EDUCATION


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Education is a vehicle of nation-building through which a nation’s 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:

  1. Lack of resources and facilities in some schools such as number of classrooms, teaching aid resources, playgrounds, lab equipments etc.
  2. 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.
  3. The provision of non-standardized education at all levels in schools and colleges.
  4. The inefficient operations of the Vocational and the Poly-Technical Institutes.
  5. The existing gender disparity amongst students as well as staff in schools and colleges.
  6. The unaffordable cost of education for lower social classes in the District.
    Shortage of furniture.
  7. 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 positive changes:

  1. Construction of Shelter-less schools
  2. Construction of additional classrooms
  3. Improvement in lacking facilities
  4. Modernization of Science & Computer Labs
  5. Up-gradation of Primary / Middle Schools
  6. Conversion of 110 Urdu / Sindhi medium schools into English medium
  7. Effective / strict monitoring to ensure discipline and order in the school by teachers and students
  8. Regular sports and co-curricular activities in public schools
 

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