HASSAN SAID:The first of four government first grade schools for women will be launched by the Government in March 2019 in Lahore and Adilabad.
The schools, to be run jointly by the government and private entities, will offer the first course of education for women in Pakistan.
The first year will begin in February 2019.
The education will be offered by a private company in partnership with the government.
The project was launched by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his visit to the city of Lahore.
The first grade and postgraduates will get government-funded degrees and post-graduate degrees in a three-year program.
The two-year plan is set to be completed by 2022.
“We are making the project a success.
I am happy that we have achieved this goal,” Education Minister Faisal Azam said.
The school will aim to provide a two-third qualification for women.
The government has also launched the second phase of its National Institute of Secondary Education in Islamabad and plans to launch a government-backed school in Gulistan Khan and the city’s capital city, Islamabad.
The Government of Pakistan Education (GPL) Ministry, under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), has also announced that the first two years of its education department will begin on January 1, 2019.
“In 2019, we are planning to launch two other universities, both government-supported, and this will be done on January 2,” MoST Secretary General Mohammad Reza Zafar told reporters.
“The first two university will be the MoST University, which will offer two-thirds qualification for the women students.
The other two universities will be run by the private companies that have taken the responsibility of running the universities,” Zafad told a news conference here.”
This will be a good example for women students to get better education,” he added.
Published in Dawn, September 29th, 2019