Education, justice ministries sign MoU on illiteracy
KABUL (Pajhwok): The ministries of education and justice on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on working together to educate children at correction centres, prisoners and low scale employees of the Justice Ministry’s departments.
The one year MoU was between Education Minister Asadullah Hanifi Balkhi and Justice Minister Abdul Basir Anwar here.
Under the MoU, the Justice Ministry would launch literacy courses in its departments and the Education Ministry would be responsible for supervising the courses and providing teaching materials.
Balkhi told the MoU signing ceremony that the illiteracy eradicating commission led by 2nd vice president Mohammad Sarwar Danish had one and a half years back decided that organizations having working link to the literacy programmes’ implementation should execute the programmes in coordination with the Ministry of Education and according to its policy and strategy.
He didn’t provide information about expenses of the literacy programmes and who would cover them.
Abdul Basir Anwar said by signing the MoU, his ministry’s illiterate employees, prisoners and children being raised at correction centres would be educated.
He hailed the signing of the MoU with the Ministry of Education as a good step and promised all out efforts at implementing the programme.
According to the education minister, currently 40 percent of the country’s population form literate people and the rest 60 percent are illiterate, with 75 percent of women.
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