Karachi, May 15, 2018 (PPI-OT): Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain has said that timely distribution of free text books to the students is being ensured. All possible measures have been taken to remove shortcomings in Education Department while during current financial year till the end of this June Rs.7 billion are being released to provide missing facilities to more than 2200 schools and in next fiscal year as many 4500 schools will be provided missing facilitates. This he said while talking to media men in Sindh Assembly Building here on today. He said, ‘Establishing private educational board means to create a competitive environment for public sector educational boards.’
He added that we were supposed to provide educational opportunities to the children according to the need of modern era. While replying to a query he said that Sindh Education Department had taken notice of fee hike by certain private schools and Sindh High Court had ordered to submit Rules and Regulations in this regard. ‘We have completed our home work and soon they will be submitted to the Honourable Court and then whatever the Court orders we shall comply with’ he assured.
Minister for Education Jam Mehtab Hussain said that for next financial year a huge amount Rs.208 billion have been allocated in education sector and it is a mile stone in the history of Sindh. ‘Due to measures taken by the Education Department the attendance of the teachers has increased from 30% to 85% and chronic absentees are dealt strictly while the trends of cheating in examination have also been curtailed’ he concluded.
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