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Equal importance being given to Sindhi and Urdu at SMIU Model School

KARACHI: Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University chaired the meeting of SMIU Model School’s senior management at the Conference Room of SMIU on Tuesday. After reviewing academic, admission, managerial and other related matters of the SMIU Model School in detail, some very important decisions were taken. It was decided that the affiliation of SMIU Model School will remain continue with Aga Khan Board of Examinations. Admission policy was reviewed and finalized.

In the meeting, it was decided that the Sindhi, Urdu and English clubs of students will be set up, aimed at to improve their language skills and performance in co-curricular activities. It was resolved that besides curriculum, poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Asadullah Ghalib, Allama Iqbal, Shakespeare and Milton etc. will be taught to students of the SMIU Model School.

Addressing the meeting, Dr Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of SMIU said that SMIU Model School is an integral part of Sindh Madressatul Islam University, which is counted among the best schools of the country. He said that like other departments of the university, improvement and development of SMIU Model School is also on priority of the university.

Dr Shaikh further said that equal importance is being given to Sindhi, Urdu and English languages at the school. The vice chancellor said SMI was basically established for Sindhi children in 1885, but the students of other languages had also not been denied the right to get education at SMI. Therefore, since its inception, education at the school was imparted in Sindhi, Urdu, English and Gujrati medium. Even today SMI upholds its remarkable tradition by imparting education in Sindhi, Urdu and English.

He said that in 1994 a primary Sindhi medium section was added to SMI, because there was no Sindhi medium school in the area, while schools of Urdu and English medium were in a large number in the vicinity. Dr Shaikh said that the SMIU Model School will be made more qualitative and beautiful school. Also, it would be expended.

Besides, Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of SMIU, meeting was attended by Ms. Nabeela Kanwal, Principal of SMIU Model School, Ms. Zahida Abbasi, Vice Principal, members of the admission, examination and discipline committees of the school and Mr. Gulzar Ahmed Mughal, Registrar of SMIU.