LAHORE: Government schools in at least 34 districts in Punjab presently lack an adequate number of toilets for children, revealed a report on government schools’ rankings of districts and divisions for the second quarter of 2017-18.
According to a report by a local English daily, this ranking was done as a part of the Chief Minister’s School Reforms Roadmap which is responsible for collecting wide-ranging indicators to measure the performance of public schools in the province.
The ranking uses various measures to collect indicators, for example, the percentage of results of tests of English, math, and Urdu; students and teachers attendance, student retention, infrastructure and facilities monitoring by administrative staff.
None of the districts managed to achieve the targets for sufficiency of toilets for all of three months, according to the ranking. However, two districts – Okara and Bhakkar achieved the targets for two months, whereas Attock achieved the said targets for one month in the quarter. Rest of the 33 districts failed to achieve the set targets for any month.
12 districts achieved the set target of hygiene i.e. 80 per cent for all of three months, seven districts for two months and six districts achieved the targets for a single month during the quarter. 11 districts failed to achieve the hygiene targets for any one month in the whole quarter.