Ziarat District

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Ziarat District
Map of Balochistan with Ziarat District highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Ziarat District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Established July 1986
Headquarters Ziarat
 • Total 3.62 km2 (1.40 sq mi)
Population (2006 Estimate)
 • Total 52,855
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 2 [1]
Website http://web.archive.org/web/20060508191252/http://www.bdd.sdnpk.org:80/ziarat.html

Ziarat is a district in the north of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Ziarat town (situated at an altitude of about 2,400 meters) is headquarters of the district of the Sub division, and also of the tehsil. Khalifat Hills are the highest peak with an altitude of 11.400 feet (3.475 m) in Ziarat district. Ziarat District has the highest Human Development Index of all districts in Balochistan.[citation needed]


Ziarat District was established in July, 1986. The district, with a population of 52855, is subdivided into two tehsils Ziarat and Sinjavi the latter is the most densely populated having a population of 32,456, while Ziarat Tehsil has a population of 18,000. The district contain a total of ten Union Councils[1]


The population of Ziarat district was estimated to be over 100,000 in 2005. Over 99% of the people of the area are Muslims. The main language of the district is 99 percent Pashto.


Ziarat has some of the oldest Juniper forests in the world.[citation needed] A tourist destination, the economy of the district also benefits from orchards of apples and cherries. The Ziarat district has the highest Human Development Index of all districts in the province. The Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent his last days of his life in Ziarat Residency in Ziarat. Balochistan is under developed province, and its literacy rate is low tan 37 percent. A school is a basic learning station for the students where they develop their skills and get knowledge through facilities which help the students. Physical and human resources like books (library), teachers, lectures, notes, black board which is use to demonstrate the matter, school charts related with the subjects taught in the school or class room, are more auxiliary to enhance the knowledge for disciplinary for nation in the class rooms. Desks, Chair and Table are the essential factors. The writing activities shows the gaining of knowledge to whom is it transferred. The combination of different types of equipment provides good quality results also passion to express their abilities to serve institution. The facilities which can provide better results in any institution are building material possess the qualities of leading the children in a good manner such as charts, white board, explaining dairies, comfortable desks etc. The main objective of this study was to determine the quantity and quantity of physical resources available in government Schools of Tehsil Ziarat and this study determined the quantity of resources and to assess the quality of assets and resources available in Government boys and girls Schools of Tehsil Ziarat. In order to fulfill the objectives and achieve the major outputs, the study drew upon secondary and primary resource materials for data collection. Varieties of techniques were developed for gathering such data. Both primary and secondary information were collected. The secondary data was related to Baluchistan education department and related schools.The primary data was collected from ten government high and middle schools of Ziarat. Checklist was also used and information throughout checklist was collected from head teachers. Two types of questionnaire was prepared, One was specified for teachers and students, and other was specified for head teachers. The information gathered from primary and secondary data was analyzed through SPSS software. And data processing was carried out. According to result, most of government school building condition was not satisfied. 63.7% respondents said their school building is not in good condition boundary wall of school is an essential element in infrastructure of any school. Only 63.9% school has its boundary wall, 35.7% school, lack of boundary wall. 8.9% school had wash rooms for teachers 38.2 % school had washrooms for students. The condition of washroom in girls’ schools was more satisfactory then boy’s schools. Regarding desks and chairs only 39% schools were satisfied with the quality of desks and 62.6% respondent were not satisfied. The supply of desks for student, were not seen on regular basis the budget allocated for furniture was very limited. In school child spend approximately 5 to 6 hours. They need water and food for the recovery of their energy. 60% school were lack of drinking water and no drinking water was available for children. Most of the children brought water themselves from their homes. This issue was similar in boys and girls school. Only 39% of respondent were satisfied with drinking water. 50% schools had water tanks for storage of water & 50% lack water tanks. It is concluded that schools need facilities to service educational purpose and which can facilitate teaching & learning. The less number of facilities can’t support experimentation and demonstration in learning, can’t support scientific experimentation and to provide comport to the students. Inadequate facilities in Ziarat schools had negative impact on life of building, effectiveness of student and teachers. Facilities management is an integral part of school management. There is a need to aware the Head Teacher and teachers regarding facilities management. The education department of Balochistan should provide training to Head teacher regarding facilities management. Head teacher should form a special committee of teachers. The term of reference of that committees should be to maintain the educational facilities in school


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Coordinates: 30°25′N 67°30′E / 30.417°N 67.500°E / 30.417; 67.500