PESHAWAR, May 24 (APP): Minister of State for Federal Education and
Professional Training, Baligh-ur-Rehman Wednesday said government is providing facility of education and growth opportunities to children enabling them to meet the challenges of current world.
Addressing the inaugural session of 10th Inter Provincial Education
Ministers Conference (IPEMC), he said we have gathered here to ensure facility of education and chances of advancement to children as it is
our religious, constitutional and moral responsibility.
The session among others was attended by KP chief Minister, Pervaiz
Khattak, Provincial minister including, Atif Khan, Mushtaq Ghani and Chairperson National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), Former
Senator Razina Alam Khan, academicians and educationists.
He said that ensuring education and giving our children ample chances
of growth is one of our prime responsibilities. He said presence of all
the stakeholders at the platform is itself evidence of our commitment to make headway in field of education.
He said that decisions taken in the previous conferences were
reflective of the positive approach of all the federating units to
improve education by developing consensus adding as a nation we must
join hands and make education top most agenda on priority list.
State minister said that working and positive outcomes of previous
IPEMCs despite political tensions is reminiscent of positive approach
and commitment of federating units towards education.
He said that we have decided to establish National Curriculum Council
for making result oriented decisions regarding education adding
educational standards has also been set to improve training of teachers
and giving conducive environment to students.
Baligh-ur-Rehman said that development of education sector can truly
be credited to democracy as handsome amount of Rs 767 billion has been allocated to education during current year as compared to the previous allocation of 550 billion rupees in 2013.
He said that enrollment of children has been considerably increased in
2016-17 while number of out of school children has also been decreased. He said that according to UNESCO number of enrolment and transition has also been increased in the country.
He said that a decision was being made to establish Model Teachers
Training Academy which has been agreed upon by Planning Ministry. He said that teachers from all the federating units would be given quota in the academy adding teachers from all the region would also be invited through platform of UNESCO that would also provide technical assistance.
State minister also appreciated KP government for passing Private
Schools Regulatory Act and introducing Nazara Quran in schools. He said
that likewise Punjab government has also started a pilot project in Bahawalpur.
Speaking on the occasion, KP Education Minister, Atif Khan appreciated
efforts of Baligh-ur-Rehman to make the forum functional and said that it would help adopting a more result oriented policy by benefitting from
mutual experience sharing.
KP Education Sector Plan was also formally launched in the inaugural
session of the conference