NCHD to lit­er­ate 50.70m il­lit­er­ate per­sons

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD—Chair­per­son Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Hu­man De­vel­op­ment (NCHD) Raz­ina Alam Khan said that over 50.70 mil­lion il­lit­er­ate per­sons would be made lit­er­ate in next ten years un­der vi­sion 2025 pro­gramme.

In an in­ter­view, she said the lit­er­acy ra­tio would be en­hanced from 60 to 90 per­cent. The lit­er­ate stu-dents would be pro­vided mi­cro credit for start­ing their own busi­ness. She said a total of 5,981 feeder schools were work­ing in 127 dis­tricts of the coun­try un­der the NCHD. Over 300,000 stu­dents are get­ting ed­u­ca­tion in th­ese schools.

She said 164,190 non tra­di­tional ed­u­ca­tion cen­tres were work­ing in the coun­try, she said adding that 3840000 per­sons have been made lit­er­ate in th­ese cen­tres. She said 2500 stu­dents are be­ing im­parted English, Science and Math­e­mat­ics in over 100 sem­i­nar­ies work­ing in Fed­er­ally Ad­min­is­tered Tribal Ar­eas (FATA), Gil­git-Baltistan (GB) and Is­lam­abad Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (ICT).

The ed­u­ca­tion min­istry has al­lowed the NCHD to im­part qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion to sem­i­nary stu­dents to bring them at par with other stu­dents.—APP

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