Minister for Education and Literacy

I want to emphasize the critical importance of enhancing the quality of education across our province. It is our duty to invest in teacher training programs, ensuring that our educators possess the essential skills and knowledge necessary to provide high-quality education. Furthermore, we must continually update our curriculum to align with modern educational standards and incorporate innovative teaching methods that will significantly benefit our students' learning outcomes. Equally vital is our commitment to prioritizing the provision of educational resources, including textbooks, learning materials, and technology, to all schools in Sindh. This equitable distribution of resources will grant our students access to up-to-date information, enriching their overall learning experience. By addressing these key areas, we can make significant improvements in the state of education in our beloved Sindh province, ultimately providing a brighter and more promising future for our children. I also wish to take this opportunity to highlight the numerous initiatives undertaken by the Sindh government to improve the lives of our people and uphold the quality of education. According to official data from the Finance Division, Sindh boasts a literacy rate of 61.8%, ranking second among all four provinces, including literacy rates for youth and adults. We have tirelessly worked on multiple fronts, including bringing out-of-school children back into the educational fold, enhancing the quality of education, and providing comprehensive teacher training. In the fiscal year 2023, the Sindh government allocated Rs. 34.2 billion for 397 ongoing and 332 new development projects within the education sector. It is worth noting that the Teacher Licensing initiative is in its final stages of preparation and will soon be open to the public. Despite facing various constraints and challenges, Sindh remains steadfast in its commitment to improving the lives of its people and serving as a beacon of progress. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to each one of those, who played a vital role towards the education sector, particularly in the province of Sindh. Together, we can build a brighter and more prosperous future for Sindh and its citizens through education.

Syed Sardar Ali Shah

Secretary School Education & Literacy Department

School Education & Literacy department is committed for providing quality education and promoting literacy across the province of Sindh through various initiatives and programs.
It is important to focus on improving the enrollment and retention rates in schools, especially in remote and under privileged areas. Efforts would be made to identify and address the barriers that prevent children from attending school, such as poverty, child labour, and gender discrimination. Special attention should also be given to the education of girls, as they often face additional challenges in accessing education.
I would like to emphasize the importance of promoting digital literacy among students. In today's digital age, it is crucial for students to have the necessary skills to navigate and utilize technology effectively. Therefore, initiatives would be taken to provide access to computers and internet facilities in schools.
Our aim is to ensure that every child has access to a well-rounded education that equips them with the necessary skills for a successful future.

Mr. Zahid Ali Abbasi

Investing In Education

Success Stories

Education alone can make A Sustainable Impact

Story of Arooba Abbas

Assalam-O-Alaikum, My name is Arooba Abbas Leghari, I’m a student of class VIII. I am studying in Government Girls Higher Secondary School. I’m also one of them who received girls’ stipend from the government.I have bought a new uniform after collection of stipend. This stipend has helped my parents reduce financial burdens regarding pursuance of my study. I would like to say to the government that please continue this initiative as this can help me continue my education.

Muhammad Bilal Ehsan —Myth Buster

Hafiz Muhammad Bilal Ehsan, a student of grad IX at the Government Boys Secondary School, Younasabad; has made his school proud by winning a Karachi wide quiz competition —‘Challenge to Everyone’ — organized by ‘Helping Hand Trust’.

“We were informed in the school about the competition. Some students were selected for trials. When the in-school trials took place, three out of six students were selected to represent the school; I was selected to represent the school for the quiz competition.” shared Bilal. From district South (Karachi), 14 schools participated and Bilal stood first in the district. He was awarded the ‘district winning belt’ and qualified for the next round of the competition.

For the Karachi crown, there were participants from all the six districts. Bilal was the only participant from a government school, while all other participants were from the private schools. “We were given three themes by the organizers — ‘The creation of Pakistan’, ‘The evolution in the constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan’ and ‘Pakistan’s resources’. The competition got withdrawal amongst the three finalists. And we were [then] asked the out-of-theme questions” said Bilal. “I was under the impression that the participants from the private schools would out-class me in the final round but it turned out a good fight.” He added.

Bilal was declared the ‘Karachi Winner’ of the competition, restoring the faith in resilience and hard work of the government school students.

Church Mission School

CMS was founded in 1846 by Henry W Preedy and is also successfully operational today in the known area of Ranchor Line in Karachi. Having stood for centuries, the school still holds its unique architectural beauty. A glance at its pale buildings, regal corridors and spacious playgrounds give a glimpse of the past that its present connects with. The school is agreeably a valuable heritage, a placewhere the Father of the Nation studied from. 

Church Mission School being one of the oldest government school of Sindh is a model of successful implementation of reforms in education like School Consolidation Policy, School infrastructure development, merit based recruitment of teachers, girls’ stipend, teachers’ training and development. The schools started with 2 rooms has now 8 sections comprising of Early Childhood Education, Primary, Elementary, Secondary (Girls & Boys), Higher Secondary. In a years’ time the enrolment has increased from 350 to 1500 out of which 483 are girls and 863 are boys. Solar panels are also installed in school which is electrifying 8 rooms.The school has a total of 80 teachers with 67 functional classrooms and a total strength of 1200 students.
Quaid-e-Azam began his education from Sindh Madrassatul Islam, Karachi. However, soon thereafter he went to Bombay and took admission in Gokal Das Tej Primary School. After a short span of time he returned to Karachi and enrolled in Church Mission School, from where he completed his matriculation at the age of 16. Till date the school has produced a number of significant personalities and cricketers of international repute such as Mushtaq Mohammad, Sadiq Mohammad, Intekhab Alam, Haroon Rasheed and Javed Miandad.
Mr. Imtiaz Bughio is the Campus Head of the school who possesses a unique managerial capacity to bring his staff under one umbrella. He has developed in his staff a sense of responsibility, unity and mutuality of goal. With sky-high aim and honesty at core Mr. Bughio is working hard to take the school to heights of excellence. Having introduced semester system in school and with a strict check on teacher performance he aims to develop skills in students which they seek and need and which the educational institute is expected to deliver.

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