The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training commemorated World Education Day on Wednesday at the National Library, with the theme “learning for lasting peace” this year.
President Dr. Arif Alvi, who was the chief guest on this occasion, called for the enrollment of approximately 26 million out-of-school children in the country through drastic measures such as an education emergency, double shifts in educational institutions, and the use of the mosque for teaching purposes.
Commemorance of World Education Day
He also proposed a mechanism to engage newly graduated and intermediate students in teaching out-of-school children by offering them a stipend.
Various organisations set up stalls at the venue. President Alvi visited the BECS stall, where DG Niazi briefed him on ongoing and planned programmes to enrol out-of-school children.
1200 out-of-school Children
He also stated that over 1200 out-of-school children were enrolled in Islamabad. Dr. Alvi praised BECS for its efforts and advocated for more similar initiatives.
The event was attended by Federal Education Secretary Waseem Ajmal Chaudhry, Director General Basic Education and Community Schools (BECS) Hameed Khan Niazi.
Director General of Pakistan Institute of Education Dr Muhammad Shahid Saroya, President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ahsan Bakhtawari, Head of Allahwala Trust Shahid Anwar, and representatives from USAID, UNICEF, UNECSO, and JAICA.
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