Ranking Peshawar: Actionable evidence on state of schools in city

The education sector of Peshawar is faced with perennial challenges. The district has around 0.6 million out-of-school children. Those who are enrolled in government schools do not demonstrate strong learning outcomes. A number of schools in the district do not have adequate basic facilities like electricity and clean drinking water. Their classrooms are overcrowded with […]

Budget analysis: FATA in need of 8,751 schools


The Federally Administered Tribal Areas require 13,407 primary and secondary government-owned schools whereas the number of existing schools stands at 4,656. This was stated in a Fata education budget analysis report presented at a seminar in the city on Thursday. A large number of students and teachers from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Fata, civil society members and […]

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 […]

Peshawar falls to 10th place from 6th in education report

Peshawar ranks 10th out of 25 districts in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), according to Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Ranking Report 2014. Even though education is heavily featured in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s manifesto and is the most-oft heard sound byte from government officials, Peshawar is four spots down from the year before. The report suggests Peshawar, the […]

Education woes: 551 schools in FATA, FRs devastated by militancy, floods in 2013-14

At least 551 schools were destroyed in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and Frontier Regions (FR) in 2013-14 due to ongoing militancy and floods. This was revealed in official papers issued by the FATA Secretariat regarding the Annual Development Programme (ADP) for 2014-15. According to documents available with The Express Tribune, 362 boys schools […]