Workshop on Community Development concludes

QUETTA: Education is the basis of progress. Owing to its ignorance in the past education situation is very deteriorated in Balochistan.

This was stated by Adviser to Balochistan Chief Minister on Education Sardar Raza Muhammad Barech while speaking at closing ceremony of 4-day workshop organised by Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP) in connection with community development programme here Sunday.

More than 150 councillors form four district attended four day workshop. Provincial Minister for health Rehmat Saleh Baloch, MPA Mohtarma Dr Shama Ishaq Baloch also attended the workshop.

Newly elected councillors from Zhob, Loralai, Khuzdar and Jhal Magsi, secretaries of Union councils participated in four day workshop.

Sardar Barech said present population of Balochistan is estimated at10 million and half of is illiterate. It is our endeavour that by 2015 all children are admitted into schools. Number of schools is less than half with regard to population and most of the schools are deprived of facilities. A comprehensive policy was being enforced so that teachers are not absent, children are admitted into the schools and there is no drop out. Special attention he said was being paid on girls education but this programme cannot be successful without the interest of councillors. He said this time education budget has been allocated at 23 percent and it is our effort to increase I t to 30 percent. We are evolving a system through which people make their complaints about schools in far flung areas.

Founder of South Asia Social Mobilisation and Chairman Rural Support programme Network Shoaib Sultan highlighted role of rural community, social and economic development. He said with the participation of community confidence is built and correct planning is made.

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