More than 20 million children are still out of schools: Tariq

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Minister of State Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary on Thursday said that Illiteracy was among major issues of the country, as more than 20 million children were still out of schools.
Addressing the participants of “National Award Ceremony” organized by the Muslim Hands Schools on World Literacy Day here, he said the government has taken issues of education sector at war-footing and especially focused on quality education besides other facilities.
He appreciated the efforts of Muslim Hands Schools for the promotion of education, especially for free education to the poor segment of the society.
He said about 400,000 students were studying in the capital’s public-private schools adding, the government was making efforts to uplift the sector by providing modern and free education.
The minister lauded the role of private schools in education sector and urged them to make Pakistan’s future bright by providing standard education.
He assured the participants that Pakistan will be in the line of developed countries during next fifteen years. The education standards have been changed in the world and “we to adopt new ways to impart modern education” the minister stressed.
All political parties have consensus to achieve the 100 per cent literacy rate, he said and added, we will make Pakistan an educated country in the world collectively.

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