Surab: The Government Boys High School Hajika, in Surab town of District Kalat is suffering from lack of basic facilities and infrastructure.
This school suffers from the problems of poorly maintained class rooms, poor ventilation systems in class rooms, lack of toilets and so on.
Mr. Zahid Hussain, headmaster of Government Boys High School Hajika, Surab told Balochistan Voices that the school was upgraded from middle school into high school in 1999 but new school building has been constructed yet. “Regular classes are taking place in open sky environment,” he added.
Mr. Hussain further lamented that “the school had fantastic teaching and leadership but struggling facilities dented its image. Due to lack of class rooms students are able to enjoy fruit of education.”
Mr. Mohammad Noor, a senior teacher of Government Boys High School Hajika, Surab said that poor facilities in our school signify that students are not receiving their rights of having a sufficiently available and well-maintained school facilities. The conditions of school facilities show an important impact on student performance and teacher effectiveness.
He further claimed that the school doesn’t have facility of clean drinking water and a playground in its premises for sports or recreational facilities. The school requires major repair work in sanitation facilities and building maintenance.
Mr. Habib Ur Rehman, another senior teacher of Government Boys High School Hajika, Surab said that the school doesn’t have any library and computer lab. The infrastructure is not enough to meet the needs of the school.
“Many students are forced to sit on the floor because of limited availability of furniture. Even there isn’t a single washroom for students and teachers. Lack of physical infrastructure and educational facilities in Government Boys High School Hajika dropout rate of children is at the higher level. The government issues affecting the delivery of education need to be addressed,” added Mr. Rehman.
The students and staff of Government Boys High School Hajika, Surab have appealed Government of Balochistan to make efforts to provide basic facilities to their school and release funds for building maintenance.
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