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Govt to introduce single curriculum countrywide: minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood says the government has decided in principle to introduce a single curriculum throughout the country to improve our national education system as per international standards. Addressing the first meeting of National Curriculum Council in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said for this purpose all the stakeholders will be taken on board to achieve a national consensus over this issue of vital importance. The minister said the current multiple curriculums based education…

Education minister underlines need of steps for welfare of disable children

ISLAMABAD: Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood on Monday underlined the need of practical steps for the welfare of disable children. This he stated while addressing a ceremony, held to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Islamabad today. Shafqat Mehmood said special attention is being paid to children with disabilities and they will be fully facilitated at their educational institutions. He hoped the challenges being faced by the country in the field of education, will be see-off with help of…

Efforts underway for introducing uniform syllabus: Shafqat Mehmood

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood has said incumbent government is striving hard for introducing uniform syllabus across the country at earliest, ARY NEWS reported on Monday. Expressing his views during a presser in the federal capital, the minister said all possible efforts are being made by the education ministry for introduction of the uniform syllabus countrywide and recommendations to be presented to Prime Minister Imran Khan soon. Mr Mehmood while underlining the…

Minister stresses need for consensus to deal economic challenges  

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood has stressed upon the need of negotiation between the treasury and opposition benches to deal the economic challenges, being confronting by the country.     Talking to a private news channel, Shafqat Mehmood said the current government is ready to sit with opposition for the sake of national interest. To a query, he said those who looted the public money should be punished and they would not be given any National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).…

No differences with Sindh, ready to help in any matter: Shafqat Mehmood

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood said on Friday (today), that "there are no differences with Sindh, federal government is ready to help the province in any matter it can." Talking to the newsmen after paying respects at Quaid-e-Azam's mausoleum, the minister referring the meeting held with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, as 'positive'. The minister vowed that federal government will closely work with Sindh in field of education and in this context, a conference is…

October 8 reminds us need for better preparedness against disasters: Shafqat Mehmood

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Monday said that October 08 reminded us of the need to ceaselessly work for better preparedness against natural disasters. “We observe this day not only to pay homage to our people who unfortunately lost their lives in disasters, but also to those who relentlessly extended helping hand to the affectees," he said while addressing the audience as the chief guest at an event held to commemorate the victims of the past disasters on the…

Govt mulls establishing ‘Iqbaliyat Department’ in universities countrywide

LAHORE: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said on Saturday that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) would be contacted for establishment of Iqbaliyat Department/Faculty in other varsities of the country, as currently Allama Iqbal Open University alone had Iqbaliyat Faculty. Chairing 53rd meeting of Governing Body of Iqbal Academy Pakistan (IAP) here at Aiwan-e-Iqbal, Mahmood underlined the need for presenting the teachings/message of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal in a more effective manner so as to increase…

Pakistan seeks China’s help to improve education sector

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has said that Pakistan is facing a myriad challenges in education sector and will seek guidance from the Chinese experience to address them. Speaking to a Chinese delegation led by China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, the federal minister said they will take a leadership role, work on policy framework and introduce uniform standards and certification in education system even though education is a devolved subject. “We will provide…