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April 17, 2018

‘No nation can progress with 50% illiterate population’

Islamabad

April 17, 2018

Islamabad: Nations cannot progress and flourish when there is disparity in the socio economic status of different segments of the society, nor can a nation progress when more than 50 per cent of its population remains uneducated.

These views expressed at a ceremony held in the auditorium of Nazriya-e-Pakistan Council by International Foundation for Education, Empowerment and Learning (iFeel) in collaboration with Helping Humanity, which is a welfare organisation run by overseas Pakistanis living in Denmark.

They said that the well-to-do, emancipated and educated strata of the society have a moral and ethical obligation of “sharing and caring” to bring the less privileged, marginalised segments at par. “Change in a positive direction can be brought about by imparting meaningful and quality education and education alone.”

The Danish ambassador to Pakistan Rolf Michael Hay Pereira Holmboe, who was the chief guest on this occasion, said that Denmark is one of the richest and happiest nations owning to transformation and promotion of the education sector. “Both public and private sector have a uniform education system and different sectors play proactive role in promotion of education.”

He said that to be the part of global economy, education must be the top priority. He said that impressive performances by the student show their talent Presently, nearly 1000 students are enrolled in 14 different branches located in different sectors of Islamabad that work under iFeel. Students after successfully completing their primary education and passing the class V examination held by the Federal Directorate of Education are mainstreamed in Federal Government schools. The progress of students is monitored later also to ensure that they do not drop out.

The event was arranged to laud the efforts and hard work of the students and teachers in the 2018 examination of class V and prizes were awarded to high achievers. Short skits and other items were presented by the students. Earlier, welcome address was presented by Dr. Tayyaba Siddiqui, chairperson of iFeel, while Saima Sayyed, the Human Resource manager presented a comprehensive report regarding activities under iFeel.

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