Submit plan for improvement of education system; CS asks Education Deptt

KARACHI: The improvement of educational standard is the need of time, it is great national task, we all should endeavour to achieve this goal so that our children may avail appropriate opportunities by securing good education.

Chief Secretary Sindh Maj. Rtd. Azam Suleman Khan expressed these views while presiding a briefing session of the activities and achievements of SEF (Sindh Education Foundation) at Sindh Secretariat on Thursday.

Secretary Finance Shahab Ansari, Managing Director SEF Mrs. Naheed Shah Durrani, Secretary School Education Dr. Alya Shahid, Secretary Planning (P&D) Dr. Sheereen Mustafa and CEO-SRSO (Sindh Rural Support Organization) attended.

The Chief Secretary asked the Secretary School Education and MD-SEF to ensure coordinated efforts for enhancing the standard of education and prepare a viable plan to submit to the Government for approval with a view to important it as a strategic line of action for improvement the educational standard of our children, and which may also be proved fruitful for the forthcoming generations, he added.

Maj. Rtd. Azam Suleman noted that in time mode of implementation on any approved policy by the govt. generate better results, those who accept challenges, attain very good results on fulfilling the great responsibilities. He said, the division making should expeditiously be accorded, because delay could be harmful and disappointing.

Earlier, M. D. SEF, briefed that the SEF established in 1992, initially supported Home Schools, Community Schools and Fellowship Schools, now it also supports low cost private schools through a per-child/monthly subsidy model, provides technical support to the partner schools through teacher training etc.

He informed that the SEF trained 14000 teachers and 600 Headmaster/Headmistresses in 300 Schools, in the academic year 2014-15 the enrolment of the students was 0. 266 million, which increased till 2017-18 as 0. 555 million. She also informed that SEF also provide support to adopted schools.

The CEO of SRSO also briefed about SRSO assistance program for school infrastructure services, under the UCPPRP(union committee based poverty reduction program). It also took over 102 closed schools i. e. , closed Government Primary Schools, and supports community development strategic fields of Agriculture, Live Stock, Entrepreneur ship, and providing furniture, fixture and uniforms to 8000 students with 60% girls.