ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Engr Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman Thursday said that government was committed to build a highly accessible and equitable education system in the country.
He stated this while attending the launching ceremony of Pakistan Education Statistics by Academy of Educational Planning & Management (AEPAM) Report-2014-2015.
He said the government was very keen for the promotion of quality education in the country to in order to compete the world.
The State Minister said the quality of education cannot be improved without having the quality data.
“It is very important to properly disseminate educational data to different stakeholder, and Pakistan Education Statistics was providing such an avenue to the educationist’s and policy makers,” he added.
Baligh said time series data provided in the report will be useful in determining the progress in education sector over the period of time.
He said this report is quite useful for the researchers, planners, and policy-makers.
Realizing the importance of quality data, a task was given to National Education Management Information Systems( NEMIS) to publish its data within time, he said.
The reports like Pakistan Education Statistics were now being published on time, he said, and hoped for the next report i.e. 2015-2016 will be published at the end of this year.
The government, he said was responsible for the provision of compulsory education to 5-16 yrs children and quality education to each and every child of the country.
The Minister of State congratulated Director General AEPAM Muhammad Khan Khichi and his team for processing data.