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- Federal Education Minister Mr. Shafqat Mehmood announced that in the affected districts by Corona Classes from I-VIII will remain closed till 28th April, 2021 and in these districts Classes of IX-XII will resume in a staggered manner from 19th April, 2021, speaking to the media after a meeting at the National Command and Operations Control (NCOC) on 6th April, 2021
The President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi was the chief guest at the function in honor of the position holders of intermediate boards across the country. Federal Minister of Education Mr. Shafqat Mahmood congratulated the students and parents. Parliamentary Secretary Education Ms. Wajiha Qamar, Education Secretary Mrs. Farah Hamid khan and IBCC Secretary Dr. Ghulam Mallah attended the function.
President Dr Arif Alvi has called for removing disparity among different streams of education in the country by ensuring implementation of Single National Curriculum (SNC). He said that the focus of our education system should be on character building and promoting critical and creative thinking among students. He stated this at a briefing, given by Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training (FE&PT), at Aiwan-e-Sadr,
Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Mr. Shafqat Mahmood and Minister for Education & Science, Kyrgyztan Republic Almazbek Beishenaliev held bilateral talks today at Federal Ministry of Education, Islamabad. Discussion focused on improving bilateral cooperation in the field of Education.
Ministry of Professional and Technical Training was established in July 2011 in the wake of 18th Amendment. Some of the Departments/Organizations previously under MOLM and MOE were placed under this Ministry. Supreme Court of Pakistan in its Judgment dated 25th November, 2011 directed that in view of insertion of Article 25-A in the Constitution, the Federal Government cannot absolve itself from the responsibility of providing Education to its citizens.