KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the Finance Department to allocate additional funds in Maintenance and Repair head of the Education Sector in the forth coming fiscal year 2014-15.
He also directed for establishment of Sindh Education Fund for effective utilization of foreign funds for the uplift and promotion of education sector.
Presiding over a meeting of Education and Finance departments here on Wednesday, he directed the Education department officers to ensure all required facilities in schools specially furniture, fixture and learning items to facilitate the students and teachers.
The meeting also agreed with proposal to shift execution of funds utilization under M&R head from Works and Services Department to the authorities of Education Department and it was decided that final decision in this regard would be taken in a joint meeting of both the departments.
Senior Minister for Education and Literacy Nisar Ahmed Khuhro informed the participants that our focus is to upgrade the existing primary, secondary and higher secondary schools, ensure all missing facilities, increase enrolment specially of girl students and ensure qualitative education through administrative and institutional reforms.
Khuhro informed that he had visited many schools previously and given instructions to management of districts to ensure availability of all essential items including furniture, safe drinking water,electricity and other facilities to provide a conducive learning environment to the students and teaching staff.
The meeting was attended among others by Advisor to CM Sindh for Finance Syed Murad Ali Shah.