ISLAMABAD, Feb 12: Rural women in Pakistan want to get education but resource constraints impede their quest for knowledge.
It was stated by Director, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), Dr Kozue Kay Nagata on Saturday during the concluding ceremony of Teachers Development Conference which was held on the eve of Pakistan Women Day.
She regretted that government of Pakistan was not spending enough funds in education sector due to which rural women had no proper access to education.
Dr Nagata emphasised that teachers should be empowered and students should be inculcated the qualities of honesty, integrity and credibility through the teachers. She said the country had enormous talent just like Arfa Karim Randhawa, who was the youngest Microsoft certified professional but unfortunately most of such students could not get support to show their abilities.
Founder and President Zindagi Trust Shehzad Roy, learning and globalisation specialist Asma Mustafa, Director General South Asian Strategic Stability Institute Dr Maria Sultan, Executive Director Roots School System Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq and others also spoke on the occasion.
During three-day conference teaching methods were taught to 500 female school teachers who had come to Islamabad from all over the country.Nation.