March for Education made some noise and somebody listened

President Asif Ali Zardari has termed the state of education in his native province an ‘education emergency’. On March 15th, during a meeting with Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq, the minister for education and literacy in Sindh, President Zardari expressed distress at the wretched state of public education and tasked the provincial education minister to prepare a comprehensive and workable plan and propose steps to meet this emergency in the province.

President Zardari called for innovative ideas to deal with the education emergency and suggested that management partnership with the private sector should be explored for an efficient running of the school system. He also called for the adoption of ground-breaking ways to generate funds and improve oversight of the educational institutions.

The campaign is very pleased to note that the President has taken notice of the shortcomings in the education sector and is terming the situation as an emergency and is asking the concerned ministries to improve the situation. In order to achieve outstanding and long term results, we need the leadership of the country to actively pursue change through policy, investment and political consensus. President’s keen interest education is the first step in implementing change which can impact the lives and futures of nearly sixty million children between the ages of 5 and 16.

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