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Ehsaas programme to quickly introduce nationwide faculty enrolment drive

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Ehsaas programme to soon introduce nationwide school enrolment drive

ISLAMABAD: The authorities eyes to roll out a nationwide drive for college enrolment quickly in collaboration with the provinces and key improvement stakeholders underneath the Ehsaas programme. The initiative goals to scale back dropout charges.

The transfer was mentioned throughout a maiden assembly of the Ehsaas steering committee for Waseela-e-Taleem Digital, which is an schooling conditional money switch programme.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Sania Nishtar chaired the assembly.

“The programme targets will be aligned with results of Ehsaas National Socio-economic Registry survey that is currently 61% complete in the field and is expected to be concluded before June 2021 nationwide”, mentioned SAPM Dr Sania.

It was agreed in the course of the assembly {that a} sub-committee can be constituted with specialists from the steering committee stakeholders and provinces.

The steering committee will meet biannually to assessment the progress and strategic route of the programme.

The Waseela-e-Taleem Digital initiative

Earlier, the steering committee members had been briefed on the Waseela-e-Taleem Digital, that has massively been reformed and scaled up by means of end-to-end digitisation, cost-effective modifications in institutional infrastructure, a brand new stipend coverage, and nationwide growth throughout all districts.

The Rs80 billion programme will deliver 5 million deserving main faculty youngsters into its fold from throughout all 154 districts of Pakistan over a four-year period.

The steering committee reviewed the programme efficiency, mentioned the way in which ahead and explored choices to reinforce the outcomes of the programme capitalising on conditionalities launched within the programme.

“The purpose of the deep-rooted digital reform in Waseela-e-Taleem under Ehsaas was to promote integrity, transparency, accountability and to improve targeting,” Dr Sania Nishtar mentioned.

“As per the Ehsaas payment policy, all payments are bio-metrically verified in real-time; girls get Rs2,000 and boys to get Rs1,500 per quarter when 70% of school attendance is ensured.”

The assembly introduced collectively members of the steering committee from Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Education and Professional Training, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and Education Departments from provinces together with AJK and GB who had been joined by the Waseela-e-Taleem Digital operations crew.

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