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Balochistan government restores 450 schools‏

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QUETTA: The Balochistan government has claimed to have re-opened 450 closed schools across the province with the objective of drawing back school children to educational institutions.

Adviser to the Chief Minister Balochistan on Education, Sardar Raza Muhammad Bareech while addressing an all parties conference with regard to promotion of education here on Tuesday said that most of the schools were opened in Quetta and other backward parts of the province.

All major political and religious parties participated in the APC to discuss ways and means for the development of education sector in the province.

He reiterated that currently 2.3 million children were out of school in the province.

Bareech revealed that there were 44 rental schools located in Quetta and most of the educational institutions were deprived of basic facilities.

"Even this time, we need an immediate construction of 42,000 rooms in primary schools," Bareech said.

The adviser on education said that international donor agencies were supporting Balochistan Government to establish 3000 schools in the province.

"We are also trying to turn some religious seminaries into schools," he said, adding that Madrassahs and Masjids were located in all 22,000 thousand settlements across the province.

The adviser stated that complaint management system was also being established in the province to ensure presence of teachers in schools.

"We are also trying to introduce coding system for teachers and students and mapping system for schools in the province," he added.

Sardar Raza Bareech admitted that the condition of government-run schools in the province was miserable.

"I cannot explain, what problems, we are facing," he said.

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