WB to spend 18 M US $ on education of Balochistan

Amount to be spent in Afghan refugees affected areas of the province

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QUETTA: World Bank would spend 18 million US dollars in Afghan refugees affected areas in four districts of Balochistan. This was revealed by secretary secondary education Ghullam Ali Baloch while talking to Quetta Voice on Thursday evening.

The amount would be spent in four districts of Balochistan i.e Killa Abdullah, Pishin, Chaghi and Quetta. These districts have been hosting Afghan refugees for last four decades. WB would spend a total of 36 million dollars in education and health sectors under its human capital investment project, Mr. Baloch mentioned. The WB would spend 18 million in health sector of the province.

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In education sector, the amount would be spent on improvement of quality, provision of basic infrastructure in education department. Education Minister Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, Secretary Secondary Education, Ghullam Ali Baloch, Secretary higher education, Hashim Ghilzai held a series of meetings in Islamabad with UNICEF, European Union, WB and JICA officials with regard to education sector in Balochistan.

All international donor agencies have shown their commitment to improve quality of education and improvement of basic facilities for students in the province, Ghullam Ali Baloch stated.

The officials from Balochistan led by education minister Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind also held a meeting with federal minister for education Shafqat Mehmood regarding mainstreaming of Madrassah education. The federal minister assured the Balochistan government regarding mainstreaming of Madrassah education to bring it at par with other mainstream educational institutions of the country.

 

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