Education among Hazaras in Pakistan

Statistical Information about the Hazara Students in Quetta, Pakistan. (Nov 6, 2001)

Note about StatisticsThe data covers 95% of Hazara students studying within the surrounding of Quetta , Pakistan. The survey was conducted by Mr. Ishaq Muhammadi with the help of our other Hazara friends.

NUMBER OF HAZARA FEMALE STUDENTS

IN GOVERMENT INSTITUTIONS

 

S. No.

NAME OF INSTITUTIONS

Number of Students

1.

 Govt. Girls Middle School Sayad Abad, Quetta.

421

2.

 Govt. Girls Middle School Hazara Town, Quetta.

1760

3.

 Govt. Girls High School Momin Abad, Quetta.

2470

4.

 Govt. Girls High School Sardar Essa Khan, Quetta.

2495

5.

 Govt. Girls High School Islamabad, Quetta. (Estimated)

700

6.

 Govt. Girls College Sardar Nisar, Quetta.

60

7.

 Govt. Girls College Quetta. (Estimated)

1300

8.

 Govt. Girls College Islamia. (Estimated)

60

9.

 Balochistan University, Quetta.

67

 

 TOTAL: –

9333

 

NUMBER OF HAZARA MALE STUDENTS

IN GOVERMENT INSTITUTIONS

 

S. No.

NAME OF INSTITUTIONS

Number of Students

1.

 Masjeed School Momin Abad, Quetta. (Up to Class 3)

267

2.

 Masjeed Primary School Nasir Abad, Quetta.

236

3.

 Primary School Nachari, Quetta.

851

4.

 Primary School Jamia Imamia Sayad Abad, Quetta.

625

5.

 Primary School Mari Abad, Quetta.

1096

6.

 Govt. High School Sardar Ishaq Khan, Quetta. (Newly Established)

394

7.

 Govt. High School Hazara Society, Quetta.

2160

8.

 Govt. High School Yazdan Khan, Quetta.

850

9.

 Govt. Middle School Hazara Town, Quetta.

1640

10.

 General Mohd. Musa Khan College, Quetta. (Estimated)

400

11.

 Other Govt. Colleges (Estimated)

100

12.

 Balochistan University, Quetta.

25

13.

 Primary School Fasil Town, Brewary Road, Quetta.

400

 

 TOTAL: –

9043

 

NUMBER OF HAZARA MALE/FEMALE STUDENTS

IN GOVERMENT INSTITUTIONS

 

S. No.

NAME OF INSTITUTIONS

Number of Students

1.

 Babul Ilm Primary School Nasir Abad, Quetta.

247

2.

 Madina-tul-Ilm Primary School Hazara Town, Quetta.

280

3.

 Home School Haji Essa Street Nasir Abad, Quetta.

190

4.

 Home School Nasir Abad, Quetta.

85

 

 TOTAL: –

802

 

NUMBER OF HAZARA MALE/FEMALE STUDENTS

IN PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

 

S. No.

NAME OF INSTITUTIONS

Number of Students

1.

 Dawn Ideal Middle School Nasir Abad, Quetta.

310

2.

 Ummat Middle School Mari Abad, Quetta.

480

3.

 Al-Mustafa Middle School Haji Abad, Quetta.

514

4.

 Tanzeem High School Alamdar Road, Quetta.

683

5.

 Fuji Foundation High School Quetta Cantt.

80

6.

 Other Institutions (Estimated)

500

7.

 A One City High School Hazara Town, Quetta.

1500

8.

 Ali Module High School Hazara Town, Quetta.

830

9.

 Kinder Garden High School Hazara Town, Quetta.

770

10.

 Danish High School Hazara Town, Quetta.

605

11.

 Other Institutions (Estimated)

2000

 

TOTAL: –

8272

 

NUMBER OF HAZARA AFGHAN REFUGEE MALE/FEMALE STUDENTS

IN PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

 

S. No.

NAME OF INSTITUTIONS

Number of Students

1.

 Eleven Schools Under Afghan Teachers Association in Quetta.

4972

2.

 Four Schools Under Iranian Supervision in Quetta.

2500

3.

 Educational Institution Under Supervision of Dr. Sema in Quetta. (Hostel
Facilities)

57

 

 TOTAL: –

7529

 

 

 Total Number of Female Students: –  9333
 Total Number of Male Students: –  9043
 Total Number of Male/Female Students: –  16603

                                          Grand Total: –

 34979

 

Note About Statistics :
Accuracy   95%.
Margin of Error +/- 5%

1. It is not possible to collect 100% accurate figure of Hazara students studying at various institutions because a large number of Hazara students also study at different schools in Quetta and surroundings.

2. In co-educational institutions, it is also not possible to figure out correct number of girls and boys students. However, according to our knowledge/survey at least 30% of students are believed to be girls. And out of nearly 35,000 Hazara students, girls are 15,000.

3. It is worth noting that Hazara girls students have larger number than boys in government institutions while in private sector the situation is quite opposite. It shows minor discrimination towards girls because private schools demand fees while government institutions are free.

4. Despite these facts, girls are larger in  numbers in colleges and higher institutions compare to boys. It is worth noting that  the Quota System in the province discourages competition. Girls in general, study harder then boys and therefore if seats were to be awarded according to merit, they would have a higher percentage of the seats in the higher institutions. It is possible that the higher number of girls in schools are due to the lack of job opportunity.

5. Hazara Afghan refugees inspite of prevailing hurdles, have 12 institutions including one college (Laisa-e-Noor). Students studying at Hazarajat (Afghanistan) mostly  join the college by the name of Institute-e-Uloom which provides computer knowledge besides routine courses and also provides hostel facilities running under the leadership of famous Hazara lady social worker Dr. Sema Samar.

About Dr. Sema Samar:
Dr. Samar despite the unfavorable circumstances created by illiterate fanatic Taliban, runs 47 girls and boys institutions including one girls and one boys college in all over Hazarajat, having nearly twenty thousand students.

6. The population of Hazaras in Quetta is nearly 200,000 to 220,000 according to 1998 census. There are over 45,000 listed voters in Alamdar Road and Hazara Town.