Karachi, February 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): World Bank’s Senior Director of Education, Mr Jaime Saavedra, and Director of Education, Ms Keiko Miwa, called on Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday (12-02-2018) and discussed on-going reform initiatives which Sindh government is currently engaged to increase literacy and improve the quality of education.
Sindh Education Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, School Education and Literacy Department Secretary Dr Iqbal Hussain Durrani, Chief Program Manager of Reform Support Unit Mr Faisal Ahmed Uqaili and WB Country Director Mr Illangovan Patchamuthu were also present in the meeting. The mission appreciated the on-going efforts of the Sindh government and emphasised that only consistent approach, can take through well from the ongoing challenges in the field of education and skills learning.
Later, the World Bank mission also visited SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls School and Church Mission School in Karachi. SMB Fatima, run under the Public Private Partnership, has an enrolment of 2,250 students and 107 teachers. It was adopted in 2007 under Sindh Education Foundation’s adopt-a-school policy. It focuses both on academic and extra-curricular activities and capacity building of teachers.
Church Mission School, one of the oldest schools in Sindh, is a model of successful implementation of education reforms. In a short span of time the enrolment has increased from 350 to 1500. The officials went around the two schools, reviewed various sections and expressed their satisfaction on different government reform initiatives, which are effectively delivering results in the shape of proper functioning of both schools. They appreciated performance of the school education department for maintaining the pace of reforms.
The officials praised the efforts made by the department for ensuring transparency, collection of data and forward looking approach of the department towards establishing Sindh School Monitoring system, which is a high benchmark of technology-driven governance and accountability feature.
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