per cent female institutes in Punjab lacked this basic facility.

The documents also showed that a total of 33.31 per cent male and 20.22 per cent female institutes in the country lacked clean drinking water facility. This list was topped by Sindh, where 48.06 per cent male and 49.31 per cent female educational institutes were without any drinking water facility.

Meanwhile, Balochistan stood second in the list, where a total of 44.39 male and 39.84 per cent female educational institutes were without proper drinking water facility, followed by KP with 30.82 per cent male and 18.52 per cent female institutes lacking this basic facility.

Besides, in Islamabad, only 1 per cent male and 12.04 per cent female institutes, while in Punjab a mere 0.34 per cent male and 0.32 per cent female institutes were without access to clean drinking water.

Moreover, a large number of educational institutions in the country were being run without electricity, including 46.38 per cent male and 28.49 per cent female institutes.

According to this list, Balochistan topped the list as 80.01 per cent male and 69.32 per cent female educational institutes were without electricity, followed by Sindh with 64.17 per cent male and 58.32 per cent female institutes without electricity.

Similarly, in KP, around 41. 69 per cent male and 31.74 per cent female institutes were without electricity, followed by Punjab with 9.12 per cent male and 4.81 per cent female institutes without electricity.

Islamabad performed well in this regard, as not even a single female educational institute was without electricity but the facility was not available in 1.50 per cent male institutes.

The data showed that despite the precarious security situation, a total of 63.92 per cent male and 32 per cent female educational institutes were without a boundary wall in Balochistan, followed by Sindh with 43.75 per cent male and 33.28 per cent female institutes without a boundary wall.

In KP, around 19.65 per cent male and 2.18 per cent female institutes were without a boundary wall, while in Punjab, around 3.95 per cent male and 0.55 per cent female educational institutes were without a boundary wall.

Surprisingly, the data showed that 3 per cent male and 0.51 per cent female educational institutes in the federal capital were without a boundary wall.