Funding for this research was provided by:
United States Agency for International Development (P-II/07)
Received: 10 June 2021
Accepted: 23 July 2021
First Online: 5 August 2021
: Ethical approval from the Institutional Review Board of Muhammad Medical College, Pakistan and University of Malaya, Malaysia, was obtained (approval number MMC/3236 and UM.TNC.2/UMREC respectively) prior to the commencement of the study. A permission letter from the provincial secretary education department was also obtained before data collection. Informed consent was taken from all the participants after explaining the purpose, nature, and procedures used in the study. The respondents were told that their participation in the study was voluntary and that their names or their school address will not be recorded. Moreover, participants were free to withdraw from the study at any time without explaining the reason for it. The respondents were also informed that compensation of any form would not be provided for taking part in the study. Confidentiality was ensured throughout the study period such as; during data collection, data analysis, and result dissemination. While recording the findings during data collection, a serial number was assigned, and no identifying information was collected.
: Not applicable
: The authors declare no competing interests.