550 students getting free education in China-Pakistan School Gwadar
GWADAR, Jan. 18 (Gwadar Pro)-China-Pakistan Government Girls Middle School Faqeer Colony Gwadar is providing free education to 550 students who mostly belong to the low-income families of Gwadar city.
While talking to Gwadar Pro, the school Principal Parveen Nawaz said that the school is fully functional and providing quality education to students through 15 highly qualified and competent teams of teachers whoimpart academic and extra-curricular skills to the local students.
She said, “The school has proved to be the best among the public schools in Gwadar”.
The school which was funded and started by China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD) is focused on promoting education and improving the poor literacy rate in the area. The school was upgraded from primary to middle level in 2017 and the building was expanded in 2020.
The school Principal was hopeful for its upgradation to high school this year, saying that the Education department has recommended the school for upgradation and is waiting for its official approval.
Naseer Baloch from the school said that the China-funded school has provided fully functional computer labsto the students, which aims to provide quality digital education to students, especially girls, to prepare them for a competitive future ahead.
According to Pakistan District Education Rankings, a report by Alif Ailaan, literacy rate in Gwadar is estimated 25%. District Gwadar is ranked nationally at 61, with an education score of 59.47 and a learning score of 62.65.
Enrollment is low in Gwadar because of fewer schools in the district. And the level of enrollment declines as they move up the classes. The school infrastructure score of Gwadar is 29.91, giving it a national rank of 122. 33% of all the schools in the district catering to girls as compared to 67% schools for boys, putting girls at a greater disadvantage.
The lack of science labs and subject specialists’ teachers is also a major concern. Teachers teach two classes at the same time. Lack of science teachers and playing grounds are also issues facing Gwadar schools.