3,000 teachers to be recruited for Pindi distt
RAWALPINDI, May 18(Dawn): District Government would recruit 3,000 teachers
within a year to overcome shortage of teachers in the educational institutions
of Rawalpindi district.
"Hopefully with the appointment shortage of
teachers would be overcome," said District Nazim Raja Javed Ikhlas.
was presiding over the second meeting of District Coordination Committee on
International Labour Organization (ILO), Idara-e-Taleem-o-Agahi (ITA) Child
Labour Project for District Rawalpindi.
District Nazim said an amount of
Rs20 million is being transferred to the Education Department for facilitating
"I have set June 30, 2007 as deadline for
authorities concerned to accomplish this task," he said.
Bela Raza Jameel gave a detailed presentation about challenges in education
sector, performance of drop-in centres being run by ITA for the uplift and
education of rag-picking children and literacy ratio in the district
She said that 10 drop-in centres are being run by ITA in the
twin cities and 1,193 children from rag-picking sectors are enrolled in these
For an overall improvement in education sector, she suggested
for child labour monitoring system and school monitoring committees for
effective local governance and as key planning decision-making
Javed Ikhals also assured financial assistance to drop-in centres
for hiring buildings to carry out the programme with quality.
better educational infrastructure, Javed Ikhals said various educational
institutions are being upgraded to provide best education environment to the
As many as 74 schools are upgraded during last one and half
year while efforts would continue for further improvement, he
District Nazim said that around 100 education institutions would be
provided electricity soon.
Bela Raza said that the literacy rate in the
district Rawalpindi stood at 70.5 per cent. The District Nazim vowed to increase
the literacy rate through the provision of better facilities in the educational
"There is a need of resources along with special attention
to improve the literacy rate," he remarked.
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