72 percent children out of school in Sindh
72pc kids out of school in Sindh
Karachi: Provincial Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq said on Wednesday
that 72 percent children are out of school in 10 districts of Sindh, where 1000
closed schools are being opened under public-private partnership.
of private and missionary schools to the promotion of education could not be
ruled out. "We are not against private schools but are acting against
unregistered private schools that must get them registered. We will not allow
anyone to make education a business," he said.
The Education Minister said
that cheating is the killer of merit; therefore, stern action will be taken
against cheating mafia and those supporting this dirty business.
of students getting success on the basis of their hard work is bright. The
teachers and parents also deserve congratulations for providing better education
training to them, he said.
The students getting success with hard work will
be encouraged at every level as they would be provided all educational
facilities, he said while addressing an award distribution ceremony for students
who got distinctions in the Matriculation examinations of Hyderabad and Karachi
The provincial minister said that today's successful students are the
precious asset of the future and those getting success with hard work will be a
guarantee to the prosperity and stability of the country. The nation
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School vacated for mausoleum expansion
Karachi: The City District Government Karachi (CDGK) Elementary Local
Bodies Boys and Girls Primary School RS17, located next to the Alam Shah Bukari
mausoleum on M.A Jinnah Road (Union Council-5, Saddar Town), has been closed
down temporarily to give way to expansion work at the mausoleum and the mosque.
Work at the mausoleum was launched during the school's summer
There were reports that the mausoleum's management was trying to
encroach the land which belongs to the school. Sources said that people from the
mausoleum visited the school's officials and asked for permission to demolish
the wall which separated the two plots, so that they could store construction
material within the school's premises. They, however, did not honour the
agreement to reconstruct the wall before the end of summer vacations. Instead,
the mausoleum management reportedly approached the Auqaf Department and shared
their plans to expand the mausoleum, sources said.
The Auqaf minister and
administrator have, however, given the surety that the project will be completed
on time and schooling will resume on the campus adjacent to the
As per the agreement between the authorities concerned, the
mausoleum's management will give a new building for the school within three to
four months. The school will use the first floor of the new building, while the
ground floor will be used by the mausoleum management for a Langer Khana
(charity food centre) and as an extended praying area, sources
There were only five to six rooms in the old school building, while
the institution will have eight to 10 rooms in the new structure. These rooms
will also be bigger in size. There is a possibility that the school's management
will apply for lower secondary or secondary school registration as well, sources
The school is sandwiched between the Eidgah Jama Masjid (Central
Mosque) and the mausoleum, which lies adjacent to the tombs of the Nishtar Park
blast victims. Students and teachers used the main gate of the central mosque to
enter the school premises.
The contractor for the mausoleum project said
that work will be completed before Eidul Azha and schooling in the new building
will resume after Eid vacations.
However, the transfer of the school was
not easy, authorities said. Earlier, students and teachers were
directed to report at an Elementary School in Rat'an Talaab, Saddar, and only a
few students along with four teachers and the school principal reported there.
The parents of the students lodged a complaint, saying that Rat'an Talaab was
far from their houses, and it was difficult for children to cross the roads
during business hours.
In response, the Saddar Town education department
shifted the school staff to the CDGK Elementary in Usmanabad (RS20/21), where
they have stayed till date.
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Position holders receive shields
Karachi: Sindh Minister for Education, Pir Mazhar ul Haq distributed shields
among the position holders of science and general groups of the Higher Secondary
School Certificate (HSSC) examinations on Wednesday. He talked to the media
during a programme held by the Directorate of Private Institutions, Sindh, to
appreciate the outstanding performance of the position holders from Hyderabad
and Karachi boards in a local hotel. "We do not have funds to award cash prizes
to the position holders," he admitted. Haq further said that all positions were
clinched by private schools and that was why the directorate of private
institutions had organised this programme. The news
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