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Consultative meeting on Vote for Education held in Mirpurkhas.

Byline: Sher Mohammad Malkani

MIRPURKHAS -- Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Pakistan Coalition for Education (PCE) organized a consultative meeting on the topic of Vote for Education in Mirpurkhas. In this meeting, a chartered of demand was also shared with the participants made by Pakistan Coalition for Education. Shahzado Malik, the Executive Director Arts Foundation said, Pakistan became signatory of SDGs in September 2015 in which specifically goal number 3 is of quality education but Pakistan is far behind from achieving these global goals. Alif Ailan has released its report for 2017 regarding educational condition and improvements. According to the report Punjab and KP have brought improvement in the educational sector. Meanwhile, Sindh, Balochistan, and FATA's performance have remained very poor in the educational field. In Sindh, 47% schools are supervised by single teacher.

Twenty-seven percent schools are running in the single classroom. Out of 12 million, more than 6 million children are out of the schools. About fifty percent of the children leave schools before completing primary education. He further said, lack of sanitation, level of teachers' salaries, low levels of spending on education and lack of regulations of health and safety at schools are being counted among the reasons for this. In Sindh, one of the major issues being faced is lack of sanitation and water facilities. One-third of schools in the country have no water or basic sanitation or toilets. Only half of all government schools have usable toilets.

Mohammad Rafique Laghari, Chairman said, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, highlighted the government's apparent failure to provide high-quality education in Pakistan. Advocate Mumtaz Jarwar said, According to a survey conducted by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum earlier this year, around 95% of public schools along the Sindh coastline do not have drinking water or washrooms for students. Meeting was attend by Kamran Memon - PTI, Nawab Qureshi - PPP, Naqash Mari - Functional League, Asim Shaikh - Jamiat Islami, Mureed Hyder Laghari Mohammad Masood Abbass UAli Raza Bhutto - Nusrat Miano, Sakina Laghari, Zuhra Baloch demanded that educational emergency should by declared in Pakistan and we should give vote to those politicians who priorities issue of education in Pakistan.

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Publication:Regional Times (Karachi, Pakistan)
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Date:Apr 27, 2018
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