90pc children in Sindh with no Child Registration Certificate

Karachi—Sindh Secretary Education and Literacy Department, Dr. Fazlullah Pechuho Tuesday said that 90 per cent of the children in Sindh do not have Child Registration Certificate (CRC) that is supposed to be issued by NADRA and in the absence of this essential data, it is very difficult to conduct the baseline.
He said that education department is taking concerted steps for improving education quality.
He was talking to Asian Development Bank (ADB) Mission, led by Director Social Sector Division Mrs. Rie Hiraoka and Lead Education Specialist Jouko Sarvi, which had a meeting with him and Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Development Muhammad Waseem here, said a statement.
The purpose of the visit of ADB Mission was to understand education development needs in the province and explore common areas for collaboration.
The Secretary Education further briefed the mission about different on-going initiatives of education department.
These intiatives include online capturing of enrolment data throughout Sindh to collect actual figures, early childhood education, improving girls’ enrolment and retention program, teachers’ training, non-formal education, public private partnership, school infrastructure, school based hygiene and nutrition support program.
The Additional CS praised the role of Education department for taking bold steps for improving the education governance in the province.
These steps are effectively dealing with the important issues like teacher absenteeism and hiring of teachers on merit, he added.—APP

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