- Schools that are charging 5,000 PKR or more than this amount per month to have a psychologist as a part of the faculty.
- Schools that are charging less than 5000 PKR are required to arrange at least a session per week with the psychologists.
- All the colleges are ought to have a psychologist as a part of the faculty.
Undertaking the serious mental and psychological issues to which the students are confronted with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly has decided to have unanimity on the need of appointing the psychologists in the educational institutions across the province.
Even the children in today’s world can’t avoid serious traumatic conditions and resort to self-harm. They may become a victim of such traumatic conditions either because of their domestic issues or due to any kind of harassment or abuse that they have to suffer.
Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has adopted a resolution that would necessitate psychologists to be the part of faculty to cater to the educational needs of students apart from helping them to meet the emotional and behavioral issues. Ayesha Bano – Member of Provincial Assembly from PTI has issued a number of approved resolutions in this regard.
“It has been noticed that like adults, children also struggle with psychological pressure. Too many commitments, conflict in their families and problems with peers are all stressors that overwhelm children,” the statement from the resolution read.
The resolution also highlighted that due to domestic issues and societal pressures, and due to lack of awareness children become afflicted on drugs and attempt suicide, adding that the child abuse incidents are frequently reported and are consistently on the rise.
Why students are faced with psychological issues?
The menace of child abuse causes children to confront severe mental strain for the rest of life even if the accused is sentenced or punished somehow. These issues severely harm the psychological state of the children.
In such a dismal state, children lack proper counseling and likely to depend more on the self-adopted solutions that might include self-injury or suicide in some cases.
Moreover, the social norms prevalent within our society don’t encourage the children to share their personal issues and problems with the kith and kin because of fear of associated honor and bad name that incidents of child abuse bring to the family.
Schools and colleges will make psychologists part of their faculty
The resolution requires schools that are charging 5,000 PKR or more than this amount per month to have a psychologist as a part of the faculty. Whereas the schools that are charging less than 5000 PKR are required to arrange at least a session per week with the psychologists to facilitate the students.
Apart from schools all the colleges are ought to have a psychologist as a part of the faculty according to the instructions mentioned in the copy of resolution available with ProPakistani.
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