Education – Mirpur

In Mirpur, Afghan refugee children attend just three schools, the F.G secondary and primary school, APS school and the Convent school.

While Afghan refugees are generally admitted to schools in Mirpur, there are difficulties with admission for the 9th and 10th grades when students normally study for the board exams. In part, this is because Afghan refugees do not have a “form-b” document which is normally required to register children for these exams and is only available for CNIC holders (the Pakistani identity card).

Greater advocacy with the provincial government is required to try to increase the admission of Afghan children in government schools.