Govt to pay Seminary Teachers for contemporary Subjects

Govt to hire Seminary Teachers to teach Contemporary subjects

The Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood said on Monday that govt is going to pay seminary teachers who teach contemporary subjects at Madrassas in various parts of the country. He made the announcement in press after a high level meeting with education ministers of all provinces including Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir. The meeting headed by Federal Education Minister and other ministers of the country took various agenda items and took several key decisions

While stating to media the federal minister Shafqat Mehmood said that all 29 education boards of country will announced annual Higher Secondary School  Certificate result on 15th August each year and students would get ample time to apply for admissions in various universities and  all universities will have to complete admission process till 15th September each year.

The minister said a Directorate General of Religious Education (DGRE) has been formed for registration of madrassas and oversight of seminaries. There are about 35000 seminaries spread across the country and the government will get registration of about 3000 madrassas in first year and all madrassas will be registered in next 4 years.

The government will pay Rs.17000 as salary to all seminary teachers to teach contemporary subjects with some other stipend and this will be delivered only to registered madrassas.

Shafqat said that the government aims to introduce matric tech education instead of Science and arts group across the country so that students will be able to get employment after completion of matric studies. This will make this education system better than it is. This project is funded by World Bank.

On asking of uniform education across the country as it was the slogan of this government the federal minister said that initially uniform curriculum would be introduced across the country at primary level but after discussing with provinces and tables with respective provincial assemblies for approval.

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