Islamabad, March 27, 2017 (PPI-OT): The 28th meeting of the Standing Committee on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan was held today in the Parliament House, Islamabad under the Chairmanship of Malik Ibrar Ahmed, MNA. Accordingly to the agenda item No. (ii) “Comprehensive briefing by the respective Secretary, Education Government of the AJK/GB regarding reforms, improvement of standard and broaden the base of the Education sector being priority of the present Governments” were discussed in the meeting while the Senior Officers of the concerned Ministry, AJ and K and Gilgit-Baltistan participated and presented a complete picture through slides for perusal of the Members.
The Members put many questions about the briefing which was answered by the concerned officers while noting their different suggestion for improvement. The Chief Secretary, AJ and K informed the Committee about the new steps being taken by the present Government in order to improve the standard of Teacher’s minimum education, merit based recruitment through Public Service Commission and continuation on ban on adhoc appointments of Teachers.
He further said we are facing many challenges from different quarters to carry out our improved agenda but we are determined to change the present deteriorating education system. The representative from Gilgit Baltistan also apprised the Committee about the reforms and initiatives taken by the new Government after 2016 to bring basic structural changes to meet the challenges of the modern era and to come up to the expectation of the people who have elected them. These reforms includes Establishment of Private School Regularity Authority, Establishment of Directorate of Technical and Vocational Education and Establishment of Teachers’ Certification and Licensing Authority.
The Chairman appreciated the briefings and advised the concerned authorities to work hard on these lines to improve the education system which is the only way to change the fate of the country and to face the challenges ahead. The meeting was attended by the Hon. Members of the Committee namely; Major (Rtd) Tahir Iqbal, Ch. Abid Raza, Mr. Nasir Iqbal Bosal, Mrs. Shamas-un-Nissa, Mr. Junaid Akbar and Senior Officers of the Ministry, AJ and K Government and Gilgit-Baltistan Government also attend the meeting.
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