Pun­jab Lit­er­acy Deptt to ini­ti­ate classes for grown-ups

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - STAFF REPORTER

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.

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