English-speaking students at Lyari school win over Sindh CM

KARACHI:12 April: Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah has said that public-private partnership in the education sector has produced good results and one of its success stories is the children who speak fluent English at the DCTO English medium school in Lyari, which is named after Hindu philanthropist Deepchand T Ojha.

This he said while addressing administration, teaching staff and students of the DCTO English Medium High School, Lyari operating on a public-private partnership basis by the Kiran Foundation. The CM was received by Education Secretary Iqbal Durani, Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) Managing Director Naheed Durrani, Founder and chairperson of Kiran Foundation Sabina Khatri and one of its director Nazir Tunio among others.

“Lyari was once a beautiful, peaceful and vibrant area. It used to remain open the whole night,” the CM recalled. “I had the honour of enjoying tea at the restaurants in Lyari at night, but later something painful happened and Lyari turned into one of the most disturbed areas of the city in terms of peace and tranquility,” he shared.

Drug dealers and other outlaws established their sway in Lyari, he said, adding that the government has made efforts since it started developing the area to restore its past glories.

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He said the school administration has told him that 800 students are currently enrolled but due shortage of space they could hardly accommodate 100 students.

The CM directed the education secretary to locate a suitable school building in the area and hand it over to expand the school.

“If you are giving good education, shaping the future of students and training their mothers, I am with you – there is no service above it,” he said. Express News.