Education Ministry to announce policy on standardization next year


ISLAMABAD: Ministry for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education would announce a policy on standardization for the first time in the country on October 14 next year.

This was revealed by State Minister for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education, Engineer Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman through a statement issued here.

The minister informed that the policy would be announced on the basis of consultative process between all the stakeholders.

The ministry would also celebrate World Standards Day each year to raise awareness about the importance of standardization in education sector.

He said the ministry is working hard to devise a mechanism to design and put in practice standards in education for primary, secondary, higher secondary and higher education, Baligh-ur-Rehman said.

The ministry would also finalize all plans for standards in education within next six months including organizing consulate workshops with the educationist and stakeholders, Baligh-ur-Rehman said.

The PML (N) government, he said, has greatly emphasized over improvement and uniformity of education standards, bringing it at par with international standards through promoting analytical thinking, creativity and team work, curiosity for learning, ethics and values.

He added the government is also committed to raise the educational standards of Pakistani educational institutions and transforming them into world class institutions.