Sindh plans disbursing stipend to girl students, Jazz partners

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KARACHI: The Reform Support Unit (RSU), School Education Department Sindh and Jazz entered into an agreement for disbursing stipend amongst girl students in government sector schools A signing ceremony was held at a local Hotel in Karachi yesterday to award the contract for disbursement of these bursaries to JAZZ CASH. Payments will be made in two streams of Rs. 3,500 and Rs. 2,500 in 45 Talukas and 76 Talukas respectively where the literacy rate is low. Speaking on the occasion Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, Sindh Education minister said “This initiative is reflective of Government’s commitment to increase the enrollment of girls in schools at the Secondary level. Investing in girls’ education is a strategic development priority as it pays huge dividends for a society. It was Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed’s dream that all girls should be educated, and we are working to realize it” On this occasion, Secretary School Education Abdul Aziz Uqaili said that timely delivery was critical to girls’ stipend disbursement. The Government of Sind was aware of this and has been making disbursements through ATM cards, pin mailers and SMS. “This year we are going a step further and will disburse the stipends through JAZZCASH biometric verification to ensure it reaches the right family.”–PR

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