Washuk District was once part of Kharan District in Balochistan province. It was declared a separate district in 2007, but its governance issues are largely managed by Kharan’s district administration.
Washuk District is further subdivided into 3 tehsils or subdistricts, 10 union councils and 216 mauzas (villages).
According to the Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Rankings2014, Washuk is ranked 131 out of 146 districts in Pakistan in terms of the quality of education. For facilities and infrastructure, the district is ranked 132 out of 146.  A detailed picture of the district's education performance is also available online.