Sindh has a 56% literacy rate, and the rate in rural areas and for women is even lower. Hence the main focus of the government is to give access to primary education, said Sindh Secretary of Education Siddiq Memon.
According to a press statement issued by the department on Monday, Memon said that the government is making a lot of efforts to promote education in the province.
These efforts include appointing new teachers and focussing on infrastructure development.
He said that there was a shortage of funds in the education department but donors such as USAID and those from the European Union have agreed to help.
USAID has pledged to give 155 million US dollars while the EU is giving 39 million Euros and the World Bank is giving 700 million dollars.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th, 2011.