Shaal: Baloch National Movement’s welfare department has said in its report that the education department of Balochistan had closed 25 schools in the Tehsil Jaho of Awaran district and handed over many schools to the Pakistan army. As result, the teaching and learning process is completely suspended in those schools across the district. Those schools’ closure periods are in between fifteen years, ten years, seven years, five years, six years, two years and one month.
According to the report the following school remained closed: Boys Primary School Zeerkani Jaho last five years, Boys Primary School Vaasti Goth Jaho last five years, Boys Primary School Wadi-e-Bijjaar Jaho last five years, Boys Primary School Usman Chanal Goth Jaho last one month, Boys Primary School Soorgar Jhao last ten Years, Boys Primary School Sari tianch Jaho last five years, Boys Middle School Nondara Pilaar Jaho last five years, Boys Primary School Narmagi Jaho last two years, Boys Primary SchoolNeek Muhammad Goth Jaho last fifteen years, Boys Primary School Mullah Gazzi Jaho last eight years, Boys Primary School Mir Ibrahim Kundi Jaho Last five Years, Boys Primary School Metagu Jaho Last five years, Boys Middle School Mardaanago Nondara Jaho Last Ten Years, Boys Primary School Ladandari Jaho Last one year, Boys Primary School Kuch Kambi Jaho Last fifteen Years ,Boys School Kaurak Pelaar Jaho last fifteen years, Boys Primary School Kolanj Naondara Jaho last ten years,Boys School Koharo Jaho Last nine years,Boys Primary School Karim Jan Bazar Last one month,Boys Primary School Kapoor Pelaar Jaho last five years, Boys Primary School Kalatu Jaho last five years, Boys Primary School Jumma Muhammad Hasani Goth Jaho last two years, Boys Primary School Jakki Jaho last two and a half years, Boys Primary School Sawadaan Jaho last five years and Boys Primary School Hakeem Dad Goth Nondara Jaho had been closed for the past seven years.
The report issued by the welfare department of BNM states that Jhal Jaho tehsil of Awaran district is a backward area where neither education facilities nor health facilities are available. Apart from education and health, due to the lack of roads network people also face severe difficulties in travelling. Several villages in Jhal Jaho are deprived of education. “Most regional schools are either closed or have been converted into outposts and camps by the Pakistan Army and FC.”
The report states that the welfare department of BNM has a record of 25 schools closed for several periods due to which not only the children of the area are losing education. Rather, the people of Jaho are being mentally and physically abused by handing these schools to the army.
According to BNM, the closure of schools shows that the state of Pakistan and its related institutions are conspiring to deprive the Baloch nation of education. They have deprived the children of Jaho of education.
The Welfare Secretary of BNM Master Iqbal Baloch said “the purpose of the establishment of the Baloch National Movement’s Welfare Department is to draw the attention of international organizations by identifying the plight of health and education in Balochistan and the problems of Baloch refugees.So that the civilized countries of the world to know that the neo-colonial system imposed by Pakistan had not only made the lives of the Baloch people miserable, but the exploitation system of Pakistan is exploiting the Baloch people mentally, economically, socially as well as educationally.
So that the Baloch people lose their consciousness and become alienated from their national rights, Pakistan’s occupation of Balochistan becomes stronger.”
He said hundreds of schools in different districts of Balochistan were closed or had been converted into military camps.
The Welfare Department of BNM is collecting details in this regard. In the coming days, the reports of other districts will also be published to highlight the poor condition of education in Balochistan.