Cabinet approval on National Educational policy 2009
Education to be allocated seven pc of GDP. Education minister unveils National Education Policy 2009
Islamabad, Sep 10: After months of foot-dragging, the federal cabinet
approved on Wednesday the national education policy which sets
ambitious goals of raising the annual budgetary allocations for the
sector to seven per cent of the GDP and increasing literacy to 85 per
cent by 2015.
Grades 11 and 12 (intermediate education) will no more be part of
college education but will be merged into the school system. All
primary schools will be upgraded to the middle level.
The government also plans to increase enrolment in higher education
from the present 4.7 per cent to 10 per cent by 2015 and to 15 per cent
At present the allocation for the education sector is about two per cent of the GDP.
first week of April, a draft of the national education policy
was submitted to the cabinet, but its approval was deferred for want of
inputs from relevant quarters.
Education Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani said that the
inter-provincial forum of education ministers had been given a
supervisory role in the new policy. It will meet on a regular basis to
address provinces' concern.
Education is a provincial subject and the federal government only takes
He said the four chief ministers also attended the meeting which
unanimously approved the policy. 'The main thrust of the policy is to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education
Mr Bijarani said the government had decided to separate academic and
administrative cadres and set up district education boards to promote
education at grassroots level.
The provincial governments will set up the boards in collaboration with local
Syllabus of public sector schools would be improved in consultation
with private sector schools to reduce disparity between the two
The policy envisages a regime of strict uniform examination system across the country.
minister said that teachers with matriculation and intermediate level education would be gradually phased out and replaced with
The government has also decided to improve the salary structure of teachers.
lays special focus on gender equality and bridging urban-rural divide.
The government has decided to launch a project
called 'Apna Ghar'residential schools to provide free education to poor students.
'At present we have set up such
schools in every provincial capital and the project would be extended to the district level,' the minister said.
that a national merit programme would be introduced to reward bright students.
'Improvement in coordination with national
and international donors and effective private-public partnership has also been highlighted in the new policy,' the minister said.
*Each student to be given unique ID
*Concept of residential schools to be introduced on pattern
of 'Danish schools' in Punjab
*Official age for primary education set at 6-to-10 years
*Enrolment in higher education
to be increased from 4.7 percent to 10 percent by 2015, 15 percent by 2020
*Free education to include all
*Plans to improve basic facilities at schools to be prepared
*All primary schools across
country to be upgraded to middle level where feasible
*High priority to be given to reducing dropout rates
schools for boys and girls to be established in each province. Dawn
"this policy focus only primary and higher secondry education,here college education is totaly ignored and its create gap . "
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"this policy is ambitious plan and varying to realities and implimentation plan is not given ?"
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Turkey promoting education in Pakistan
Islamabad: Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan M Babur
Hizlar Wednesday said his country would extend full help and
cooperation to Pakistan in improving the educational facilities and to
achieve the targets of literacy.
Talking to this agency after
visiting Pak-Turk International School and College Chak Shahzad here
Wednesday, the Turkish ambassador said Turkish government and private
sector with the cooperation of Pakistani business community has been
playing important role in promoting the educational facilities in
He said that Turkish schools have been playing vital
and important role in promoting quality, standard and excellent
education in Pakistan and helping in improving literacy rate. The
ambassador appreciating the standard of the education at the Pak-Turk
schools said the children provided with special care to improve their
talent and ability. "I feel proud to see the students learning at the
Pak-Turk school here at Chak Shahzad, in the federal capital and really
impressed to see the success of the school," said the Turkish
ambassador, who visited different sections of the school to witness the
educational facilities being provided to the students.
"Turkey has been making sincere efforts to share the responsibilities
of Pakistan in promoting quality education for all."
International Educational Foundation started its programmes in Pakistan
in 1995 and the first ever Pak Turk educational institution was
established in April 1995 as Boys Branch in Islamabad. It is an
international Turkish non-governmental organisation that is being
funded by the donations rendered by altruistic Turkish philanthropists
from all walks of life.
Currently, 14 branches of Pak Turk
International Schools & Colleges with a total strength of more than
3000 students are operating in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Khairpur,
Multan, Peshawar and Quetta.
The school and college of Chak
Shahzad is the last one opened this year where pre-nursery, KG, higher
school and college have been started simultaneously. Managing Director
Pak Turk International Education Foundation Pakistan Fesih Celik
explained the salient features of the school and college system of the
Pak Turk Foundation to the Turkish ambassador.
was also informed that the building of the school has been completed
while the hostel for 150 students is being completed.
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World Qirat Mehfil to be held at AIOU
Islamabad: An international 'Mehfil-e-Husn-e-Qirat' will be held at Allama Iqbal Open
University (AIOU) on September 11 (Friday). Vice-chancellor AIOU Prof
Dr Mehmood-ul-Hassan Butt would preside over the 'Mehfil' while
Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran Mashallah Shakree would be the
chief guest on the occasion, said a news release issued here Wednesday.
Famous Qaris of various countries are expected to present beautiful
recitations of the Holy Quran. The news
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