Over 43,000 schools put on Google Map: Ghani

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Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani has said that more than 43,000 primary, middle and secondary schools across the province have been located on Google Maps through full GPS.

Government schools in all the districts of the province have been clustered at the level of Union Council and Union Committee and within the next 3 years, in collaboration with the World Bank and others, schools within 2 km of each Union Council and Union Committee in the province.

One of the schools will be given elementary school status.  In this regard, 1,000 elementary schools will be built during the first 3 years while in the second phase this number will be increased to 2,000.

The headmaster of each elementary school will be responsible for the administrative and financial affairs of the school coming in this cluster and it will be related to the said area and community. Efforts will be made to make them aware of the geographical, social and cultural environment of the area.  Be aware and play their part in enrolling out-of-school children in their cluster schools.

He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting of the Reform Support Unit of the School Education Department held at his office.

The meeting was attended by Sindh Education Secretary Ahmed Bakhsh Narejo, MD Sindh Education Foundation Qazi Kabir, Chief Program Manager Reform Support Unit Zubair Channa, DilawarMangi, Program Manager Amanullah Kalhoor, Aftab Alam, Director Schools Rasool Bakhsh Shah, Director General Monitoring Shah Mir and other senior officials were present.  The minister was informed in the meeting that under the Reform Support Unit (OFSU), a cluster of more than 43,000 primary, middle and secondary schools in 29 districts of the province under the Union Council and a cluster of schools within 2 km under the Union Committee.  The work has been completed.

Ghani was informed that all these schools in all the districts have been located on Google under GPS and the location of any school in the next province can be located under Google map.  The Chief Program Manager of RSU said that data of all these schools has also been compiled, they are present in the said UC within 2 km and now their cluster has also been formed.