Ten government schools without electricity, water

Karachi—The parents and teachers are seriously concerned over non-availability of electricity connections, water supply and other basic facilities like washrooms at ten government schools in the vicinity of Pakistan Steel Mills—Pipri and Shah Town areas.
The students especially toddlers were at high risk to scorching heat which is feared to increase further in the coming day, they cautioned.
During his visit to some of these schools including Government Boys Primary School at Sabu Goth, GBP School Roiddin Baloch at Rabnawaz Goth, GBP School at Mari Goth and GBP School Haji Umeed Ali at Jabli Goth,APP Correspondent found it very difficult for the students and the teachers to pass the academic hours in such harsh environment.
A teacher from Government Boys Primary School in Sabu Goth (Pipri) told five students at the school fainted because of high temperature and suffocation on Saturday. There was no electricity or water supply arrangement at the school since its establishment 15 years ago. It also lacked washrooms and compound wall.
The parents from the above areas regretted that in the absence of wash-rooms the students had no option but go outside at some isolated site which is extreme embarrassing and security threat to them along with unhygenic environment and least concern about paucity. Most of these schools were without compound walls for the security.
What could be expected from the students and the teachers to deliver in this very tough situation, they questioned the education authorities and Sindh Government.
They demanded from the authorities to resolve the issue on priority basis and to provide all basic facilities at these schools, as Sindh Education Minister, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has recently announced to provide missing facilities to schools. They also complained that such announcements were made several times in past but the situation remained same.—APP

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