• Thursday 28th May 2020

Balochistan Govt To Set Up 2,000 Girls School With Unicef Help By Syed Ali Shah

Chief Minister Dr Malik -led-government has for the first time in the history of the province, allocated 24 per cent budget for education sector to bring it at par with other parts of the country.

Balochistan govt to set up 2,000 girls school with Unicef help

Syed Ali Shah

QUETTA: Balochistan government has decided to establish 2,000 girls schools across the province with the technical and financial support of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) and Global Partnership.

Girls schools would be established in Balochistan’s backward and far-flung areas.

“Global Partnership has already decided to provide 34 million dollars in this regard”, Sanaullah Panezai, Unicef’s Balochistan chief on education told Dawn.com on Tuesday.

Moreover, adviser to the Chief Minister Balochistan on Education, Sardar Raza Muhammad Bareech stated that the education department has evolved a strategy with the financial and technical support of Unicef other organisations to make sure provision of education to children of the province.

“Our government’s priority is education”, he said, adding that all out efforts were being made to ensure early childhood education in the province.

He stated that Global Partnership has committed the amount to educate kids of Balochistan.

Sardar Bareech said that the recently prepared Balochistan Education Sector Plan was endorsed by all donor agencies and organisations working for the promotion of education in the country.

“We are decentralising powers to districts to solve issues relating to the education on priority basis”, he added.

“We are striving to open new schools and make functional the dysfunctional schools”, he said that under the new plan 300 primary and middle schools would also be upgraded.

According to government of Balochistan 2.3 million children were still out of schools in the province, plagued by continued Baloch insurgency and growing sectarianism.

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