SEF introduction of adolescent and adult learning programmes

Sindh:06 May:According to her, major milestones achieved by the SEF included enhancement of its post primary school portfolio, introduction of adolescent and adult learning programmes, intensive teacher trainings and arranging assessments through third parties.

The CM appreciated the fact that the foundation undertook a survey of 941 closed government schools in Thatta, Badin, Jamshoro, Dadu and Sujawal districts and submitted a detailed plan to operationalise 168 closed schools on the basis of demography. According to the SEF, over 35,000 students can have access to education if those schools are operationalised.

Murad also expressed satisfaction at the fact that a similar survey was being conducted in Mirpurkhas, Tando Mohammad Khan and Tando Allahyar to reopen closed schools so that over 25,000 out-of-school children could be educated.

After the discussion, the board of governors approved the introduction of a curriculum based on science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the SEF’s secondary and high schools. The CM issued instructions that necessary financing be secured for such an intervention.

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The board approved the proposed collaborations with the United Nations Development Program for the education, employment and empowerment of as many as 15,000 youths. It also approved a scholarship programme for high achieving students.

The CM approved the SEF’s revised budget of Rs6.23 billion for 2017-18 and estimated budget of Rs9.6 billion for 2018-19.

Education is central for development, Murad said, adding that the foundation needed to continue its efforts in the field of education for the overall interest of the communities living in Sindh.Express News.