Uniformed policy to be formulated for opening of technical institutes: Shafqat

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Uniformed policy to be formulated for opening of technical institutes: Shafqat

ISLAMABAD-Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood says a uniformed policy would be formulated for opening of technical and professional training institutes to support the industrial sector.

He was presiding over a meeting of provincial Education Ministers, "Technical and Vocational Education and Training", and "National Vocational and Technical Training Commission" in Islamabad.

The meeting reviewed the strategy of phase wise opening of technical and vocational training institutes across the country.

The Minister directed all provinces and concerned departments to present their suggestions in this regard to the Federal Education Ministry within three days.

He said in the light of these suggestions, a report would be presented to the Prime Minister on final roadmap after which a summary would be presented to NCOC for approval.    

Shafqat Mehmood said the institutes providing training directly in factories would be opened in the first phase, while the institutes providing education in class rooms would be opened in the second phase.