Minister Baligh ur Rehman attends National Workshop for Developing Strategic Framework for Reading Improvement Strategies

Islamabad, December 13, 2016 (PPI-OT):Reading is the key to learning, the first word taught in Quran was “Iqra” which means “to read”, said the Minister. Minister of State appreciated the dedication and efforts by PRP and the team of USAID for arranging the workshop. He also thanked the officials from different provinces/regions for participating in this important workshop.

Minister of State said that reading is a fundamental component of learning, according to EFA Global Monitoring Report students who don’t achieve a certain level of reading, fall behind in cognitive development. Reading culture has been vanished over the period of time which is not good for our children, lamented the Minister. He said that we need a holistic approach to deal with educational challenges and it’s heartening to see such workshops in that direction.

I believe that we all are here to have a far-reaching impact on education sector, and hope that this workshop would lead to the formal endorsement of national framework for reading improvement strategies in the country, said the Minister.

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