Universally accepted, after every cloudy weather, there is a burst of beautiful sunshine. A similar case is with the Baloch people who are facing critical challenges in almost every walk of life. They are kept in a dark cave, so that they must not get educated and work for the development of Balochistan. One cannot witness better facilities in Balochistan’s education which has ultimately led the province to great backwardness in education.
From libraries to laboratories, boundary walls to water, toilets to untrained teachers, Balochistan’s education is at the least of governmental attention. Whereas, more than 2,000 schools are dysfunctional in the province. These all facilities are lacked because Balochistan’s schools are rarely visited by the officials. Teachers, at the time of duty, are either wandering in bazaars or have begun a business. Students go to school at their own and return in few minutes.
Unfortunately, the recent corona virus has affected badly the already worsening education system of the province. Since its arrival, government is confused whether or not to open the schools. Ultimately, students have got to lose great energy and time due to closure of schools.
To deal with the corona virus, in other provinces of Pakistan online education was introduced, however, it failed to work in Balochistan due to lack of internet. In some other cities Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is funtional, but very slow which cannot afford to run online education. Electricity is one other major issue which disturbs the students in getting online for the classes.
Teachers are the backbones of any society. Disappointedly, Balochistan’s 5000 teachers are ghosts. They are selected on recommendations who do not know how to read and write themselves. Hence, they do not give duties but take salaries on time. Another 6,000 schools in Balochistan are run with only a single teacher and single room. In such a situation, the whole students cannot accommodate in one classroom and thus quit their education.
Conclusively, Balochistan’s government needs to be concerned about the poor education system of the province. They are to provide more scholarships to the poor and needy students so that they may continue their higher education. Secondly, the lower schools need to be monitored well by government officials and must be facilitated well so that every student gets their token to free and compulsory education as guaranteed by article 25A of the Pakistani constitution.