Sindh earmarks Rs22.8 billion for college education

08:22 PM | 15 Jun, 2021
Sindh earmarks Rs22.8 billion for college education
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KARACHI – The Sindh government on Tuesday proposed an allocation of Rs22.8 billion for college education, up 11.8 percent from previous year’s Rs20.446 billion.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said this in his speech while presenting the budget for the next fiscal year 2021-22 in provincial assembly.

He said that 17 new Degree Colleges will be built in districts of Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Sanghar, Umerkot and three districts of Karachi Division, Korangi, Malir and West.

Rs4 billion has been set aside in ADP 2021-22 for 43 ongoing and 64 new schemes of College Education Department.

Improving women education will increase province’s educated workforce and ensure prosperity of societies, he said, adding that Rs.100 million has been proposed for Bakhtawar Cadet College for Girls Shaheed Benazirabad.

The provincial government has also allocated Rs292.55 million for Seven Cadet Colleges while five new public colleges have been approved for next financial year.

He also announced to allocate Rs1 billion for endowment fund in order to provide financial assistance to students.

An amount of Rs 120 million has been allocated for Sindhi Adabi Board- Jamshoro while Rs100 million has been allocated for co-curricular activities of sports, purchase of lab equipment / material.

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