Sindh Hires 19000 Teachers; Literacy Movement in Sindh

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Karachi, Education Minister of Sindh Pir Mazhar Ul Haq that his government is hiring the services of 19,000 teachers in the whole province which is being undertaken under the project of World Bank.

The minister also told that a lot of applications have been received in this respect and the test scheduled will be announced immediately. At this occasion he also cleared that he never declare the teachers as ‘anit-education’. He further added that there are some black sheep in education department who creates problems for teachers. He told that majority of sincere and dedicated teacher want to improve standard of education in the province.

Education is fundamental human right and it is meant for social and human progress. Being a participant of education for All Declaration and to Millennium Development purposes, Pakistan prosper to bring every child into school by 2015. Taking a major step to meet our objective is the enforcement of Article 24 A through a recent 18th amendment of the constitution of Pakistan. The Article 25 A states that “The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of 5 to 16 years in such manner as may be determined by law”.

UNESCO organized a forum with the print and electronic media for the execution of Article 25-A of the 18th Amendment of Constitution and promotion of EFA (Education for All) in Sindh at the Karachi Press Club in coordination with Pakistan Association for Continuing and Adult Education (PACADE); a national NGO for literacy,

The UNESCO Director in Pakistan, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata, requested to enhance struggles to achieve the internationally committed targets of achieving 86 percent literacy by the year 2015 and attaining the goal of Universal Primary Education.

UNESCO highlighted the role of media and emphasized to help influence the government and society to pay due attention to this ignored field as a powerful medium.

According to a recent official survey, 22 percent of the primary schools have no buildings, 86 percent has not facility of electricity, 46 percent have no utility of latrines and there is no proper provision of drinking water in 51 percent of schools. As for the education budget allocation, there is very small increase of 0.29 percent in the budget of 2012 for education sector.

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