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Enrollment ratio in Chitral to be increased to 100 per cent

CHITRAL, April 22: The enrollment rate in government schools in Chitral will be increased to 100 per cent soon.

This was stated by Siraj Mohammad Khan, the district education officer (males), Chitral, here on Monday. He said though Chitral had a high literacy ratio in the province, still there was a need to improve the enrollment rate and provide quality education to the children.

Addressing a press conference, Siraj Mohammad Khan, Rashid Atiq, the district program manager of the universal primary education, Mohammad Afzal, the general manager of the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) and assistant education officer Shahzad Ahmad said a campaign would be launched for increasing the enrollment rate in the district.

They said all heads of schools had been directed to initiate an award program for excellence performance by April 25. For this purpose, meetings will be called in each village and union council with politicians and elites of the area to convince them to motivate parents to send their children to government schools.

Education walks would also be held and banners and posters will be pasted outside schools to create public awareness. The DEO said some 25 posts of principals and headmasters were lying vacant in different schools of the district. “How can we achieve our target of improving quality education and increasing literacy ratio without having the sufficient number of staff,” he asked.—GH Farooqui

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