800 primary schools upgraded in Sindh
SUKKUR: Senior Sindh Minister for Education Pir Mazhar ul Haq has said that 800 primary schools and 300 elementary schools have been upgraded to minimize the gap between the number of primary and secondary schools.
He pointed out that the number of primary schools was low as compared to secondary schools in the province which according to him was a big gap in primary to secondary educational infrastructure facilities that being affected on education.
This he observed while talking to the media persons at a one-day seminar on “Free Education Health and Safety Standard in Schools” organized by Sindh Education and Literacy Department with collaboration of UNESCO (United Nation Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) at Public School Latifabad No 2, Hyderabad on Wednesday.
The minister said that in addition to that, the PPP government has increased budget of Education Department upto 300 times to provide modern learning facilities at each school in the province. He said that a Master Plan has been prepared to provide lavatory and hygienic facilities in addition to maintain health and safety standard at each school.
He said that under the 18th Amendment education to children upto age from 5 to 16 years of age has been made free and compulsory in all provinces whereas the legislation in this regard in Sindh Assembly was in progress to implement on the Article in letter and spirit. He said that under this act not only the government has been made bond to provide free education but the enrolment of the children having age in between 5 to 16 has also been made compulsory in schools.