Pathways to mainstream out of School Children National Workshop held in Islamabad

Islamabad, November 22, 2022 (PPI-OT):Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (MOFEPT) in collaboration with Pakistan Alliance for Maths and Science (PAMS) organized Pathways to mainstream Out of School Children National Workshop in Islamabad on Tuesday.

Waseem Ajmal Chaudhary, Additional Secretary MOFEPT, Abdul Rauf Baloch, Secretary-Secondary Education Department (Balochistan), Syed Noman Ali Shah, Additional Secretary- Secondary Education Department (Balochistan), Dr. Fouzia Khan, Additional Secretary – Education and Literacy Department (Sindh) , Asfand Yar Khattak, Special Secretary- Elementary and Secondary Education Department (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), participants from AJK and Gilgit Baltistan along with senior officials of MOFEPT and other relevant departments attended the Workshop.

Additional Secretary, Waseem Ajmal Chaudhary welcomed the participants and said that the Workshop was going to play an instrumental role in identifying key challenges being faced in providing educational facilities to Out of School Children (OOSC). He commended the role of all provinces in this regard and shed light on how important it is for all the provinces to join hands in designing effective strategies for providing access to OOSC.

He added that Ministry is ensuring that modern and contemporary practices are adopted for improving the situation. He also appreciated the role of PAMS in taking the initiative. An overview of existing challenges, discussion on current interventions and proposed pathways and mapping enablers and blockers for the implementation pathways was carried out at the event. This was followed by commitments by provinces on mainstreaming OOSC in Pakistan.

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