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Promoting skills, technical and vocational education for youth top priority for govt:Tanveer

Minister for Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that promoting skills, technical and vocational education for youth bulge is a top priority for the current government.

He was talking to a senior delegation of World Bank led by the Vice President World Bank Human Development Group Mamta Murthi in Islamabad today.

The Minister said the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has put high importance on education. He said that by enhancing digital learning practices in education sector and by developing distance education eco-system, we could provide blended learning solutions through technology-enabled opportunities in the entire country.

Rana Tanveer said that one of the areas of focus is to streamline Madrassas and religious education centers that offer regular educational opportunities to the students nationally. He said that a special regulatory authority has been set up which has registered 14,000 Madrassas nationally out of 40,000.

He said that the issue of out of School children is a top priority that needs urgent focus.

Vice President World Bank Human Development Group Mamta Murthi acknowledged the role of Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training in the implementation of the on-going World Bank funded projects.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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