ISLAMABAD - In four districts of Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur more than 50 per cent children of the total population of 5 to 9 years are out of school and the number of out of school children is higher for girls than boys. This was revealed in a research report Education Budget Analysis: Five Districts of Southern Punjab by Oxfam GB in collaboration with Institute of Social and Policy Science (I-SAPS). The report provides detailed analysis and findings of the educational data and budget of selected districts from southern Punjab including Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Jhang and Rajanpur. The report indicates missing facilities especially in girls schools, for instance, in Multan at primary level 20 per cent girls schools do not have drinking water facility and 13 per cent girls primary schools are without toilets. The data indicates that in 53 per cent of the total schools in the districts do not have electricity and overall 6 per cent schools have dangerous buildings and 18 per cent of school buildings require major repairs. In Muzaffargarh 79 per cent of the schools do not have electricity, 15 per cent do not have access to drinking water, 38 per cent do not have latrine facility and 41 per cent lack boundary walls. As many as 63 per cent schools in Jhang do not have electricity, 14 per cent do not have access to clean drinking water, 36 per cent schools are without latrine facility and 29 per cent schools do not have boundary walls. In 86 per cent of the schools of District Rajanpur, the students do not have access to electricity, 38 per cent of the schools in the district do not have access to water, 36 per cent of the schools lack latrine facility and 34 per cent are without boundary walls. In Rahim Yar Khan the data indicates that 61 per cent schools of the district do not have electricity, 22 per cent do not have access to water, 30 per cent lack latrine facility, and 33 per cent are without boundary walls. In the five districts the share of development budget is far less than the current budget. The current budget, which includes salary and non-salary expenditures, is used to meet only operating costs thus having less relevance to the quality and access of education. The low share of development budget is visible in all the five districts. In Multan the share of development budget in the total budget has varied from two to six per cent during 2007 to 2010. And to make the matters worse available development budget remains under-utilised in many cases. Another important finding is the high incidence of allocating development budget without gender specification. In Jhung district, in the allocations for 2009-10, the schools for girls and boys each have been allocated three per cent of the total development budget. The remaining 94 per cent budget has been allocated without gender-specification. The report reveals that girls literacy and enrolment rates are very low in the districts. The enrolment of boys and girls from primary level onwards is continuously declining. In Multan District 74 per cent girls and 65 per cent boys at primary level do not make it to the next level or middle school. The findings suggest that there was serious lack of coordination among the district officials and the donors on the one hand and among the donors themselves on the other. Frequent postings and transfers of district education managers are identified as one of the major reasons for lack of coordination among district officials and donors. The event was attended by the representatives of NGOs, government officials from southern districts of Punjab, Pakistan Coalition for Education and members from the various walks of the civil society. Raja Anwar, Chairman CMs Taskforce for Elementary Education chaired the session. He lamented that this nation gives a lot of donations and does charity work but no one thinks to fulfill missing facilities in such schools in which haves-not study.