Govt set track for uniform education system: Minister.


ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmmod on Monday said that the government has implemented a uniform educational calendar binding all the educational boards to announce results on a same date.

He said this after the 15th inter-provincial education conference held here.

The minister said that all educational boards will be bound to announce matric and intermediate results by 15th of August every year.

He also said that with the help of Higher Education Commission (HEC) all universities have also been said to start admissions from September 15 every year.

The minister said that a new option of 'Matric Tech' for students at elementary level has also been introduced along with science and arts group.

He said, earlier, students at middle stage were given options of choosing science or arts groups, but now they will have the choice of opting Metric Tech to get technical education after matriculation.

The minister said that students opting metric tech will be provided technical and vocational training to facilitate them for getting employment after the matriculation.

He added that this year 200,000 students were provided technical training under the supervision of Federal Ministry of Education.

Shafqat Mehmood informed that a comprehensive educational program worth 450 million dollars is being introduced with the collaboration of World Bank to improve the educational standards at federal and provincial levels.

Informing about the uniform syllabus, the minister said that a draft of uniform curriculum will be sent to all provinces after its completion and all assemblies will pass it.

'We are trying that the 18th amendment is not be affected in implementing the uniform curriculum,' he said.

The inter-provincial educational conference attended by provincial education ministers also discussed issues of NCHD...

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