KARACHI: Sindh’s education secretary, Alam Din Bullo, said that provision of qualitative education was a big challenge. In a statement issued on Thursday, he said that USAID had pledged to support the education sector in the province under the Sindh Basic Education Programme and schools will be rebuilt in flood-hit areas of Khairpur, Dadu, Jacobabad, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Sukkur, Larkana, Kashmore and Karachi’s rural areas. The programme will also help in increasing literacy, alleviating malnourishment in children and providing technical assistance to the department to improve its capacity at a cost of 155 million US dollars. Bullo said that the goal of the programme is to increase and help students enroll in schools in targeted areas by developing a school environment conducive to teaching and learning.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2012.