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Use of Technology Vital to Increase Literacy Rate: President

President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed the need to increase use of the technology in the education sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir to increase the overall literacy rate in the area. He was talking to a delegation of Kashmir Education Foundation which called on him at at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The president said the education could be brought to the remote and difficult areas with the help of technology. He said the use of information technology in the education sector will reduce costs while it would also help increasing the number of students while maintaining the quality of education.

President Alvi maintained that around 28 million children in Pakistan do not go to school while thousands of new schools would be needed to educate those children. He said mosques could also be used as educational centers to for the purpose.

The delegation briefed the president about the Foundation’s role in promoting quality education and literacy in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and rural Punjab.

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Azad Jammu and Kashmir Textbook Board Chairman Syed Tufail Hussain Bukhari and Foundation Chairman Muzaffar Muhammad Qureshi also participated in the meeting.

It was informed in the meeting that the foundation runs three schools and a teacher training college in Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. He delegation informed the president that the aim of the foundation was to promote education and character building of the youth. The president appreciated the foundation’s role in promoting education in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and rural Punjab.

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