Govt Committed To Attain 100% Literacy Rate By 2030: Punjab Assembly Told

Govt committed to attain 100% literacy rate by 2030: Punjab Assembly told

Provincial Minister Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education Dr Farrukh Javed Friday told the Punjab Assembly the government would attain 100 per cent literacy rate by 2030.

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 02nd Mar, 2018 ) :Provincial Minister Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education Dr Farrukh Javed Friday told the Punjab Assembly the government would attain 100 per cent literacy rate by 2030.

"The government is taking all stakeholders on board to develop strategies and promote non-formal education to achieve literacy goal," he added. Answering queries by lawmakers regarding his department during the Question-Hour, the minister said, the government was responsible to provide free and quality education to people, especially children and the literacy department was striving hard to achieve the goal.

He said the literacy department had made literate more than 1.8 million children and 500,000 adults in a short span of time, adding more than 4 million children were studying in 13,000 non-formal basic education schools.

Similarly, 36,000 adults were also studying in 6,300 adult literacy centres. He said separate teachers training programmes were being conducted for the non-formal education sector.

Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu replying to a question told the House that the heftiest amounts had been allocated for the uplift of minorities in the province.

He said, maximum incentives were being provided to students belonging to minorities. Meanwhile, Planning and Development Minister Malik Nadeem Kamran also responded to questions posed by the lawmakers.

Earlier, the 20th sitting of the 34th session of the current assembly started 46 minutes behind its scheduled time with Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal in the Chair. Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu tabled a report of the standing committee on The Punjab Tianjin University of Technology Lahore Bill 2017.

Lawmakers from opposition benches staged a protest against the recent increase in petroleum prices. On completion of the day's agenda, the Chair adjourned the House to meet again on Monday March (5) afternoon.

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