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British government is ready to join hand with Pakistan to solve the problem of education

By Ukasha Mughal

Vocational and technical training is very important and we are in the process of setting up skill universities: Shafqat Mehmood

LAHORE: Shafqat Mehmood expressed his views regarding educational issues of Pakistan during his meeting with a British delegation managed by British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew who called on him on Tuesday. The meeting was also attended by Arshad Mirzaand Federal Education Minister. Shafqat Mehmood welcomed the British delegation.

British government is ready to join hand with Pakistan for solving the problem of out of school children and promotion of education, said British delegate Tuesday.

Director British Council Pakistan Joanna Reid, Head of Department for International Development (DFID) and Rosemary Hilhorst, were with the envoys.

Shafqat Mehmood said:

Education is the top most priority of this government. Pakistan is currently facing various challenges in educational sector and our government is fully committed to resolve these challenges, among the various challenges the most important ones include, bringing out of school children to schools, establishing a uniform education system and curriculum, ensuring quality education and working on skill development.

“We are working on making a comprehensive education policy that will address these challenges, we will ensure quality education and will provide a level playing field and equal opportunities to everyone”, added by Education and Professional Training Minister.

He further explained “A special program for street children will also be introduced although most powers and functions of education ministry after 18th amendment have devolved to provinces but the federal education ministry will try to take a lead role in setting a direction and work in coordination with provincial governments for introducing positive changes”.

The main focus will also be on skill development and human development. Vocational and technical training is very important and we are in the process of setting up skill universities.

British High Commissioner Thomas Drew admired that the government of Pakistan took this initiative for the promotion of education.

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