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ADB to help Sindh rehabilitate 1100 rain-affected schools

ADB to help Sindh rehabilitate 1100 rain-affected schools
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Teachers’ Licensing Policy has been Okayed by the Chief Minister and will soon be placed in Sindh Cabinet meeting for approval  

By Rehan Ali Khushik

Karachi, Sindh

Provincial Education Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah has said that Asian Development Bank (ADB) has assured of its support for rehabilitation of schools in rain-affected areas in Sindh.

“The ADB will provide financial support for the rehabilitation of 1100 rain-affected schools,” he said while presiding over a meeting of Sindh Education Department officials and talking to newsmen at his office in Karachi on Monday.

“In this regards, an ADB delegation met him a day back in Karachi,” he added. The three-member delegation was led by Eisuke Tajima, principal education specialist of the Social Sector Division.

Sardar Shah said that the Asian Development Bank is already supporting the education sector under the “Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project.”

Minister thanked the ADP for providing funds for the restoration of 1100 rain-affected schools in Sindh and added that in the rehabilitation phase of the affected areas, the Sindh government is paying full attention to the education sector.

He said that rain-affected all schools will be rehabilitated with standard material and techniques that rain cannot affect them in future.

He further said that Sindh education department was focusing to enrolling all out of school children and providing the furniture and free books as well.

About closed schools, he said that it will be ensured to open all closed schools with appointments of the teachers on merit at vacancies through tests.

About appointment of the teachers, the Sardar Shah said that education department has appointed 65000 teachers on merit.

To a question, he said that in rehabilitation plan of the schools, all damaged schools will be rehabilitated and Mehar, KN Shah, Johi, Dadu and Sehwan talukas were focused because these areas were more affected in flood disaster 2022.

To another question Sardar Shah said that a meeting of Board of Governance Sindh Teachers Education Authority (STEDA) was held some three days back in Karachi and some important decisions were taken.

The meeting was attended by senior education officers including Ghulam Akbar Laghari Secretary School Education and Literacy Department, Dr. Fouzia Khan Additional Secretary SE&LD, Haroon Leghari, Executive Director STEDA/ Additional Teachers Training Sindh, Agha Sohail, Chairman STBB Sindh Textbook Board and others, he told.

Minister said that meeting decided that government elementary colleges will be renamed as Government Colleges of Education while the post of Additional Director, Teachers Training Institution Sindh Hyderabad will be renamed as Director Teachers Training Institution Sindh Hyderabad.

He said that evening classes of B.Ed. 1.5 years and 2.5 years will be started in coming academic session.

On a question, he said that most importantly, the teaching license policy has been approved by CM Sindh. “The teachers’ license policy 2023 was very important and it would be fruitful for the teachers and education department. The policy would now be placed in Sindh Cabinet meeting and after approval it would be implemented in Sindh,” he concluded.



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