FDE to start O/A level classes from Sept 3


After getting approval from the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development (CAD), the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has decided to start O and A level classes in two of its educational institutions from September 3, 2012.
In the first phase, the FDE will start four classes from September 3 – two in Islamabad Model College for Girls (IMCG) I-10 and two in Islamabad Model College for Boys (IMCB) F-8. Each class will house 35 students.
The decision to this effect was taken here on Monday in a meeting which was chaired by Federal Minister for CAD, Nazar M Gondal and attended by Secretary CAD Imtiaz Anyat Elahi, Joint Secretary, Noor Zaman Khan and other senior officers of the ministry.The minister approved FDE’s summary of starting O and A level classes in the two educational institutions and directed the FDE to start the classes from September 3, 2012.
“The classes must be started from September this year. Fee structure must be one third of the private institutions and ten percent quota for poor and deserving students,” said Nazar Gondal.
During the meeting, it was decided that the FDE will charge Rs 5,000 per month from students of O and A levels. Talking to Pakistan Today, CAD Joint Secretary Rafiq Tahir said that CAD decided to charge 1/3 fee from student as compared to private educational institutions. “Averagely, private institutions charge Rs 15,000 per month.. And we have decided to charge Rs 5,000 per month.”
Prof Rafiq Tahir further said that 10 percent quota has been fixed for needy and poor students. He said that FDE will pay fee of deserving students. “We want to provide quality education to those who cannot afford to send their children to expensive and costly institutions; that’s why we decided to fix 10 percent quota for poor students,” he added.
Another senior official of CAD, seeking anonymity, told Pakistan Today that it was decided that government officials’ children would not be given admission from the 10 percent quota reserved for poor students. He said that needy students will be selected on the basis of poverty while other students will be selected through entry test.
The official said that during the meeting, it was decided that in next couple of days FDE will approach the British Council to get permission for starting the project while, during the ongoing summer vacation, FDE will select its best teachers and they would be given extensive training.


  1. There mus be classes in every college. The private people are conducting classes in houses and r earning thousands of rupees. Let the poor people should also enjoy the same benefits in the Govt schools

  2. it is good effort fde but free of cost classess must start at all schools in jurisdiction of FDE

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