Pakistan budget 2017-18 at glance: Federal Education Ministry to receive Rs 2.9 billion

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The federal government has allocated Rs 2961.926 million for the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training for Fiscal Year 2017-18 in the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP).

According to budgetary document, a total amount of Rs 576 million has been earmarked for new schemes of the ministry of federal education, while Rs 2385.926 million would be spent on the ongoing schemes.

The allocated amount for the new important schemes included capacity building of education managers, with total funding of Rs 26 million, while Rs 500 million has been earmarked for National Education Reforms Initiatives.

An amount of Rs 50 million has been allocated for the teaching of the Holy Quran in BECS and NCHD schools.

The ongoing schemes of the ministry of federal education included establishment of National Curriculum Council (NCC) Secretariat for which Rs 39 million have been earmarked, while Rs 40 million would be spent on the National Best Teacher Awards and National Teachers Training Institute.

An amount of Rs 16 million has been allocated for Vocational Schools in Public Private Partnership while 1467 million would be spent on the establishment & operation of Basic Education Community Schools in the country.

A total of Rs 737 million has been allocated for improving Human Development Indicators in Pakistan with focus on MDG’s relating to education and six EFA Goals.

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