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Sindh education minister rejects TIP report on corruption

Sindh education minister rejects TIP report on corruption

Sindh education minister rejects TIP report on corruption

In Sindh, education sector was declared the most.

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  • Sindh Education Minister Syed Sardar Shah rejected TIP report
  • He said the Sindh government is focusing on modernizing the education department
  • TIP survey said education sector is the most corrupt in Sindh
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KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Syed Sardar Shah has rejected the report by Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) regarding rampant corruption in the education sector.

TIP released the National Corruption Perception Survey (NCPS) 2022 on corruption perception in different sectors of the country. According to the survey, Police remains the most corrupt sector in Pakistan,  followed by tendering and contracting, judiciary, and education.

In Sindh, education remained the most corrupt sector, the report revealed. The police was seen as the second most corrupt followed by tendering and contracting.

Sindh Education Department took exception and rejected the report and said the department has improved the standard of education in the province.

Sindh Education Minister said the department has recruited more than 50,000 teachers in schools on merit basis by a third party. He said recruitment is being conducted on merit under Sindh Public Service Commitment (SPSC) to meet the shortage of teachers in colleges

He said the education department has introduced and maintained a biometric system to ensure regular attendance of teachers and staff.

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He said schools were earlier built in inaccessible locations but they built school buildings in several villages across the province. He said the department closed non-essential schools and increased the number of teachers.

The minister said the education department is continuing efforts to rectify mistakes when identified. He said majority of the budget is spent on salaries which lies limited funds on development. He said the Sindh government is focusing on modernizing the education department and working on educational reforms.

In Punjab, police remained the most corrupt sector, tendering and contracting were seen as the second most corrupt followed by judiciary as third most corrupt.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the judiciary remained the most corrupt sector, followed by tendering and contracting and the police department In Balochistan, tendering and contracting was the most corrupt sector, followed by police and judiciary.

 

 

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