International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

 

CONTRIBUTION OF NATIONAL RURAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME IN THE PROMOTION OF PRIMARY EDUCATION
Dr Shazia Naureen, Quratul-Ain-Hina, Dr. Muhammad Munir Kayani

Abstract
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (UN, 2008) and The World Education Forum, Dakar Framework of Action (UNESCO, 2000) stressed on two major areas. Those are the provision of basic and quality education specially in the developing and under developing countries. Unfortunately, in Pakistan low literacy rate is a major issue. Government needs support of the nation to resolve it. National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) is a nongovernmental organization that is working in Pakistan on the social projects in the rural areas of Pakistan, since November, 1991. At present this organization is working in Islamabad, in 27 districts of all four provinces and in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The main purpose of the study was to investigate the contribution of National Rural Support Programme in the field of primary education and its difficulties. Policy of NRSP prefers to open educational centres in such areas where, there is no other school in the surroundings. Therefore, majority of the teachers are fresh and lack professional qualification. Basic infrastructure is available and majority of the schools are providing free education. Thus, it is recommended that teachers may be offered some in-service training courses, and they may be paid on the basis of their qualification. Programmes on T.V and Radio can also be prepared to develop awareness among the community. Some financial aid, as well as vocational courses keeping in view the needs of the area may also be offered.

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