In order to increase access to Post Primary educational facilities, the Sindh Education Foundation has upgraded 275 Foundation Assisted Schools across Sind while it has allowed 13 schools to operate in two shifts to enroll out-of-school children in the area.

According to the SEF, out of 275 best performing schools, 201 primary schools have been upgraded to elementary schools, 50 elementary to secondary schools, 17 high schools to higher secondary schools and 7 secondary to higher secondary schools. The initiative would help in improving access to Post Primary education especially to girls from poor families.

In Karachi region, 2 secondary schools have been allowed to run in two shifts, while 1 high school in Matiari district, 1 high school in Dadu district, 1 elementary school in Jamshoro and 1 primary school in two shifts has been allowed. 1 elementary school in Khairpur, 3 secondary and 1 high school in Ghotki, 1 high school in Sanghar, 1 primary school in Umerkot, 1 high school in Sukkur have been allowed to run in two shifts. This has been done keeping in view of the Out of School children in the province, so that children have access to free and quality education in all districts of Sindh.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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