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April 12, 2017

NCHD plans to enrole 60,000 children


April 12, 2017


After enrolling around 82,000 out-of-school children last year, the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) has set the 60,000 enrolment target for the current year along with the training of teachers in the multi-grade instruction techniques.

This was stated by NCHD chairperson Razina Alam Khan during a meeting with Punjab education minister Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan here.

The NCHD chairperson said the commission began a massive enrolment campaign in the country last week for the out-of-school children to meet the targets of 100% enrolment and 90% literacy rate under Vision 2025 and Sustainable Development Goals.

She said multi-grade teaching required specific training and expertise for which there was a need for experts and professionals of non-formal education.

Razina Alam Khan said the National Training Institute would coach teachers and master trainers.

She said all stakeholders should get together to manage the challenge of teaching 57 million illiterate people and enrolling 22.6 million out-of-school children as a prime national duty.

The NCHD chairperson appreciated the efforts of the Punjab government in the field of formal and non-formal education and said the selection of teachers on merit, encouragement of talented children by provision of scholarships and laptops, and grant of special performance-based awards to the teachers and schools had begun to produce dividends.

She said the NCHD needed the assistance of the Punjab government in the real-time monitoring of its non-formal schools and enrolment campaign.

The Punjab minister appreciated the efforts of the NCHD in the field of non-formal education and offered support and cooperation of his government to the commission for the successful execution of its plans.

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