The Parliamentary Secretary for Federal Education Wajeeha Akram on Wednesday told the National Assembly of Pakistan that as many 720 literacy centres were established in Balochistan during the period of last five years.
While replying to queries of the members of the lower house during the questioning hour, she told that the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), under its universal primary education programme, had been running 510 feeder schools with 525 teachers for the last five years.
Some 15477 learners got the basic literacy and numeracy skills whereas 792 supervisors and teachers were trained in functional literacy and community mobilization and teaching role.
As many as 27,419 children had been enrolled in these feeder schools to obtain the primary level of education. On the other hand, 525 teachers had been regularly trained on quality education.
A core committee—constituted by the Planning Commission of Pakistan—had conducted a detailed study of NCHD programmes in 2016 and it stated that the concerned communities were satisfied with the progress of NCHD’s programme.