ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) has introduced Primary Education in 100 Madaris (Religious Seminaries) in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
It was apprised to President Dr. Arif Alvi by the Chairman NCHD Colonel (retd) Dr. Amirullah Marwat in a meeting held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Tuesday wherein the latter presented the annual report of the Commission to the former who is the Patron-in-Chief of the NCHD.
In the meeting, the president was also apprised that the NCHD has also imparted training to 189,000 literacy teachers/supervisors in literacy and social mobilization.
Besides, the National Commission for Human Development has established 10,937 feeder schools with 15,000 teachers in remote and far-flung areas of Pakistan.
The Chairman NCHD also briefed the president about the future plans and role of the Commission in the promotion of human development and primary education.
The president appreciated the efforts and role of the Commission in poverty alleviation and capacity building of teachers/supervisors.
Dr. Arif Alvi asked the NCHD to work for the promotion of universal primary education in the Country. He said that the NCHD needs to focus on out-of-school children by providing them formal and non-formal education.