A report by the Punjab Education Department revealed on Friday that more than 2,000 public schools in Faislabad are deprived of basic facilities. The schools do not have proper classrooms to sit, washrooms, science laboratories or playgrounds.
“Almost 2,490 classrooms and 193 laboratories are yet to be built,” it stated.
The report read that the schools are just barren buildings. Students are forced to study under open sky as the desks at the schools are set up in the grounds.
At some of the schools, students also take classes sitting on the ground instead of on chairs, the report added.
“There’s a water shortage,” 10th standard student at a public school said. “The classrooms do not have proper boards, fans or even ceilings,” he said.
Students and parents have requested the staff to take action of these conditions and fix them.
Ali Ahmad Sian Faislabad District Authority CEO said,
“Faisalabad has a greater number of dangerous buildings compared to other cities because of the salty water here, the previous governments are responsible for not taking notice in time.”
Parents are worried of the worsening education provided to the students and have demanded that the construction of the schools should begin immediately.