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US consul general inaugurates high school in Rohri


The United States (US) is making all efforts to boost the quality of education in Pakistan and 106 schools are being constructed throughout Sindh for the purpose.

This was stated by US Consul General Grace W Shelton during the inauguration of the newly-constructed building of a high school in Rohri on Wednesday.

Pakistani students can prove to be assets to their country after getting good quality education, said Shelton, adding that to provide better education to students, the US is granting merit- and need-based scholarships to the students of around 30 universities throughout Pakistan.

Every year, 300 Pakistani students get scholarships in top universities of the US, she said, adding that the US is also providing training to the faculty of 17 Pakistani universities.

Thanking the US government for taking keen interest in boosting education in Sindh, the education minister, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, claimed that education is the top priority of the Sindh government and, for this purpose, all available resources are being used.

Education in Sindh will become better due to the efforts of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), said Dahar, adding that we have to switch over to new and modern education to face today’s challenges and, to achieve this goal, the Sindh government has imposed an education emergency in the province.

Sindh minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Sukkur Commissioner Mohammad Abbas Baloch and Sukkur Mayor Arsalan Shaikh were also present on the occasion among others.

Source: The Express Tribune

Byline: Correspondent

November 16, 2016

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