Provincial Minister Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education (L&NFBE) Raja Rashid Hafeez visited the Training of Lead trainers conducted by JICA and Literacy Department of Punjab . He also observed the ongoing activities and practices of trainees.

Minister expressed while addressing that L&NFBE Department has initiated five days Training (September 20-24, 2021) of master trainers on Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) for Primary in five districts of Punjab with the technical assistance of JICA.

Additional Secretary of NFBE, Director Training Punjab, Chief Advisor JICA and provincial coordinator JICA-AQAL Project were also present at the occasion.

He said that under this training, these trainees will be facilitated to learn new techniques and methods which would be helpful for primary teachers to improve their teaching skills. Under ALP-P, L&NFBE in collaboration with JICA has set up ALP Non-Formal schools in five districts of South Punjab which aim to provide second chance to those children who are not able to go to formal school or who are dropped out from formal system.

These schools will provide primary education to such students with new curriculum and textbooks in just thirty two months period which is considered as a paradigm shift in policy of L&NFBE. Curriculum and textual material has been specifically designed according to newly approved Single National Curriculum , he added.

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