Public School Sukkur
Sukkur is the biggest and commercially most flourishing city in Upper Sindh. It is also of historical interest. Located on the bank of the River Indus, Sukkur is a unique and beautiful sight, particularly after sunset. In this culturally and historically rich area of Pakistan, there had long been a great need for good quality educational institutions. In Lower Sindh, there was already a public school and a cadet college. It was therefore in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people of Upper Sindh that, in 1975, a beginning was made towards establishing a public school. With faith in Divine mercy and His patient guidance, teething problems, although innumerable, were gradually surmounted.
The Sindh Education Department co-operated by making available a building on Military Road. This building had been under-utilized, therefore its conversion to a public school was fully justified. The Federal Government initially made available a grant of over two million rupees. The citizens of Sukkur also extended a helping hand encroachments onto the school premises were halted, additional land was acquired, and more than 5,000 trees were planted. Later, lawns and playgrounds were created. Suitably qualified staff were recruited and the search began for a good Principal. Initially a Dutch gentleman from a Grammar School in Quetta was appointed. A Board of Governors, chaired by a Commissioner, was appointed by the Sindh Government to guide the school towards its future.
With the passage of time, more facilities have been added, for instance, another hostel, a mosque, and a squash court, and the school has been expanded and now goes up to classes XI and XII. There are between 2,000 and 3,000 students, from a catchment area comprising Sukkur, Jacobabad, Khairpur, Larkana, and Nawabshah.