KARACHI  -    Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) has upgraded 275 Foun-dation Assisted Schools across Sindh, in order to in-crease access of children to Post Primary educational facilities.  In addition, the foundation has allowed 13 schools to operate in two shifts keeping in view the high number of out-of-school children (OOSC) in the area. According to the notification issued here on Friday, the SEF has up-graded 275 best performing schools including 201 prima-ries to elementary schools, 50 elementary to secondary schools, 17 high schools to higher secondary schools, and 07 secondaries to higher secondary schools. This in-itiative will definitely help in improving access to Post Primary education especially to girls from poor families as per the commitment of the Government of Sindh. Additionally, in Karachi, 02 secondary schools have been allowed to run in two shifts, while 01 high schools in Matiari district, 01 high schools in Dadu district, 01 elementary schools in Jamshoro, and 01 pri-mary schools in two shifts have been allowed.  Besides, 01 elementary school in Khairpur, 03 secondary and 01 high schools in Ghotki, 01 high school in Sang-har, 01 primary school in Umerkot, 01 high schools in Sukkur have been allowed to run in two shifts. This has been done keeping in view of the Out of schoolchildren in the province so that children have access to free and quality education in all districts of Sindh.