ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Minister of Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that there are approximately 22.8 million out-of-school children in Pakistan which is amongst the highest in the world.
In a meeting with the female beat reporters at the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional in Islamabad on Friday, Rana Tanveer said that there are more than 16,000 out-of-school children in the Federal Capital.
Briefing briefed the reporters about the various initiatives taken by the ministry to uplift the standard of education and the scope of access to education, he said that one of the biggest challenges that education sector in Pakistan faces is the out-of-school children.
The minister said that a primary objective of the current government is to focus on reducing this number. He reiterated his resolve to bring the number of out-of-school children in Islamabad down and make the Federal Territory a model for the rest of the Country to follow.
Rana Tanveer said that only through education we can uplift our Country and address the current woes.
The federal minister also highlighted the initiative of School on Wheels and said that the purpose of this initiative is to reach the students where there is lack of infrastructure or the students that do not have the financial ability to go to schools.
The minister said that this initiative in the future will be able to accommodate disaster affected population as well.
Rana Tanveer Hussain praised the work of female journalists and appreciated their contribution towards the field of journalism. He acknowledged the role played by women in the progress of the Country.
The minister highlighted and encouraged the female reporters to continue with their contribution towards journalism.