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Sitting on 28th January 2019

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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

MONDAY, THE 28TH JANUARY, 2019

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Monday, the 28th January, 2019 at 02.00 p.m.

 

I.        (A)      RECITATION FROM THE HOLY QUR’AN.

(B)      NAAT SHAREEF.

 

II.      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

          (Education Department)

 

III.     CALL ATTENTION NOTICES:

 

1.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO.81 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. MANGLA SHARMA, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Transport, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that the Inter-City Buses in Sindh have removed Emergency Gate and fixed seats there which results loss of precious lives in case of accident; steps taken by the Government to remove the seats?

2.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 112 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD ASLAM ABRO, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Health, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that there is no emergency facilities available in Civil Hospital, Jacobabad despite the Population of 03 lacs in the City. If so, what steps are taken by the Government to provide Medical Facilities in the same?

3.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 57 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. RANA ANSAR, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Education & Literacy, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that the building of Primary School Muhammad Dars, located in Taluka Tando Bago, District Badin is in deplorable condition; If so, What steps are taken by the Government for its renovation?

4.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 104 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ARIF MUSTAFA JATOI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement on the fact that despite the elected General Councilor’s of Paddan Town, District Naushero Feroze requesting freezing of the Town Committee Account due to rampant corruption of by the Chairman, Account remains open?

5.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 55 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. SARWAT FATIMA, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that Water Pipeline at Mubarak Shaheed Road, connecting Sadder to Shahrah-e-Faisal Road is in deteriorated condition; What steps are taken by the Government for repair of the same?

IV.      LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.       PRIVILEGE MOTION NO. 05 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. MUHAMMAD HUSSAIN KHAN, MPA REGARDING PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH HAS PASSED 194 LAWS FROM 2013 TO DATE. THE RULES OF ONLY 9 ACTS HAVE BEEN FRAMED AND VETTED BY THE LAW DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT OF SINDH. IT IS ALARMING THAT THE PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH IS PASSING LAWS BUT THE DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED DON’T IMPLEMENT THE SAME.

 

VI.      ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 10 OF 2018; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. FARHAT SEEMEN, MPA REGARDING THE CONSUMERS OF SSGC ARE FACING DIFFICULTIES DUE TO LOW PRESSURE OF GAS IN THE PROVINCE OF SINDH.

 

VII.    PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF SELECT COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT BILL NO. 05 OF 2018-THE SINDH INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND NEONATOLOGY BILL, 2018.

 

VIII.  PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF SELECT COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT BILL NO. 02 OF 2019-THE SINDH INJURED PERSONS COMPULSORY MEDICAL TREATMENT (AMAL UMER) BILL, 2019.

 

IX.      ANY OTHER BUSINESS WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE CHAIR.

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                                          G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

27TH JANUARY, 2019.                                                       SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

MONDAY THE 28TH JANUARY, 2019

 *50.     Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:         Will the Minister for Education be pleased to state:-

 

The number of Public-Private Partnerships for low cost schools in Sindh currently operating?

                                                                        ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION:

 Following Schools Program-wise operated under Public Private Partnership in Sindh through Sindh Education Foundation:

S#

Programs

No. of Schools

1

.

Promoting Private Schools in Rural Sindh (PPRS)program

989

2.

SEF Assisted Schools (SAS) Program

1130

3.

Existing School Support program (ESSP)

50

4

SEF Middle  & High School Program (SMHSP)

151

5.

Adolescent  & Adult Learning & training Program (AALTP)

81

 

Total

2,401

 *74.     Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:         Will the Minister for Education be pleased to state:-

 (a)               Is it a fact that teachers are being posted as ADO’s in violation of rules;

(b)               If answer to (a) above be in the affirmative, the reasons thereof?

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION:

 There is no violation of rules. The post of ADO has been re-designated as Taluka Education Officer (TEO). As per rules, no any teacher has been posted as TEO.

Moreover, the post of TEO is being filled by posting of either Head Masters (BPS-17) or Cadre Officers (BPS-17).

*461.   Mr. Arsalan Taj Hussain:      Will the Minister for Education be pleased to state:-

 District-wise number of schools has been outsourced to education organizations through Public Private Partnership Program (PPP) in the last 10 years?

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION:

There are total 23 Schools of following Districts outsourced to Education Organization through Public Private Partnership Program (PPP) till to date:

Name of District

 No. of Schools

Khairpur

15

Sukkur

08

 

 

 

*463.   Mr. Arsalan Taj Hussain:      Will the Minister for Education be pleased to state:-

 

Yearly number of Private Schools (elementary, primary, secondary, Cambridge system & etc) are registered in last 5 years?

 ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION:

 Year-wise number of Private Schools (Elementary, Primary, Secondary, Cambridge System & etc) are registered in last 05 years are as under:

Year

Elementary

Primary

Secondary

Cambridge

2014

45

18

335

14

2015

93

17

205

16

2016

145

19

322

25

2017

Nil

94

253

21

2018

2

70

190

12

TOTAL

294

218

1305

88

*468.   Mr. Arsalan Taj Hussain:      Will the Minister for Education be pleased to state:-

 

(a)            Whether there is any regulatory     body/commission for private schools on the lines of Higher Education commission;

(b)            If answer to (a) above is in affirmative, the details thereof?

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION:

 The Privately managed institutions in Sindh are registered  under  “ The Sindh Private Educational Institutions (Regulation & control) Ordinance 2001, Amended Act, 2003 and Rules 2005” The Directorate General of Inspection & Registration of Private Institutions acts as the regulatory body for Private Schools in the Province.

*593.   Ms. Rabia Azfar Nizami:       Will the Minister for Education be pleased to state:-

 (a)   Is it a fact that a national curriculum proposed in 2006-07 and text books were to be developed according to it but only a few books developed in Sindh;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, timeline to have new text books in a market as per revised curriculum pending since 2013?

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION:

 a)     After 18th Constitutional Amendment, powers were delegated to the province to review/ develop their own curriculum. In this regard, Curriculum and all related activities were entrusted to the province of Sindh. The Directorate of Curriculum, Assessment & Research (defunct  Bureau of Curriculum and Extension Wing(BCEW) revised  National Curriculum 2006-07 in light of contextualized needs and assured the quality  of  new books on updated / revised curriculum for improvement of quality of education.

 In this regarding DCAR has planned and completed review of the curriculum in following four phases:

In First Phase: -    Grade I-V Completed in June, 2012

In Second Phase: - Grade VI-VIII Completed in December, 2014

In Third Phase: -   Grade IX-X Completed in May, 2017

In Fourth Phase: - Grade XI-XII, will be completed within this Year, 2018.

(b)      The Sindh Textbook Board developed new Textbooks on reviewed Curriculum 2006-07 for Grade I-VIII and distributed in all public sector schools and are also available in the market as well.

 Further, Textbooks for Grade IX-X are under development process, hopefully will be completed by the end of this academic year.

As the Curriculum 2006 from Grade XI-XII is under revision and will be handed over to Sindh Textbook Board upto March, 2019, then process of development of new textbooks will be carried out and most probably will be completed during academic year, 2019-20.

*744.   Mr. Khurram Sher Zaman:   Will the Minister for Education be pleased to state:-

 

(a)               Is it a fact that department could not activate Bibi Asifa Government Girls Degree Science College even after one and a half year and it has now become a parking lot;

(b)               If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the reasons thereof?

 

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION:

 BiBi Asifa Govt. Girls Degree College has been functioning since the academic year

 2017-18.

*750.   Mr. Khurram Sher Zaman:   Will the Minister for Education be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that Government Girls Degree College, Katti Pahari is functioning under only one lady teacher as a single caretaker since 2008;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the reasons thereof?

 

ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION:

 The college at the Katti Pahari is fully functional having a requisite faculty as per enrolment.

*761.   Mr. Khurram Sher Zaman:   Will the Minister for Education be pleased to state:-

 (a)   Is it a fact that there are around 52,572 students in 32 public colleges in Karachi but there is shortage of furniture only 9800 chairs and desks are available;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the reasons thereof?

 ANSWER

 SYED SARDAR ALI SHAH, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION:

 There is no shortage of furniture in any college of Karachi. The Government is taking efforts to provide furniture to the newly constructed colleges as per requirement after observing the formalities of SPPRA. However arrangements have been made to provide furniture to run the academic activities.

 

 

Karachi:                                                         G.M. Umar Farooq

Dated the 25th January, 2019                                   Secretary

                                                                              Provincial Assembly of Sindh