The Memorandum of Understanding between Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and Sindh College Education Departmentwas signed on Monday here at the Secretary Office.
The MoU was signed by Naveed Akbar, Director General (CCT)/ Waseela-e-Taleem, BISP HQ Islamabad and Ghulam Mustafa , Director General Colleges, College Education Department, Government of Sindh. Mr. Khalid Hyder Shah, Secretary College Education and FouziaBasharatSamo , Director General BISP Sindh were also present to witness the ceremony.
The purpose of MoU is to forge a partnership between BISP and College Education department, Government of Sindh to jointly implement a co-responsibility cash transfer (CCT) under Waseela-e-Taleemprogramme in Sindh Province for the promotion of Higher Secondary / Intermediate level of education of children of BISP beneficiaries in the Province.
According to the MoU importance of the proposed higher secondary education CCT Programme, as a safety net and a viable option to make investment in human capital development, for the most vulnerable and marginalized families in Sindh to promote, Higher Secondary/Intermediate level education.
The College Education Department shall provide supply-side data for capacity analysis to facilitate the beneficiaries in selecting the Higher Secondary Schools/ Colleges for enrolment in the higher secondary CCT programme and to facilitate in providing access to Higher Secondary Schools/Colleges and school registers for collection of attendance data of enrolled children of BISP families on quarterly basis.
Naveed Akbar, DG CCT briefed that the BISP Board has decided to add Higher Secondary 11th and 12th standard students in the Waseela-e-Taleemprogramme an educational conditional cash transfer project
Under the project, the federal government providing cash grants to children from the poorest families on the attainment of 70 per cent attendance in school.
Moreover, the digitization of the project is aimed at enhancing Primary & Secondary school enrollments and minimizing dropouts.