Over 1.8 million children out of schools in KP: Survey

More than 1.8 million children are out of school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa mainly due to lack of interest, poverty and shortage of schools.

It was revealed in a survey of the Elementary and Secondary Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The survey's findings showed that the out-of-school children in the province were 23 per cent of the total population of the children of 5 to 17 years.

Survey finds that sixty four percent out-of-school children are girls and thirty six percent boys.

Meanwhile, according to Provincial Directorate of Education, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has provided missing facilities in more than eighteen thousand schools across the province

Source: Radio Pakistan