KARACHI - The Sindh government has decided to include schools in Katchho and desert areas under Sindh Education Foundation for imparting education there, besides 200 more schools would be opened in Katcha areas of the province through the SEF.In a meeting of Board of Governors of Sindh Education Foundation (government of Sindh) chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Friday at the Chief Minister House.  It was also decided that the educational institutes under SEF upto primary level will be registered with Sindh Education department with a condition of imparting mandatory Sindhi Language under law.The Board of Governors approved the establishment of endowment fund for SEF while the budgetary allocation of Rs150 million from government of Sindh was enhanced to Rs200 million (with increase of Rs50 million).The meeting also decided to conduct internal audit of accounts together with other auditsThe meeting was attended by Senior Minister Education Pir Mazharul Haq; Minister for Information Sharjeel Enam Memon; Chairman Sindh Education Foundation Ms. Anita Ghulam Ali; Justice (r) Zahid Qurban; Chief Secretary Sindh Raja Muhammad Abbas; Additional Chief Secretary (P&D) Israr Malik, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Siddique Memon, Secretary Finance Sindh Mr. Naveed Kamran Baloch; Secretary Works & Services Dr. Atta Panhwar; Special Secretary Education Riaz Memon; Managing Director Sindh Education Foundation Aziz Kabbani; and others.Speaking on the occasion, the Sindh chief minister said that present elected government had put emphasis to provide maximum facilities for the development and promotion of education and health in the province. He said that maximum funds had been allocated for education and health sectors, as educated and healthy nation could achieve progress and prosperity. Qaim stressed upon educationists, teachers, students and parents to fully devote their attention towards learning, study, teaching, research and spreading of education particularly in less developed areas and remote parts of Sindh. He said that the province possesses background of literacy, knowledge and education, and as such the concerted efforts be made to enhance the target of flourishing latest knowledge, literacy and quality education for attaining the needs and requirement of international standards. The meeting reviewed 12-point long agenda and made necessary decisions together with approval of minutes of last meeting and issues.Chairman of the Sindh Education Foundation Prof. Anita Ghulam Ali and Managing Director of SEF Aziz Kabbani in a detailed briefing informed that the Foundation in completing twenty years of performance. With regard to institutional progress and performance of current Four years (from 2008 – 2012), the SEF is providing financial and technical support to at least 2403 Educational institutions across all districts of the province which include 250- community schools (RBCS), 150 govt schools (ELP), one Child Development centre at Karachi and 30 schools of community supported schools while 1785 new and existing private schools (1300 IELP and 485 PPRS), 23 Women Literacy and employment centrs, one (1) Jail School (Sukkur), 30 – Community Learning Centres and 133 - government adopted schools. MD SEF Aziz Kabbani informed that 7995- teachers have been provided employment under different educational schemes and during the 4-years performance, there was 253,624 total students’ enrollment during the said period. With regard to SEF partners as school operators/ Adopters and NGOs, the meeting was informed that there are 10 NGOs under RBCS, 646-OPS under IELP, 347 – ENTs under PPRS, 52 adopters under AAEP, two NGOs under WLEP and one NGO under CLC. Regarding financial support to IELP and PPRS, the meeting was informed that 1,057,289,850 IELP were provided financial support while 450,071,894 PPRS were also provided financial support.  The meeting was informed that a total of 130,500 course books of grade 1, 2, 3 and 4 were provided by the SEF to PPRS schools, 72,000 courses books of ‘Behtareen’ levels, 64,000 course books of ‘Taiztareen’ levels provided to NGOs in students enrolled in the RBCS school.  The meeting was further informed that the SEF has further trained 4,000 teachers and school operators while students’ assessment in the year 2011-12 has also been made.