Karachi, January 16, 2018 (PPI-OT):The School Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh, launched the Sindh Education Profile 2016-17 at a local hotel on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, School Education and Literacy Department Secretary Dr Iqbal Hussain Durrani said that this data helped us develop model schools. He said that earlier there were problems, but now it’s more real-time data.
“Beauty of this model plan is that it was finished in 4-5 months. So we are working what’s is doable. Full marks to RSU team”, he said. The new website of the school education department in English, Urdu and Sindhi and Internal Communication System (ICS) were also launched on the occasion.
Chief Program Manager of Reform Support Unit Mr Faisal Ahmed Uqaili gave a live demo of the website. He said that ICS provided an easy platform for provincial-level officials upto headmasters. He said that there are multiple features in the system beyond email use. They include notifications, profile update, directory, and integration with smart phones.
This year’s data will serve as a repository for knowing the facts and figures regarding the school education department, for example, the number of schools, students and teachers, gender-wise enrolment and availability of facilities at the schools. According to data collected this year, there are 38,132 primary schools, 1,640 middle, 601 elementary, 1,719 secondary and 291 higher secondary schools.
There were 45,447 schools in 2015-16. The number of schools increased to 45,555 this year. In 2015-16, there were 4,145, 219 students. This year the number of students increased to 4,229,128. There are total 150,787 teachers. Of them 103,422 are men and 47,365 women. The department constructed 1,461 additional classrooms. According to data, availability of drinking water has increased by seven per cent. Electricity facility has been increased by eight per cent. Washroom facility has increased by nine per cent as compare to the previous year.
The data will serve the department’s efforts in providing missing facilities like classrooms, furniture, safe drinking water, washrooms and boundary walls. Availability of teachers for functional schools is also a big issue. Through Semis profile the department will be able to appoint new teachers and adjust existing teachers.
This data can be utilised for monitoring and evaluation of teaching and non-teaching staff, distribution of girls’ stipend and missing facilities at the schools. It may be mentioned that the department has planned to provide missing facilities such as boundary walls, classrooms, washrooms and electricity, water and furniture to 4,000 primary and 560 middle or secondary schools.
For more information, contact:
Reform Support Unit (RSU)
Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh
47-E/1 – 48th Street, Block-6, PECHS, Nursery,
Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi, Pakistan