2.2m children out of school in KP

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Speakers at a seminar said on Tuesday that 2.5 million children were out of schools in Pakistan.

They were speaking at the seminar arranged by Sparc, a non-governmental organisation, to mark the Universal Children Day. They said that education was the basic right of every child.

The speaker said that 2.2 million children were out of schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa alone and urged the government to take steps to get the students enrolled in schools. They said the rulers had made tall claims to ensure the provision of free education to all the children, but failed to honour the commitment after coming into power.

The speakers asked the provincial government to legislate to ensure free education to all the children to equip them with skills to face the challenges of the modern world.

Source: The News.