Jhimpir woes

Published June 24, 2024

JHIMPIR, a town in Thatta district, has no institution of higher education for the local students. The town, which is famous for its scenic beauty as well as Keenjhar Lake, has utterly failed to provide quality education to its residents, especially girls.

Moreover, crumbling healthcare and education infrastructure, coupled with a lingering law and order situation, portray a grim picture of life and the worth of the government’s lofty claims. For instance, the unpaved road from Jhimpir to Thatta is a thorn in the flesh for the local students who can either continue to suffer in private transport or say farewell to the dream of getting higher education.

With sustained efforts over the years, the locals succeeded in getting two high schools — the Government High School Jhimpir and the Government High School Jhirk —upgraded to the status of higher secondary schools.

Students­ — both boys and girls — are making use of the two facilities, and about 400 students every year pass the intermediate examination from these institutions. The next logical step is to establish a degree college for women, which should be followed by one for boys.

As such, the neglected area needs such institutions to keep the flame of education alight for those who face harsh conditions, but their commitment to learning and moving forward remains unwavering.

Prof M. Haroon Luhar
Jhimpir

Published in Dawn, June 24th, 2024

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