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Minister for quality education to eliminate economic disparity

Islamabad, March 30, 2014 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf has called up on schools being run in the private sector to work hard in improving the quality of education for the marginalized segments of society which can help eliminate economic disparity.

He was addressing at an annual function of Gracious Model Public School in the locality of the capital, Jhangi Syedan. He said education itself brings about change in life paving way towards a socio-economic development as it is very important for developing the society and the country.

The minister said youth is asset of the nation, which can offer us an edge in the race for growth and prosperity after it is imparted with proper educational skills. Maximum employment opportunities can be created for the youth after making education standard better, he added.

The minister said Pakistan has very bright future as our youth has an ability to change destiny of the country. Government is taking comprehensive arrangements to brush up their skills and facilitate them. Referring an Annual Status of Education Report – ASER 2013 National Survey, the minister said the number of enrolled children in the schools is not satisfactory.

Moreover the gender gaps do exist the ratio of boys and girls in both government and private schools and these trends may also be linked to parental education and their interest to get children enrolled for basic education, he added.

The minister said poverty and low standard of education are main reasons behind high drop-out rate as we are passing through grievous time pertaining to education with high drop-out rates at primary and secondary levels and gender inequality. He said the education of girls is given less importance as compared to the boys adding another hurdle in the way of education is insufficient financial resources.

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