Balochistan government has presented the budget for the annual fiscal budget 2020-21. In the budget, the government has decided to introduce changes in colleges on a wide scale through a package.
The changes can include the purchase of computers, smartboards, libraries, the supply of scientific equipment, internet facility, and sports equipment. The budget allocated for this purpose is Rs569 million.
The budget was presented by the provincial Minister for Finance Zahoor Buledi on Saturday.
Buledi said in his budget speech, “The government has decided to provide funds to all degree colleges in which BS programme is in process,”
Buledi said that the government was working on awarding the status of degree colleges to 39 intermediate colleges for which Rs301 million has been allocated in the current fiscal year. The government has also decided to offer vehicles to principles of 19-degree girls colleges in the first phase.
In addition to this, Rs 118m has been allocated to overcome the shortage of teachers for science and English subjects on an emergency basis.
Moreover, Rs 300m has been fixed for arranging 33 buses for girls’ colleges.
Moreover, Buledi had also said that a fully equipped digital library has been established at Government Post Graduate Girls College,
Quetta Cantt for which Rs50 million has been allocated. Five digital libraries will be established this year in the second phase.
“In the current financial year, over Rs1.29 billion has been spent to ensure the provision of basic facilities in all cadet and residential colleges while regular classes have been launched in the colleges in Qila Abdullah, Kharan and Awaran,”
He added, “The government wanted to set up two more polytechnic institutes, including Polytechnic Institute in Dalbandin and Chaman for which Rs150 million has been allocated during the current financial year,”