The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) education department has enforced a ban on men entering girls’ schools across the province. This decision was made in response to a series of complaints lodged on the Citizen’s Portal concerning the presence of men in girls’ schools.
The KP director of education released an official notification declaring that men’s entry into girls’ schools is now strictly prohibited. The authorities of these schools have been directed not to invite any male individuals as chief guests for events or programs held at female educational institutions.
The education department has clarified that only female chief guests will be allowed to participate in events and programs hosted at girls’ schools in KP.
Earlier this year, the KP government endorsed a proposal advocating for the exclusive appointment of female teachers at government-run primary education institutes throughout the province. This approval came after months of deliberation, during which the provincial cabinet considered recommendations put forth by the KP Elementary and Secondary Education Department in January.
This unprecedented move by the KP government is seen as a significant step towards ensuring a safe and conducive learning environment for girls in the province. It also reflects the government’s commitment to addressing concerns raised by the public regarding the safety and welfare of female students in educational institutions.