The Pakistan Peoples Party and its government in Sindh is committed to achieving the millennium development goal (MDG) of sending each and every child to school by 2017 and we are striving hard to meet the target.
This was stated by Sindh Senior Minister for Education and Literacy Nisar Ahmed Khuhro while addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of the Government Girls Degree College here on Saturday.
He also spoke to newsmen after kicking off the three-day celebrations.
Mr Khuhro said achieving the target set for the education sector was one of the core MDG issues and it was prioritised by the PPP government.
“We will welcome an initiative if all legislators in the Sindh Assembly make the commitment to achieve the goal,” he said, adding that “this is our word with the nation”.
“We fulfilled our commitments of resisting construction of Kalabagh dam and political interference in education, and also of strictly pursuing the charter of democracy, he said.
The minister appealed the parents to send their children to schools and asked teachers to impart quality education to them.
In reply to a question, he said PML-F lawmaker Mehtab Akbar Rashdi wanted to move a resolution on education reforms in the assembly recently and he himself along with other MPAs supported it.
More lawmakers were likely to endorse the resolution but she could not table it as her party’s lawmakers left the house when she was about to move it.
Mr Khuhro said that every girls college in the province would be given buses for their students. He also announced a donation of 50 computers for a new computer laboratory on the occasion of the college’s golden jubilee.
He also promised his cooperation and support to the college in increasing classrooms by adding a new building to the institution. He noted that over 4,000 students were enrolled in the college.
The minister appreciated performance of the students who presented tableaus, cultural shows and songs. He announced Rs50,000 for them and gave away medals to the position-holder students and shields to the best teachers.
He went round different stalls set up by students and described them as ‘marvellous’.
Principal of the college Shabroz Sandelo welcomed the chief guest.
Former MNA Khalid Iqbal Memon and Larkana Commissioner Dr Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo also attended the event.Dawn.