At a conference at the National Skills University (NSU) in Pakistan, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari emphasized the importance of promoting education in the country for sustainable long-term growth. Education and Professional Training Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain echoed this sentiment, stating that investing in people and prioritizing education is crucial.
Bilawal, who is highly educated himself, emphasized the vital role of education and expressed his support for educators and teachers in the country. He said that since taking office in April, his top priority has been to promote skill-based education and modernizing the education system.
Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal also highlighted the government’s focus on skill-based education and steps being taken to promote it. He emphasized the need to transform the education system in line with modern trends and create an effective teaching and learning environment.
Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed and NSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Mohammad Mukhtar also attended the conference, along with a large number of students and teachers. The conference took place on the International Day of Education, a day established by the United Nations to celebrate the role of learning for peace and development.
Iqbal acknowledged that the previous government had made the reforms agenda controversial and that important issues such as curriculum reforms, teachers’ training, examination, and madrassah reforms needed to be addressed immediately as part of Vision 2025. He also mentioned that the previous government stopped the projects. Former President Asif Ali Zardari in his message said that Education for all is an integral component of the PPP’s manifesto.