ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has told that National Assembly that a total of 4,337 fresh PhD degree holders have been provided jobs under “Interim Placement of Fresh PhDs Program (IPFP)” since 2009.
In a written reply to a question by Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) lawmaker Ms. Shahida Rehmani Shafqat Mahmood apprised the House that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) continues to take elaborate steps to improve the performance and standards of all Public & Private Sector Universities/Higher Educational Institutions (HEls) across the Country.
To another question by Abdul Shakoor of Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal Pakistan (MMAP) with regard to introducing uniform education system in the Country, the minister told that at the moment the National Curriculum Council (NCC), Secretariat is in the process of developing Uniform National Curriculum from grade pre-I to V.
The minister told that the final draft for Uniform Curriculum pre-I to V will be presented in meetings of National Curriculum – constituted under the Chairmanship of Federal Minster for Education with the representative of Provincial Education Minster, Provincial Education Secretaries, Head of Provincial Curriculum Wings – and later on in the meeting of Inter Provincial Education Minister Conference (IPEMC). He said that after having the consensus from all the stakeholders, same will be implemented in the Country.
In response to another question, Shafqat Mahmood told that House that a total of 122 Universities/Degree Awarding Intuitions (DAIs) are providing transport services to the students and only one university i.e. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agriculture University, Peshawar has withdrawn transport services due to security reasons.