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Grade V students in Sindh can’t read sentences in English

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KARACHI: According to Annual Status of Education Report provincial comparison of learning levels demonstrates Sind ranks the lowest where grade 5 students is incapable of reading sentences in English.

This was stated here at a story-telling workshop organized jointly by Children Literature Festival (CLF) and NGO Alif Ailaan to persuade students to read and take interest in story books at a local hotel here.

Focusing on poor condition of learning levels it transpired that at national level 49% of class V students cannot read sentences in English and 55% could not read stories in Urdu.

A project of ‘School Reading Program 2016’ has been initiated by the CLF and Alif Ailaan to ameliorate the state of affairs.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.