A high school in southern Pakistan has become the world-class college for female students, and now the country is on the brink of becoming the world leader in providing a place for female learning.
Key points:Rawalpong police said there were about 500 female students studying at the schoolRawal pindi: Rawal district was the world first to introduce women to science and mathematics in a women-friendly environmentRawal Pindi was created in 1994 as a joint venture between the Rawal government and the local women’s education department.
Now, Rawal is the world centre for women’s studies and women’s empowerment, with a number of institutions like Rawal Institute for Women’s Studies (IRWAS) and the University of Technology Rawal-Pakistan (UTP) located in the city.
It was founded by former Chief Minister Farhatullah Babar, who has since died.
But it has now grown from a small school with a modest enrolment to one of the world leaders in women’s university education.
The school’s head, Dr Zahidullah, said it was an opportunity for women to pursue their education at a high level and get a solid foundation for their future careers.
“We’ve taken the initiative to set up a women’s college for young women from the town of Rawal, in order to nurture their intellects and their character,” he said.
“In the process, we have also created a place where they can get an education, where they are given a chance to work and to be productive citizens.”
Dr Zahid said the school was a unique educational institution for women, with students being encouraged to go to university in the state, as well as get an English degree.
He said it had opened in June, but had been on hold for more than a year.
“Our school has now been fully operational for more three years, and we hope to be open for the next three years,” he told news.com.au.
“But we need to find space for more women to come in, so that we can provide them with an education and an opportunity to earn their livelihood.”
Dr Shahbaz said the decision to open Rawal Pinder came after the school received a number, both from the government and from the local people, who expressed their wish to establish the institute.
“A lot of the students wanted to go into engineering, but the government said no,” he added.
“I am not surprised, because we have a lot of students in engineering.
I was shocked that there were so many girls who wanted to study engineering.
We hope to give them an opportunity.”
The school has already begun working with students, who will be trained to take the exams.
Dr Zahideh said students would be required to pass a minimum of 70 per cent of the exams, before they can enter the school.
“They will also have to be able to demonstrate the proficiency in English and mathematics, and their literacy,” he explained.
The students will have to complete at least 12 hours of lectures a week, and have a daily enrolment of about 250 students.
Dr Shahi said the institution was a model for other institutions to follow.
“The students are very passionate, and they want to get into the best university in Rawe,” he continued.
“So, they come to Rawal and study here, and then they go back to Rawa, and I think it’s a good model.”
Read moreDr Zahida said he hoped to set the Rawa Institute up with the goal of creating a “new Rawal”, a “fresh start”.
“I hope we will be able in a year’s time to set this up and be able for the young girls to graduate, because it’s going to be a model to the rest of the country,” he concluded.
“It will be a great start, and it will be the beginning of a new Rawal.”