Special Cell to Promote Adult Literacy in Province
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sindh government has decided to establish a special cell to
promote adult literacy in 23 districts of the province, said
Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah.
these instructions during a briefing given to him by National
Commission for Human
Development (NCHD) Chairperson Nafisa Shah.
The CM was
informed that the NCHD had established 6,800 “feeder schools” out
of which over 3,188 closed schools were re-opened. It has also developed
a programme for adult literacy and has established 25,000 literacy
centres in which more
than 528,000 people (mostly women) were being educated.
briefed the chief minister on the Universal Primary Education
Adult Literacy Programmes implemented by the NCHD in all 23 districts of
Sindh under a PC-1 approved by the federal government. NCHD
Chief Operating Officer
Zulfiqar Ahmad said that the NCHD had a two-pronged approach towards education
and literacy in Pakistan. In primary education, the NCHD supported the
provincial and district education department by collecting
data about out-of-school
children, their enrolment in primary schools and prevention
of their dropout.
The CM assured
the NCHD chairperson that the Sindh government will extend
all possible support to the
NCHD in its Education for All programme.
the NCHD to implement its plans in coordination with the provincial