Punjab Literacy Deptt to initiate classes for grown-ups
RAWALPINDI—Under the directives from Punjab Government, the Literacy Department has decided to initiate classes for grown-up students at 200 primary schools situated in Rawalpindi district. The process of the start of classes will commence after Eid.
In this regard the Literacy Department in collaboration with the Education Department Rawalpindi has been granted individual rights to organize separate classes at 200 primary schools scheduled in the evening timings.
The Literacy Department has invited applications for classes for grown-ups at primary schools. The students will be enrolled in their respective classes after Eid. The Literacy Department will provide the students with free uniforms, course books and other required stationary items.
It is however worth mentioning that successive governments in the past had launched similar programme to increase the literacy rate but they had totally failed while billions of rupees were wasted.
Some educationists told reporter that the government should better allocate the resources for the existing schools and raise their standard of education instead of stating this literacy programme which in the past had proved a failure. They were of the view that certain elements in the Literacy department were now out to indulge in minting of money in the name of adult education.