Education is a vehicle of nation-building
through which a nations shared
interpretation of history and cultural values are reproduced across generations. At the
country level, education means strong economic growth due to productive and
skilled labor force. At the individual level, education is strongly
correlated to higher returns in earning and a more informed and aware
existence. The emerging global scenario offers immense opportunities and
challenges, and only those nations can benefit from it which has acquired
the require knowledge base and skills. Therefore, basic education is a
right of every citizen.
For school level education in public
sector, there are 886 Primary Schools in Hyderabad District out of which
293 are for boys, 248 are for girls and 345 are Co-education. There are 73 Middle
- Secondary Schools, 37 for boys, 24 for girls and 12 co-education schools.
Private sector is also active especially in urban areas of the district.
Hyderabad city being a gateway between the
rural Sindh and the Greater Sindh, attracts students from the lesser
developed regions of Sindh. Hyderabad and its neighborhood have
considerable infrastructure for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
Universities include University of Sindh (Old Campus), Mehran University of
Engineering and Technology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health
Sciences, Sindh Agricultural University (Tando Jam) and some campuses of
private universities (e.g. University of EAST and Isra University). Besides
all above mentioned infrastructure there are some identified issues in this
sector such as:
- Lack of resources
and facilities in some schools such as number of classrooms, teaching
aid resources, playgrounds, lab equipments etc.
- High dropout rates;
and teachers and students absenteeism (especially female students and
teachers in the rural areas)
The poor quality of ongoing early childhood education (ECE) programmes
in the District.
- The provision of
non-standardized education at all levels in schools and colleges.
- The inefficient
operations of the Vocational and the Poly-Technical Institutes.
- The existing gender
disparity amongst students as well as staff in schools and colleges.
- The unaffordable
cost of education for lower social classes in the District.
Shortage of furniture.
- Lack of check and
balance for both the students and teachers.
The District Government paid due attention
to this important sector and allocated 65% of its budget for education.
During last three years 526 schemes have been initiated of PKR 849.5
million. To ensure quality education in the government schools especially,
the following measures have been taken, which have brought substantial
- Construction of
- Construction of
- Improvement in
- Modernization of Science
& Computer Labs
- Up-gradation of
Primary / Middle Schools
- Conversion of 110
Urdu / Sindhi medium schools into English medium
- Effective / strict
monitoring to ensure discipline and order in the school by teachers
- Regular sports and
co-curricular activities in public schools