Additional Director Establishment FATA Education Department, Syed Manzar Jan Sajid said on Saturday that Fata Education Department will observe the International Literacy Day with a variety of programmes from Monday till Wednesday.
The three-day programmes will be held in all over Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Sajid added.
Talking to The Frontier Post, Syed Manzar Jan Sajid informed that all Political Agents of seven agencies, officials of FATA Secretariat, Agency Education Officers and students would participate actively in various activities to attract and motivate parents and childrens towards school. Special activities in government run schools and colleges would be arranged aimed to run an effective literacy campaign on those days, he added.
Apart from this, announcement in mosques, public places and electronic and print media would also be made to convey the message to masses and to sensitize them about the benefits of education, Additional Director further said. The donors agencies, Manzar Jan said would provide technical and financial support to FATA education department with regard to observe the day.
The donors would also make special arrangements for installing banners, pamphlets and placards with the purpose to compel and attract those childrens who are not going to schools and to highlight the significance of literacy day, Mr Manzar Jan stated. This is first time when education department FATA is marking literacy day inside tribal belt and want to spread the message for both male and female to come schools and brighten future of tribal belt and Pakistan, he remarked.
Manzar Jan admitted and saying the education ratio of girls in tribal belt was very low from the beginning and the main focus on those days would be given on female education with regard to increase female literacy rate. The officials, Additional Director said would actively participate and promote campaign of enrollment on 9th, 10th and 11th and officials of education department would not demand for formal documents from students, willing to take admission in government run schools.
He appealed students, parents, elders, print and electronic media to join hands with us in this spiritual task and help convey the message of getting education to every door steps in tribal belt because no message could properly be conveyed to masses without intervention of media.
It is to be mentioned here that “World Literacy Day” used to be observed in Governor House in past while this time it would be marked with great pump and show inside tribal regions.
Source: The Express Tribune