Govt working on a plan to establish National Curriculum Commission

December 11, 2013 1:01 PM

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ISLAMABAD: The government is working on a plan to establish National Curriculum Commission to ensure uniformity in education and also to fill the gap between federal and provincial governments.

Minister of State for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Muhammad Baligh-Ur-Rehman said this while addressing a seminar here on "From Education and Health to Sustainable Development", organized by Radio Pakistan in collaboration with UNESCO.

The Minister said government is committed to increase education budget up to four percent of the G.D.P in a gradual manner.

Baligh-Ur-Rehman maintained that technical and vocational education is being linked with the general education.

He said, "Literacy Drive Programme" is also in offing which will help strengthen education sector in the country, adding "We are concerned about ratio of drop out children from school and taking steps to discourage this trend".

The Minister of State said, "With the consultation of provincial governments, we have developed consolidated plan of education and all are unanimous to achieve the targets in education sector in minimum time".

"We fully acknowledge the importance of Higher Education and will raise budget for it".

Radio Pakistan was awarded a project by UNESCO to broadcast 25 episodes and highlight issues of health,education for all,gender equality, women and children rights.


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