Karachi, July 17, 2014 (PPI-OT): Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that there is no difference between PPP and MQM on the bifurcation of Health and Education Departments adding that bifurcation of the said department is not taken yet while it is being considered to bifurcate to improve the quality of services. He further said that MQM may have its own opinion but there is no difference between PPP and MQM.
This he said while talking to media after training certificates and scholarship award distribution among the PSTs and JSTs organized by Sindh Elementary Teachers Training Project at local hotel here today. He said that it is being considered to bifurcate education department into Primary and Higher Education for improvement on the management of Education facilities in Sindh.
He referred that Universities and Education Boards are working under the control of the Chief Minister Sindh while technical education is being managed by STEVTA. Earlier, Addressing to the ceremony, the Senior Education Minister urged International Donor Agencies and Philanthropists to help Education Department in imparting training to 40 thousands Head Masters of Schools in Sindh so that quality education ensured to masses.
He said that government is committed to achieve millennium development goal and in this regard teachers training is very important. Teacher who are the leader of nation and responsible for training of our children needed capacity building training.
He said that attitudes and behavior of teachers changes with the training and refresher courses which will be helpful to increase registration of children in schools and help decrease drop out. He appreciated the role of Canadian Government for providing assistance for teachers training.
On the occasion the Secretary Education Dr. Fazalullah Pechuho has said that the government striving hard to counter challenges being faced by the education department which are multifaceted. Quality Education is a biggest challenge, he said adding that training of teachers will play pivotal role in this regard.
He said Sindh Government is taking measures to improve the standard of 42 teachers training institutions located all over the province. He thanked Canadian Government for support and said that SIDA project started in 2006 with the loan of Canadian Government which was later converted into grants for improving quality of elementary schooling in province.
He informed that government has 512 Million Rupees in its kitty under SIDA Project which will be spent in fair and transparent manner for improvement of the education. Counselor Development and Head of Aid Canada David Fornier said that Canada and Pakistan shared 60 years long term dedicated to stable and prosper future.
He said that Canada is supporting Pakistan primarily in three domains including stable economical development, advancement of democracy and investment in education and Health. He informed that Canada granted 132 Million Dollars Loan to Pakistan which is later converted into grant.
He said that we are supporting Sindh Government in improving quality of Elementary Schooling in the province and continue to support in future. On the occasion Project Director Sindh Elementary Teachers Training Project (CIDA) Rehan Iqbal Baloch, First Secretary Development Canada Robert (Bob) Sniders also present.
Later 39 Elementary School teachers were given scholarship awards while 39 Junior School Teachers and 25 Primary School teachers from all over the province given training Certificates.
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