By: Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti
KARACHI Oct 07: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that he wants every kid, whether boy or girl, should be enrolled for education in Sindh and rest of the country.
“Education is the only weapon to defeat evils spread by ignorance and illiteracy and for grooming a harmonious society,” Chairman Bilawal Bhutto stated while presiding over a meeting about efforts being made by Sindh government for improving education and literacy in the province.
The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Minister Education Jam Mehtab Dehar, Managing Director of Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) Ms. Naheed S. Durrani and others.
Team led by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah briefed the Chairman about steps and actions taken by the Sindh government in education sector and improvement in enrolment of out-of-school children.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that education has always been a key priority in the Party manifesto and urged Sindh government to play more proactive role in achieving the goals.
PPP Chairman said that though Sindh government has reopened thousands of closed schools but he wants this syndrome should be completely eradicated.
He pointed out that World Bank has appreciated the smart solutions adopted by the Sindh government to improve education.
It may be recalled that World Bank highlighted in a report that the Sindh School Monitoring System, which spreads across 15 districts and to the remotest parts of the province. Plans are underway to expand it to the entire province. This first digital system in the education sector in Pakistan allows transparent and effective monitoring of staff, students and school infrastructure. More than 210,000 teaching and non-teaching staff have been profiled using biometric information, covering more than 26,200 schools.