NCHD to literate 50.70m illiterate persons

Islamabad—Chairperson National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) Razina Alam Khan said that over 50.70 million illiterate persons would be made literate in next ten years under vision 2025 programme.
In an interview, she said the literacy ratio would be enhanced from 60 to 90 percent. The literate stu-dents would be provided micro credit for starting their own business. She said a total of 5,981 feeder schools were working in 127 districts of the country under the NCHD. Over 300,000 students are getting education in these schools.
She said 164,190 non traditional education cen-tres were working in the country, she said adding that 3840000 persons have been made literate in these centres. She said 2500 students are being imparted English, Science and Mathematics in over 100 seminaries working in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
The education ministry has allowed the NCHD to impart quality education to seminary students to bring them at par with other students.—APP

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