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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 Islamabad.

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
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