National Commission for Human Development has started massive enrolment campaign in Pakistan, last week for out of school children, to meet the challenges of 100% enrollment and 90% literacy rate under vision 2025 & Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This was informed by chairperson NCHD, former Senator Razina Alam Khan while discussing in a meeting to the minister for education Punjab, Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan.
She said that last year NCHD enrolled almost 82,000 and this year NCHD has planned enrolling 60,000 out of school children with special focus training of teachers in multigrade teaching techniques.
While apprising the Minister about National Training Institute for literacy of NCHD she said, that multi grade teaching requires specific training and expertise, for that there was a need of experts and professionals in non formal education. This institution will meet the needs of teachers’ training and for the training of master trainers. She said all stakeholders should accept the challenge of teaching 57 million illiterates and enrolment of 22.6 million OOSC as a prime national duty.
Razina Alam Khan appreciated the efforts of Punjab government in the field of formal and non formal education and said the selection of teachers on merit, encouragement of talented children by scholarships and laptops, grant of special performance based awards to the teachers and schools has started giving dividends. She said because of pragmatic and dynamic policies of Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif a visible change can be seen in all the fields of socio economic sectors.
She said that NCHD needs assistance of Government of Punjab in the real time monitoring of its Non formal Schools and enrolment campaign. The Minister of Education Rana Mashood Khan extended full moral and technical support to NCHD and appreciated the efforts done by NCHD in the field of NFE.