Percentage of out-of-school children declined: Baligh
Minister of State for Education says access to education and availability of facilities in schools is priority of the government.
The percentage of out of school children has declined by 26 percent while primary net enrollment increased by 17 percent in the country during the last three years.
This was stated by Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Trainings Baligh-ur-Rehman in a consultative meeting arranged by BISP in Islamabad on Friday.
He said the direction has been set but there is still a long way to go. He said access to education, recruitment of teachers and availability of facilities in schools is the priority of the government.
Speaking on the occasion, BISP Chairperson stated that the program has created an international best practice by starting monitoring of attendance compliance through technology enabled tablets.
She said that this would increase the accuracy and transparency of Waseela-e-Taleem and help in its expansion. She announced that BISP would give awards to Waseela-e-Taleem children with highest attendance in order to consolidate the gains made through the project.