4,650 schools in Sindh selected for upgrades, expansion

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday said the provincial government would soon undertake a massive project to rehabilitate and expand 4,650 schools that have been specifically selected for their high enrolment rates.

The schools would be renovated and upgrades would include provision of all missing facilities, the CM said in a meeting with a high-level World Bank delegation led by its country director, Patchamuthu Illangovan. The meeting participants also discussed the outcomes of the Sindh Education Reforms Programme 2014-18.

“Today, we are in the era of a fourth industrial revolution. Many of the major drivers of transformation currently affect global industries and are expected to have a significant impact on jobs, ranging from job displacement from heightened labour productivity to widening skills gaps,” said Shah.

“To prevent a worst-case scenario — technological change accompanied by talent shortages, mass unemployment and growing inequality —…

Original published: 2018-02-13 05:00:00 Read the full Karachi News here

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