Commissioner says SERP to improve education

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said implementation of Sindh Education Reform Program (SERP) would help bring improvement in the standard and system of education.

“Immediate financial needs of schools will be met through school management committees (SMC) fund so that teachers could concentrate on education,” he said while addressing a meeting with steering committee of SERP at his office.

Representative of World Bank (WB) Shafiq-ur-Rehman Paracha, deputy commissioners of all the districts of Karachi, and representatives of education and finance departments, Sindh were also present on the occasion.

It was decided in the meeting that a report of objectives prepared by SERP would be sent to WB and the Sindh government so that it could be evaluated if anything is missing in it. A meeting would be called in this regard on 3rd February at commissioner office in which chief of reform education unit would submit a review report of SERP. The performance of the schools buildings of which have been closed and shifted would be reviewed.

The commissioner directed all the deputy commissioners to visit the schools merged under SERP and review their performance.

Paracha expressed happiness over speedy work of merging of schools ahead of the deadline.

A total of 3479 schools are to be merged to make 680 school campuses. The target of 200 campuses till 31st March 2015 was achieved in October 2014.

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