Govt likely to hand over new schools to Aga Khan Board


KARACHI: With its failure to properly run the newly established 50 English medium schools with Cambridge International Examination (CIE) system in the province, the Sindh government is likely to handover these schools to the Aga Khan Board to ensure quality education to the students, it was learnt on Thursday.

In this regard, an initial consultation has been made while the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Sindh government and Aga Khan Board will be signed very soon after which the control of these CIE schools is to be given to Aga Khan Board, sources told Pakistan Today.

According to the sources, the former chief minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah had announced that he would give every district at least one English-medium school with the CIE system in the public sector.

These English-medium schools have been established in almost all the districts of the province including Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Naushahro Feroze, Sanghar, Khairpur, Mirpurkhas, Tando Mohammad Khan, Ghotki, Thatta, Badin, Sujawal, Matiari, Tando Allahyar, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Umerkot, Dadu, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Jacobabad, Tharparkar, Malir, Shikarpur, Kashmore and Karachi.

“These schools would be run through private management while the government would bear all the expenditures, including tuition fee, textbooks, exercise material, registration fee, examination fee and even the salaries of the teaching and non-teaching staff while the private partner would have to run the management effectively”, sources informed.