ISLAMABAD: A high level delegation of UNICEF led by its Deputy Executive Director, Omer Abidi met with the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood.
UNICEF is working with the Ministry of Education and Professional Training in many projects including Education cannot wait, Digital divide, technology assistance for blended learning, Teachers Professional Development and out of school children etc.
While apprising the efforts of the ministry to continue education during the pandemic, the minister said, we had brought all the federating units, whether under PTI government or under the other party’s rule, on the same page to formulate unanimous education policy which was the major achievement of us.
Shafqat Mahmood said, the number of out of school children had significantly increased and learning losses also enhanced owing to the pandemic, adding “We are focusing on these two issues with the help of technology”.
The minister also apprised the delegation about the development and launching of Single National Curriculum and teachers training program. Abidi commended the clear-headed vision of the minister and his efforts to launch SNC and to mitigate the digital divide across the country. The both sides reiterated their resolve for keep working together on the education issues.