New education policy on March 23. Bijarani
New education policy on March 23. Bijarani New education policy on March 23. Bijarani New education policy on March 23. Bijarani

PUBLISHED 7/14/2017
Monday, February 16, 2009


Federal Minister for Education Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani has said that the new education policy would be announced on March 23, carrying more incentives for teachers and more seats for students in schools and colleges.

In an interview to APP, the minister said the new policy would address disparity in the education system and the prepared draft is in line with the prevailing international standards and according to the PPP manifesto.

He said the policy draft has been sent to the provincial governments and it would be announced after taking a feedback from all the relevant quarters. The education ministry officials reviewed the syllabus of 29 subjects and work on others is continuing, the minister added.

Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani said that 10 per cent deserving poor students, desiring to study at A and O levels, would be accommodated in private institutions, adding that the government would bear the expenses of these students.

The minister said the problem of a large number of ghost schools persists and the plan is to make them operational. He warned of strict action against those responsible for the ghost schools. The minister reiterated the government’s commitment to raise the level of education in the country. Referring to the problem of shortage of teaching staff, he said more appointments are being made in the educational institutions in Islamabad.

Bijarani said more schools and colleges would be established in the capital to enrol the ever-increasing number of students.