ISLAMABAD: The government institution ‘Federal Directorate of Education (FDE)’, Islamabad – entitled to ensure academic excellence and imparting training to teachers – has outrageous language mistakes in its own website, raising questions on its commitment to “improve standard of education” in public-sector schools in the Capital territory.
The website states its mission as “FDE provides an environment of teaching and learning with focus on academic excellence, surging desire for knowledge, attitudinal change, inculcating tolerance and compassion, developing a sense of purpose and high achievement with the vision for tomorrow.”
Under one of its important sections that mentions the list of 423 schools working under the aegis of FDE, it identifies scope of respective schools in terms of their education levels. And the heading of the section reads: ‘Accademic level’ instead of academic.
Similarly the column identifying genders has a bizarre description itself: For the girls’ school, the website refers the alma mater for ‘girls/women’. Likewise for boys, it says ‘boys/men’.
According to the website, the FDE Islamabad was established as an attached department of Ministry of Education in 1967 for providing educational facilities at various levels in ICT. Upon devolution of the MoE, Federal Directorate of Education started working as attached department of Capital Administration & Development Division (CA&DD) since April 2011. The status of CA&DD was changed to Ministry of Capital Administration & Development in May 2012. The new government formed after General Election 2013, the MoCA&D was again changed to Capital Administration and Development Division w.e.f June 2013.
FDE endeavors to provide conducive environment of teaching and learning with focus on academic excellence, surging desire for knowledge, attitudinal change including tolerance and compassion, developing a sense of purpose and high achievement with the vision for tomorrow.”