Karachi, The Sindh government is taking concrete steps to provide quality education in the flood-hit areas. In this regard, six hundred educational institutions are being built by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) while other donor agencies would build 133 schools in Sujawal with the support of a Non-Govermental Organization (NGO).

This was stated by Senior Minister for Education & Literacy, Pir Mazhar ul Haq on Friday, while meeting with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) representatives led by Jeff Brakkin, Director Office of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Elizabeth Doghoon, Programme Officer USAID Islamabad, Arif Pervez Development Specialist and Zulfiqar Ali Education Specialist, Secretary Education M. Waseem Ursani, Additional Secretary (PDF) Ashfaq Qadri and officers of Reforms Support Unit (RSU) Education Department were also present during the meeting.

The matter of quality education, provision of basic infrastructure in the educational institutions of flood-affected areas, encouraging girls’ education in the institutions through giving various incentives and other concrete steps / measures came under discussion.

He further said that another flood may be expected but the government had allocated huge funds in the education sector. He said that they would hold a meeting with the RSU who were working effectively to monitor the performance of the schools throughout the province and could extend assistance to implement their projects to achieve the desired results.

Haq further said that teachers were recruited through outsource test system on merit, while 18,000 more teachers will be recruited on merit.

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