ABBOTTABAD: Working paper on the uniform education system is in the final stage, said Parliamentary Secretary on Federal Education Wajeha Akram.
Currently three parallel system of education are working in the country, the government schools, the Cambridge system of O and A level and the madrassas and seminaries education system, Akram said at the one day seminar held hear at Abbottabad University of Science & Technology on Friday.
She said the government will take all stakeholders on board to make changes so as to introduce a uniform education system in the country.
The seminar was well attended by more than forty prominent educationists; officials from different government departments, including vice chancellors of various universities of the province attended the Workshop and presented their recommendations on the topic of “Strategies for reshaping higher education in Pakistan.”
Akram said that misdirection and misidentification of the issues is one of the key hurdle to achieve targets and “currently we had made drastic changes which were needed in our need basis.”
Earlier speakers in their papers stressed upon the making the universities free from political pressure and to let them work as a per their charter. They showed concern that policymakers are not taken from the academia and this make big gap.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 9th, 2019.