The Sindh government has declared an Education Emergency in the province, fearing that over 2 million students will be forced to abandon their studies in flood-affected areas.
Sindh Education and Culture Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah stated in this regard that the education sector in the province has suffered significant damage as a result of the devastating floods.
The Sindh government is taking steps to ensure that the estimated number of students continue their education. The Education Ministry is contemplating the establishment of tent schools in flood-affected areas of the province.
The Minister also urged domestic and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to help the government with rehabilitation efforts because citizens who have lost everything will be unable to cover their children’s academic expenses.
In a recent development, Save the Children, a UK-based organization, revealed that over 18,500 educational institutes in Pakistan have suffered partial or total destruction as a result of the devastating floods caused by torrential monsoon rainfall.
According to a report, the destruction has affected over 670,000 students across the country. Books, copies, blackboards, tables, and chairs worth millions of rupees have also been completely destroyed. Sindh remains the most affected province in terms of education. Floods have impacted nearly 16,000 schools and colleges.