Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training

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The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training is a federal ministry of the Government of Pakistan.[1] The ministry's political figure is known as the Education Minister of Pakistan.

Education is primarily provincial in Pakistan.[citation needed]

The Ministry of Professional and Technical Training was established in July 2011 in the wake of 18th Amendment when Education department was transferred from federal to provinces.[1] In 2013, it was renamed to Ministry of Education, Trainings & Standards in Higher Education, and in 2014 was renamed to Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training.[1]

The department’s main responsibilities include creating policies, plans and programs to ensure the accessibility and availability of education in Pakistan. It is also a provider of many technical, vocational and professional skills and training that are needed to satisfy the national and international standards of the employment market.[2] It works in collaboration with other ministries and organizations by sponsoring students, distributing scholarships and conducting multiple training sessions. Sub-departments under the ministry of Education and Training include: National Vocational and Technical Training Commission, National Commission for Human Development, National Education Founding, National Education Assessment System etc.[2]


Higher Education Commission

The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan is an independent and autonomous established institution of primary funding, overseeing, regulating, and accrediting the higher education efforts in Pakistan.

Academy of Educational Planning and Management

The Academy of Educational Planning and Management (AEPAM) was established in 1982 as an autonomous Organization of Ministry of Education and it was declared as 'Subordinate Office' of Ministry of Education in 2005. After 18th Amendment Bill 2011 AEPAM is 'Subordinate Office' of Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training.

AEPAM is a training institution for Education Managers in the field of financial and administrative management of Secondary Schools and Higher Secondary Schools.[3]

Basic Education Community Schools

The BEC Schools are based on Non-Formal basic education system having a single home based room for school for primary education where the premises is provided free of cost by the community. In each BEC School, 30 learners of age group 4-16 years are mandatory. Single teacher is responsible for classes of a school by adopting multi-grade teaching methods; based on concurrent curriculum.[4][5]

National Commission for Human Development

National Commission for Human Development is a not for profit organization whose mission is to improve access to basic education and healthcare in the country’s poorest communities. NCHD is working in 134 districts of Pakistan.[6]

National Education Assessment System

National Education Assessment System (NEAS) was launched in 2013 to develop national capacity for monitoring learning achievements of elementary students and improve the quality of services — curriculum, textual material, teachers’ delivery, policy formulation.[7]

The system is a key programme of the Education Sector Reforms (ESR), and is funded by the World Bank.[8]

National Education Foundation

National Education Foundation was founded in late 1994, it became operational in 1996. In 1997 Federal Teacher Foundation (FTF) was also merged with it. In order to make NEF a more vibrant and effective organization, it was restructured as corporate in 2002 to make NEF a more vibrant and effective organization. It has mandate to promote basic education through Public Private Partnership in FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan, AJK & ICT.[9]

National Internship Programme

The National Internship Program is designed for the benefit of educated youth of Federal Region i.e Islamabad Capital Territory, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Gilgit–Baltistan,and AJK who have completed sixteen years of education and belong to from recognized universities.

The scheme is intended to provide financial relief to fresh graduates and also to keep them engaged and interested in acquiring additional knowledge and real work life experiences, thereby facilitating their employability in the country.[11]

National Talent Pool

National Talent Pool is an initiative of the government with a mandate to identify key professionals’ occupations according to scarcity and relative importance for national development. The NTP was established in the Ministry to compile basic personal data and details regarding professional attainments and work experience of talented personnel.[12]

National Training Bureau

National Training Bureau (N.T.B) was established in 1976. It is an attached department of Ministry of Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education.[13] The National Training Bureau (N.T.B) has the mandate to assess existing and future training needs, develop training syllabi, specifying training standards, and conduct trade testing. Since its inception, keeping in view the local & foreign labour market needs, National Training Bureau has implemented & completed different training projects on vocational training.[14]

Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education

Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad is the Intermediate Education Governmental body in Pakistan and overseas schools in Federal Region i.e Islamabad Capital Territory, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Gilgit–Baltistan,and AJK.

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