The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) is facing a budget deficit of Rs 7 billion, according to a briefing given to caretaker Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training (MoFEPT) Madad Ali Sindhi on his visit to the FDE on Tuesday.
During the briefing, Minister Sindhi stressed the importance of education for Pakistan’s progress. He said that countries that are ahead of Pakistan today are doing so because of their investment in education. He urged everyone to work together to resolve the problems faced by the FDE and other educational institutions in Pakistan.
The minister also emphasized the importance of teachers and their role in shaping the future of the country. He said that teachers should focus on their teaching duties and not hold administrative positions.
The FDE is a federal government agency that oversees the education system in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). The FDE operates a network of schools and colleges in the ICT, and provides educational services to over 24,000 students.
The FDE has a long history of financial challenges. In recent years, the agency has been struggling to meet its budget needs due to rising costs and inadequate government funding.
The budget deficit is a serious concern for the FDE, as it could impact the quality of education provided to students. The agency may need to cut back on essential services or raise fees in order to balance its budget.
The government should take steps to address the FDE’s budget deficit and ensure that students in the ICT have access to a quality education.