1,600 schools being provided missing facilities

Staff Reporter

Karachi—Sindh Education Department with the funding of World Bank, has launched two billion rupees project to provide missing facilities to 10,000 schools.
Presently, work on provision of missing facilities to 300 schools have been taken up. Of them, work on 1,600 schools would be completed by the end of June 2016. This was informed in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah regarding development schemes of Education Department, here Wednesday.
Those who attended the meeting include senior Minister for Education Nisar Khuhro, Principal Secretary Alamuddin Bullo, Secretary Education Fazal Pechuho, Additional Chief Secretary (Development) Mohammad Waseem, Secretary Finance Sohial Rajput and others. Secretary Education Fazal Pechuho said that Education Department has launched a project with the assistance of World Bank.
He added that there were 10,000 schools which lack basic facilities such as washrooms, compound wall, drinking water and other facilities. Minister Education Nisar Khuhro said that in the first phase, the Education Department has taken up 1,600 schools to provide them missing facilities of washrooms, compound walls, and drinking water.
“We are going to provide facilities to 300 schools by the end of June 2016,” he said. The Chief Minister directed the Education Department to take necessary measure to provide missing facilities to schools, particularly washrooms and compound wall on war footings.
“Under security plan of schools, compound walls are most important,” he said. Giving presentation to the CM, Secretary Education said that his department was working on Rs 10 billion development schemes of six different sub sectors.
He informed that elementary education holds 24 schemes of Rs 768.13 million; teachers education with seven schemes worth Rs 152 million; Sindh Education Foundation holod three schemes of Rs 512.5 million, Secondary Education 66 schemes of Rs 4.6 billion, College Education 54 schemes for Rs 2,376.577 million and miscellaneous 41 schemes of Rs 1.5 billion.

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