The Government of Pakistan Tehreek E Insaf is struggling to improve the literacy rate in the country. In this regard the Govt of Punjab introduces New Literacy and Non Formal Education Policy. It is the first ever literacy policy to boost the literacy rate in the province and make the education system better and reasonable.
According to the Provincial Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs, and Social Welfare Raja Basharat the key purpose of the ‘Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education (LNFBE) Policy’, is to achieve a 100% literacy rate in Punjab by 2030.
After implementation of the policy, the government will start various public-private partnership projects to provide easy access to all children in distant areas.
The Literacy policy 2020 was launched by Raja Basharat in the presence of Minister for LNFBE, Raja Rashid Hafeez, and Secretary, Sumaira Samad.
According to Raja Basharat, Punjab is on lead by introducing the Literacy policy and the government is aiming to achieve 100% literacy on priority basis.
Some other prominent characteristics of the policy are:
- Establishment of a directorate to monitor the progress under the initiative
- Launch of a comprehensive movement to increase the literacy rate
- Enforce education plans at schools throughout the province to achieve 100% literacy rate
- Invite international organizations to set up their institutes in the province
- Remove impediments to facilitate educationists and experts