Good news for Sindh and Balochistan Students
The representatives from 10 development agencies’ at the United nations Global Children Fund (UNICEF) have endorsed the Education sector plans for Sindh and Baluchistan and asked them to have 100 million US dollar from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) so that the nation can achieve their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Among the people who were present in the signing ceremony were Education Minister Balochistan, Sardar Raza Muhammad Barrech, Secretary Education Baluchistan Ghulam Ali Baluch and the Additional Chief Secretary Sindh Fazlullah Pechuho. Among the agencies and the organization who signed the document of endorsement included European Union, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Australian Government's Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), German Aid Agency (GIZ), United Kingdom's Department for International Aid (DFID) World Bank, UNESCO and UNICEF.
Out of the total 100 million of grant that is to be given will be divided as 66 million US dollar to Sindh Province and $34 million to the Baluchistan province. The supervising agency for the provinces s World Bank where as the European Union and UNICEF will be the coordinating agencies for the grant in Sindh and Baluchistan.
The education minister of Baluchistan, Sardar Raza Muhammad said on the occasion that this is a great moment for the people of the largest province of the Pakistan that the government partners have arrived on the same age and have documented themselves towards a common goal of education without which the nation cannot get rid of all the problems we are facing these days.
He added that the education system of the nation has sever challenges and there was the need of this sheer strategically development along with its proper implementation. He thanked the global partners to help and support them for deceiving thei MDGs by 2015.