Girls school in Mattani reopens after 25 years

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Closed for nearly 25 years, Government Girls Primary School (GGPS) Mattani No1 in Peshawar district reopened for girls on Wednesday. Classes could not commence at the school for over two decades as owners of the land would not let teachers and students enter the building because of a land dispute. Finally it was agreed that […]

10-year-old still searches for her lost schoolbag

Nosheen Chitral

For 10-year-old Nosheen Bibi, losing a schoolbag and its contents are the primary concern. On the other hand, her family worries about a roof over their heads as winter approaches Chitral. “My bag had books, pens and notebooks; all of those were lost when our house collapsed,” says Nosheen from Jughoor village in Chitral. “I […]

Renovation of schools in KP to be completed by 2017

The rehabilitation, renovation and standardization of 402 government higher secondary schools (GHSS) will be completed by March 2017 by the provincial government. This will come at an estimated cost of Rs4 billion, stated a handout issued on Friday. According to the document, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak chaired a meeting at the CM’s Secretariat and assured […]

Educational institutions to remain closed

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced that educational institutions in the province would remain closed for three days to mourn the brutal killing of students in the terrorist attack on the Army Public School in the provincial capital. All the private schools and universities have also announced the closure of educational institutions across the province […]

Of a school with faded identity

The Government Girls Primary School No.3 Phase-III in Hayatabad has a faded board which hides its identity, however, once you enter the school there is a printed dirty curtain, on front, barely hiding a classroom turned into living quarters for the servants. There is also a bread-making facility (Tandoor) which speaks of how the servants […]