The Sindh government has decided to set up a cadet college in Mithi, Tharparkar at a cost of Rs492 million. This was decided at Chief Minister House on Thursday.
The college should be completed within four years and is being sponsored by the Sindh Education and Literacy department. An estimated Rs60 million have allocated this year. The Tharparkar district government has marked 183 acres for the campus. The college building is under construction and classes would continue at the Mithi Elementary College.
The senior minister for education, Pir Mazharul Haq, said that USAID had approved a budget of $40 million for a project in which 2,500 high schools could be set up in Sindh. “There will be 50 high schools in each district of the province and 50 in Karachi district,” he said. “Around $66 million is scheduled to be spent on training the teachers as we aim to provide quality primary education.” He added that a think-tank of senior educationists would be assigned to share their experiences.
Chief Secretary Raja Muhammad Abbas, Planning and Development Additional Chief Secretary Ishaque Lashari, Education Secretary Muhammad Siddique Memon, Finance Secretary Naveed Kamran Baloch and Special Secretary Hafeezullah Abbasi were at the meeting.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2011.
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