G-13, G-14 and G-15 among localities to have new schools, colleges

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Islamabad to have seven new educational institutions

Zubair Qureshi

In view of the increasing population of Islamabad, the Federal Directorate of Education has planned to open seven new schools and colleges that will begin classes from the new academic session in August this year.

The institutions are: Islamabad Model College for Boys G-15, IMCB G-13/2, IMCB Pakistan Town, Islamabad Model School (I-V) Gohra Shahan, Islamabad Model College for Girls G-14/4, and IMCG G-13/1. Moreover, classes will begin in Mera Bagwal College from August. This college is located in a rural area near Bhara Kahu and was constructed back in 1989, but successive governments had failed to take measures to make it operational.

According to the spokesperson for the FDE, the institutions were in the pipeline for years but now, their construction has been completed and they are going to start classes from August.

According to a senior citizen Amjad Ali who has been living in Islamabad for almost five decades, Islamabad’s population has increased almost three times in the last five decades and currently, stands at 2.2 million. With ever-increasing population, there was a need to open around twenty schools and colleges to meet the educational needs of the children.

A senior official of the Directorate Planning said formal notifications for opening of the institutions had been issued and the process of procurement of furniture had begun, adding that these institutions and five colleges and two schools will start imparting education and thousands of students will benefit from them.

He further said the FDE director general had directed the FDE to ensure opening of these institutions from the upcoming academic session and the orders were executed to plan within the stipulated time.

The necessary repair and maintenance besides procurement of furniture, a PC-I worth Rs250 million has been prepared, the official further said.

Recently FDE had inducted 337 teachers while 253 more teachers were going to be hired soon and these teachers would be hired in all under-staffed institutions with a special focus on new institutions, said the FDE official.

He said when the said institutions would be operational, the load of admissions in model colleges located in urban areas would also be reduced.

Construction of seven new institutions and hiring of subject specialist teachers was a great achievement of the directorate.

In the past, the FDE and its ministry used to hire teachers on their own amid allegations of making appointments on a pick and choose basis. We made all recruitment purely on merit through the testing council. The merit-based appointment will leave a far reaching impact on the education sector of Islamabad, the FDE spokesperson said.

 

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