LAHORE: The literacy and non-formal basic education (NFBE) department on Wednesday held a meeting of the steering committee of “Akal 2” and “Education Programme” to increase literacy rate in Punjab.

NFBE Secretary Wajihullah Kundi presided over the meeting to review the progress of the education programme in five districts of south Punjab.

He said the regional curriculum would be arranged in view of language and other requirements for the convenience of adults deprived of education in backward areas.

He said thousands of adults would benefit from each of the two programmes. The department is following a comprehensive strategy to improve the quality of life in backward areas through skilled education.

Additional Secretary Literacy Bashir Ahmad Goraya, representatives of school education, Tevta, JICA, Unicef and respective officials participated in the meeting.

PITB: The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) in collaboration with the labour and human resource department has developed Punjab Job Centre, an online platform to create a bridge between potential employers, promoters, employment exchange agencies and workers, job seekers and citizens.

More than 12,500 workers have registered since August 2022 whereas over 8,000 jobs are available on the portal. This emerged during a progress review meeting chaired by PITB Chairman Syed Bilal Haider.

The online job portal offers a comprehensive database of working human capital (skilled/semi-skilled/unskilled) including both job seekers and employers from public and private sectors.

In his remarks, PITB Chairman Syed Bilal Haider said the establishment of job centre is an important step towards guiding the youth and facilitating in finding employment, which will benefit not only the industry but also the employers.

Published in Dawn, November 17th, 2022

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