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Govt striving to equip youth with technical skills: Baligh

ISLAMABAD, 21 MAR (DNA) – Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Engr. Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman said the government was taking concrete steps to equip youth with technical skills and professional training through Prime Minister’s Education Reforms Programme.

Talking to state-run media Monday, he said that no country can progress without imparting education and technical skills to the youth.

The government, he said, was determined to equip youth with technical skills and professional training to emerge them in the different industries at national and international level.

Highlighting the achievements in education sector by present government, he said that a vivid development can be seen in education sector for its promotion as the federal and provincial governments have allocated more funds in the present tenure as compared to the past.

The minister of state said that 6 million children from class 1 to 5 were still out of schools and the government was making efforts to bring them to school. He said that by the efforts of education ministry and other cooperating institutions the enrolment in schools has been increased as 5% students of the primary education has been moved from private to public sector schools.

The minister of state said that through Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme the enrolment of students in universities has been increased upto 30% which is a positive sign in the education sector.

Prime Minister has transferred the Curriculum Wing to the Education Ministry, he said, and added “We will modernize the curriculum of the educational institutions to meet the challenges of the world. A plan for the characterization of the students was also underway aiming at creating a corruption free society, he added. DNA

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