Minister Education gets his daughter into Govt. School

Karachi, October 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): Sindh Minister for Education Syed Sardar Ali Shah, has set a precedent by getting admission for his only daughter in a Government school of Hyderabad. In a quite unusual move to restore the lost confidence in public schools system, Syed Sardar Ali Shah admitted his daughter, Kaif-ul-Wara, in class-IV at Miran Government Girls School Hyderabad. Not only his daughter, but two nieces, Umeza and Aliza, dughters of his brother Syed Sartaj Shah, in the same Pilot primary school which is merger unit of Meeran High School at Hyderabad.

Admission forms of the three girls were personally submitted by the Minister Education at the office of the Principal Meeran School. Talking to media outside the school premises, the Minister said that he had fulfilled what he had promised in the Sindh Assembly. “Change begins at home, and world is not moved by mere rhetoric but your personal examples.” he added. “All is the matter of ownership, today I have taken step to own my government schools”, he added.

Sardar Shah said I have got my only daughter admitted in the Government school to restore the lost trust in the system. If I myself do not like to get my children into government schools then who else would like to do it. “It is easy to criticize the system but it’s quite hard to take initiative by yourself towards reforming it”, he added.

Replying to whether he would issue orders for his department’s employees to follow the suit, he said that it is not a matter of “imposition”, but of conscience for others to follow, whatever I did was my personal duty, and it is just the first step towards the restoration of dilapidated system. Replying to another question he said, “Now whosoever wants to question from me about education system, first he should get his children into government schools. Only then he has the right to question, otherwise it would be a mere political point scoring.”

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