Islamabad—A Memorandum of Understating was signed between National Education Foundation (NEF) and three private schools Azad Jammu Kashmir here on Thursday to start technical and vocational education.
State Minister Engr Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman was chief guest of the ceremony. The ceremony was attended by MD NEF Qaiser Majeed and other officials of ministry and NEF.
The vocational and technical education would be imparted to students of three selected private schools including Pioneer Public School, Ghari Dubatta, Muzaffarabad, Sir Syed Model School and College, Hattiyan Bala and Pine Hills School and College, Kundal Shahi, Neelum Valley from AJK and NEF.
The three selected private schools from ICT were Al Farabi Islamic School and College Nilore, Al Firdaus School, Bara Kahu and Sultan Foundation, Chak Shahzad and NEF have already started technical education in July 2016. The minister directed NEF and NAVTTC to start this pilot project owing to the importance of introducing technical education in the country.
In compliance with the direction, NEF entered into public private partnership with 12 private schools (3 from each area). Currently, NEF is sponsoring 200 students from class 6th to class 9th at Al Farabi School, and paying Rs. 750/child from class 6th to class 8th and Rs. 1050/child for class 9th as a fee.