Education – Haripur

Haripur has the following educational facilities:

  • 907 government primary schools, including 656 for boys and 251 for girls (101,670 pupils, of which 52,240 (51%) were boys and 49,430 (49%) were girls).
  • 166 mosque schools
  • 83 middle schools (56 for boys and 27 for girls)
  • Two colleges for girls
  • A post graduate college

Private schools include the following:

  • Jinnah Jamia Public school and college,
  • Sir Syed Model School and college,
  • Basri Public school and college,
  • Sadat Model Public school,
  • Hazara Public school,
  • Pakistan International Public school,
  • Merit schooling system,
  • Beaconhouse schooling system,
  • Fauji foundation model school

In Haripur the RAHA programme includes the following projects:

  • School rehabilitation and construction of rooms in government school for boys in Bera.
  • Provision of tables and computers in Kalabat school for boys.

Key issues with education facilities in Haripur include:

  • The ratio of primary schools with the total primary school aged population indicates limited enrolment rates of the children to primary education,
  • 37% of schools do not have electricity,
  • 20% of schools are without latrines,
  • 29% of schools have no access to water,
  • 30% pf schools are without boundary walls,
  • The district lacks in-service structured training programs,
  • Teachers are not provided training, especially for pre-primary stage, while maths, science and computer teachers are provided with very little opportunity for on-the-job teacher training through National Institute of Science and Technical Education.

Overall, in the district, there are more boys’ schools (66%) than girls’ schools (34%), with significant gender gaps at all educational levels, but particularly after primary school.