Additional Chief Secretary Punjab, Sardar Aijaz Ahmad Jaffer has said that incumbent government is firmly determined for the promotion of education and enhancement of rate of literacy across the country.
He stated this while chairing a joint meeting along with Punjab Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education Secretary Salman Ejaz at the Civil Secretariat in Lahore today.
The core objective of the meeting is to achieve one hundred percent literacy rate by using mass media especially PTV across the country.
Addressing the meeting, ACS Aijaz Ahmad said that the government is taking all possible measures to enhance the rate of literacy in the country.
He urged the media organizations and educational institutes to play their due role of corporate social responsibility and launch education based programme in tandem with Punjab Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education Secretary.
He said that the proposals are under consideration for the spreading of message of taking collective efforts for the enhancement of the rate of literacy.
He said that the PTV and other mass media will be assigned a task of creating awareness among the masses about the literacy and non-formal education so as to take the masses on board in the mutual efforts of achieving one hundred percent rate of literacy in Pakistan.
Speaking on this occasion, Secretary Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education Salman Ejaz said that the Higher Education Commission, Virtual University and Allama Iqbal Open University are taken on board which will also submit workable suggestions to the government in the efforts of enhancement of literacy and promotion of non-formal education.
The representative of the Literacy and Non-formal Basic Education, Akram Jan also apprised the meeting that ample attention has been paid on the promotion of adult literacy and modules were launched successfully in the prisons.
The participants of the meeting held deliberations on the various proposals for the considerable enhancement of rate of literacy and reviewed the so-far measures in this regard.
The representatives of the Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC), Non-Formal Educational Department, Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), Higher Education Commission, Radio Pakistan, Pakistan Television and other stake holders were present in the meeting and presented their suggestions.