The Baloch Students Action Committee (BSAC) said in a recent media statement that the government schools in Mashkay lack teachers and all the basic facilities. The group said that the educational system is abysmal and it will lead to ignorance and illiteracy.
BSAC, a students organization, highlighted the pitiful situation of education in Mashaky. In the media statement, the students group said that the Government schools in the Nali area of Mashkay lack all the basic academic facilities. Only a handful of teachers arrive at the school on a daily basis whereas the rest are “ghost teachers” – they draw full salaries without performing any duty.
BSAC said that the locals had protested against the situation several times but to no avail. The District Education Officer had assured them their demands will be met, but the promises are yet to be fulfilled. Fed up with the lack of action, the locals locked the schools in protest.
The BSAC said that the protest against the abysmal educational situation in Mashkay proves the residents of the area are fed up with their condition. Students in different cities of Balochistan frequently organize protests and demonstrations, asking for their fundamental rights, but the authorities never take the situation seriously. Instead of alleviating the situation, the authorities are further aggravating it. The lack of government response is alarming, the student group said.
BSAC requested the government to take practical measures and solve the education problems facing the people of Mashkay.
The educational system in Balochistan is appalling – government schools, colleges and universities are a rarity. Private institutions ask for a stupendous fee which the locals cannot afford. The government schools are in deplorable condition: the infrastructure is in poor shape, educational facilities are non-existent and a large number of teachers draw full salaries without attending the school.
In tehsil Kahan of district Kohlu, the government schools lack examinations halls and the students are forced to attempt annual examinations outside of the school under the open sky.
The locals said that despite the millions of rupees allocated for education each year, our schools lack proper classrooms, examination halls and other basic facilities. They said that the ruling elite has never been serious about public education in Balochistan – they do make a lot of lofty promises, but these promises are never fulfilled. The rulers know that if the poor and middle class get a proper education, they might one day rise for their rights and challenge the authorities. To avoid this fate, the rulers deliberately maintain the pitiful education system of Balochistan