The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to ban the entry of men into girls’ schools throughout the province. According to the decision, in case of any event or programme at the schools, the chief guest will also have to be a woman. This step has reportedly been taken following complaints submitted on the government’s citizen portal.
It’s worth noting that earlier this year, the KP government took an unprecedented step. They endorsed a proposal advocating the exclusive appointment of female teachers in government-run primary education institutes across the province.
This approval followed months of deliberation. The decision was initiated in response to recommendations from the KP Elementary and Secondary Education Department in January.
A similar decision was previously taken in October 2018, when the then chief minister of the province, Mahmood Khan, ordered a complete ban on the entry of men into girl schools and said the schools should invite women lawmakers and role models as chief guests to any kind of event throughout the province.
Mahmood Khan said that the KP Education Department should also discourage publicity of social and annual functions of girls schools on social media, adding that girls should be made aware of the social, culture and Islamic values throughout the province.
The CM directed that the education department discourage the publicity of social and annual functions of girls’ schools on social media. The girls should be given education in a true spirit, making them aware of social, culture and Islamic values.