ARC decides to establish literacy centres in Balochistan

Islamabad—The American Refugee Committee (ARC), an international organization has assured to establish 1,000 literacy centres for promotion of literacy rate in Balochistan.
Out-of-school children would be enrolled in these centres. According to VOA report, around 1.8 million children are out of school in Balochistan as efforts continue to ensure greater enrolment in schools. Talking to VOA, renowned educationalist Dr Muhammad Aslam also said that 60 percent of children quit education by the time they reach the primary and middle school level, whereas 45 percent of students leave schooling prior to completion of their Matriculation. He said the increasing dropout rate of children is a major problem for the education department.
On the otherside, it was reported earlier that around 1.8 million children are out of school in Balochistan as efforts continue to ensure greater enrolment in school. The provincial education minister, Rahim Ziaratwal while speaking at the seminar revealed that 60 per cent of children quit education by the time they reach the primary and middle school level, whereas 45pc of students leave schooling prior to completion of their Matriculation. ‘The increasing drop out rate of children is a major problem for the education department,’ the minister lamented. In Balochistan, more than 5,000 government-run primary schools are single-room and single-teacher schools. The plight of these schools in rural Balochistan is miserable, with single room schools across the province shelter-less with no basic facilities such as clean drinking water and toilets for the children.—APP

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