By Wardah Hasan
Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) senior leader and parliamentarian Moonis Elahi has demanded the PTI government impose ‘Education Emergency’ forthwith in the country specially to address the issue of about 20million out of school children.
تعلیمی ادارے ایک دفعہ پھر بند۔ مگر بچوں کے تعلیمی حرج پر صرف سرکاری زبانی جمع خرچ۔ آج کی ضرورت ۔ ۔ فوری تعلیمی ایمرجنسی، تعلیم کے بجٹ میں فوری اضافہ، طلبہ اور اساتذہ کے لیے فوری ویکسینیشن پروگرام اور فری انٹرنیٹ۔— Moonis Elahi (@MoonisElahi6) March 15, 2021
نیا نصاب ہی نہیں نیا تعلیمی نظام بھی!
His voice is supported by many on the social media pressing the government to take drastic steps not only to enroll over 20m out of school children but also do something to bring back those children who left school because of Covid 19.
“Educational institutions have once again been closed because of Coronavirus. On the loss of academic session, there has been only an official lip service. The government must rise above from this and impose education emergency forthwith,” Mr Moonis said.
“The government must also increase education budget and make arrangements for vaccination of teachers,” the PML-Q parliamentarian stressed.
Mr Moonis also demanded restoration of free Internet for students in Punjab. He is of the view the government should not only consider changing syllabus but also educational system.
The PML-Q is an ally of the PTI coalition government and it is said that it gives importance to its ally’s suggestions.
“Thanks a lot Sir for raising this issue. No one in main stream leaders bother to talk about it. Kindly raise your voice against exploitation of private teachers too,” said M Shafique in a tweet.
“More power to you (Moonis) for raising this issue with your ally party. It is a need of the hour that ‘Education Emergency’ is imposed in the country. The PTI had promised to do so but backtracked after coming to power,” says Sarah Ali. She said the PML-Q should raise this issue in the parliament.
At present, Pakistan stands second across the globe and has the highest number of out-of-school children aged from 5 to 16 years with an estimated 22.8 million children not attending school, according to the latest statistics of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.
Wah chaudhary sahib— Ehtisham Pervaiz (@EhtishamPervaiz) March 15, 2021
I think you are first person who took notice of the future of the students
God bless you more and more
Long live Pakistan
Thanks Ch sb for bringing us this issue in a timely manner. Hope we shall be able to over come this problem with help of dedicated teachers.— Shahid Dhair (@ShahidDhair) March 16, 2021
جی کوئی خونی انقلاب ہی آے جس میں یہ سب مسائل حل ہوں. کشمیر کہ اساتذہ اس وقت انتہائی کم تنخواہ جس مین پرائمری مدرس اسکیل 7 اور تنخواہ صرف اٹھارہ ہزار روپے اس ملک میں تعلیم کسی بھی حکمران کی ترجیح نہیں یہ سب کہنے کی باتیں— Bint E Zahra Bukhari (@bint_bukhari) March 15, 2021
“These out of school children are representing 44 per cent of the population in this age group. Educating such a huge population of the out-of-school children and ensuring international education standards within the existing system is not an easy task. PAK DESTINY