Vision 2025: Education drive to take off in April

Campaign for education to be launched in Apr constitutes half of govt’s Vision 2025, says minister Ahsan Iqbal.


Our Correspondent April 03, 2014
Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ZAFAR ASLAM

ISLAMABAD:


A campaign for education to be launched in April constitutes half of the government’s Vision 2025.


This was said by Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday. The government will also hold a national research workshop to streamline funding for research and synchronise it with the industry’s requirements. He was talking to media persons at the Planning Commission about Vision 2025 and future plans about education-related developments ahead of the budget.

The Planning Commission will start a programme with the Ministry of Science and Technology to groom graduates for employment in the high-tech sector, said Iqbal. The minister stated he had sent a letter to all chief ministers on issues related to curriculum and medium of instruction in schools, but they have yet to reply. Following the devolution of education, he added, the federal government could only remind provincial governments about the steps they needed to take, but things were in disarray because it was carried out in haste. “All provinces have agreed to meet quarterly in inter-ministerial meetings and come up with a uniform curriculum.”

Published in The Express Tribune, April 3rd, 2014.

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Syed | 7 years ago | Reply Fraud degree Minister for Education has now purchased the Ministery of Planning. What a beauty of Democracy?
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