January 27, 2023

In this picture taken on September 18, 2018, girls attend a class at a school in Mingora, a town in Swat Valley. - Pakistan sits on a demographic time bomb after years of exponential growth and high fertility rates resulted in a population of 207 million -- two-thirds of whom are under the age of 30. (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM / AFP) / TO GO WITH Pakistan-education-demographics,FOCUS by Joris FIORITI (Photo credit should read FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP via Getty Images)

Sindh government has imposed an Education Emergency in the province. Fears that over 2 million students could be forced to give up education in flood-hit regions. Sindh Education and Culture Minister, Syed Sardar Ali Shah, said that the education sector has suffered significant damage.

The Education Ministry is considering establishing tent schools in flood-hit areas of the province. The Minister also called on domestic and international NGOs to assist the government in rehabilitation operations as citizens would be unable to bear the costs of their children’s education, he said.

More than 18,500 educational institutes have been damaged or completely destroyed in Pakistan. More than 670,000 students have been affected due to the destruction all over the country. Sindh remains the most-affected province as far as education is concerned with nearly 16,000 schools and colleges affected.

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