Govt working for career-oriented education: minister


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Federal Education Shafqat Mahmood has said that reforms are underway to bring the education system in sync with market requirements.

Addressing a function here on Wednesday, he said his ministry has already established linkages with the chambers of commerce and industry for the purpose.

He said Annual Development Plan is being worked out to ensure imparting of training to more and more people in different skills. He said training institutes throughout the country will be converted into centres of excellence to boost their performance.

In this connection, he said five centres of excellence will be set up in all the provinces. Shafqat Mahmood said a National Skill University is also being set up and its charter has already been worked out.

Besides, he said a Centre of Hospitality is being established with the cooperation of Turkey to promote the tourism sector.

He said the federal government is working in consonance with the provincial governments to upgrade education according to market needs.