SUKKUR: US Consul General Grace W. Shelton and Sindh
Education Minister Jam Mahtab Hussain Dahar today inaugurated
a new school in Rohri (district Sukkur) that was constructed with
the support of the United States Government through the US Agency
for International Development (USAID Sukkur News).
This is the sixth state-of-the-art school constructed under USAID’s $155 million
Sindh Basic Education Program to be inaugurated this year. The local
government representatives, community leaders, teachers and students
attended the ceremony.
“The United States Government strongly supports education in Pakistan,
and this school is just one of the 106 state-of-the-art facilities that USAID
is constructing in partnership with the Sindh Government,” also said Consul Grace
W. Shelton at the ceremony.
“Here, children will be able to learn and grow, helping Pakistan realize its full potential.”
Jam Mahtab Hussain Dahar, Minister for Education, Sindh also expressed his
appreciation of the US Government for its strong support in modernizing education in Sindh.
“Education is the utmost priority of the Sindh Government and we are very
grateful to USAID for helping us in education reforms, a need of the hour,” he also said.
“Technical support in the launch of Education Management Organizations
is another phenomenal support from USAID for the people of Sindh, which
will help uplift standard of schooling in the province,” he further added.
Moreover, the Sindh Basic Education Program will construct up to 106 modern school
buildings in eight districts of Sindh. Currently, 71 schools are under construction
with five schools inaugurated earlier this year.
The project also aims to increase and sustain student enrollment in primary, middle
and secondary public schools in selected areas of Sindh, with a special focus on
bringing back children who have dropped out of school.