Campaign to enrol 0.5m out-of-school kids soon

NCHD in collaboration with provincial education dept will be launching ‘All Children in School 2018’

APP February 20, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) in collaboration with the Balochistan Education Department is launching an enrolment campaign titled ‘All Children in School 2018’.

Balochistan NCHD Director Operation Sikandar Shah on Monday said the education enrolment campaign for Balochistan will start from March in which around 500,000 out-of-school children would be enrolled and the process would continue till April.

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He said, "We will engage tribal elders, social activists, religious scholars, students, teachers and local representatives in the enrolment campaign to motivate children to join classes."

Shah said that they would be mobilising all people to make the enrolment campaign a success. He said that basic purpose of the enrolment campaign was to minimise the number of out-of-school children. He said special focus would also be given to enrolment of girl students.

“Education is the only way forward towards a progressive Balochistan,” he said, adding that serious efforts were needed to increase literacy rate in the province.

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Shah said civil societies would help the education department in identifying areas where the ratio of out-of-school children was highest.

Special attention would be given to areas of less enrolment, he added.

He pointed out that to enhance literacy level in the province NCHD had also initiated adult education programmes, adding that NCHD was also running 720 adult education centres in the province.

He said the commission was also offering vocational and professional training of different skills for earning respectable living for their families.