ISLAMABAD: Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister of Federal Education and Professional Training, stressed on Thursday the importance of empowering women to make them contributing members of society. Rana Tanveer expressed her appreciation for the female journalists’ contributions to the journalism industry while speaking with them. He acknowledged the contribution that women had made to the development of the nation. The minister emphasized the female reporters’ contributions to journalism and urged them to keep doing so. He asserted that women play a crucial role in Pakistan’s economic development, particularly in the field of education. The minister gave the reporters an overview of the various steps the ministry has taken to improve both the quality and reach of educational access.
He said that one of the biggest challenges that the education sector in Pakistan faces is the Out of School Children.
He said that there are approximately 22.8 million out-of-school children, which is amongst the highest in the world.
He said that a primary objective of the current government is to focus on reducing this number.
Rana Tanveer said that there are more than 16,000 out-of-school children in the federal capital.
He reiterated his resolve to bring this number down and make the federal territory a model for the rest of the country to follow.
He said that only through education, we can uplift our country and address the current challenges.
Rana Tanveer highlighted the initiative of School on Wheels and said that the purpose of this initiative is to reach the students where there is a lack of infrastructure or students that do not have the financial ability to go to school.
He said that this initiative in the future will be able to accommodate disaster-affected populations as well.
He said that Pakistan requires unique solutions to the problems and the current government is fully utilizing its resources to address the issues of the public effectively and efficiently.
Rana Tanveer emphasized focusing on improving institutional governance, curriculum, access and quality, teaching and research practices, industry-academia linkages, and climate change adaptation.
Rana Tanveer Hussain said that most stakeholders complain that our education system does not equip students with the knowledge, experience, skills, or values needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world. It is clear to everyone that business as usual is not an option.
“We need to be bold, innovative, and committed to achieving the three-fold objective of improving access, quality, and relevance of our higher education”, he said.