Lack of basic facilities including drinking water, electricity, washrooms and boundary wall in 35 government primary and elementary schools in tehsil Wazirabad has been creating numerous problems for the students and hampering the government efforts to promote education despite spending huge funds for the purpose.

On one side, the government has been making tall claims about achieving target of 100 per cent enrollment in primary schools but on the other, it has failed to provide basic facilities like washrooms, drinking water and electricity in schools which prove an obstacle to attract students.

As per detail, building of 35 primary and elementary schools across the tehsil were found dangerous, during survey conducted by DDO Elementary. DDO Education Qamar Zaman Gujjar disclosed that 35 buildings were found dangerous and facing lack of basic facilities including drinking water, electricity, washrooms and boundary wall.

He said that the Tehsil Education Department conducted a survey in the city and also inspected school situated in Nawan Kot, Kot Nathoo, Hairanwala, Gajar Gola, Tarandian, Gorali, Sohdra, Gil Wala, Mansoor Wali, Kot Jan Bukhsh, Hussainpur, Varpal Scheme 4, and Alipur Chattha. People of the area are of the view that instead of investing in Daanish schools, it would be more appropriate for the Punjab government to streamline the primary schools structure in rural areas.

Students urged to seek education for serving country: MNA Justice (r) Iftikhar Ahmad Cheema has urged students to seek education not only to get degree but for serving of the country.

He was addressing parents-teachers meeting at Quaid-e-Azam Public Model School in village Jandial Dhabwala here the other day. 

He said that getting education was the prime duty of a human being as it was the education that made him a social being.

He said, “The quality of a society or a nation entirely depends on the quality of its education and the students are the future of a nation”.

Cheema said that that the government was committed to providing quality education facilities to students at all levels under a comprehensive programme.

He attributed the credit to the Chief Minister Shahbaz who set an example and encouraged students to demonstrate their talent and recognized their hard work for seeking positions in annual examinations at board and university levels by offering them cash prizes and scholarships.

Earlier, school principal Qari Muhammad Arshad Rehmani highlighted the curriculum and non-curriculum achievements of the school students.

Former UC Nazim Muhammad Asif Kalair and Ch Shehbaz Ahmad Cheema also addressed the gathering.