Sindh govt decides to increase the higher education budget

Higher education

Sindh govt decides to increase the higher education budget

KARACHI, May 29,2024: The Sindh government has decided to increase the higher education budget for the fiscal year 2024-25 from Rs.22 billion to Rs.30 billion.

Sindh Higher Education Commission has sent a summary to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. If approved, the budget of Sindh Higher Education Commission will be more than the Federal Higher Education Commission, while the budget of the Federal Higher Education Commission is being reduced from 65 billion rupees to 25 billion rupees.

A vice-chancellor who made budget proposals told that the budget in Sindh is being increased from Rs 22 billion to Rs 30 billion.  Because the Federal Higher Education Commission will not give the entire budget to the provinces this year, last year it gave 13 billion rupees to the universities of Sindh, which will not be received now, so the Sindh government will have to increase the budget further because only  the budget of Karachi and University of Sindh is four billion rupees, while the budget of NED and Mehran University is more than two billion rupees.

On the other hand, Dr. Fateh Marri, Vice Chancellor of Sindh  Agricultural University Tando Jam, has called a meeting of public universities across Sindh against the Federal Higher Education Commission’s non-grant of budget to provincial universities. will be determined.

Dr. Fateh Marri said that there are 27 public universities in Sindh and despite the increase in the budget by the Sindh government, the problem will not be solved until the federal grant is received.