Govt likely to launch National Education Policy 2018 soon

  • Minister Shafqat directs officials to facilitate AJK, GB students in all educational, professional training projects

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Saturday said that education was the topmost priority of the incumbent government in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

He was chairing briefing by the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training and its attached departments at the Committee Room of the ministry. “We will work in coordination with all provinces and provide education to all as per the constitution,” the minister said.

Shafqat said it was their responsibility to give excellent policies and would take all measures to implement education-related policies. He said that all missing standards would be developed and followed in true letter and spirit.

He said that it was alarming to know that more than 20 million children were out of schools. “We will work hard with the provinces to increase enrolment rate,” he said. He vowed that the National Education Policy 2018 would be launched soon whereas skill development was an equally important component and the ministry would take it as a challenge.

The federal minister said that all vacant positions at the ministry and its attached departments would be filled on purely merit and in a transparent manner. He also directed all attached departments to ensure facilitating Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Kashmir alongside other provinces in all educational and professional training projects and initiatives.