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Proposal to set up 23 new govt colleges in Sindh

The Sindh Education Department on Tuesday proposed setting up 23 new colleges in the province during a meeting on Tuesday. The participants of the meeting, convened and presided over by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, also discussed setting up a cadet college in Khairpur, the home district of chief minister.
On the occasion, Shah said that education is essential for development, progress and prosperity of any nation and the government is paying full attention towards spreading education in every nook and corner of the province for increasing the literacy rate. He added that there is an acute need of professional and technical education in various parts of the province and the government wants to establish more cadet colleges, public schools, technical institutes, computer literacy centres, etc.
“The provincial government is providing maximum incentives to the private sector for promoting education for children in all areas,” said the chief minister. Expressing their views, Senior Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq and others fully supported the establishment of a cadet college in Khairpur. Highlighting the salient features of the cadet college, Project Director Commander Aslam Rana said about 400 acres land will be needed to establish the building, administrative block, academic complex, dairy farm, poultry farm, shops and a hospital facility near the college.
It was informed at the meeting that presently there are 261 colleges in Sindh, with 131 in Karachi, 54 in Hyderabad and the rest in other parts of the province and the Education Department has proposed the establishment of 23 more colleges in the interior of Sindh. Addressing the participants of the meeting, Khairpur District Coordination Officer (DCO) Ghulam Abbas Baloch said the district – second largest of the province – consists of eight talukas, 76 union councils and 416 dehs, with a population of about 2.4 million.
“There are 3,672 schools in the public sector with 3,382 primary, 158 middle, 26 elementary, 89 high and 17 higher secondary schools and around 500 private schools in the district, while the total enrolment in public schools is 331,876 students,” he said, adding that there are four cadet colleges in the province at Petaro, Sanghar, Larkana, Ghotki, whilst five more cadet colleges have already been proposed in Shaheed Benazirabad, Kakar (Dadu), Mithi, Kandhkot and Gadap Town.
The Khairpur DCO said that the Khairpur cadet college will cater the population of Sukkur, Ghotki, Khairpur and Nausheroferoz districts. He added that the Khairpur district government has already earmarked a piece of land measuring 180 acres near the highway for the purpose. It was decided at the meeting that the Khaipur cadet college will be established and its scheme will be approved after submission of the project’s PC-I and the necessary funding will be ensured.
The meeting was attended by Secretary to Chief Minister Alamuddin Bullo, Sindh Board of Revenue Member Land Utilisation and Sindh Finance Secretary among others.

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