SEMINAR on Enrolment Enhancement at Matiari on 23-4-2011
District Education Department Matiari organized a SEMINAR regarding Enrolment Enhancement Drive on 23rd April 2011 at Government Girls College Matiari, where a good number of Citizens of Matiari, Teachers, office bearers of Teachers Union (such as GSTA and PTA),Heads and Members of Non-Government organizations (S.P.O,HANDS,SHEEDO,SRDS,JHOOLE LAL and VISWA) , NCHD ,writers, Researchers, Notable Personalities,Pollitical Personalities, Representatives of R.S.U, Professors of Government Degree College Matiari and Government Girls College Matiari,Journalists,Government Officers and the ADOEs,Supervisors along with EDO Education attended this event .
According to the plan this SEMINAR was the responsibility of Mr.Qamardin Pirzada (DOE Elementary),Mr.Muhammad Siddiq Shahani (ADOE M Taluka Matiari) and Ms.Mehr u Nisa Qureshi (ADOE F Taluka Matiari), but due lack of interest and continuous absence of Mr.Qamardin Pirzada (DOE Elementary) and NO INTEREST of Ms.Mehr u Nisa Qureshi (ADOE M Taluka Matiari),Mr. Muhammad Siddiq Shahani (ADOE M Taluka Matiari) requested me (Sayed Badar Zaman Shah) that he can not make the arrangements of SEMINAR because he is all alone, so with the permission of EDO (Education) Matiari I took this responsibility and Mr. Muhammad Siddiq Shahani (ADOE M Taluka Matiari) assisted me.
The SEMINAR wasstarted at 10.30 A.M with the recitation of some verses from Holy Quran.Mr.Hafeez ullah Vighio Head Teacher of GBPS Laloo Mangwanoo Union Council Shah Alam Shah ji Wasi Taluka Matiari,recited some verses from Holy Quran.Then Hafiz Ghulam Rasool Qureshi presented NAAT Shareef. (Hafiz Ghulam Rasool got 3rd Prize in all Pakistan NAAT Competition in 2005).Then Mr.Muhammad Siddiq Shahani (ADOE M Taluka Matiari) said welcome to all the participants and told the aim of SEMINAR.
After him Miss Amina the student of class 6 GGMS Sekhat presented a poem which was expressing the importance of Education.After her Miss Maria student of class 7 GGMS Sekhat came on stage and presented her speech on importance of education, especially education for girls.Then Ms.Mehr u Nisa Qureshi ADOE F Taluka Matiari (who did not take any interest in any activity of EED) came on stage and presented written speech on education.
Then Mr.Allah Dino Sacharwi General Secretary PTA Matiari City came on to stage and presented his views about current educational system. He said in this Government, EDOs of Education Department are changing so rapidly as we change the clothes, how can we strengthen our education system, where due to political interference every officer is powerless in front of political persons. He said our association and all the teachers are with the Education Department for this Holy purpose of Education for all.After him Mr.Vikio Chand President GSTA Taluka Matiari came on stage and expressed his views about this EED and said that we all means Teachers,Officers,Civil Society and NGOs are together at here for this noble cause, we should do all our efforts individually and collectively to enrol out of school children in the schools. He further said that our association will support such activities at every step.Then Mr. Mangha Ram Odd President Jhooley lal Organization came on stage and expressed his views. He said such type of Seminars do conduct every where, but there is no visible change any where, all of us should do what ever we talk, listen and decide in these Seminars, it is the responsibility of all of us that, where ever we see that, a child is not going or enrolled in school we should take efforts to enrol him/her in the school.After him Mr.Muhammad Azam Supervisor U C Nasarpur Taluka Matiari came on stage and expressed his views. He said we all are collectively responsible for out of school children so we all should think it as our national responsibility to enrol all out of school children.Then Madam Mehrunnisa Associate Professor of Government Girls College Matiari came on stage and said that, I do appreciate these efforts for enrolment enhancement drive, now it is the responsibility of civil society to make it successful.After her Professor Bashir Ahmed Memon Associate Professor of Government Degree College came on stage and expressed his views about EED.He said Nations develop due to two factors 1.Education and 2 Good Character and Nations destroys due to two factors 1.Illiteracy and 2.Bad Character
He further said If human don’t have Education, he is just like animal and if he has not good character, then he is worst than the beast.Then Mrs.Fozia Khaskheli Supervisor Taluka Matiari came on to the stage and expressed her views. She said Education Department is doing its best, but community should be well aware about the importance of education. In this regard we are moving this EED to spread the awareness about education and enrol the out of school children in schools.After her Mr.Ata Hussain Dahri Deputy Provincial Coordinator NCHD Karachi came on stage and expressed his views about this EED SEMINAR. He said NCHD is working together with Education Department all over the Sindh,we hope that we will be succeed to achieve our target with the help of civil society,NGOs and Teachers Associations.Then Mrs.Abida Jawaid Baloch (Head of LSBE Program at District Matiari) from HANDS came on stage and said that, our worthy Secretary of Education Madam Naheed Shah Durrani is very serious for this noble cause, but over all Government is not serious for developing the education sector. She further said after the creation of district Matiari we are working closely with District Education Department, but since last year we are not having proper EDO (Education), due to absence of EDO (Education) no one is doing his job properly. She said after a long period we had an EDO on 1st April 2011 and now we have an other EDO on 15th April, so in these conditions every one is in state of uncertainty. She further said we are with Education Department and will support at every step for the betterment of education and nation. After her Mr.Abdul Wahid Sangrasi Program Specialist S.P.O came on stage and expressed his views. He said this is the responsibility of all of us to enrol the out of school children in schools. He advised that every one present in this auditorium should enrol minimum 20 children in the school and provide that list of children to DOE (SEMIS) for the record.Then Mr.Noor Muhammad Sahto General Secretary SRDS (Sindh Rural Development Society) came onto stage and expressed his views, he said that,SRDS is working with Education Department and indicates the issues in education department and now SRDS will be at every step with Education Department to make this EED sucessful.After him Mr.Abid Ali samoo Land Lord and Social worker came on to stage and said that,Education is not the issue for Rich people, it is the issue of poor people which are the 95% of our population, so friends come forward to enrol and support our out of school and in the school children for the future’s literatesociety.Then Mr.Maqsood Ahmed Qazi (researcher and Historian) came on to stage and shared some events of life. He said every body knows that, if some one wants to destroy a nation,he should destroy its education. As a nation we are at the bottom of all educated nations.Prosparity and Education are reciprocal, if education is less,lesser will be the prosperity, this is not the matter of Education Department or Government, but this is the matter of whole nation, so please come forward and educate our nation. He further said that, Teachers should give attention to their duty also, because their negligence is also a factor for low enrolment and dropout.After him Mr.Irshad Ahmed Memon DDO (Education Works) and Social worker came on to stage and expressed his views, he said that, Government is doing well but it is not enough in comparison to other countries, where Education is the first priority,he said in rural areas of Sindh the literacy rate is 10 to 15 percent and if we calculate the literacy rate of women it is hardly 5%.He further said, there is no check balance system for teachers and officer, because the supervisors which are the basic pillar in monitoring system, get NO incentive (T A D A or additional allowance) for monitoring, so he/she gets money from teachers of the school and when teachers give the money they don’t pay their duties. He further said, this government has broken all the records of corruption, the NO CAPACITY and LOWER GRADE people have occupied the KEY posts, so how can this system survive, such type of efforts are good, but you should come to bottom of theproblem.He further said that ,revolutionary steps are needed to change the fate of nation. Then Rahmatullah Turk Social Worker came on to stage and expressed his views, he said that, Government is doing NO THING for the betterment of Education, NEPOTISM,FAVOURITISM is declining the moral values, these days man is not recognized by its good character, but its value and respect depends on the money which he has, so every person of the society is running after money and have no sense of humanity. He further said that every one should start work on emergency basis,only doing job or duty is not enough, we should do work day and night for the betterment of our education, because better education will provide better society.After him Sayed Fida Hussain Shah the famous writer and Poet came on stage and expressed his views. He said due to weak monitoring system, we are not able to achieve our goals.Then Agha Zulifqar Durrani General Manager N C H D came on stage and said NCHD is working with Education Department since last several years, few years ago it was best period of working together, but due to some unwanted reasons this collaboration become weak, but now we are once again standing side by side and we shall achieve our targets with better understanding.After him Dr.sayed Junaid Akber Shah Director Administration Matiari Sugar Mills came on stage and expressed his views. Dr.Sayed Junaid Akber Shah has done Masters in Business Administration and in 2009 he got the degree of PhD from University of Sindh.He is the brother of Sayed Sohail Akber Shah (Ex-Principal Secretary of Chief Minister and one of the best CSS Officers of Pakistan). Dr.sayed Junaid Akber Shah said such type of SEMINARS increase awareness in people and he appreciates the efforts of Education Department Matiari for this noble cause of Enrolment Enhancement. He said that, he has visited several schools, but mostly the teachers are unable teach the students; because they have no teaching capacity,similarly most of the officers of education department are not eligible to occupy that post, where they are sitting, if Government is sincere to enhance the enrolment and provide quality education to the people, first get rid of such ineligible teachers and officers. He offered that Matiari Sugar Mills is ready to arrange the training programs for those officers and teachers who really do want to do some thing.Then Sayed Muhammad Alam Shah, Land lord and Politician (General Secretary Awami Tahreek)came on stage and expressed his views. He said that to blame 100% on Government is not correct, we all are the responsible for the disaster of education, As common man it’s the responsibility of all of us to work for betterment, we the politicians, journalists, NGOs, Parents and civil society should work hard for the better education of our new generation, we all have to work to motivate the parents and teachers to enrol the children in schools and provide them quality education. If the community will take the interest, the teacher will be constrained to teach.After him Sayed Naveed Shah (Program Officer Reform Support Unit Karachi) came on stage and expressed his views. He appreciated the efforts taken by Education Department Matiari for Enrolment Enhancement Drive and said that, due to such active role District Matiari is at Number one in all the Districts of Sindh.He further said that, Provincial Government is doing all efforts for enhancing the enrolment and providing the quality education to all. He said that Secretary Education Madam Naheed Shah Durrani is working hard to achieve the targets and monitoring all these activities personally by herself, so we all should make hand to hand together to provide quality education to our new generation.Then Mr.Ghulam Nabi Buledi EDO (Education) Matiari came on stage and shared his views to the participants. He said that, we have planned all the activities for enhancing the enrolment in District Matiari and this is the second phase of these activities that we are conducting SEMINARS. He requested all the participants to play their active role in this regard and spread this message of Education Department to all over the district.
After the speech of EDO (Education) Matiari, I thanked to all the participants, which came here on our request, especially Mr.Asif Ali Khaskheli with his team from SHEEDO who arranged lunch boxes for the participants, Madam Azra Shakeel District Manager HANDS with Team from HANDS,Mr Abdul Wahid Sangrasi Program Specialist S P O Hyderabad with Team.
During whole SEMINAR I shared all the current statics of Education Department in parts (Enrolment, Teachers. Basic Facilities, SMCs, SERP, TOP, Teacher Student Ratio, Salaries of Teachers, Stipend, Free Text Books and all otherefforts taken by Government for the betterment of Education).
Every Participant appreciated our efforts and discussed on all the issues. The SEMINAR ended at 2.30 P.M
SEMINAR on Enrolment Enhancement at Hala on 25-4-2011
District Education Department Matiari organized a SEMINAR regarding Enrolment Enhancement Drive on 25th April 2011 at Makhdoom Shafiq u Zaman Auditorium Hala, where a good number of Citizens of Hala,
Teachers, office bearers of Teachers Union (such as GSTA and PTA),Heads and Members of Non-Government organizations (S.P.O,HANDS,SHEEDO), NCHD ,writers,Researchers, Notable Personalities,Pollitical Personalities, Professors of S I Government Degree College Hala and Government College Saeedabad,Journalists,Government Officers,ADOEs and the Supervisors attended this event.