KARACHI – Sindh Senior Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq has said that the biometrics system is being introduced in the public colleges of the province.

Initially, in two colleges of every region of the province the system was being introduced through pilot project while in rest of the colleges, the system will be introduced soon. Speaking at a high level meeting here on Thursday, he said, “A scheme worth Rs603 million has been approved for promotion of Chinese language in the province.”

The meeting was attended by Sindh Education Secretary Siddique Memon, Director PD&F Dilawar Mangi, Special Secretary Education Riaz Memon, Additional Secretary Ghulam Haider, Consultant and Expert Chinese Language Ahmed Khoso and many others. In the meeting the minister was briefed about the progress work of 24 new public colleges, being setup across the province.         

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS SHOULD NOT BE MADE CENTRE FOR POLITICS: Speaking in consolidation and adopt ceremony at Gul Hassan Lashari School Gizri here on Wednesday, Mazharul Haq said that those who live in Sindh, no matter what language they speak, were Sindhis.

“Besides English and Urdu, Sindhi language will continue to be taught in government schools and politicians should not teach hatred in educational institutions. Educational institutions should not be made centre for politics,” he said.

Advertisement had been given in leading newspapers to fill 19,000 vacant posts of teachers in order to compensate the shortage of the teachers in government schools. The tests would be conducted at Army, Navy and Air force Centres to discourage cheating culture. He said that the present democratic government would clear educational institutions from the politics of hatred. Education is not complete without peace and education would be spread in every corner of the province.

Mazhar said, “Positive criticism is welcome but negative criticism cannot be appreciated. Sindhi language is being taught all over the Sindh and all possible measures are being taken to promote it.”

From next year, stipends would be given to girl students from class one to class five to enhance literacy rate at primary level. He mentioned that Sindh Education Department was already providing stipends of Rs2,600 to the girls from class six to class eight per annum. He said that 15,000 students were being given Rs1500 per month who passed test from SZABIST.

The minister said, “We are not against private educational institutions, we just want to compete them in healthy manner and Sindh Education Department will provide direct budget to schools to enable them to resolve their financial matters.” He said 900 Sindhi language teachers were being appointed to teach Sindhi all over the province. He said that those who created differences on the basis of language were the enemies of the province and the country. He said that through consolidation policy Sindh Education Department would hold the administrative and all kinds of control over these schools. On this occasion, Education Secretary Siddique Memon, Karachi Schools Director Niaz Ahmed Leghari, Chief Programme Officer, RUS, Pervaiz Sehar and chairman Ravians Ziaul Islam also spoke on the occasion.