Karachi, Education Minister of Sindh, Pir Mazharul Haq told on Tuesday that World Bank has been undertaking a project for which total 19,000 teachers will be hired in the province.
The minister said that applications from thousands of candidates have been received and the schedule for test will be announced very soon. He also made it clear that some notorious persons are included in the teachers who are spreading malicious and fabricated information among teachers and causing bad name for the government. He assured that majority of the teachers are in favors of spreading quality of education.
Every person of the society has the right to get quality of education and use it for social and human development. Pakistan proposes the suggestion being a participant of Education for All Declaration and to Millennium Development Goals, to bring every child into school by 2015. For this purpose Pakistan introduces the Article 25 A through the recent 18th amendment of the Constitution of Pakistan. According to the Article, “The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of 5 to 16 years in such manner as may be determined by law”.
UNESCO makes coordination with Pakistan Association for Continuing and Adult Education (PACADE); a national NGO for literacy and organized a forum with the print and electronic media for the execution of Article 25-A of the 18th Amendment of Constitution and promotion of EFA (Education for All) in Sindh at the Karachi Press Club.
The UNESCO Director in Pakistan, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata, made requests for enhancing struggles to achieve the target committed internationally for achieving 86 percent literacy by the year 2015 and meeting the goal of Universal Primary Education. UNESCO highlighted the role of media emphasized that as a powerful medium, it could help impress the government and society to pay special attention to this under developed field.
An official survey tells that 22 percent of the primary schools have no buildings, 86 percent lack of electricity, 46 percent have no latrines and 51 percent schools have lack of drinking water. If we look at the allocation of education budget, there is little increase of 0.29 percent in 2012.