Govt seeks help of civil society in education reforms

Karachi, Sindh: Sindh Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has advised the Civil Society to help the Government in educational reform task, so that fruitful results of the education may be achieved. He said this while addressing the participant of a meeting regarding education reforms program which was jointly presided by him and the Chief Secretary Sindh Muhammad Ejaz Chaudhry.

Ejaz Chaudhry in his speech emphasized upon punctuality and enhancement of enrolment in the education institutions including far flung areas program for establishment of judicial tribunal for relevant case of education department, is under way, in accordance with the legal procedure.

Secretary Education Dr. Fazal ullah Retahaho apprised the meeting that revamping of educational management to the fundamental need of the time.

The delegates of international NGOs also spoke namely Mr. Ranely Walfield (USAID), Dr. Sulaiman Shaikh (SZABIST), Mr. Abdul Haque (Zindagi Trust), Ms. Maliha A. Kabani (save the children) Ms. Andro Shilakadra (UNICEF) Mr. Siddique Shaikh (FPCCI), Ms. Huma Mirza (Canadian Programme Support Unit) Dr. Neelofar Javaid (DFID), Ms. Baela Raza Jamil (ITA) Mr. Camille R. Baudot (First Secretary Canadian High Commissioner) and Mr. Martin Thomas (NDIE).

Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui informed that in association with Education Department all bottle-necks are also absolutely being moved, in Karachi division. Commissioners of Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas Mr. Jamal Mustafa Shah and Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Phul, also assured extending their cooperation, to this effect.

After deliberated discussions the Chief Secretary pointed out that the programs for “Adopt a school system, “School Consolidation Program” and “Public Private Partnership Scheme” are being strengthened, as well as the compulsory education Act has been passed while its mechanism is underway for effective implementation. He also maintained that two thousands (2000) education monitors would be assigned the monitoring of schools task, while 2000 education supervisors are already performing their duties.

It was decided in the meeting that the Directors of Schools should submit the Assessment Reports of District Education Officers, ADEOS and Supervisors, while the Promotion of ADEOS/Supervisors would be considered through community participation. The Assessment Report have been required within 20 days. The Directors were also advised to ensure disciplinary action against the defaulters on the basis of their de-meritorious activities.

In his concluding words, Khoso emphasized upon strengthening confidence amongst the employees of Education Department. He said that lack of confidence must be redressed for smooth functioning of the department.

It was also decided that a meeting of the Adaptors of Schools would be convened during next month to improve the line of action for adopt a school policy.

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