Sindh Governor kamran Tessori asked Chief Minister Sindh to enhance primary education in the province at the state-run schools.
In a letter, the Governor said that here is no doubt that in the recent years, the Education & Literacy Department of Government of Sindh under your [CM] able leadership is endeavoring galore for raising the standard of education, enhancing enrollment and functioning of the abandoned schools and colleges in the Province.
The letter reads: “however, according to Pakistan Social & Living Standards Measurement Survey of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics “The net enrollment rate at the primary level age (4-9) including katchi class is 60 percent at National level as compared to 65 percent in 2014-15”, which is also low as compared to other countries of the region – unfortunately our Province Sindh has no exception and it ranks third in the four provinces of Pakistan”.
“Your good-self would appreciate that Primary Education is the foremost step of the educational ladder and provides our children an opportunity to promote personal growth and above everything, it is a fundamental human right. I believe that Primary Education, with its immense significance, worth much more attention, funds, policy and planning. It is a fact, that low enrollment and subsequent lower attendance in the class is still so distant to a least satisfactory level”.
He further wrote that even in urban areas, it happens in the households having more children that only male child is given education at school and the girls remain confined for domestic chores only. Besides, the standard of appointed teachers in schools, their regular attendance, less number of schools and their efficiency. insufficient and ineffective check over the schools working in private sector and alike a number of issues are the causes of existing worrying state.
“I understand that in order to address all these multifaceted and deep-rooted issues relevant with our primary education, it is high time to establish a Primary Education Commission by the Government of Sindh”.
He suggested that it should be the first of its kind in the country and can be of great salience in reaching to long lasting solutions of existing hindrances. Undoubtedly, it would be a vivid manifestation of the concerns and seriousness of the Government of Sindh towards this important issue. The proposed Commission, composed of eminent academicians and able officers, can be given a wider scope, authority and mandate to bring positive changes in the whole system in coordination with School Education Department for a better future of our students.
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