ISLAMABAD: As a result of increase in temperature, a legislative panel on Wednesday prompted the Ministry of Federal Education to provide an alert asking institutions to observe summertime vacation in Islamabad’s universities from July 1 rather than July 18.
Members of the Us Senate Standing Board on Education, which satisfied below with Legislator Irfanul Haque Siddiqui, said it was strange that Punjab was observing summertime vacation from July 1 while in Islamabad the vacations would certainly begin with July 18.
He claimed the education and learning ministry should take actions to guarantee summertime break is observed from July 1 in the capital too. Committee members routed the ministry as well as Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) to examine their decision of observing summertime vacation from July 18.
Ministry authorities guaranteed the committee that they would certainly look into referrals of the board hereof. It is relevant to keep in mind here that the other day, FDE which looks after events of 423 public-sector universities, issued a notification specifying that summer vacation in institutions will certainly be observed from July 18 to Aug 1.
On the other hand, Personal Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (Peira) has actually not provided any notice in this regard up until now; numerous independent schools are still open including those for young children.
The board members additionally observed that there is a similarity in operating of some divisions of the education ministry.
A three-member committee was developed to assess the efficiency all divisions, determine funds that they had actually obtained and make suggestions to combine divisions in order to conserve funds and personnel.
Members shared worry over performance of the higher education market of the nation and routed Higher Education Commission (HEC) to submit information of funds it has been investing in universities. The board chairman additionally revealed problem over promulgation of the governmental statute to eliminate HEC Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri and also stated that the regulation was provided to get rid of a single person.
Legislator Mushtaq Ahmed raised his voice against HEC’s decision of permitting admission in PhD programmes on the basis of 16 years of education as opposed to 18.
This issue was earlier increased by Senator Ahmed throughout an Us senate session in May and also the Senate had referred it to the board for debate. He stated that reduction of 2 years will affect the high quality of study.
Earlier, secretary, Ministry of Education and learning informed the board that the Single National Curriculum (SNC) will be introduced at the key level in the upcoming academic session. Committee participants agreed that debate needs to additionally be kept in link with the SNC in the parliament.
The board likewise expressed concern over expensive cost being billed by some independent schools and discussed methods to control the fee being charged by independent schools. The board looked for a record from the education and learning ministry and also Peira in this regard for the following conference.