Badin: Educational budget of the district needs to attention

By: Sawan Khaskheli

BADIN May 18: The prevailing educational situation of district Badin and proper preparation of the educational budget of the district needs to attention of the higher authorities and elected representatives of the district Badin. The reserved educational budget for district Badin couldn’t meet the educational basic necessities and requirements of the district Badin despite its heavy budget still 300 schools remained closed, 56% children were affirmed out of school when 67% schools still deprived of basic water facilities. More than 70% schools running without electricity and 46% schools haven’t functional toilet facilities and more than 55% schools run without protective boundaries, the expert report reveals.

According to the educational budget of year 2016-17, Rs Rs.94, 027,000 specific budget for schools was allocated for 2676 primary and middle schools of district Badin which was break downed in categories as budget Rs. 7050,007 made reserved for the promotion of sports activities and budget Rs.23, 506,750 was allocated for school materials when Rs.4,850,764 was reserved for library and laboratories and Rs. 16,456,743 was fixed for co-curricular activities meanwhile amount of Rs. 18,655,986 was for stationary and budget Rs. 18,805,400 was reserved for furniture of schools of different levels of district Badin but despite the reserved budget yet most of government primary and middle schools in the entire district were deprived of such facilities like sports, library, laboratories.

Other hand, budget Rs.1, 517,641,000 for primary schools of district Badin was set as educational budget comprising on Rs. 1,421,245,000 for staff salaries and Rs 96,396,000 were fixed for non-salary for the present posts of 5942 of district Badin when secondary Education Budget for 1,158 posts was Rs. 803,798,000 among salary budget was Rs. 34,940,000, and non-salary budget was Rs.768, 858,000 when there was no development budget reserved for development.

Unfortunately in the previous budget of the education at district Badin a huge budget was fixed for salaries and non-salaries and very low budget was reserved for the development work which needs to have attention of the authorities and elected representatives of the district for increasing up the development budget of the schools of the district Badin.

Despite having the two seats of National Assembly, four seats for provincial assembly among one as provincial minister Sindh along with huge resources of oil and gas in the district, yet the quality education is a dream of the people of the district and education condition being gone as worsen in the district day by day. When the private schools of the district Badin are demanding a high fees and much more expenses which also a question for the Govt of Sindh.

People of Badin demanded from the higher authorities and elected representatives of Badin to review the budget of education of the district Badin and prepare the budget the as public friendly as quality education can be ensured to the common people of the district.