US-AID provides $155m to build 106 schools in Sindh

Islamabad—US-AID has provided 155 million US Dollars to build 106 schools with modern facilities in Sindh. According to Radio Pakistan quoting a spokesman of Sindh government said that in first phase a school has been established in a state- of- the- art building in Rohri to provide free quality education. He said this project has been launched to impart free quality education to the children of backward areas.
He said Sindh government has recently imposed education emergency to ensure maximum possible enrolment at the schools. On the other side, it is reported that some 243 primary schools for girls and boys in the district of Dadu have been left closed without serving the purpose of education. Closure of the schools has gravely affected the ratio of enrolment of new students while increasing the number of dropouts largely.
The feudal landowners in the areas of Mehar, KN Shah and Johi are using such schools as mass guestrooms (Otaques) while animals are seen roaming freely in the premises of these schools. Fareedabad is one of the remote areas of Kachoo belt of taluka Mehar, where 13 primary girls’ and boys’ schools are closed. In addition, primary schools for both girls and boys in Ali Gohar Chandio, Sajan Mirwani, Ali Bux Tivino, Mirpur, Wadi Batil, Khushal Khan Machhi, Kanwar Machhi, Mulan Rahmoo, Mojhar, Bhambha, Dera, Rashool Bux, Dost Mohammod and Mehar Channa have also been closed.
A social activist of Fareedabad town, Mehar Deero said that due to closure of 13 primary schools, 20000 children are being deprived of schooling. He demanded of the Sindh Chief Minister (CM), Syed Murad Ali Shah to take notice of the issue and direct the Secretary, Education Sindh to take effective steps for opening the schools on war footing. Niaz Ahmed Chandio, Coordinator of Child Rights Committee, Dadu said that out of 1966, 243 primary schools for both girls and boys have been closed in the district.—APP

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