Education woes: Committee formed for govt teachers’ degree verification

CADD minister informs NA that ICT schools require 98 more buses.

Our Correspondent August 08, 2014

ISLAMABAD: A committee to verify degrees of government teachers working under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has been formed, Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Usman Ibrahim revealed in the National Assembly on Friday.

The minister shared the information while replying to a question raised by MNA Shakila Luqman during the question-hour in the lower house.

He said the degree verification process has been initiated and so far degrees of 33 teachers out of 3,979 have been verified.

“The verification process is taking time because of non-availability of funds,” he said.

The minister stated that area education officers (AEOs) were playing an important role in monitoring academic activities in schools in the federal capital and claimed that every effort was being made to improve results in schools.

He said FDE conducted a centralised annual examination for Class-V and scholarships have been awarded to students on the basis of results of these exams. The minister said the National Curriculum 2006 has been implemented at all levels at FDE-run schools.

Replying to a question about the existence of student guides in the capital, Ibrahim said boy scouts and girl guide programmes were already functioning in the educational institutes.

Replying to another question, the minister said currently 139 buses were at the disposal of FDE-run institutes but 98 more were required.

The minister said PC-I for purchase of 20 coasters at a cost of Rs59.755 million under the Prime Minister’s Islamabad Development Package have been approved but it was yet to materialise due to financial constraints.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th,2014. 


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