President for strategy against ghost schools of rural areas

  • Mamnoon says skilled manpower inevitable for stable national development

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday said that presence of skilled manpower was essential to provide a strong foundation for the national development and the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) must keep up its remarkable role in this regard.

He said this in a meeting with Caretaker Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Muhammad Yusuf Sheikh and National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) Chairperson Rozina Alam Khan who also presented the annual report of the commission to the president.

President Mamnoon said that Pakistan had set big goals for the national development but the dearth of resources was an impediment to the success. During recent years, he said that the government had greatly focused on the targeted sectors which also brought in better results.

He also lauded the performance of Rozina Alam and other officials in the National Commission for Human Development should follow the suit. He said that trend of ghost schools in the rural areas was dismaying which required a comprehensive strategy for riddance.

He also directed the education minister to formulate a policy to elevate the standard of basic education in the country. He appreciated the services of NCHD for imparting education to the poor and abandoned children and hoped that their efforts would come to fruition. Federal Education Secretary Arshad Mirza and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.