Sindh minister for Education & Literacy Syed Sardar Shah rejected Transparency International’s report and called it a biased report made on assumption with a set agenda to malign Sindh education department.
In a reaction to Transparency International report, the provincial education Minister in his statement on Friday said that education department has introduced revolutionary reforms first time in it’s history and recruited more than 50 thousand teachers in schools on merit basis under the third party selection.
He added that recruitment is being done on merit to meet the shortage of teaching staff in colleges through Sindh Public Service purely on merit.
Besides, The Department of Education had installed a biometric system to ensure attendance of teaching and non teaching staff.
He added that in past schools had been constructed on political basis on unviable sites .
He qouted example of one such planning that dozens of school buildings were constructed in a village.
The minister said that education department had closed all those unviable schools and enhancing the number of teaching staff in active schools.
He said that education department has limited resources as compared to it’s employees strength and major portion of it’s budget is being spent on salaries.
He added that Sindh government is focusing to upgrade the education system through use of the technology.