Joint efforts required to achieve 90pc literacy rate: NCHD

City Reporter

Chairperson, National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) said Monday that joint efforts by all the stakeholders were required to achieve 90 percent literacy rate and 100% enrollment rate, the targets of vision 2025.
Addressing the Senior Management Meeting to review NCHD progress, she said that the number of out of school children was 22.6 million, which recently declined during the PML-N government, because of its massive efforts in the field.
“World has moved forward from reading and writing to technology, while we are still trying to make literate our 40% illiterate population. Now we will have to take some fast initiatives alongwith all stakeholders to become part of the digital world,” she observed.
She said that, despite improvement in the indicators of literacy, Pakistan was facing challenging situation as the literacy rate was only 60% and 57 million people could not read and write.
She said, Pakistan among other countries of the world has signed the Sustainable Development Goals, and Goal 4 of SDGs relates to quality education and lifelong learning.
This year International Literacy day all the stakeholders alongwith International donors assembled under one roof in Islamabad to discuss the challenges for literacy and moving towards digital world, she informed.

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