ISLAMABAD: The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has stated that the enrolment rate of primary school students has increased to 95 per cent in the capital.
Highlighting government efforts to increase enrolment, CADD officials on Monday said in pursuance of Article 25-A of the Constitution, all types of payment in the form of fees, charges and expenses from students of class one to 10 (aged five-16 years) in all educational institutions have been abolished.
They said school management committees are working to enroll more out-of-school children through community mobilisation. Schools and area coordination officers also carried out an admission campaign, approaching out-of-school children’s parents and persuading them to get their children enrolled at schools.
The administration has also introduced an incentive of a gift pack for newly-enrolled children.
The government enrolled 15,860 students in three days during a campaign on World Literacy Day last year in Islamabad.
Currently, the administration is conducting a survey to identify out-of- school children and bring them to schools while a comprehensive plan is being chalked out to provide transport to students of rural areas.
CADD officials said many new schools and colleges have been established in the newly-developed sectors of Islamabad.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th,2014.