Labs labour lost

TWO hundred schools with no laboratories, another 400 without any laboratory supervisors. Sounds incredible, doesn't it? These are not figures conjured by some vague survey, but revelations from the Ministry of Education directly following a study of the facilities provided in schools which was published in the local Arabic daily Al Bayan.

By The Monitor

Published: Tue 9 Aug 2005, 10:06 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:12 PM

The ministry has gone on to assure that the coming academic year would see the rectification of the situation and that it would provide ideal and conducive atmosphere for education. We also hope it would turn out to be that. But given the sheer enormity of the situation in terms of numbers, we really wonder if the ministry would be able to achieve what it has set out for.

The ministry has expressed it's keenness to provide practical learning alongside theoretical teaching, but one can't see this happening with schools sans labs or schools with labs but without lab supervisors. Without these facilities, it would be difficult for the young minds to be really moulded the way it should be.

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