Group of chil­dren calls on Pro­vin­cial Om­buds­man

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY -

KARACHI—A group of chil­dren called on Sindh Om­buds­man Asad Ashraf Ma­lik here on Fri­day.

The Foun­da­tion for Re­search and Hu­man de­vel­op­ment (FRHD) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ac­tionAid had ar­ranged the meet­ings of young ac­tivist from govern­ment schools to meet and had dis­cus­sion with Pro­vin­cial Om­buds­man, Sindh.

An of­fi­cial of FRHD said that the meet­ing with Om­buds­man was held with the pri­mary ob­jec­tive of pro­vid­ing an op­por­tu­nity to chil­dren for dis­cussing ed­u­ca­tion-re­lated is­sues.

The Pro­vin­cial Om­buds­man promised to take im­me­di­ate no­tice in or­der to rec­tify the prob­lems high­lighted at the meet­ing.

The stu­dents stressed that the School Man­age­ment Com­mit­tees (SMCs) fund in govern­ment schools be im­proved and ju­di­cious uti­liza­tion of money be en­sured.

It be en­sured to tackle the high rate of stu­dent drop-out at class 8th be­cause of their fi­nan­cial in­abil­ity of af­ford­ing the ex­am­i­na­tion board fee for ma­tric­u­la­tion ex­am­i­na­tion.The Mo­hta­sib-eAala ar­ranged for a twenty min­utes pre­sen­ta­tion dur­ing which chil­dren were briefed about Chil­dren Com­plaint Of­fice (CCO) and the pre­cise way through which they can file com­plaints in line with the man­date of Om­buds­men.—APP

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