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Computer classes from primary level

LARKANA – The subject of computer literacy will be taught from the primary classes in the province in order to make primary education purposeful and attractive, said Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Dr. Hameeda Khuhro.

Talking to newsmen in Larkana on October 25, she said: “We are going to introduce the teaching of English along with the mother tongue and also the computer literacy from primary classes.” She said that it was also the endeavour of the Education Department to make education purposeful so that after passing Matriculation, one could see his future secure. She said the government would provide the students a lot of facilities in this regard.

Responding to a question, she said recruitment of 7,000 teachers was not enough to cope with unemployment, as there had been a prolonged ban on jobs in various departments. She added that teachers would be recruited from the areas, where the schools were situated, so that they might not seek transfer, as this affected the education of students adversely. She said the district governments had agreed not to open any new school unless it was the need of the area.

She said uniform would be made compulsory in all the schools. “The government will have no objection to opening private schools, but it will make the government schools more attractive and effective,” she said, adding that the private schools created an atmosphere of competition. “However, all such measures will be taken that people should prefer government schools to private schools.”

Hameeda said forming of committees at the district level to monitor scholarships funds and school management committees (SMCs) had proved of great benefit. Responding to a question, the minister said the results of the recent written tests for new recruitment of teachers had brought forth much talent. She assured recruitment would be made transparently without succumbing to political pressure.
Source: The News
Date:10/26/2004