ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday announced all educational institutions in the capital to be upgraded to model schools and colleges.
Addressing the Salam Pakistan Program at the Islamabad Convention Center, Gilani asked the Ministry of Education to consider the establishment of Federation Public School in Islamabad as well as a Model University to cater for the affiliation needs of ICT graduate and postgraduate colleges, presently affiliated with University of Punjab, Lahore.
The Prime Minister approved a uniform system of education in the federal capital which he said would be gradually extended to other parts of the country. He requested the Ministry of Education to arrange transport facilities for students and teachers in collaboration with CDA and ICT, especially in the rural areas.
Gilani agreed in principle to increase payments to the heads and principals of institutions while approving promotions in the posts of teachers working under the Federal Directorate of Education.
He said that a dignified social status for teachers would earn due respect from other fields and attract the best people for jobs.
Gilani on Friday, while addressing the participants at the opening day of Schools of Tomorrow, said he hoped the National Education Policy of 2009 would prove a turning point in the promotion of education.
He said the next step in reforming the education sector would be to increase investment in infrastructure, to make quality schooling facilities available to all and not just a small minority and to follow the policies and practices of the best education systems around the world.