Karachi, September 10, 2020 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood and Sindh Provincial Minister for Education Saeed Ghani have said that they are trying their best to further improve the quality of education in the country. Problems have certainly occurred but we are trying to alleviate them as much as possible. Many problems have been solved due to the common policy regarding educational institutions across the country after Covid-19. The two ministers expressed these views during a meeting at the office of provincial education minister Saeed Ghani on Thursday.
Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood called on Saeed Ghani at his office on Thursday. Secretary Sindh Education Muhammad Ahmad Narejo, Federal Joint Secretary Education Rafiq Tahir, Additional Secretary Sindh Education Fauzia Khan, officials of Sindh Education Department were also present on the occasion. Education issues across the country were discussed during the meeting. On this occasion, Shafqat Mahmood said that we are trying our best to improve the quality of education in the country.
“Currently, after a joint decision to reopen educational institutions across the country in different phases from September 15 to 30, almost six months after the closure due to Covid-19, we hope that we will continue to take all decisions jointly in the future,” he said. We will do this so that education can be promoted across the country. Shafqat Mehmood said that there have been problems in the field of education in the country after covid-19 but we are trying to solve it as much as possible.
On the occasion, Sindh Minister for Education and Labour Saeed Ghani said that many problems have been solved due to the common policy regarding educational institutions across the country after Covid-19. “We agree that there should be full consultation with all provinces for education reform,” he said. Saeed Ghani said that with the consultation of all the provinces including the curriculum and academic year, we will be able to improve the quality of education across the country.
However, it is clear that whatever the joint decision is after the 18th amendment. The formal announcement of its implementation will be made by the provinces themselves. Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood said that the impression is being given that we are eliminating English from the curriculum. This impression is totally wrong. Language is being implemented and the aim is that we do not want to impose any kind of educational burden on children. He also stressed the need to address the lack of communication between all the provinces so that we can bring about the best possible reforms in the field of education.
Provincial Minister Saeed Ghani said that Sindh province has started using technology to modernize education so that teachers and students can ensure education on the most modern lines. On the occasion, the two Education Ministers agreed that all measures would be taken to make the education system efficient and improved across the country and all policies would be formulated in consultation with all the provinces.
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