National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) would establish over 12,000 schools soon to promote the primary education in the country.
This was stated by Chairperson of NCHD Razina Alam Khan in the meeting of Senate Standing Committee of the Functional Committee on Problems of less developed areas. The meeting was held here at Parliament House under the Chairmanship of Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar. Senators including Samina Abid, Dr Jehanzeb Jamaldini, Gianchand, Chairperson of NCHD and officials attended the meeting.
She said that 70% schools would be established in the less developed areas of the country and Senate Body recommended that NCHD should establish schools in Dera Bugti, Kohlo, and Sherani Districts.
Senate body recommended the expansion of financial resources for education and literacy keeping in view the fundamental need of the people. The Senate Body also showed the concern over the performance of NCHD and establishing schools in the developed areas of the country.
Chairperson NCHD informed the committee that in the surrounding areas of the capital the ratio of education is very low and established schools by NCHD. Karachi city is also included in the less developed areas of the country and 16 schools of NCHD working there, she added.
Chairman Committee Usman Kakar said that “if Karachi city is included in the list of less developed areas of the state than which city of the country is developed”. 1649 schools establish in Punjab but only 200 schools in Balochistan while 24 schools established in Tharparkar while 505 schools in Nawab Shah,which is discrimination with the less developed areas of the country, Usman added.
Usman Khan said that NCHD has facilitated only the developed areas of the country and ignored the deserving regions of the state. To a question, Razina informed the Senate body that in the less developed areas of Balochistan there is no middle class lady teacher available for teaching.
NCHD facing problems for seeking the teachers in Balochistan, Razina said that NCHD was already proving the equipment and tools for the promotion of special education to disabled children in the far flung areas of the country.—APP