Nationwide campaign to be launched to increase literacy rate: Shafqat
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood on Wednesday said a nationwide literacy campaign would soon be launched to increase the literacy rate by at least twelve percent in four years.
“The literacy drive will envisage establishment of 5,000 adult literary and skill centers across the country,” Shafqat Mehmood said while talking to a delegation of a cellular company in Islamabad.
He said under the drive, special accelerated learning syllabus would be introduced and a national literacy coordination center would be set up.
President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday said that the socio-economic development of the country was directly linked with quality education and the socio-economic development of the country was the top most priority of the government.
Arif Alvi said that educational institutions must make all possible efforts to impart quality education at par with international standards and practices.
He said that quality education and human resource development was of paramount importance in this regard. He stressed that universities must prepare our youth in such a way that they could meet the challenges of modern era and play their constructive role in progress and prosperity of the homeland.