Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, has urged educationists and members of the civil society to take ownership of educational institutions to help improve enrolment and standard of education.
He was speaking on Saturday at a seminar that discussed the measures to improve primary education in the province. The seminar was organised by the Sindh Education Improvement Programme (SEIP) in collaboration with the Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur.
Shah said that the education sector was faced by a multitude of challenges such as the deteriorating standard of education and the high drop-out rate of students.
The provincial education minister, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, said that the government was well-aware of the ground realities and had introduced many incentives, such as stipends and free textbooks in primary schools. He explained that the education department was trying to improve the quality of education by conducting more training programmes for teachers as well as improving the courses in textbooks.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 6th, 2014.
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