KARACHI - The Country Director of World Bank, Rachied has said that World Bank has decided to provide funds worth $400 million to Sindh Government for promotion of education.
Qaim thanked the World Bank for extending assistance and cooperation for various development projects in the province of Sindh particularly the agriculture, irrigation, education, health and other sectors. He assured that the provincial government was paying full attention for timely completion and as per quality standards for those schemes.
He said that general elections were being held in Pakistan and politicians would certainly be engaged in activities but the politicians always give policies and programmes and officers and relevant departments have to implement and follow those policies.
The chief minister added that overall it is responsibility of those officers to ensure implementation of those policies and programmes without any delay. He further informed that the hinderances in way of furtherance’s of education will be removed. He added that the process of appointment of teachers is being held on transparent manners and on merit.
Qaim said that previously 16,000 teachers had been inducted while 19,000 more teachers were being taken under prescribed international standards purely on Merit.
He made it clear that there is no any interference from government and said that it is endeavor of present government to promote and spread education in far flung areas and rural areas.
He said that many closed schools had been revived and reopened, while the remaining schools are being revived and reactivated soon, and Deputy Commissioners of respective districts will play important role.
Shah added that monitoring cell in P&D Department is doing a lot for detection of irregularities and maintain quality of those schemes. He said that inspite of heavy rains and floods, the pace of development continued and the production in various crops has increased.
On the occasion, the Country Director of World Bank Mr. Rachied Benmessaoud appreciated the process of appointment of teachers in transparent manners and on merit. He added that World Bank wants to see quality education to every person and citizen of Pakistan, and wants to see increase in production in all sectors particularly in the products of agriculture.