Syed Murad Ali Shah, the honorable chief minister of Sindh province, imposed education emergency last year in September in a bid to bring back children dropped out of school. Furthermore, to ensure good quality education is imparted, he has chosen 10 technical education institutions, about two in every division, for upgradation.
The Decision and Decision-Makers
The decision was taken on Friday, while Mr. Shah was chairing a meeting on STEVTA (Sind Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority). Shahid Taheem, Special Assistant, STEVTA, Riaz Memon, Secretary, Colleges, Naveed Shaikh, Secretary, Universities and Boards, Niaz Abbasi, Secretary, Social Welfare, Pervaiz Sihar, Secretary, IT and Rafique Buriro, Managing Director of STEVTA were the chief dignitaries attending the meeting among others.
Directives from CM
STEVTA’s Managing Director, Rafique Buriro informed the CM that currently in the Sindh province 2,800 institutes impart technical education as well as training in various types of trades. From among these, Mr. Shah chose 10 institutes for phase I of upgradation. These institutions will be transformed to impart high-quality education and training to students so that they can stand out in the crowd and bring laurels to their college and country. The CM further added, “These colleges will be a brand, helping students to find a job or enrollment in other organizations of repute.”
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Of the 7 administrative divisions of Sindh, the CM selected Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas, Larkana and Nawabshah divisions for the establishment of 10 state-of-art technical institutions. He instructed Mr. Naveed Shaikh, Secretary, Universities and Boards, to provide these colleges first-rate faculty and proper facilities. He also asked him to upgrade the technical courses as per the requirements of the current job scenario.
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Propagation of Chinese Language
Mr. Murad Ali Shah also insisted on the propagation of Chinese language. He directed the representatives of STEVTA to make provisions for the introduction of courses in the Chinese language. CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) will bring in numerous Chinese investors to Sindh and proficiency in the Chinese language will be an added advantage in the future.