HYDERABAD: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the provincial government has set the provision of quality education and health services to the masses priorities of his government by bringing development in these two sectors through the public-private partnership.
The chief minister stated this on the occasion of groundbreaking ceremony of Sargodhian Spirit Institute for Professional Development (SSIPD) at Rashidabad, Tando Allahyar on Wednesday.
He underlined the need for adequate training of teachers, both in public and private educational institutions, so that the trained staff could be capable of imparting knowledge of modern age to students. He added that the teachers have a great responsibility to polish the future generation so that they could shoulder responsibilities of achieving progress and prosperity of homeland.
In order to achieve the goals of development, he said that there was a need to provide equal opportunities with required facilities and atmosphere of learning to all children of the province, which at present is available for only two per cent of children. The government is encouraging the public-private partnership with an objective to run the educational institutions of Sindh with standardised facilities and atmosphere, he added.
The chief minister said that there is dire need of creating an atmosphere of respect between the teachers and students in order to ensure close coordination between them.
He informed that the provincial government had decided to appoint the teachers purely on merit by refusing all types of influence and pressure so that capable teachers could produce the calibre which could be helpful for the homeland.
The CM assured the management of Sargodhian Spirit Trust (SST) of extending full cooperation from the provincial government for the establishment of SSIPD.
Earlier, the SST Chairman Tasneem Noorani, and Sargodhian Spirit Trust Public School Principal Air Commodore Qayoom Raja highlighted the educational contribution of the trust.
Among others, Sindh Education Minister Jam Mehtab Dahar and Sindh Minister for Works and Services Imdad Ali Pitafi were also present on the occasion.