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22pc Balochistan budget to provide quality edu: Secy

Balochistan government is spending 22 per cent of its annual budget on providing quality education, said the Balochistan Education Secretary Dr Umar Babar on Thursday.

The education secretary, addressing participants of a seminar entitled ‘Dialogue on Educational Evolution’ organised by Balochistan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in collaboration with Islamic International University of Islamabad, said the incumbent provincial government had specially paid substantial heed towards quality education in Balochistan and had earmarked 22 per cent of the budget for education which was clearly manifested pro-education policies of the government. He also lauded the teamwork of Balochistan board for standardising the preparation of papers and its checking to ensure merit. He said no student would be deprived now of his rights.

The seminar was attended by Director Islamic International University Islamabad Masoom Khan Yaseenzai, Chairman Balochistan Board Professor Dr Siraj Ahmed Kakar, Controller Examinations Syed Abadullah Shah Gharsheen and Secretary Board Shaukat Ali Sarpara.

The education secretary said that such seminars would ensure improvement in performance of institutes. He said the seminar would also enhance and improve capabilities of teachers and paper setting teams. He also thanked Director Islamic University Dr Masoom Khan for playing a practical role in organisation of the seminar.

Expressing his views Masoom Khan said, “At whatever position I am today is due to Balochistan and it will please me a lot if I serve the people of this soil in education field.” He also commended the initiatives taken by Balochistan board in paper checking.

Chairman Balochistan Board Professor Dr Siraj Ahmed Kakar said they were making all endeavours to provide all facilities including quality education to students. He said efforts were on to eliminate cheating culture in examinations. He added that all available resources were being used to provide quality education to the students in every nook and corner of the province.

Source: The Nation

Byline: Staff Reporter

December 16, 2016

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