Islamabad: Minister of State Barrister Usman Ibrahim of Capital Administration & Development Division chaired the first meeting of the Literacy Cell of FDE at CA&DD on Thursday.
A literacy cell was formed at FDE in this august on the directives of Minister of State, in order to improve the enrollment rate and decrease the drop outs rate in schools.
Literacy cell is comprised of the Director General, director literacy, deputy director literacy, assistant, assistant education officer, and inspectors (evaluation).
Our target is the 27236 children at primary level who are out of school at the moment, emphasized the State Minister. He added that a special campaign would be started right after the Eid ul Azha in order to make the parents and students aware of the importance of getting proper education.
Coordination among all the stakeholders including ICT, CDA, private sector, formal system, non formal system, madrassas, and special education sector is very important in this regard.
We have asked the private sector to ensure 10% enrollment of disadvantaged children for free education in April/May session as per the provision of act (PIERA), Stated the State Minister.
Moreover enrollment of students aged between 5-9 years would be ensured in formal system and those illiterate children who are above 9 year would be enrolled in non formal system (Adult literacy system).
Talking about the campaign Minister of State said that the Literacy cell would be responsible to campaign through FM radio, newspapers, posters, and by mobilizing opinion makers etc. Literacy Cell would also compile all the statistical data of all the institutions under FDE, monitoring and supervision of the literacy activities, and making proposals for it etc.
in the end he said that all the work has been done in order to meet the objectives of article 25 of the constitution which says that primary education is the right of every child.
Meeting was attended by the Additional Secretary CADD and Director Admin and finance (FDE).