INTERVIEW: DR. KHALIL AHMED KORAI, PRINCIPAL GOVT ELEMENTARY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION BADIN, SINDH
Oct 31 - Nov 6, 2011
PAGE: TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF.
DR KORAI: I belong to district Larkana Taluka Rato Dero, Village Kot Bhutto. I acquired primary & Quranic education from my father Moulana Rasheed Ahmed Korai Balouch. I got M.A (Islamic Culture) from Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur Mirs with First Class in 1991. In 1993, I was appointed as an Arabic teacher and in the same year, I appeared in Sindh public service commission for the post of lecturer B-17. In 1994, I was selected for the post and was posted at Government Elementary College of Education Kandh Kot, District Jacobabad. I got enrolled for Ph.D. in 2001 and remained under the benign guidance of Dr. Muhammad Iqbal and Prof. Abdul Razaque Memon at University of Sindh Jamshoro. In 2002, I was promoted as assistant professor and was posted at Government Elementary College of Education, Hyderabad. I also worked as an expert for Islamiat, Arabic and Persian and prepared curriculum and modules at the Directorate Bureau of Curriculum and Extension Wing Sindh Jamshoro. I was promoted as Principal at Government Elementary College of Education Badin.
PAGE: WHAT ARE YOUR COMMENTS ON THE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DUE TO EDUCATION IN SINDH?
DR KORAI: There is no doubt that education makes nations stronger and without education, it is impossible to develop social economy. It is a fact that the literacy rate in Sindh has increased over the period of time and many positive changes have appeared. There is strong evidence of development in various sectors of Sindh, which is the fruit of untiring efforts of the relevant authorities.
PAGE: YOUR VIEWS ABOUT SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN BADIN.
DR KORAI: It is a fact that district Badin is getting better in education in spite of the fact that it is called backward area of the Sindh province. Educational institutions are being upgraded. Now, Badin district has got a campus of Sindh university. There are four technical colleges and five degree colleges in this district. Badin possesses five higher secondary schools and 54 high schools are working in the district. There are 111 middle schools and over 2,000 primary schools where thousands of students are getting education.
PAGE: GIVE YOUR VIEWS ON THE EFFORTS OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR PROMOTION OF EDUCATION SECTOR.
DR KORAI: A huge amount of budget for education sector has been allocated by the Sindh Government and the talented and needy students particularly female students are offered scholarships as incentives for getting education and also free books are being provided to all students in Sindh. The provincial government has launched food program in primary schools and vegetable oil is being distributed among female students. Government has also focused on technical education and many technical institutions are being opened in the province. Teachers are being trained in technical education skills also. All primary and secondary schools are being equipped with computer laboratories.
PAGE: YOUR VIEWS ABOUT PERFORMANCE OF EDUCATION SECTOR IN BADIN.
DR KORAI: During the recent rains and floods, all education institutions are used as relief camps in Badin and with the settlement of relief camps, the educational process obviously got disturbed. The heads and local teachers are deputed to run the relief camps thus not only the educational institutions are occupied but the sources of catering education are also kept engaged in extra duties. Subsequently, district Badin did not only undergo the havoc caused by rains and flood but also its education process seized up fully from August 2011 to Sept 2011.