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    Posted February 15, 2014 by
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    Sindh Deprived of Educational Development Despite of Heavy Funding!

     

    Sindh is deprived of good educational institutes whether you talk about schools, universities or colleges. The province has been living in educational starvation for a long time and this is the main reason why the output coming in job market is not up to the demands and requirements of big multinationals. The educational standard have deteriorated in past couple of years and with limited funds being injected into the system, the fear is that the conditions will go worse instead of being right.

     

    In a recent convocation held by a prestigious university of Sindh it came to the surface that the Sindh local government has failed to play any part in the educational system of the province. It was reported in that convocation that no single school, college or university was seen build in these years and that no one came with a proper plan for the upcoming youth.

     

    Some very interesting figures came on the surface such as despite of more than half of the fiscal year been passed and even after the release of 2.05 billion Rupees for 106 schools and 0.5 billion for 56 colleges in Sindh, one does not see any development in this region. It’s ironic to see that despite of being the highest budget approved for this sector ever, the utilization of this money is still a dream or more specific words would be a distant dream.

     

    There has been some efforts done on part of Sindh local government where the Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has passed orders to supply some main stationary and other stuff in the educational institutes of Sindh .The issue is not about the resources; it is about the allocation and the implementation of the finances that just don’t seems to be spend 5the right way. The utilization of the resources has been an issue for every department and for quite a long.

     

    The issue is that there is a lot of mismanagement happening in educational sector. The amount that is been distributed is all being spend on the salaries of the teachers and lecturers and in maintaining the status quo . Rather than improving the current situation of the educational sector, mo9r efforts are being done to maintain what is there to help justify the positions of the higher authorities and to mint money in the name of department.

     

    It’s really sad to see that the core department of any economy, education, is being deprived of its due share and with no proper planning and attention given to this sector, chances are high that Pakistan will remain behind in this race of competition. Planning and resource allocation is done rightly; the loop hole is created when the people who are responsible for the right utimi8zzation of these resources are seen wasting them and spending them in a way that is not at all in the favor of the department or the province.

     

    Starvation in education has created shortages in the job market such as jobs in content development is seen mushrooming in recent times since this is an easy way to earn more money and doesn’t require a person to be a qualified Masters.

     

     

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