One school for blinds

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Shabbir Ahmad

Primary schools for visually impaired student were established in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) about sixty years ago but unfortunately none of these schools could be upgraded to higher level as of now. These students need higher education as much as others or probably more than them but the government is oblivious of this issue. After primary education, the well-off people send their children for further education to Sindh and Punjab, but the poor cannot do so due to lack of facility in KP.
There is only one primary school for visually impaired girls across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and that too has not much to offer. Government indifference has caused the lone school to suffer excessively. The school can only enrol 30 students while the number of visually impaired girls in the province is high. That’s why a large number of applications are turned down every year.
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