Baligh, Ambassador, Afghan delegation discuss TVET policy

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ISLAMABAD, May 25 (APP): Minister of State Muhammad Bligh Ur Rehman met with Ambassador of Germany to Pakistan Ina Lepel alongwith the delegation from Afghanistan and GIZ to discuss TVET Policy on Wednesday.

Ambassador of Germany to Pakistan, team of GIZ and the members from Afghan delegation praised the TVET education in Pakistan.

Member form GIZ thanked the Minister of State for Federal Education for the contribution towards the TVET education and for the collaboration with GIZ to implement this programme in Pakistan.

He said that he would like to see TVET Policy to be
implemented soon in Pakistan as it has been prepared with great dedication from both sides.

Minister of State told the delegation about the technical and
vocational trainings in Pakistan. He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has significantly increased the funding of technical and vocational education by realizing the importance of this sector.

He said that due to the devolution of education after 18th
amendment, TVET Policy would be implemented in Federal Capital initially and after that provinces can take guide from it if they like to.

He assured them that this policy is in its final stage and
would be implemented very soon. Moreover, he told them about the Youth Skill Development Programme by the Prime Minister.

He added that the number of students which got the training
last year has been increased to 50 thousand from 25 thousand last year. He further discussed about the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) and CBT (Competency Based Trainings).

“I am really thankful to our partners especially GIZ for
finalizing the Minimum National Education Standards in Pakistan, said the Minister.

Talking about the Public-Private Partnership,” he said that we have got some great examples of Public Private Partnership in Pakistan and we would like to continue with this venture in order to enhance our existing capacity in TVET education.

Head of the Afghan delegation said that they are really
impresses by the standard of TVET education in Pakistan and would like to be guided and facilitated by Pakistan in this regard as they require capacity building in TVET education.

The delegation is on the three-day visit to Pakistan to visit TVET institutes here.

In the end, Minister of State gave the token of appreciation
to the delegates. Meeting was attended by the members of NAVTTC and other officials of the Ministry.