Karachi—The Sindh Technical Education and Vocation Training Authority (Stevta) will give admissions to as many as 5,000 students in diploma degrees in various disciplines for the session 2016-17. “The Stevta, in a bid to ensure transparency in the admission process, has tasked the National Testing Service (NTS) to conduct written test from the aspiring candidates who really wish to make their careers in technical field like electronic, mechanical engineering etc”, Director Academics, Stevta Liaqat Jamro said.
In Sindh, TEVT administration until recently was in fragmented manner and controlled by three different departments i.e. 182 Institutes-Education & Literacy, 34 Institutes-Labour and 16 Institutes by Social Welfare Department. Due to lack of coordination these Departments were performing overlapping functions, especially in the area of Vocational Trainings and do not focus on effective control and did not align to Federal/Provincial Policy Framework. Besides, infrastructure of these institutions in terms of buildings, equipment, machinery and faculty did not meet national and international standards. Due to proficiency gaps trained manpower was not acceptable to local & international labour markets.
Liaqat Jamro said this year, the Stevta engaged NTS for the written test to ensure transparency in the admission process, adding that arrangements have been finalized for the test to be held on October 16, 2016 for Karachi region’s 22 technical institutes. “Around 10,000 students are taking part in the written test while the total available seats are 5,000”, he said.