Thousands of students in KP and FATA were forced to put their studies on hold following displacement issues owing to militant violence, military operations and floods, reportedly.
According to the State of Children in Pakistan 2014 report, schools used as long-term shelters for the IDPs from FATA have also become damaged.
The report has recently been launched by the Office of National Commissioner of Children, Islamabad and UNICEF.
The study on the challenges faced by the educational institutions in the K-P said: “Many poor householders, faced with the loss of livelihoods, have taken their children out of school so they can contribute to the family’s income.”
According to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) situation report No 7, the total number of schools used as shelter by the IDPs was 1,404. Of these, 80 per cent of the schools (1,131) were in Bannu. Around 75 per cent of them were primary schools and 46 per cent were girls’ schools.