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The Express Tribune

Published Date: Nov 16, 2014

Seminar: ‘Govt working on a bill to provide free books, uniforms to children’

ISLAMABAD: The government
is working on a bill for the provision of uniforms, stationery and free
books to children attending government school.

This was said by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Romina
Khurshid at a seminar titled “Making quality education accessible in
Pakistan – a social accountability perspective”, organised here by the
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).

The seminar reflected upon SDPI’s research on primary and secondary education in Khanewal and Vehari.

According to the research, one of the biggest reasons behind dropouts<br />
and low enrolment in targeted districts was low awareness of the<br />
importance of education among local communities.
The research also highlighted the centralisation of powers with<br />
district education authorities that were responsible for teachers’<br />
dissatisfaction from the service contract, and that also affected their<br />
ability to provide quality education at public schools.
Romina Khurshid said the provision of quality education at public<br />
schools also depended a lot on recruitment of well educated and<br />
qualified teachers. She was of the view that teachers of today were not<br />
as committed to the profession as were their counterparts in the past.
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