the poor education system, high dropouts, and rising illiteracy in the province
The house debated an adjournment motion tabled by PPP’s Sharmila Faruqui on “measures
required to improve the literacy rate in the country”.
PTI’s Firdous Shamim Naqvi advised that the government should first run the e
He alleged that the school structures are primarily built to bag and not to improve the quality of education. The kickback system has destroyed the entire education system, he added.
The country should have a 100 percent literacy rate, he urged, adding accentuating
MQM’s Javed Hanif linked poor education to a class-based social system,
Sindh is the only province that has met with a fall in literacy rate, he said,
adding that are
GDA’s Abdul Razzaque
Rahimoon urged the government to provide a bigger stipend to teachers imparting
education in Thar and sought scholarships for poor children. He said that the government-run schools lack basic furniture
Sharmila Faruqui told the house that over 20 million
In the post-Covid 19 era, she said, t about one million children could not make it to school. For rebuilding school structures, she said, the government needs about Rs139 billion.
PPP’s Imdad Pitafi said that the government could not do much for the development of
the education system, adding that “attaining education is everyone’s right”.
He blamed the military dictatorship for “ruining” the country’s education system, saying that undemocratic rules banned the student’s unions.
Giving a presentation in the house on education and literacy, Sindh Education Minister,
Syed Sardar Shah said that floods destroyed over 2000 school structures.
Among the damaged school structures, he said that the government has undertaken repairing over 7000 immediately. He claimed that his party’s rule is making efforts to improve the quality of education.
He proposed to the house that the primary school system should be replaced with an elementary one for better education of children.