Govt to ensure 100pc literacy: minister

LAHORE:October 26: It is a desire of provincial government that the standard of public schools in Punjab should be promoted so they could emerge as the distinguished institutions. School Education Department is working on five years’ roadmap programme for this purpose. Provincial Minister for School Education Murad Raas said this while presiding over a meeting. Experts presented various proposals for imparting quality education in public schools. The minister said all out measures should be taken to minimise dropout rate from the schools. He showed resolve to bring literacy rate up to 100 per cent. He said students should be given technical expertise and for that purpose technical education would be encouraged in schools so students could earn an honourable livelihood. The minister said starting of early childhood education programme would promote education would increase admission ratio in primary schools. The meeting also considered to introduce lunch besides starting a double shift in selected schools. Schools Education Special Secretary Ghulam Fareed and educational experts were present in the meeting.The news.

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