Radio Pakistan, UNICEF join hands to promote education


Radio Pakistan and the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, have joined hands for launching a series of programmes on creating awareness about children’s education in the country.
Under the agreement, Radio Pakistan will produce and broadcast a 20-minute episode on every Saturday at 11 a.m. It will be repeated on Sunday at the same time. All FM-93 and medium wave stations will broadcast the programme, which will continue for three months.The first programme of the series will be aired on Saturday (tomorrow). The programme is designed to promote the UNICEF campaign “Every Child in School” and raise awareness among the masses particularly in the rural community regarding the importance of children’s education.
It may be added that 28.6 percent of the country’s population compromises children of 5-14 years of age. Pakistan has the highest proportion of out-of-school children in South Asia. It is hoped this programme will create awareness among the parents to send their children to school to get education.