At the ceremony of 5th National Stakeholders Conference on Dissemination of National Education Assessment System (NEAS) Findings 2016-17, the Minister for Interior and Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said that the government has released funds for initiating reforms in education, improving curriculum on modern lines and bringing religious schools into the mainstream education system.
Furthermore, he also stressed on the need for assessment of the educational system in the country as it is a necessary prerequisite for initiating reforms.
The conference was attended by the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Engineer Muhammad Balighur Rahman, Vice Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Chairperson Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Pakistan.
The Minister congratulated the Ministry of Education and the relevant organizations for holding successful educational assessments. He also added,
“We belong to a class of people who have transferred from the chalk and board system to 4G technologies. The coming generations will use more advanced technology.”
According to Iqbal, under Vision 2025 Planning Commission of Pakistan has released funds for four major programs of the ministry of education and professional training. The four programs are:
- Development of the curriculum under which the ministry of education;
- Comparative study and reforms of the Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education, under which the educational standard of the entire boards across the country wil be assessed and modernized with new technological facilities;
- Training teachers to make them aware of the modern curriculum so that they move towards interactive learning;
- Reforming religious schools and introducing a modern system of education inside them.
According to Ahsan Iqbal, the teachers training center that is to set up in Islamabad would be the best institution of Asia.