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Pakistan needs 81,200 schools in next 20 years: UN report

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) released a report highlighting dismal condition of schools in different parts of the country and growing illiteracy in its wake, ARY News reported on Saturday. The report relays that the province of Punjab will require 35,000 schools in the next 20 years whereas Sindh will need 25,000, Khyber Pakhtonkhwa 14,000 and Balochistan 7,200. It also adds that one out of four children between the age group of five and 16 is out of school. The percentage breakdown depicts that…

Govt targets to bring 22.8m ‘out of school children’ to schools

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minster for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood main target in education sector is to enhance literacy in the country and bring 22.8 million out of school children (OOSC) in schools. He said special wing will be constituted for this purpose in the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training which will enable the enrollment on top priority. The minister for Federal Education at a briefing during his first visit of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) said that…