'Sindh lags behind Punjab in primary education'.

THATTA -- Speakers at a seminar titled 'ILM-POSSIBLE - Take a Child to School' said on Thursday that literacy graph of primary education, particularly in rural Sindh, is not satisfactory as compared to Punjab.

Poverty, lack of awareness, disinterest of local stakeholders and unavailability of facilities were major reasons behind declining primary education in Sindh, they said.

Thatta ASP Aleena Rajpar believed that prevalent official policies, particularly for primary education in the province were extremely adverse to ground realities. However, the recent trend of coordination among civil society and welfare organisations was a positive omen to help streamline the system, she said.

District Education Officer Raheem Soomro, his deputy Bisharat Ilyas Jokhio and others said that in the age of knowledge and awareness disseminated through electronic media even poverty ridden population in remote areas was taking keen interest in getting their children educated.

K.B. Behrani, deputy director of social welfare department, and social activist and lecturer Fiza Shah said the society would prosper only if it...

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