Education Dept to observe Int’l Literacy Day

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Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is all set to mark September 08 as International Literacy Day with great pump and show. 

In this connection, executive district officers (EDOs) and assistant district officers (ADOs) will hold functions to sensitize masses about the importance of literacy and the way it can change the lives of the nations.

Apart from functions at district and tehsil level, the main programme of the day will be held in Peshawar at Government Primary School for boys Chughalpura. E&SE Additional Secretary Qaisar Alam will be the chief guest on the occasion.

Besides, an effective advertisement campaign would also be launched, by installing banners and posters at the main points of the provincial metropolis and in all the districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, highlighting the importance of literacy.

In Peshawar, the messages vis-à-vis the importance of the education would also be disseminated through billboards at the entry points to the city. It merits mentioning here that advertisement campaign would entirely be confined to sensitizing the masses about the importance of literacy rather than making it a publicity show of the ministers, as they would not contain any picture of the minister concerned. This activity would be followed by E&SE’s Enrollment Drive which would be kicked off on September 10. The main function of the drive would be held at the Government Higher Secondary School Cantt No 1 where Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan would be the chief guest. All the cabinet members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as the members of the National Assembly and members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly from Peshawar district would participate in the moot. Teachers, students, parents and representatives of the civil society organizations would also attend the function.

E&SE Secretary Joudat Ayaz, addressing a meeting of the civil society organizations here, said that this time the Enrollment Drive would not be a run-of-the-mill-type activity but a proper mechanism has been set in place to have an Argus-eyed vigilance to make it a success. “We will conduct two surveys—one in the month of December and the next in March—to ensure that the students enrolled do not leave the school after enrollment in schools,” he said.

Source: Frontier Post