MoFEPT Launches Major Education Initiatives in Islamabad

MoFEPT Launches Major Education Initiatives in Islamabad

MoFEPT Launches Major Education Initiatives in Islamabad

In a significant move to support talented students in financial need, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has initiated a Rs4 billion scholarship program. The Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training (MoFEPT) has launched this ambitious program to ensure educational opportunities are accessible to deserving students across Pakistan.

To further enhance education standards in Islamabad, the MoFEPT has allocated Rs8.5 billion to upgrade facilities in both rural and urban areas. This comprehensive project, titled “Provision of Basic Educational Facilities in Educational Institutions of ICT,” is scheduled for completion by June 30, 2025.

Mohyudin Wani, Secretary of MoFEPT, detailed that the ministry’s total Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) portfolio amounts to Rs8.5 billion. Out of this, Rs5.4 billion is earmarked for basic education and Rs3.1 billion for technical education. Additionally, a Rs4 billion Pakistan Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) has been set up to assist underprivileged students, with Rs800 million specifically allocated for Balochistan.

Furthermore, the Ministry is executing the World Bank-funded “Actions to Strengthen Performance for Inclusive and Responsive Education Programme (ASPIRE).” Running from July 2020 to June 2025, ASPIRE is designed to enhance education in disadvantaged districts through performance-based federal-provincial grants.

Key initiatives under ASPIRE in Islamabad include:

1. IT Labs: Establishing IT labs in 50 secondary boys’ schools in rural areas to prepare students for higher education and careers in technology.
2. Smart Classrooms: Creating 140 smart classrooms in public schools to facilitate multimodal learning through advanced technology and digital content.
3. eTaleem Portal and TeleSchool Application: Launching these platforms to promote learning for both students and teachers, enhancing educational outreach.
4. TeleSchool Web Portal: Providing high-quality educational content through OTT channels and a comprehensive broadcast content library.
5. Learning Materials: Supplying textbooks and Accelerated Learning Program resources to non-formal education centers, with a particular emphasis on supporting girls’ education. To date, 528,647 books have been printed.
6. Hygiene Kits: Distributing hygiene kits to 20 public schools in rural areas as part of the Government’s Hygiene Initiative.

These initiatives reflect a robust commitment by the government to uplift education standards and support underprivileged students, thereby fostering a more inclusive and equitable educational environment across Pakistan.

Related: MoFEPT Launches Program to Digitally Train Teachers Nationwide

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