Govt striving for a uniform education system: Minister
ISLAMABAD, April 25(Daily Times): State Minister for Education Anisa Zeb Tahirkheli on
Tuesday said the government would do away with the different education systems
present in the country and gradually introduce a uniform education system
"A uniform education system is needed to provide
children with equal educational opportunities," the minister said while
addressing a function here at the Beacon House School.
The function was
organised to honour Waleed Amjad Malik, an A-level student at the Beacon House
School System, who stood first among 700 students from across the world
participating in the Human Rights Day Writing Competition recently organised by
the United Nations and the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights in
The minister said that the government was committed to develop
Pakistan's civil society, which required quality education to the
She regretted that no government made any effort to introduce a
uniform system of education after independence and as a result, the youth
suffered. She said the government was trying its best to provide quality modern
education at all levels.
She said that a conducive environment and proper
guidance could lead children to the path of success. She also emphasised the
need for the initial coaching of children by their parents.
informed the audience that the enrollment rate at the primary level was
increasing daily and that this was due to government's education
She asked the private sector to step forward and join hands with
the government to ensure quality education across the country.
praised Waleed Amjad Malik for bringing laurels to country by winning the UN
writing competition. "It's an honour not only for Beacon House but also for the
whole nation," she said. The minister awarded the student with a Rs 10,000 cash
prize, and congratulated his parents and teachers.
Earlier, Waleed Amjad
Malik said that it was the topic 'Human Rights and Poverty' that compelled him
participate in the competition. He said the credit for the success went to his
parents who had provided him with the required resources.
Mamoona Malik said that it was her dream to see her son win the award. "I am
proud of my son who has brought honour to the whole nation," she said. She
thanked her son's teachers for guiding him in winning the competition. UN
Information Centre, Islamabad representative Ishrat Rizvi and Beacon House
School Principal Naveed Kazmi also spoke on the occasion and congratulated
Waleed Malik and his parents.
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