U.S. CONSUL GENERAL INAUGURATES STATE-OF-THE-ART SCHOOL

Sukkur: U.S. 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 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

This is the sixth state-of-the-art school constructed under USAID’s $155 million Sindh Basic Education Program to be inaugurated this year. Sindh Secretary of Education Dr. Fazlullah Pechuho also attended the ceremony with local government representatives, community leaders, teachers and students.

“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,” 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 expressed his appreciation of the U.S. 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 added, “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.”

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 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.

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