By Atiya Riffat
Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah said that around Rs3 billion is being spent on the enrolment, registration and examination fees and cash prize distribution among the position holders of all educational boards operating across Sindh.
The prize distribution ceremony was attended by Education Minister Jam Mehtab Dahar, Principal Secretary to the CM Sohail Rajput, Universities and Boards Additional Chief Secretary Muhammad Hussain Syed, Colleges Secretary Pervez Seehar, the chairman of all the educational boards, educationists and parents of the position holders.
The CM distributed cash prizes worth Rs.927 million among 145 position holders and 36,157 A-1 graders of all the groups of matriculation and intermediate examinations of all education boards.
The CM gave a Rs.300,000 cash prize to each first position holder, Rs200,000 to the second, Rs.100,000 to the third and Rs.25,000 to each A-1 grader.
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Mirpurkhas bagged 21 position holder cash prizes, BISE, Sukkur got 39, Larkana 28, Hyderabad 24, while Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi got 24 cash prizes.
“Keep it up and I am sure you will also achieve the highest prizes in your further educational activities,” he said, congratulating the students, their teachers and parents for receiving cash awards.
The CM said he was working hard to improve the educational standard in the province. “One day, our students, particularly of the public sector educational institutes, will compete internationally,” he said, adding that to achieve this excellence, the teachers, parents, boards and civil society have to join hands to eradicate the copy culture.