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UNESCO to hold International Donors Conference for Education

Islamabad, October 17, 2012 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Education and Trainings Sheikh Waqas Akram has said that the Federal Government will facilitate private companies to recruit 100,000 young boys and girls as inters who have completed their technical education. This, he said, will not only encourage the youth to opt more and more for technical education but also will allow young blood to be inducted in the economy of the country.

He was speaking at an Education Conference being held in Paris under UNESCO. He further said that National Commission for Human Development was already running literacy programmes for 55 million adults to improve literacy rate in the country.

He also told the conference that the Government was taking solid steps to minimum drop out rate at primary level. While speaking at various discussion fora, he said that Malala incident had created an environment in the country, where people have realized more strongly the passion of Pakistan children, specially for girls, for Education.

He told the participants that women and girls have come out on streets for Education and against Extremism in the most conservative provinces like Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtoonkha, says a press release received from Paris here today.

The member countries expressed their appreciation for the courage of Malala Yousufzai and other Pakistani girls for the cause of Education. Former British Prime Minister and UN special envoy for global education, Mr. Gordon Brown went up to saying that “ I am the ambassador of Malala”.

He announced that he would visit Pakistan to pay homage to this courageous girl. He announced to work to raise funds for Education in Pakistan from around the world, since he has been declared UN special envoy for global education.

He has already secured, with the assistance of UN Secretary General, a funding of $ 1.5 billion. Inspied by the passion of Malala for Education, the UNESCO is considering holding an International Donors Conference on Education.

The Minister successfully highlighted the problems being faced by Pakistan in the field of Education. The Forum ‘Education First’ paid glowing tributes to Malala for the inspiration she has sent around the world.

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