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     During Tenure of the Present Government (Jan. 2008 to November 2009)

Major Functions of Ministry of Education

      Functions of Ministry of Education (MoE) have been articulated in the Rules of
Business 1973; major functions are as under:

            National policies, plans and programmes in education.
            Development of curricula and textbooks.
            International aspects of education.
            External examinations. Equivalence of degrees and diplomas.
            Education in the Capital, Federally Administered Areas and AJ&K.
            Financial assistance to educationists and men of letters.
            National libraries.
            Boy Scouts and Girl Guides.
            Welfare of Pakistani students abroad and foreign students in Pakistan.
            International exchange of students and teachers.
            Foreign studies and training. International assistance.
            Administration of Selective Federal educational institutions.

Structure of the Ministry of Education

       The Ministry of Education consists of seven wings/ cell: i) Administration Wing ii)
Policy and Planning Wing iii) Curriculum Wing iv) Projects Wing, v) Training Wing vi)
National Institutions Wing and vii) Monitoring and Evaluation Cell. The Administration
Wing is headed by a joint/ Sr. Joint Secretary, while technical wings are headed by
professional called Joint Educational Advisors. Besides Wings, the Ministry of Education
has two attached departments, six autonomous bodies and 14 subordinate offices for its
assistance, apart from 43 teaching and research institutions as given in annex: “A” to
this document.

Budget of Ministry of Education

      The recurring budget of the Ministry of Education was Rs. 3,338.537 million
during 2008-09 and Rs. 3,718.665 Million during 2009 -10, showing an increase of
11.38% over 2008-09 budget.

       The original development budget of the Ministry during financial year 2008-09
was Rs.6,300 million, which was curtailed to Rs.4,186 million and total funds released
by Finance Division amounted to Rs. 2,546 million only (40% of budgeted allocation
approved by the Parliament). However, the development budget allocation during the
current financial year 2009 -10 is Rs. 8,550 million. Some further details of the
budgetary allocations may be seen at annex: “B”.



a.     New National Education Policy 2009:

        The new National Education Policy (NEP) 2009 is based on a lengthy process of
consultation initiated in 2005. NEP formulation process remained almost dormant during
the years 2007 and 2008, owing to fluctuating political situation. On joining as Federal
Education Minister, Mr. Hazar Khan Bijarani, re-activated the NEP process and
convened 15th Inter-Provincial Education Ministers’ (IPEM) Meeting in February 2009 at
Islamabad to share the draft NEP and getting on board implementing partners - new
political and bureaucratic leadership of education departments of provinces and other
federating units.
        After getting consensus on draft NEP at aforesaid IPEM meeting, a summary for
the Cabinet on “National Education Policy 2009” (NEP 2009) was submitted to Cabinet
Division in early March 2009, which was considered by the Federal Cabinet in its
meeting of 8th April 2009. Honorable Prime Minister, while winding up the discussion,
directed MoE to share the Policy document with various stakeholders including
Provincial Chief Ministers, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Engineering
Council, Pakistan Medical & Dental Council etc to seek their feedback; and Ministries of
Interior and Religious Affairs for evolving more broad-based policy actions on
mainstreaming deeni madaris.

         On receiving the directions from Prime Minister, MoE started consultation with
stakeholders; however, feedback from provinces moved very slowly, remained awaited
till early July 2009. Meanwhile, MoE made a presentation on NEP before the National
Assembly Standing Committee on Education. A sub-committee headed by Ms. Zubaida
Jalal was formed, which presented its recommendations in next meeting of the Standing
Committee on 6th May, 2009 and endorsed most of the Policy Actions contained in NEP

       The Prime Minister, manifesting his keen interest in education sector, included
National Education Policy 2009 as an agenda item of Inter-Provincial Coordination
Committee (IPCC) meeting held on 8th July, 2009; where it was discussed and the PM
directed the Ministry to incorporate the views / comments of remaining provinces as
soon as these are received. Updated NEP document was submitted to the Cabinet
Division in early August 2009.It was discussed in detail and unanimously approved in
the Federal Cabinet meeting held on 9th Sep 2009 including the suggestions made
during Cabinet meeting. This Policy document benefits from supervision of four Federal
Education Ministers consecutively and has been finalized on the basis of all feedback.

      Understandably, a new policy document on its own will not rectify the situation.
However, the document does recognise two key deficits of previous documents, which if
redressed, can alter results for the present one: governance reform and an
implementation roadmap with strong and transparent Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)

        On governance, the policy discusses the issue of inter-tier responsibilities
wherein the respective roles and functions of the federal-provincial-district governments
continue to be unclear. Confusion has been compounded, especially, at the provincial-
district levels after the ‘Devolution Plan’ mainly because the latter was not supported by
a clear articulation of strategies. The other issue identified for governance reforms is the

fragmentation of ministries, institutions etc. for management of various sub-sectors of
education as well as, at times, within each sub-sector. Problems of management and
planning have also been discussed and recommendations prepared.
        On implementation, the Policy document includes a chapter that describes the
implementation framework. The framework recognises the centrality of the federating
units in implementation of education policy. The role of the Federal Ministry of Education
will be that of a coordinator and facilitator so as to ensure sectoral and geographic
uniformity in achievement of educational goals nationally. A shift has been made by
making national policy a truly ‘national’ rather than a federal matter. For this, it has been
recommended that the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers’ (IPEM) Conference, with
representation of all the federating units, will be the highest body to oversee progress of
education in the country. In this respect, the Federal-Provincial collaborative effort,
already initiated, remains the key to success.
      As per “Implementation Framework” given in chapter 9 of NEP 2009,
implementation strategies and plans are to be prepared by the Provincial and Area
Governments, with full support, facilitation/ capacity building of MoE, where required.
The implementation of the Policy shall be the responsibility of respective Provincial/Area
Education Departments with overall supervision of Inter- Provincial Education Ministers’
forum, which will be the competent authority for any amendments in the Policy, as and
when required.

Salient Features of NEP 2009:

      Apart from due emphasis on governance issues and implementation framework,
some distinct features of the policy are mentioned as under:
       A.           Policy Actions to Improve Access and Equity in Education
               i.       Dakar EFA Goals and MDGs relating to Education shall be achieved
                        by 2015.
              ii.       Introduction of Early Childhood Education (3-5 years) and
                        encouraging inclusive and child-friendly education.
             iii.       Primary education official age shall be 6 to 10 years.
             iv.        Universal and Free Primary Education including all education related
              v.        Equity in Education (gender, geographical Urban-Rural areas) shall
                        be promoted.
             vi.        Maximum age limit shall be waived off for recruitment of female
            vii.        All Primary schools shall be upgraded to Middle level, where feasible.
            viii.       Well- developed plans for expanding school basic facilities shall be
             ix.        Grades 11 and 12 shall not be part of the college education and
                        merged into the school education.
             x.         High priority shall be given to reduce drop out rates at all levels.
             xi.        Governments shall establish “Apna Ghar” residential schools in each
                        province to provide free high quality education facilities to poor
            xii.        Every child, on admission in Grade I, shall be allotted a unique ID that
                        will continue throughout his or her academic career.

     xiii.       The definition of “free education” shall include all education related
     xiv.        Access will be extended by ensuring availability of TVE at district and
                 tehsil levels. Relevance to Labour Market shall be ensured.
     xv.         Enrolment in higher education sector shall be raised from existing 4.7
                 percent to 10 percent by 2015 and 15 percent by 2020.
B.           Policy Actions to Improve Governance and Management in Education
        i.       Planning, Management and Implementation Capacity in education
                 sector at all levels shall be enhanced.
       ii.       Sector Planning in Education shall be promoted and each Provincial/
                 Area Education Department shall develop its sector/ sub-sector plan,
                 with facilitation and coordination at federal level.
      iii.       A system for donor harmonization for aid-effectiveness and improved
                 coordination between development partners and government shall be
      iv.        Fragmented governance of education at federal and provincial levels
                 including literacy shall be managed under one organization.
       v.        Separate academic & educational management cadres with specified
                 training and qualification requirements shall be introduced.
      vi.        In order to bridge Public-Private divide, governments shall take steps
                 to bring harmony through common standards, quality and regulatory
     vii.        A common curriculum framework shall be applicable to both public &
                 private educational institutions.
     viii.       Deeni Madaris shall be mainstreamed by introducing contemporary
                 studies alongside the curricula of Deeni Madaris, to enhance
                 prospects of their students to pursue higher studies, research and
                 excellence and to ensure employment, recognition and equivalence
                 of their degrees.
      ix.        Minimum National Standards for educational inputs, processes and
                 outcomes shall be established.
       x.        The Governments shall commit to allocating 7% of GDP to education
                 by 2015 and necessary enactment shall be made for this purpose.
      xi.        Inter-Provincial Education Ministers’ (IPEM) forum shall be
                 institutionalized, with legal mandate to oversee implementation of
                 NEP and making amendments in it, when required.
C.           Policy Actions to Improve Quality and Relevance of Education
        i.       A Bachelor’s degree, with a B.Ed. shall be the requirement for
                 teaching at the elementary level. PTC and CT shall be phased out
                 through encouraging the present set of teachers to improve their
                 qualifications, while new hiring shall be based on the advanced
       ii.       Teacher training arrangements, accreditation and certification
                 procedures shall be standardised and institutionalised.
      iii.       Governments shall take steps to ensure that teacher recruitment,
                 professional development, promotions and postings are based on
                 merit alone. Waiver of maximum age limit for recruitment of female
                 teachers, wherever required.

  iv.    Curriculum development shall be objective driven and outcome-
         based. The curriculum development and review process shall be
         standardised and institutionalised.
   v.    Professional Councils like Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
         (PM&DC) and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) shall be involved
         for relevant curriculum development.
  vi.    Use of Information Communication Technologies in Education shall
         be promoted.
 vii.    Environmental education shall be made an integral part of education.
 viii.   Emerging trends and concepts such as School Health & School
         Safety, Prevention Education against HIV/AIDS and other infectious
         diseases, Life Skills Based Education, Population and Development
         Education, Human Rights Education including gender equality,
         School Safety and Disaster and Risk Management, Peace Education
         and inter-faith harmony, detection and prevention of child abuse, etc
         shall be infused in the curricula
  ix.    Curriculum Wing of Ministry of Education and provincial textbook
         boards shall ensure elimination of all types of gender biases from
         textbooks. Also adequate representation of females shall be ensured
         in all curriculum and textbooks review committees.
   x.    A well regulated system of competitive publishing of textbooks and
         learning materials shall be introduced.
  xi.    Federal and Provincial / Area Governments shall increase
         investments in school libraries, provide supplementary reading
         materials and teacher guides.
  xii.   Examinations systems shall be standardised to reduce differentials
         across students appearing in different boards of examinations.
 xiii.   Basic standards for school facilities including playground shall be
         established by 2012 to improve school environment.
 xiv.    To create an order for excellence in the country, a “National Merit
         Programme” shall be introduced to award bright students.
  xv.    Career Counselling at secondary and higher secondary level shall be
 xvi.    Matric-Tech stream shall be re-introduced and scheme of studies
         revised accordingly.
xvii.    A framework setting out the basic standards for school facilities and
         teaching aid materials shall be established by 2012 and shall form the
         basis for allocation of funds.
xviii.   Sports activities shall be organized at the Secondary, Higher
         Secondary, College and University levels and a system for monitoring
         of sports and co-curricular/ extra-curricular activities shall be
         established by all provincial and area governments.
 xix.    A special Cell shall be established in the Ministry of Education for this
         purpose. Higher Education Commission will look after all such
         activities at the Universities’ level.
  xx.    NEP 2009 puts special emphasis on skill development and provision
         of quality Technical Vocational Education (TVE).
 xxi.    Matching with labour market, develop linkages with industry,
         innovation and promotion of research and development (R&D) culture

                 are hall marks of NEP 2009 and make it distinct from previous
         xxii.   The policy proposes National Qualifications Framework (NQF) with a
                 changed program structure that encompasses all qualifications in the
                 country, both academic and vocational/technical.
        xxiii.   TVE Curriculum will be revised to meet new challenges. Private
                 sector will be encouraged to participate in promotion of skill
        xxiv.    Investment on higher education shall be gradually increased to 20
                 percent of the education budget, on the assumption that the total
                 education budget grows to 7 percent of GDP by 2015.

b.    Plan Formulation:

        During 2008-09, seventeen projects were completed; while twenty new projects
were got approved and included in PSDP 2009-10. The total number of projects in
PSDP 2009-10 comes to 101, having total allocation of Rs. 8097.613 million, out of
which 86 are approved and 15 unapproved. A sum of Rs. 761.169 has been released so
far during the first quarter and releases due for 2nd quarter are underway.

           Fifteen EFA projects were got approved at the cost of 1036.897 million
           STVE Section has managed to get five projects approved whereas three
           projects are under process for approval at the appropriate forum.
           In ESC Section, twenty three different projects were considered by DDWP in
           its meetings during the year; out of which eleven were approved at a total
           cost of Rs.613.925 million.
           CDWP approved thirteen Projects at a total cost of Rs. 4402.616 million
           Ministry of Education’s YEARBOOK for the year 2007-08 was prepared and
           disseminated. Similarly, four other booklets on financing of Education in
           Pakistan were also prepared and distributed to concerned stakeholders up
           to district level
           Necessary material / feedback was provided to different ministries inter-alia,
           for Economic Survey, PRSP-II, PRS Monitoring Project, CEDAW, etc.

c.    Foreign Assistance for Education Sector

       Since 2008, International development partners have extended foreign
assistance for the development of education sector in Pakistan as given below:

           Funded by DFID at a cost of £3.5 million, Gender in Education Policy
           Support Project (GEPSP) is being implemented by Government of Pakistan
           with the technical assistance of UNICEF. Its objective is to strengthen GoP-
           MoE to accelerate progress towards gender parity and equality at all levels
           of education by 2015.
           USAID assisted a project “Strengthening Teacher Education in Pakistan”
           (STEP), costing US$ 2.138 million to enhance Government’s capacity to
           improve policy framework, coordination and National Standards for Teacher
           Certification and Accreditation.
           USAID assisted Ed-Links programme (focusing on Teachers Professional
           Development; Student Learning & Achievement; Governance) in Sindh,
           Balochistan, Islamabad & FATA) costing US$ 90 Million
           USAID funded Programme “Pre-Service Teachers Education Programme
           (Pre-STEP)” launched at a cost of US $ 75million.

              Under Strategic Objective Grant Agreement (SOGA), USAID allocated
              additional $ 121 million for basic education during 2009.
              Department for International Development (DFID) / UK entered into
              agreement with Government of Pakistan for joint task Force on Education
              and allocated £ 250 million.
              Under One-UN Joint Program, Technical Working Group on Education
              comprising officers of MoE prioritized JP Areas, Outcomes, Outputs,
              Activities, Costs etc. before it is formal launch in association with UN
              GTZ is assisting Ministry of Education in the areas of Education policy
              review, curriculum reform and Textbook development, through its € 2.5
              million project titled “National Basic Education Policy programme”.


a.    Development of National Curriculum:

       Curriculum Wing, Ministry of Education started curriculum review process in
2005, which was put on fast track and as a result, curriculum of 31 core subjects have
been notified and curriculum of 13 subjects is under printing process. It is worth
mentioning that curriculum for remaining subjects is under various stages of finalization.
Following are the details of Review of Manuscripts of Textbooks:

                                         No. of        No. of
                                                                 No. of  No. of NOCs
Sr#           Textbook Boards          Manuscripts     NRCs
                                                                SCs Held   Issued
                                        Received       Held
 1    Punjab Textbook Board                 37           36        29           21
 2    Sindh Textbook Board                  72           62        47           24
 3    NWFP Textbook Board                   26           25        15            7
 4    Balochistan Textbook Board             1            0         0            0
 5    DCRD AJK                              14           9          0            0
 6    National Book Foundation              29           27        10            0
      Total                                 179         159        101          52

        Curriculum Wing also organized training/orientation of about 40 subject
specialists of Provincial Textbook Boards, Bureaus of Curriculum, Teacher Training
Institutions on National Curriculum and National Textbook and Learning Material Policy
2007, in collaboration with GTZ in Aug 2009. It has developed and finalized the
Environmental Studies Textbook for Grade IX & X under EEP project. Approval,
notification and dissemination of Assessment Tools to measure the competencies of
National Curriculum for Literacy 2007 have been completed.

       The Curriculum Wing has also developed and finalized following curriculum
related standards, guidelines, modules etc:
            Assessment standards for Accreditation of literacy organizations and
            Certification of learners
            Guidelines for preparation of literacy material.
            Advocacy booklet on School Health Program for dissemination.
            10 leaflets on HIV/AIDS Education and organized a national awareness
            workshop on HIV and AIDS Education.

           Life- Skills Based Education Teacher’s Training Manual & Students
           13 modules on various topics of Population Education and conducted
           teachers training workshops at national and provincial levels using those 13
           modules in 10 selected districts with participation of 25 teachers in each


      Projects Wing has taken various initiatives resulting in following achievements:

a.    Education For All

      Early Childhood Education (ECE)
           Validation of the standards for ECE has been initiated.
           Teacher guide-cum textual material for ECE has been developed.
           Advocacy and awareness raising material for promotion of Early Childhood
           Education (ECE) has been developed.
           A research study to assess the existing facilities and services for ECE
           students in public sectors has been initiated.

      Adult Literacy
          Adult literacy supplementary reading material as well as instructional
          material in adult literacy has been developed for dissemination to the Adult
          Literacy centers in the country
          5 year Adult Literacy Plan (2010-15) for all the four provincial as well as
          FATA and FANA (GB) has been drafted

b.    Primary Education and Madrasa Education

      Primary Education
          19th Annual National Primary Education Conference was held in Islamabad
          on June 2009 to get proposals and suggestions from the best teachers of
          the country for promotion of Primary Education
          Enforcement of Compulsory Primary Education Ordinances/ Acts has been
          pursued effectively with an objective to universalize primary education in the

      Madrassa Education
          Distributed Rs. 50.30 million amongst 288 Deeni Madaris for salaries of their
          teachers under Madrasa Reforms Project
          Monitored and evaluated 78 Madaris to check their activities carried out for
          teaching of formal subjects from Primary to Higher Secondary level under
          the project
          Contributed in the meetings of Interior Division on Madrasa Education
          Authority in compliance with Prime Minister’s Directive


       The Scholarship Sector of the Training Wing of the Ministry of Education deals
with local and Foreign Scholarships. The Foreign Scholarships are managed through
two programs named "Cultural Exchange Scholarships and Common Wealth
Scholarships" about two hundred scholarships are officered by selected donor countries,
each year. Achievements during the period of January 2008 to date are as under:

1)    Foreign Scholarships for Pakistanis;

a).    Cultural Exchange Program.
      Under the Cultural Exchange program, Government of Pakistan is paying subsidy
to the scholars at the @ US Dollar 200 for Master and US Dollar 300 for Ph.D.
candidates per month (now being increased to US Dollar 300 and US Dollar 400
respectively) in addition to the scholarships offered by the donors countries.

      Name of                  Proceeded     Visa under                  Presently
                   Selected                                 Returned
      Country                   / Availed     Process                    Studying
 China               117           68                          30           128
 Turkey               16            -            16            02            16
 Romania             10            03            04            02           05
 Slovak              03            03             -             -           03
 Mexico              01             -            01            01           01
 Egypt                13           13             -            01           44
 Total:              160           87            21            36           197

b).    Common Wealth Scholarship:

       Under the Common Wealth Scholarships UK, Canada, Brunei Darussalam, New
Zealand and Malaysia extended offer but during the said period only UK had offered
and selected 09 candidates who have already proceeded. This program is fully funded
by the donor countries.

c).    Scholarships from Malaysia and Korea.

       In addition to the above schemes, Government of Malaysia and Republic of
Korea have offered 5 and 2 scholarships respectively for Under-graduate
studies. During the above said period the Government of Korea selected 3
students and same were processed.

d)     SAARC self-finance facilities in Bangladesh.

       Government of Bangladesh is offering 14 seats each year for MBBS/BDS for
admission in Bangladeshi Medical College on self-finance basis under SAARC
quota. The selected students pay fees at par with Bangladeshi students. During
the said period, 13 students were selected who have proceeded abroad.

2)     Pakistani Scholarships for Students from other Countries:

      Ministry of Education is implementing the following scholarship schemes for
students from other Countries:

       a.   Award of 100 Scholarships to Bangladeshi Students under Prime
            Minister's Directive
            These were launched in 2004-05 for five years for award of 75
            Scholarships to Bangladeshi students in the field of Medicine, Engineering

            and Information Technology under President's Directives. The number of
            scholarships was increased from 75 to 100 under the Prime Minister's
            directive and the period was extended up-to 2014-15. So far, 75 students
            were admitted under this scheme in different institutions of Pakistan. 57
            students are still studying in different institutions; while18 have gone back on
            completion of their studies.
      b.    Award of 200 Scholarships to Students from Indian Occupied Kashmir
            in Medicine, Engineering and I.T.
            Under the revised scheme 2007, for scholarships to Indian Occupied
            Kashmiri students (IOK) are in the field of Medicine, Engineering and
            Information Technology. These scholarships were increased from 100 to
            200 and the period was extended up-to 2015-16. So far, 169 students from
            Indian Occupied Kashmir have been admitted in different institutions of
            Pakistan. Joining report of 31 IOK students is awaited from the concerned
      c.    Award of Cultural Scholarships to the Students from Other Countries.
            Ministry of Education awards scholarships under this scheme to the
            students from other Countries under Cultural Exchange Programme /
            President's / Prime Minister's Directives / Recommendations of JMCs.
            Currently, 78 students are studying in different disciplines / institutions of
      d.    Award of 1000 Scholarship to Afghan Students.
            This scheme has been launched in October 2009 and nominations of 202
            Afghan Government nominees received through Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
            Islamabad, have been forwarded to different institutions for their placement
            in MBBS / BDS / Engineering / IT / Agriculture etc on scholarship basis.
            Educational documents of these Afghan Government nominees have also
            been sent to IBCC, Islamabad for issuance of equivalence certificates.

3.    Local Scholarships:
a)      Quality Education Opportunities for Balochistan and FATA
        A special scheme for the students of Balochistan and FATA titled
"Provision of Quality 'Education Opportunities for the students of Balochistan
and FATA was launched in 2007 under the directives of Prime Minister and President at
a capital cost of Rs. 481 million. The scheme provides for 330 scholarships per year in
the following categories.
           Cadet Colleges/Public Schools 70 scholarships              (B 40, F 30)
           Polytechnic/Commercial Colleges 230 scholarships           (B 138, F 92)
           Private Institutions 30 scholarships                       (B 18, F 12)

        During the year 2008-09 and 2009-10, 310 and 330 students were given
 admission respectively in various quality educational institutions on scholarship
 basis under this scheme.

 b)     President's Special Program for 200 students of FATA
        The President's Special Program for "Provision of Quality Education"
 facilities for 200 tribal students from FATA and settled areas outside NWFP
 is under implementation. Under this program 198 students are studying in
 various quality educational institutions of the country on scholarship basis.

c)    40 scholarships for Minorities
      A total number of 40 "Merit Scholarships" are also granted per year for the
 students belonging to the minorities of the countries as per detail given below. During
 the years 2008 and 2009 total 80 (40+40) fresh scholarships were granted to the
 minority students:
             10 scholarships in Medicine
             10 scholarships in Engineering
             20 scholarships in MA/ M.Sc.


        I.      President’s Education Sector Reforms (PESR)
       Project Management Unit of Ministry of Education has started a mega project to
provide missing facilities under President’s Education Sector Reform (PESR) Project.
Following progress has been made from January 2008 (District wise details may be
seen at annex: C):
S.      Province / Area        Total Schools          Schools         Work in        Work Not
#     (districts/agencies)    Planned 2008-10        Completed       progress         Started
1     Sindh (6)                      1052                --             202            850*
2     NWFP (5)                       1497               358              68            1071
3     Balochistan (6)                 631               387              --            244*
4     FATA (6)                        333                22             138            173**
5     AJK (5)@                        258               149             109              --
6     FANA (4)@                       449               110              --            339**
7     ICT                              81                81              --              --
           Total                     4301               1107            517            2677
@: This includes data since 2006-07
* Tendering & contracting is in progress in 2165 schools
** The civil work in 512 schools so far could not be started because of the change in policy of the
       Finance Division regarding transfer of funds to Provinces/Areas.

      Financial Progress of President’s Education Sector Reform (PESR) Project from
2006-07 to date is given hereunder:
                                                                       (Rs. million)
                   Phasing as per         PSDP           Actual Amount           Reported
      Year         Approved PC-I        Allocation         Released            Expenditures
     2006-07         1857.766            1857.766           1857.766             1857.766
     2007-08             0                   0                  0                    0
     2008-09        1011.28505              600              525.398              428.198
     2009-10        2045.67824            2000.00            342.334                 0
      Total         4914.72929           4457.766           2725.498             2285.964

               Grant in aid to about 90 Private Educational Institutions Rs.150,000/- to
               Rs.200.000/- to each institution.
               Grant of sustainability of Community Schools established by NEF Rs.11.584
               Enhancing participation in Education through Targeted Conditional Cash
               Transfer Program Rs.24.330 million.
               Establishment & Operational for Basic Educational Community Schools in
               the Country Rs.2000 million.


 S.No                               Title of Projects                              Cost

          Establishment of 26 cadet colleges i.e
          15 approved: Ghotki, Okara, Zhob, Panjgur, Pasrur, Choa Saiden
          Shah, Jaffarabad, Mianwali, Noshki, Kohlu, Chilas, Swabi,
  1.                                                                     8,388.5
          Kandhkot, Muzaffarabad & Multan
          11 unapproved: Charsadda, Chitral, Lakki Marwat, Swat, Kahuta,
          Gwadar, Bolan, Ziarat, Pishin & Shinger

          Establishment of Gwadar Institute of Technology Gwadar,
  2.                                                                              198.2

          Establishment of Federal Government College of Home
  3.                                                                              498.0
          Economics at Islamabad.

          Establishment & Operation of Basic Education Community
  4.                                                                              7,000.0
          schools. All Pakistan including AJK, FATA and FANA.

          Establishment of Govt. Polytechnic Institute at Pishin, Qilla
  5.                                                                              554.0
          Saifullah, Turbat and Gilgit NA.


                             Progress of CIDA- DFEC Project

 Areas            In- Service Training 2008-09               Scholarships 2008-2009
                  Target 5 Yrs          Trained         Target 5Yrs        Achievement
                  102,094              46,523           5345 Diploma       3243
 Punjab           (MTs, HTs, PSTs                       Scholarships
                  & ESTs)
                  37,994               17,940           1750               PTC = 598
                  (MTs, FM, EDOs                        Scholarships for   CT = 100
                  & DEOs)                               B.Ed Diploma
                                                        PTC & CT
             61,080                    52,004           125 B.Ed &         B.Ed= 38
             (PSTs, ESTs,                               250 Diploma        Dip = 99
             MTs, EDOs &
             1,805                     FM =95           B.Ed=100           All
 Balochistan (FM, EDOs &                                Dip = 214          scholarships
             HTs)                                                          awarded
Note: MT stands for Master Trainer, HT for Head Teacher, PST for Primary School Teacher,
EST for Elementary School Teacher, FM for Faculty Member, EDO for Executive Distt. Officer
and DDO for Deputy Distt. Officer.


 Areas           In-Service Training                  Scholarships
               Target         Achievement         Target         Achievement
      HTrs=870               HTs= 580          B.Ed =   300     B.Ed =   131
 FANA Trs= 1962              Trs= 839          Diploma= 150     Diploma= 123
      HTrs=2655              HTs= NIL          B.Ed =   300     B.Ed =   38
 FATA Trs= 2625              Trs= NIL          Diploma= 150     Diploma= 99
         HTrs= 3216          HTrs=73           B.Ed =   300     B.Ed =   48
 AJK     Trs= 918            Trs = 465         Diploma= 150     Diploma= NIL
         HTrs=159            HTrs=108          B.Ed =   300     B.Ed = 104
 FCE     Trs= 1491           Trs= 768          Diploma= 300     Diploma= 74
         300      science 229    science NA                     NA
         teachers         teachers

a.     Establishment of new Colleges
           F.G College for Women, I-8/3, Islamabad
           F.G College for Men, Sihala, Islamabad
           F.G Fatima Jinnah Degree College for Women, Humak, Islamabad (Science
           Block, Auditorium, Lab)
b.     Enhanced Access to Educational Facilities
           M.Com Classes at FGCCM, H-8/4, Islamabad
           M.Sc. Geography at FGCM, H-8, Islamabad.
           M.Sc. Clothing and Textile at FGCW, F-7/2, Islamabad
           BS Computer Science at FGCW, G-10/4, Islamabad
           B.Com Classes in FGCM, H-8, FGCM, H-9 & ICB, G-6/3
c.     Addition to Infrastructure Facilities
           Secondary School Buildings                      03
           Additional Classrooms                           60
           Science/ Computer Laboratories                  55
           Staffroom                                       08
           Libraries                                       05
d.     Up-gradation of Schools
           Primary to Middle Level                         06
           Middle to Secondary Level                       06
           Secondary to Higher Secondary Level             02
           Degree to Postgraduate                          01
           Converted into English Medium                   05
e.     Career Development Centres
       03 Career Development Centres have been established in collaboration with
       Ministry of Women Development at the following Institutions: -
            Islamabad College for Girls, F-6/2, Islamabad
            F.G. College for Women, F-7/2, Islamabad
            F.G. College for Women, G- 10/4, Islamabad

f.        In-Service Training

                                                              No. of        No. of
     S#                   Nature of Training
                                                            Workshops      Trainees
     1      Educational Management                             22              880
     2      Primary/Secondary Teachers                         39              1580
     3      Clerical Staff                                     09              360
     4      ECE Training in collaboration with CGN             66              2818
     5      Family Literacy in collaboration with CGN          09              550
     6      Inclusive Education                                15              718
     7      Trainings in collaboration with EDLINKS            10              477
            (Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology,
            Computer, Gen. Sc.) Secondary Level
     8      Pedagogical Skills/School Management               09              341
     9      English Teachers Training in collaboration         08              260
            with British Council
          Total                                                187             7984

g.        Recruitment of Staff:

      In order to fill a number of vacant posts in different teaching and non teaching
cadres Federal Directorate of Education carried out recruitment process after the formal
approval by the Task Force and the Ministry of Education. The following numbers of
candidates were recruited: -

             Non Teaching (BS-01 to BS-15)             =     170
             Teaching Staff (BS-09 & BS-14): -         =     687
                o 1st Phase January 2009               =     407
                o 2nd Phase June, 2009                 =     280

h.        Reinstatement of Sacked Employees
      After the promulgation of presidential Ordinance No. II regarding reinstatement of
sacked employees in February, 2009 FDE received some 1625 applications. After
through scrutiny of these applications FDE reinstated 407 sacked employees w.e.f.
August, 1, 2009 and cases to reinstate another 650 sacked employees is under

j.        Regularization of employees working on contractual basis
       Implementing the policy of the Government as announced in June, 2008 FDE
regularized the services of 615 employees working on contractual basis strictly in
accordance with the provision of said policy.

i.        Provision of Transport facilities for female teachers and students
         A total number of 16 new buses were added to the fleets of FGEIS in order to
facilitate both the teachers and students.

k.        Educational Management Information System
               Establishment of EMIS Cell
               Developed Data Entry and reporting software according to National EMIS
            Conducted Annual School Census pertaining to information like Institutional
            Profile, Building Infrastructure, Teaching/Non Teaching Information, Student
            Enrollment, Orphan Student Information, Student Financial Assistance,
            Special Student Information and etc during the year, 2007-08 & 2008-09.
l.    Collaboration with Intel ® Pakistan

        FDE is an active member and participants of all the activities carried out by Intel
in connection with I.T related Education. The following facilities have been provided by
Intel to FGIES through FDE: -
            Establishment of 21 Computer Labs during the years 2007 and 2008
            Provision of 292 personal computers during the years, 2007 and 2008
            Establishment of 12 Computer Labs during the year 2009 is in pipeline
m.    Provision of Sports Facilities
      Ministry of Education provided a sum of Rs. 0/5 Million under motivational grant
to FDE. This grant was spent to purchase sport equipments and were provided to FGEIs
on need basis.
n.    Award of scholarships
       FDE carries out Centralized examination for class 5th and Scholarship
examination for class 8th Student of FGEIs and private sector Educational Institution as
well. After the announcement of the result scholarship are granted to the student on
merit and equal gender basis. During 2007 and 2008, 900 students were awarded
scholarship for 5th Class examination and 400 for 8th Class scholarship examination.
O.    Development Schemes of FDE
       FDE is currently executing 27 development projects duly funded in the PSDP
2009-10. Besides, there are 9 newly approved projects unfunded in PSDP 2009-10.
Details of these schemes may be seen at Annex-“D”



            Successful holding of examinations SSC & HSSC for 2008 and 2009.
            Conducted 24th Medal Award Ceremony.
            Established FBISE’s Offices at Dubai and Makkah, 05 Sub-offices at
            Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar and Quetta.
            Arranged Teachers Training Workshops on new style of examinations at
            Skardu, Makkah, Kuwait and Bahrain.
            Developed Board’s own Software in Computerization System for results of
            Awarded 300 merit scholarships on the basis of Board’s Examinations for
            SSC & HSSC levels.
            Conferred Awards of Best Institutions in the Country.
            Conferred Best Teachers Award to 20 Pakistani Teachers at home and
            Conducted Sports events both at Inter-Collegiate and Directorate levels.
            Organized Annual Science Exhibition.
            Introduced secure certificates to discourage the preparation of fake
            certificates and ensured verifiability by the recipients.

        Established Authors Resource Centre in Islamabad to provide comfortable
atmosphere to the writers of textbooks along with latest reference material on each
discipline for their capacity building.

              Arranged literary functions and book launching ceremonies.

Establishment of Book Clubs
      o   Readers Club                          (in 51 cities)
      o   Village Book Club                     (in 10 places)
      o   Travelers Book Clubs                  (1 at Lahore station)
      o   Prisoners Free Minds Book Club        (2 at Adiala & Attock)
      o   Senior Citizens Book Club             (Under process)
      o   City Book Club                        (Under process)
      o   Children Book Clubs                   (Under process)
      o   Hospital Book Club                    (Under process)
      o   Flying Book Club                      (Under process)

Textbook Development
      o   NBF has initiated this task and arranged development of textbooks on
          interactive learning techniques (for class 1 to 12)

Books Produced
     o   NBF produced 490 different categories for general reading interest.

Sale of Publications
      o    NBF has recorded the highest ever sale of publications to the tune of Rs.270
           million approximately.

Promotion of Children Literature
     o    68 cash Awards (amounting to Rs. 12,75,000/-) and 127 commendation
          certificates were awarded to Writers of Winning Books.

Presidential Awards
      o    5 Cash awards amounting to Rs.1,65,000/- were given to the authors of
           Best Children Books on Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Muhammad Iqbal and
           Pakistan Movement in 2008-09.

Book Exhibitions
     o    Arranged Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) and Lahore International
          Book Fair (LIBF)
     o    Participated in International Book Fairs, Frankfurt International Book Fair,
          Delhi International Book Fair, Tehran International Book Fair, and
          Turkmenistan Book Fair.

     Free Distribution of School Textbooks
        o    Free School Textbooks worth over Rs.60 million were distributed in F.G.
             Schools of ICT in assistance with Federal Directorate of Education and
        o    408 titles were sent to the Pakistani Foreign Missions in Japan, Argentina,
             Iran, Chile, Ankara, Germany and other countries.

     Printing of Braille textbooks
        o    Braille Textbooks for school children from Class-I to XII as per new curricula
             has been started & being provided free to visually handicapped people. Holy
             Quran is also provided free.


       National Education Foundation (NEF), is promoting basic education through non-
formal interventions in all parts of the country especially in remote areas, which are
summarized as under:

a.       Establishment and Operation of Basic Education Community Schools
         (BECS) Project
       9267 non formal schools operating all over the country were handed-over to
National Education Foundation in June 2007. Since then NEF has added 4336 schools
and 696 literacy centers, making a total of 13603 operating Basic Education Community
Schools and 696 Literacy and Skill Development Centers all over Pakistan. NEF works
closely with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based
Organizations (CBOs) to attain the selected goals. There are 268 such participatory
organizations working with NEF.

Target groups:
           4-9 years age group to complete primary education in 5 years at normal
           10-14 years age group to complete primary education in 3 years at
           enhanced pace.
           Two years literacy and skill development program for women from 15-35

       Basic Education Community Schools (BECS) - Current Province wise Status
                       No. of    No. of Teachers             Enrollment
                      Schools    Male     Female    Boys      Girls      Total
 Punjab                     6465        209       6256    107825    154919         262744
 Sindh                      2075        757       1318     34389     44133          78522
 NWFP+                      1764         61       1703     24183     48258          72441
 FATA                       1166        945        221     32441     16131          48572
 Balochistan                1284        543        741     22092     19017          41491
 FANA                        303        157        146      4505       4241         11746
 AJ & K                      223         34        189      4938       5276         10214
 ICT                         323          6        317      6073       6056         12129
 Total                     13603       2712      10891    236446    301031         537477

Achievements of NEF during 2007-09:

               4336 BECS added all over the country
               696 LSDCs established in 25 districts
               NEF has achieved additional enrolment of approximately 180,000 out of
               school children in BECS and 12,000 learners in LSDCs
               4 Provincial, 2 Area and 28 District Offices have been established
               4650 teachers received pre-service and 9267 were imparted refresher

            First national EMIS for NFE has been developed.
            Training of 180 master trainers completed
            Issue/replacement of teaching material in 13603 BECS
            Enrolment of 180,000 additional students
            Provision of textbooks to all the students
            Teachers’ manual revised and issued
            Training manuals developed
            About 14000 jobs created and given indirect jobs for as many more.

Progress made during 2009-10:

            22 new district offices have been established in all over the country including
            3 new offices in Gilgit- Baltistan
            Staff has been recruited, trained and appointed in new district offices
            Over 1000 Social Action Programme (SAP) schools have been adopted in
            Gilgit- Baltistan
            Field survey to open 4200 new Basic Education Community Schools is in
            progress in all over the country
            New schools will start functioning from January 2010
            Process to convert 400 Basic Education Community Schools into formal
            primary schools by constructing buildings has been initiated

b.    Enhancing Participation in Education through Conditional Cash Transfer

       NEF is implementing the Project titled “Enhancing Participation in Education
through Targeted Conditional Cash Transfer Programme”. The total cost of the project is
Rupees.39.9 million. The fundamental aim of the project is to increase the enrolment
rate, enhance the participation/ completion rate through provision of educational
incentives. To enhance participation rate at primary level incentive grant is provided to
project area schools. During 2008-09, incentive grants have been provided to 8000
school children’s @ of Rs.600/- per child per quarter.

c.    Construction of Community Schools Buildings in AJK.
       PC-I of the scheme was approved by CDWP with the total cost of Rs. 121.691
million for the period of 3 years up-to 2009-2010. NEF also planned for rehabilitation/
construction of 42 schools in AJK, destroyed due to horrible earthquake in the region.
During 2008-09, three schools buildings have been completed and construction works of
17 schools have been completed 50%.

d.    Financial Assistance/ Scholarship Programme.

      National Education Foundation is providing financial assistant to the children and
widows of schools teachers During 2008-09 financial assistance has been provided to
792 children’s and 40 widows of the F.G teachers.

e.     Grant-in-Aid Programme
       The “Grant-in-Aid is provided to the Private Educational Institutions” to encourage
private institutions in education development and also to achieve the objective of
universal primary education. During 2008-2009, financial assistance has been provided
to 46 private institutions, ranging from Rs. 150000 to 200000 per school.

f.    Research and Development Programme.
       Literacy in Pakistan has been growing at a very slow rate due to inadequacy of
issue-based research in the education system. National Educational Foundation is
undertaking research in close collaboration with 4 universities on research topic
“Determinants and structure of divergent behaviour among Gross attendance, dropout
and net attendance in Public Primary schools- A cross sectional approach” and two
universities has submitted final reports.

           Establishment of Rawalpindi Campus
           Short workshops are conducted as a preliminary run up to the launch of a
           full-fledged programme to be initiated in January 2010
           Enhancement of Annual Scholarships
           In 2008 NCA enhanced its Endowment Fund scholarships by 10, brining the
           total to 25 scholarships per annum which are granted on need-cum-merit
           1st Batch for Department of Theatre
           The admission of 1st batch of students in the Department of Theatre has
           been advertised. Classes for the same shall commence from February 2010

           Up-gradation of College & Expansion of Buildings.
           Pick & Drop Facility for Students.
           Recognition by Pakistan Engineering Council.
           Hiring of New Faculty.
           Strengthening of Research and Development

      Islamabad Capital Territory-Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority
      (ICT-PEIRA) has perormed following functions:
           Inspection and registration of 665 Private Educational Institutions (PEIs) of
           Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
           Preparation of database of various types/formations on PEIs.
           Launching of Free Education Programme in the PEIs of ICT for the children
           of those IDPs of Swat and Malakand.
           Amendment in rules on registration, regulation, promotion and functioning of
           PEIs, for relaxations to PEIs.
           Supply of Free Textbooks from Nursery to Matric/SSC to 225 registered
           PEIs of ICT.
           Allocation of Rs.10.0 Million for FY 2009-10 for provision of free textbooks to
           300 PEIs of ICT for their students.
           Allocation of 10.0 Million for FY 2009-10 with approval of the Prime Minister
           of Pakistan during FY-2008-09, as one time grant for establishment of
           Offices of PEIRA.
           Financial assistance to the 20 deserving PEIs to the tune of Rs.10,000/-
           Establishment of the offices of the Regulatory Authority at its new rented
           premises by purchasing the furniture, equipment, etc.



          a.     Capacity Building Projects
                                                                        Number of
                               Project Name                         Teachers/Education
                                                                     Managers Trained
     1.        Financial Management for Good Governance                    152
     2.        Information Communication Technology (ICT)                  494

     3.        Educational   Leadership       &     Institutional          200
               Management (ELIM) Phase-II

          b.     National Education Management Information System (NEMIS)
                      Pakistan Education Statistics 2007-08
                      Education For All (EFA) Indicators Report

          c.     Other Achievements
                     Designated as Focal Institution for the Task Force of "Transforming
                     Islamabad into Pakistan's First Knowledge City“
                     Working for Developing Vistas for Quality Education with a View of
                     Promoting the Town as an Education City


       National Institute Of Science And Technical Education (NISTE), Islamabad
carried out following activities during the period under reference:

          a.     Training of Science Teachers

                     14 Teachers Training Programmes in Science Sector participated by
                     525 teachers
                     Two Weeks Elementary Science Teachers Training Programme under
                     CIDA Project (June 30 to July 12, 2008) attended by 122 trainees
                     6 Training Programs conducted under ED- Links Project having 156
                     Development of Instructional Material “Through Easily Available
                     Material” (TEAM) as per detail given below.

                     Videos of TEAM Activities of Biology           = 06
                     Videos of TEAM Activities of Chemistry         = 15
                     TEAM Activities of Physics                     = 27
                     Videos of TEAM Activities of Math              = 04

          b.     Teachers Training Programme and Activities conducted in Technical
                 i.    10 regular programme for 220 participants
                 ii.   6 information technology programme for 315 participants

c.     Poverty Alleviation Programme
       Under the directives of Ministry of Education, NISTE had started a 6-
month vocational training programme “Technical Competency Development
Programme” in 1996 for poverty alleviation in the country. During March 2008 to
March 2009 NISTE has conducted two batches and trained 874 students in the
following 20 vocational trades:

     Sr.#        Title of the Programme                                Persons trained
      1.         Advance Auto Mechanic                                       27
      2.         Basic Engineering Drawing (AutoCAD)                         10
      3.         Mechanical Draftsman in AutoCAD                             17
      4.         Civil Draftsman                                             20
      5.         Civil Surveyor                                             146
      6.         Quantity Surveyor                                           98
      7.         Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning                            31
      8.         Advance Computer Hardware & Software                        16
      9.         Computer Hardware Technician                               104
      10.        Computer Networking                                         25
                 Advance Civil Surveying and Mapping (Total
      11.                                                                     45
      12.        Estimating & Costing of Civil Engineering Project            37
      13.        AutoCAD in Architecture                                     148
      14.        Auto Electrician                                             25
      15.        Industrial Electrician                                       22
      16.        Civil Lab Technician                                         21
      17.        G.I.S.                                                       5
      18.        Project Management                                           13
      19.        Telecom Technician                                           57
      20.        Welding +NRSP group                                          37
                                                             Total           904

d)          Training Programmes in collaboration with ADB

      NISTE conducted the following four training programmes for Restructuring
of TVET System in Balochistan, with the help of Asian Development Bank :

                                                                          Number of
S.#     Title of the Programme                       Dates
                                                                     Participants Trained
                                                 25-02-2008 to
 1      Leadership and Management                                            15
        Financial Management and                 25-02-2008 to
 2                                                                           17
        Planning                                  01-03-2008
        Pedagogy (Teaching Skills and            10-03-2008 to
 3                                                                           20
        Methodology)                              15-03-2008
                                                 10-03-2008 to
 4      Lab/Shop Management                                                  20

e)          Training Programmes in collaboration with Colombo Plan Staff
            College (CPSC):

            i.    NISTE is conducting a two weeks In-country training programme on
                  “Training Need Assessment” in collaboration with Colombo Plan Staff
                  College for Technician Education, Manila, Philippines from April 7,
                  2008 to April 19, 2008.

            ii.   NISTE is organizing a 2-weeks in-country programme on “Public-
                  Private Partnership for Institutional Development and Management”
                  in collaboration with Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician
                  Education (CPSC), Manila, Philippines from March 2-13, 2009. The
                  CPSC is a unique Inter-Governmental International Organization
                  (IGO) for Human Resources Development in Asia and the Pacific

      f.    Activities of Research and Evaluation Unit

                  Preparad 16 evaluation reports of regular training programs and 07
                  reports of CIDA and Ed-LINKS.
                  Prepared Training Annual Report from July 2007 to June 2008.
                  Revised evaluation Instruments.
                  Planned and designed Project with JICA entitled “Student Centred
                  Inquiry Based (SCIB) teaching.
                  Initiated a nation-wise Impact Study of NISTE training programs.

      FCE has been involved in teaching and social activities, which include:
           Admission took place purely on MERIT for all classes MED, MA Edu, BED
           BSED, and Diploma in Edu. Final Examination took place on time, after
           following a very long time Schedule.
           .Capacity Building of Faculty took place, and 9 faculty Members were send
           abroad during this period to various countries from Japan to Canada.
           Locally 23 In-service Teachers Training Program were organized for ICT
           teachers 817 teachers and Head teachers under CIDA Debt Swap project
           were trained.
           Under FCE project, Teachers Training program were organized and about
           375 Subject teachers of ICT have been trained.
           FCE has been very actively involved with Partner Institutions in various

      Performance and achievements of Govt. Polytechnic institute for Women (GPIW)
Islamabad are summarized in the following:

      a.    Staff And Faculty

                  Three new staff member joined faculty after appointment through
                  Five Part time Staff regularized in BPS 1- 15 as ordered by the High

                  Two staff members (Principal and HOD- Commerce) retired from
                  service on attaining the age of superannuation.
                  Three faculty members got promotion.

      b.     Contribution      of   GPIW     in   Spreading/Promotion      of     Technical

             In collaboration with NAVTEC and Polytechnic Institute, following short
             courses of 3 months duration were arranged:

             1)   Beautician               (4 batches completed their courses)
             2)   AutoCad                  ( 3 batches completed their courses)
             3)   Office Automation        ( 3 batches completed their courses)
             4)   Accounts Assistant.      ( 3 batches completed their courses)

             Arranged Printing and translation of different series of books
             Literary Programmes
             Organized seminars, National Writers Conference, International Seminar
             on Sufism and celebrated National Iqbal Day,
             National Literary Awards
             Conferring various national literacy awards to authors to encourage
             production of creative works and promote artistic excellence, recognition of
             meritorious works.
             Welfare of Writers
             o     Monthly honorarium to Writers and Bereaved families
             o     Insurance Scheme for Writers' Community
             o     Construction of Faiz Ahmad Faiz Auditorium
             New Initiatives
             o   Institution of two new Literary Awards "International Quaid-i-Azam
                 Award for Literature" and "Quaid-e-Awam Award for Democracy"
             o   Institution of "Pas-e-Zindan" Award
             o   Institution of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Literary Award
             o   Preparation of Documentaries on Pakistani Literary Legends and Sufi
             o   Printing of Books on Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto
             o   Inter-Provincial Visits of Writers
             o   Books Exhibition


       The IBCC Secretariat performs a coordinating role for IBCC Forum comprising all
heads of education boards based in all four Provinces, ICT, AJK, FATA and FANA. The
Forum meets periodically to discuss and resolve curricular, academic, evaluation and
co-curricular matters related to Secondary and Higher Secondary Education across the
Boards. Following achievements have been made during the report period.

         Six meetings were held to resolve board issues and six another meetings to
         resolve educational qualification equivalence matters and frame its rules.
         8108 Educational Qualification Equivalence Certificates of Secondary and
         Higher Secondary School levels (Proper) were processed and issued to the
         Students coming from all over the world including Pakistan for further
         98905 Secondary School Certificates, Higher Secondary School Certificates
         and Diplomas of applicants were got verified / attested for further studies or
         work abroad.
         Organized 9th & 10th National Summer Camp for talented HSSC boy
         students at Karachi and Abbottabad.
         Organized Annual Inter-Board Sports/games.
         Comprehensive plan for strengthening of selected Examination Boards for
         quality and credible Examination and Evaluation system is being finalized for


         Organized Qirat and Naat Competition
         Organized Prize Distribution Ceremony to students secured positions in
         annual examination of Class I-VII in the year 2009
         Arranged a Lecture on “National Security, Inter Provincial Relations and
         Role of Youth”


     Pakistan has been elected as a Member of:

         The Council of International Bureau of Education (IBE).
         The Inter-government Council of the International Programme for the
         Development of Communication (IPDC).
         The Inter-governmental Council of the International Hydrology Programme
         Pakistan was already elected as member of Inter-governmental Council of
         the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) during the 34th Session
         of General Conference in 2007 and continues its term till 2011.
         Pakistan was selected as one of the Vice Presidents for 35th session of
         UNESCO General Conference held at Paris in October 2009.

     Federal Minister for Education was elected as vice-chairperson of the 10th
     session of ISESCO General Conference.

     ASPAC Group has unanimously endorsed the nomination of Ms. Shahnaz Wazir
     Ali for the Chair of the PX Commission of the UNESCO Executive Board. It is a
     highly prestigious position in the UNESCO Executive Board. She has a very

sound chance of being selected as the chair of the PX Commission at 183rd
session of UNESCO Executive Board which will be held on 23rd November 2009.

    Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistan was nominated by PNCU/Ministry of
    Education for “2009 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of
    Tolerance and Non-Violence”. UNESCO has conferred this prize for 2009
    on two distinguished personalities:
    o Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistan
    o Mr. François Houtart, Belgium

That is a unique honour for Pakistan. The award ceremony was held on Monday,
16 November 2009 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris.

    Pakistan is one of the 8 Pilot Countries where UN Reforms are being
    piloted. Total budget of two year programme is US$ 260.8 million
    The objectives of UN Reforms include:
    o    Overcoming duplication
    o    Achieving synergies between various UN agencies
    o    Reducing overhead costs
    o    Increasing alignment of UN interventions as per needs of the country

ISESCO Literacy Prize 2009
PNCU /Ministry of Education nominated, Elementary Education Foundation,
NWFP for ISESCO Literacy Prize 2009. ISESCO has awarded Elementary
Education Foundation NWFP USD 5000/- and a certificate as a ISESCO Literacy
prize 2009.

Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa 2008-2009, Art Competition
Eight children have been selected in this contest from Pakistan for the following
1.    Grand Prix Award                                             One
2.    Mitsubishi Public Affair Committee (PAC) Award               One
3.    National Federation of UNESCO Association in Japan           One
      (NFUAJ) Award
4.    Excellence Award                                             Five
A scholarship of US$ 2000/- has been awarded to the Grand Prix Winner.


o     UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2009
      Three Candidates from Pakistan were selected for the “UNESCO/Poland
      Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2009”. They are undertaking their
      research study in Poland.
o     UNESCO-L’Oreal Co-Sponsored Fellowships for Young Woman in
      Life Sciences 2009
      One candidate from Pakistan was awarded the “UNESCO-L’Oreal Co-
      Sponsored Fellowships for Young Woman in Life Sciences 2009”.
o     UNESCO Fellowships Programme in support of Programme Priorities

             One candidate from Pakistan was awarded this fellowship for post-
             graduate study in the field of Education at Harvard Graduate School of
             Education, USA.

      o      UNESCO/People's Republic of China - The Great Wall Co-Sponsored
             Fellowships Programme 2008
             Two candidates were selected by UNESCO for the “UNESCO/People's
             Republic of China - The Great Wall Co-Sponsored Fellowships
             Programme 2008”. One candidate is currently undertaking his study.

         Developed Urdu Science Encyclopedia
         Sindh (TEVTA) and Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Project
         Supplied Books to Punjab Schools Libraries Project
         Supplied Books to Education Department NWFP
         Supplied Books to UNESCO
         Establishment of New Branch Office in Quetta (Balochistan)


      Urdu Dictionary Board (Formerly Urdu Development Board) was established in
1958 to compile and publish a comprehensive dictionary of Urdu on historical principles,
on the pattern of Greater Oxford Dictionary. Achievements of the Board are as under:

      A-   Dictionary
           The Board has so far compiled and published 21 Volumes of Urdu Lughat,
           each comprising of about 900 – 1000 pages on the lines of Greater Oxford
           Dictionary. This Lughat not only records each and every word of Urdu, the
           National Language of Pakistan, it also gives quotations from the books of
           authors / poets to explain and authenticate the meaning and usage of a
           particular word, and the last volume will be published by the end of the year

      B-   Other Books
           The Board has also published about 15 research-oriented and rare literary


           The Museum is building its 4th Gallery which is scheduled to open in during
           Besides the permanent exhibitions, the Museum holds Annual Science
           Competitions. These competitions are being held annually for last 21 years
           in which now more than 2000 participants take active part.


           Supplied Teaching Kits to schools in all provinces.
           Developed of High School Science Kit Manuals (English & Urdu) in the
           Subject of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Grade IX-X).
           Conducted Training Workshops for Secondary School Science Teachers


       In order to assess the learning achievements/ outcomes of students and to
monitor standards at elementary level, NEAS during the year 2008, conducted large
scale testing of Grade 4 in the subjects of Mathematics and for Grade 8, in the subjects
of General Science, Social Studies.

           Presentations of National Assessment findings to National/ Provincial / Area
           high officials of Education Ministry/Departments

           Conducted two National Stakeholders Conferences and third is planned in

           Conducted two each Provincial/Area Stakeholders Conferences

           Dissemination of findings through:
                 reports, news letters, year planner, leaflets, brochures and News
                 presentation in national and international conferences/ workshops/
                 Website (


                                                                            Annex: “A”


Attached Departments

   1. Federal Directorate of Education, Islamabad.
   2. Department of Libraries, Islamabad.

Autonomous Bodies

   1.   Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad.
   2.   National Book Foundation, Islamabad.
   3.   National Education Foundation, Islamabad.
   4.   National College of Arts, Lahore.
   5.   Dawood College of Engineering and Technology, Karachi.
   6.   Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority, Islamabad.

Subordinate Offices

   1. Academy of Educational Planning and Management, Islamabad.
   2. National Institute of Science and Technical Education, Islamabad.
   3. Federal College of Education, Islamabad.
   4. Govt. Polytechnic Institute for Women, Islamabad.
   5. Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad.
   6. Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen, Islamabad.
   7. Sindh Madrassa-tul-Islam, Karachi.
   8. Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO, Islamabad.
   9. Urdu Science Board, Lahore.
   10. Urdu Dictionary Board, Karachi.
   11. National Museum of Science and Technology, Lahore.
   12. National Educational Equipment Centre, Lahore.
   13. Technical Panel on Teachers Education, Islamabad.
   14. National Education Assessment System, Islamabad.

National Institutions for Teaching & Research

        Pakistan Chairs Abroad                (15)
        Centres of Excellence                 (13)
        Area Study Centers                    (6)
        Pakistan Study Centres                (6)
        Shaikh Zayed Islamic Centres          (3)

                                                                                     Annex: “B”

                           BUDGET OF MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

I.       Recurring Budget of Ministry of Education
                                                                                 (Rs. in million)
        Demand                     Description                 2008-2009         2009-2010
                         Main Secretariat, M&E Cell,
                         Curriculum, Education Policy,
     28-Education        Attached Deptts, International
                                                                   546.228            627.678
     Division            Organizations ISESCO,
                         UNESCO, etc. (Mostly pay and
                          Higher Education Commission
     29-HEC                                                     15,766.425         21,500.000
                         Autonomous Bodies, Pakistan
                         Schools & Chairs Abroad, Private
                         Educational institutions, National
     30-Education                                                  734.204            809.020
                         Educational Institutions, Sub-
                         Ordinate Offices, etc. (Mostly pay
                         and allowances).
     31-F.G.             Pay & allowances of teaching
     Educational         personnel in Federal Schools &
     Institutions in the Colleges.                               2,058.105           2281.967
     Capital and
     Federal Areas
     Total including HEC                                      19,104.962      25,218.665
 Total Ministry of Education                                   3,338.537        3,718.665
 Increase in Budget 2009-10                                                     +11.38%
Note: There is an increase of 11.38% in education budget of 2009-10 as compare to
      previous budget.

II.      Development Budget of Ministry of Education
                                                                           (Rs. in million)
      Year          Allocation   Revised Allocation Funds Released         Funds Utilized

     2008-09          6,300             4,186             2,546                 2,169

     2009-10          8,550             8,550

        Increase in budget              104%

                                                                                       Annex: “C”

       Education Sector Reforms Progrmme - Provision of Missing Facilities
                        Physical Progress (2006-07- to - date)
                                               No. of Schools          Schools    Civil Work could
Sr.   Province /                                                          In      not Started
No.     Area             District     Year        Target   Completed   progress
                    Jaccobabad                     212          212       -
                        Tharparkar                 114          114       -
                         Karachi                   40           40        -
                        Hyderabad                  09           09        -
                          Badin                    40           40        -
                         Sukkar      2006-07       10           10        -
                         Larkana                   82            -       82
                        UmerKot      2008-09       120           -       120
                        Shikarpur                  310           -        -             310*
                         Sanghar                   270           -        -             270*
                        Kashmore                   145           -        -             145*
1                       Jacobabad    2009-10       125           -        -             125*
        Total               6        2008-10      1052          ==       202            850
                          Swabi                    164          164       -
                         D.I.Khan                  144          144       -
                        Peshawar                   12           12        -
                          Kohat      2006-07        9           9         -
        NWFP        Lakki Marwat                   149          121      28
                         Haripur                   117          87       30
                          Buner      2008-09       160          150      10
                        Dir Lower                  714           -        -             714*
2                       Dir Upper    2009-10       357           -        -             357*
                            5                     1497          358                     107i
                        Dera Bugti                 20           19        1
                     Musa Khel                     47           16       31
                    Quetta           2006-07       43           29       14
                    Abdullah                       81           81        -
                                                   107          107       -
                                                   109          109       -
                    Sherani          2008-09       90           90        -
                    Jhal Magsi       2009-10       116           -        -             116*

3     Balochistan   Noshki                         128           -        -             128*
                    6                              631          387                     244
4       FATA
                    Agency                         21           21        -              -
                    Bajaur                                                -
                    Agency           2006-07       23           23                       -
                    Lakki/Bannu                    69           12       57              -
                    FR Peshawar      2008-09       91           10       81              -

                    Agency                       90          -           -             90**
                    Agency         2009-10       83          -           -             83**
                                                333         22          138            173
                    Sudhnoti                     33         33           -
                    Mirpur         2006-07
                                      &          35         35           -
 5        AJK       Bhimber        2008-09       49         49           -
                    Kotli                        87         32          55
                    Neelum         2009-10       54                     54
                             5                  258        149          109
                    Gilgit         2006-07       56         56           -
                    Skardu            &
                                   2008-09       54         54           -
 6       FANA       Dia mir

                                                120          -           -            120**
                    Khizer         2009-10      219          -           -            219**
                             4                  449        110                         339
 7        ICT       ICT            2006-07       81         81           -
                                                 81         81           --
                Grand Total                    5209        1969         563
* The civil work in 512 schools so far could not be started because of the change in policy of the
Finance Division regarding transfer of funds to Provinces/Areas.
** Tendering & contracting is in progress in 2165 schools.

                                                                                  Annex: “D”

             Development Projects of Federal Directorate of Education

I.    Approved Development Projects of Federal Directorate of Education

S#              Name of Scheme                                    Progress
     Establishment of FG Model School for        Construction work is on going with 46%
     Girls at PM Staff Colony, Islamabad         progress
     Establishment of FG Model School for        Construction work is on going with 49%
     Boys at PM Staff Colony, Islamabad          progress
     Establishment of FG Degree College for      In Phase I: 16 C/R, 4 Labs, 1 Admn. Block, 1
     Women, I-14, Islamabad.                     Lib, Lav. Blocks. Physical progress is 90%
     Strengthening of IMCB F-8/4, by adding      10 C/R, 1 Sci. Lab, 1 Lib, 1 Staffroom
 4   10 Classrooms, 1 Staffroom, 1 Lab and       Completed & handed over. Procurement of
     Library                                     furniture etc. is in hand.
                                                 Phase I: 20 C/R, 1 Lib, 4 Labs, 1Admn Block
     Establishment of FG Girls Model School I- & Library completed.
     14, Islamabad                               Phase II: 2 Labs & 01 Hall & Boundary Wall is
                                                 near completion.
     Provision of 119 Computer labs in Construction                 of   45  Computer     Labs
     educational institutions, Islamabad         completed. 19 Computer Labs in progress.
     Expansion and Up-gradation of FG
     Fatima Jinnah Degree College for
 7                                               Physical progress is 14%.
     Women, Model Town, Humak. (PM’ s
     Establishment of FG Degree College for
 8                                               Physical progress is 15%.
     Men Sihala, Islamabad.(PM’ s Directive)
     Introduction of M.Com classes at FG The project has been completed and building
     College of Commerce H-8/4 Islamabad         taken over.
     Up-gradation and strengthening of 5
     existing Primary Schools to Middle level in Construction work completed, procurement of
     rural area of ICT.                          stores is under process.

     Strengthening of FG Boys           Higher
                                               Work order issued to take construction work
11   Secondary    School Mughal          (FA),
                                               in hand.
     Up-gradation of 6 existing Middle Schools
12                                               ADP allocated. PC-I is un-approved.
     to Secondary level in ICT.
     Strengthening of FG Girls Primary School    Work order issued to take construction work
     Miana Thub, Islamabad.                      in hand.
     Introduction of Intermediate Classes and    Work order issued to take construction work
     up-gradation of IMCB F-11/3, Islamabad.     in hand.
                                                 Reception/free collection block, 4 labs are
15   Strengthening of IMCG, F-7/4, Islamabad.    completed and taken over. Examination Hall
                                                 & face lifting completed up to 85%.
     Establishment of FG College of Home
16   Economics & Management Sciences at F- Possession of land is taken over from CDA.
     11 Islamabad.
     Construction of Admin Block, 09
     Classrooms, 04 Science Labs, Toilet
17   Block and Staircase at IMCG F-10/2, Work order issued to take construction work
                                           in hand.

18   Acquisition of land for FG Boys Model Partial payment made.

      School at Margalla Town, Islamabad.
      Establishment of Junior Model School
      Soan Garden Lohi Bher (Zone-V),             Work order issued to take construction work
                                                  in hand.
      Provision of Transport facilities for the
20                                                Procurement of buses is in progress.
      teachers posted in Federal Area.
      Establishment of IT Academies in ICT,
21                                                IT academies have been established.
      Establishment of FG Junior Model School     Work order issued to take construction work
      CBR Colony (Zone-V), Islamabad.             in hand.
      Establishment of FG Junior Model School
      Margalla View Housing Scheme (Zone-II),     Work order issued to take construction work
                                                  in hand.
      D-17, Islamabad
      Reconstruction of dilapidated block of FG
24    Girls Secondary School Malpur (F.A),        Tendering under process.
      Provision of 11 computer labs in
25    remaining FG/ Model College & Schools       Recruitment of IT staff is under process.
      in Islamabad.
      Introduction of B.Com (Hons) 4 year
      classes at Islamabad College of Work order issued to take construction work
26    Commerce           for       Women in hand.
      F-10/3, Islamabad.
      Establishment of FG Degree College for
27    Women Bhara Kau, Kot Hathial (PM’s Land disputed.

II.     Newly Approved Development Projects (Un-Funded in PSDP 2009-10)

S#                                      Name of Scheme
 1    Construction of New Building of FG Boys Primary School Mangial (F.A), Islamabad.
 2    Establishment of FG Junior Model School at Pak. PWD Housing Society Lohi Bher(F.A)
 3    Establishment of FG Junior Model School at Humak Zimini (F.A), Islamabad.
 4    Establishment of FG Junior Model School at Gohra Shahan (F.A), Islamabad.
 5    Establishment of FG Junior Model School at Rawal Town (F.A), Islamabad.
 6    Establishment FG Junior Model School I-8/2, Islamabad.
 7    Construction of Retaining/ Boundary wall at FG Junior Model School G-8/1, Islamabad.
      Construction of Additional Academic Block and Renovation of Old Building at FG Girls
      Secondary School Dhoke Gangal (F.A), Islamabad.
      Construction of College Boundary Wall (Retaining Wall along-with the Nullah) at IMCG G-
      10/2, Islamabad.


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