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Rs3 billion being spent on education of position holders: Murad


May 16, 2018

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said around Rs3 billion are being spent on the enrolment, registration and examination fees, as well as on giving cash awards to the position holders of all educational boards in the province by the provincial government.

This he said while speaking at a ceremony for cash prize distribution among the position holders at the Banquet Hall of the CM House on Tuesday.

The prize distribution ceremony was attended by Minister for Education Jam Mehtab Dahar, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Additional Chief Secretary (U&B) Mohammad Hussain Syed, colleges secretary Pervez Seehar, chairmen of all educational boards, educationists and parents of the position holders.

The chief minister distributed cash prizes of Rs927 million among 145 position holders and 36,157 A-1 graders of all the groups of matriculations and intermediate examinations.

There are eight educational boards, including Technical Board and Shaheed Benazirabad Board which is scheduled to start functioning next year.

Some 550,000 students are receiving education higher secondary classes (HSC) while 750,000 are studying in secondary classes (SSC). The number of students who have obtained A-1 grades in all the boards comes to 36,157.

The chief minister gave a Rs300,000 cash prize to the first position holder, Rs200,000 to the second position holder, Rs100,000 to the third position holder and Rs25,000 to each A-1 grader.

The BISE Mirpurkhas bagged 21 position holders cash prizes, BISE Sukkur got 39, Larkana 28, Hyderabad 24, BSE Karachi nine and BIE Karachi 24 cash prizes.

Shah said that when he had taken over as chief minister he had decided to waive the registration, enrolment and examination fees and also decided to give cash prizes to the position holders. “The overall enrolment, examination and registration fees cost over Rs1.76 billion to the government while he has released Rs927 million cash prizes,” he said.

Shah said that he was so much happy to see a large number of position holders and A-1 graders sitting under the roof of the CM House.

“You are future of our nation and I am sure one day you would achieve excellence in different fields,” he said. He congratulated the students, their teachers and parents for receiving cash awards. “I am sure you keep it up and would also achieve highest prizes in your further educational activities,” he told the students.

The chief minister said that he was working hard to improve educational standard in the province. “One day our students, particularly of public sector educational institutes, would compete on international level,” he said and added that to achieve excellence, the teachers, the parents, the boards and the civil society had to join hands to eradicate copy culture.

Minister for Education Dahar also spoke on the occasion. He congratulated the position holders and urged the A-1 graders to work hard to achieve positions in their next examinations. Additional Chief Secretary U&B Mohammad Hussain Syed organised the programme and also congratulated the students and parents on their achievement.

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