islamabad - The students of federal public schools are bound to suffer scorching summer heat during power outages due to non-availability of Uninterruptable Power Supply or back up generator.

The 422 educational institutions working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) in capital are without any back up power supply in hot summer’s frequent power outages, a matter of grave concern for the parents of the children. “Load-shedding is a big time worry for the parents as they cannot afford to educate their children in private schools,” said Habib Khan, whose son is enrolled in I-8/3 Model School.

“It was impossible to concentrate on studies in the school during power outages as heat was unbearable in absence of facilities,” said Fatima, a class 8th student.

Some students from rural areas also complained for not having fans and water coolers at their schools due to which they prefer to remain at home.

When contacted, Dr Tariq Masood Director Colleges Islamabad told this agency that the provision of UPS/generator to all capital public schools, colleges was impossible, adding: “We have no plan to provide generators due to limited financial resources.”

The parents have urged the authorities to provide basic facilities for their children to ensure trouble free environment. Dr Tariq said the federal public educational institutions remain closed by start of the June for over two months to counter summer.