Girl enrollment increased, insists RSU

Karachi: Chief Programme Manager of Reform Support Unit (RSU) Saba Mahmood has taken serious notice of a factually incorrect news item and clarified that due to the efforts of RSU the enrolment of girl students is considerably increased over the last three consecutive years.

She said that the government of Sindh has formed a policy after consultations with World Bank and experts of RSU to offer cash grants to girl students to increase their enrolment.

Under this policy Sindh government was paying Rs.2400 per girl student of class six to ten, per year. As per data in year 2010-11 the enrolment of girl students of class six to ten, was recorded 372653. While it was increased in 2011-12 up to 416907 and in the year 2012-13 the enrolment of such classes was counted to 434734 students, CPM clarified.

Keeping in view the above data Mahmood said that the data mentioned in the news item is fictitious, baseless and incorrect. She elaborated that earlier money was being transferred through post office and there were many complains about the transparency. We have taken note of it and after the thorough deliberations with all stake holders, we have decided to distribute it electronically and we have engaged Telenor Mobile Company to distribute the amount through easy paisa, she informed.

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