Govt revolutionizing education system: Ahsan

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Islamabad—Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that government is committed to revolutionizing the education system and directed to complete all educational reforms projects by 2017.
He gave these instructions while chairing a high level meeting with officials of Ministry of Capital Administration and Development (CADD), Education and Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education( FBIS), said a statement issued here.
The minister was briefed about the progress of Vision 2025 education sector projects including Smart School System, Up gradation of ICT schools, Examination System reforms , National Curriculum Reform, Transformational Teacher Training Programme and Mainstreaming of Madaris projects.
Ahsan Iqbal emphasized the need for speeding up the pace of work as these projects would bring a radical change in the education system of Pakistan. While giving his observations on smart school project he said that next academic session in 2017 should start with smart schools.
He said that Smart School project would revolutionize the education system and contribute to promote the creativity and innovation among students. Under this project 32 schools would be transformed into SMART school by employing blended learning. Out of 32 schools 24 would be chosen from ICT area and 8 would be chosen from the provinces.
Minister said that there is a dire need to reform the whole system of examination like testing, evaluation and compilation of results. He emphasized that all provinces should have standardized examination system and council of common interest must be taken on board for reforms in this area.
He directed the officials of Federal Board of Islamabad to develop examination reform agenda with the consultations of provinces and make sure that this project should complete by 2017.—APP

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