The government on Thursday issued a decision about students of grade 9th to 12th classes getting promoted without taking exams.
In an online video conference on Thursday, Federal and provincial Ministers Discuss the Education, Exam Schedules of schools in Face of the Corona Virus.
Intensive measures are required to improve the quality of higher education so that the graduates are skilled enough for employability. This was stated by Federal Minister for Federal Education and Profession Training Shafqat Mahmood while addressing the Vice Chancellors Committee meeting held on Friday.
The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training is likely to start a countrywide campaign for registration of madrassas with the government in the first week of March.
Per official reports, no madrassa is registered with the ministry so far and the ministry has made the preparations needed to address the issue.
In this very regard, a Directorate General of Religious Education has also been set up in the federal capital along with 16 regional offices across the country. The requisite staff in this offices has been appointed via National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) and Basic Education Community Schools (BECS) on attachment basis.
The registration form, agreed to in principle by the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training and Ittehad Tanzeemat-ul-Madaris Pakistan (ITMP) has already been printed and would be handed out to madrassa administrations in the days to come.
There are close to 35,000 seminaries spread across the country and at least 3,000 would be registered in the first year, Minister of Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood said in December last year. The minister said that the registration process of all seminaries would be completed in the next four years.
Shafqat had also revealed that the government was planning paying a salary of Rs 17,000 per month and other stipend to teachers in registered seminaries who taught contemporary subjects at madrassas.
Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Tuesday said that standard of New National Single Curriculum would hopefully surpass current syllabus of premier English medium schools of the country.
Multiple curricula currently in use in educational institutions across Pakistan is hampering governments’ efforts to ensure national unity and unison, Federal Education and Professional Training Minister Shafqat Mahmood said on Wednesday.
President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday emphasized the need for regular changes in education curriculum to make it dynamic in accordance with the modern day needs and trends in the education sector.
The government of Pakistan is taking comprehensive measures to bring educational reforms in the country, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said in his address at the World Education Forum in London on Thursday.
The Ministry of Federal Education will begin paying salaries to seminary teachers who teach contemporary subjects at madrassas, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said on Monday.