Rs 575.9 million allocated for higher education
ISLAMABAD, Aug 11: Education Minister Lt Gen (r) Javed Ashraf Qazi on
Friday told the National Assembly (NA) that the government had allocated Rs
575.899 million to improve the standard of secondary education in
On a question from Shakeela Khanam Rashid, the minister said
Rs 235.545 million was allocated to higher education institutions in 2004-05, Rs
179.861 in 2005-06 and Rs 160.493 million in 2006-07.
He said there were
39 private universities in the country at present, three of them in Islamabad,
12 in Punjab, 14 in Sindh, seven in NWFP, one in Balochistan, and two in Azad
Jammu and Kashmir.
He said 646 male and 632 female grade-14 teachers and
501 male and 889 female grade-9 teachers were working in the capital. He said
147 positions for teachers of various categories were lying vacant in government
institutions. He said seven posts of CT and 46 of PTC male teachers and 94 of
PTC female teachers were vacant at present.
He said applications for
these vacancies would be called through ads in the last week of this month and
recruitment would be completed in October. Daily times