PM chaired a briefing on functions and performance of Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training

July 17, 2018

Islamabad, 17 July 2018:

Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk today chaired a briefing on functions and performance of Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training at Prime Minister’s Office. 
Minister for Education & Professional Training Mr. Muhammad Yusuf Sheikh briefed the Prime Minister about mandate and the achievements of the Ministry. 
The Prime Minister was informed that the National Education Policy 2018 has been finalized by the Ministry. A National Curriculum Council has also been established for the purpose of standardization of the curriculum across the country. Similarly, the Ministry has also developed a National Curriculum Framework which would serve as a model to bring uniformity in the curriculum. It was informed that a new curriculum has been developed by the Ministry, at federal level, for grade Pre-1 to grade VIII. This new curriculum would be shared with the provinces helping them to revise and update their text books. 
A detailed presentation was made on the role of NACTTC towards skill development of the youth and the efforts being made for employing skilled labour in local as well as international market.
The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Education and Federal Training. 
The Prime Minister directed that maximum number of youth from the victim families of Mastung blast be accommodated in the existing training programmes of NAVTTC in order to enable them earn livelihoods and provide financial support to their families. 
The Prime Minister also directed the Ministry to work out a comprehensive and robust mechanism so that Article 25-A of the Constitution could be implemented in letter and spirit.