Govt to provide every support to private educational institutions: Sindhi

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ISLAMABD :Federal Education Minister Madad Ali Sindhi has said that government will facilitate the private educational institutes in every possible manner to ensure their deliverance to the public.
He was chairing the meeting held with the heads of private educational institutions today on 9th January, 2024. Chairperson PEIRA, Dr. Sayeda Zia Batool were also in attendance.
The Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA), under the Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training (MOFE&PT), organised an important meeting with the senior leadership of major private educational institutions in the Islamabad Capital Territory.
Mr. Madad Ali Sindhi emphasized on improving equity through fostering a more inclusive educational environment, and to increase the scope of fee concession/ scholarships for needy students. Minister was told that on average all private institutions are giving scholarships between 15-25% to all its students.
The innovative CSR approaches and sustainable practices were discussed by the representatives of the private educational institutions in detail.
Federal Minister appreciated the CSR initiative and activities that private educational institutions have already adopted. This will open the doors of quality education provision to children from the less advantaged segments of the society.
These initiatives are pivotal in elevating Pakistan’s human development and strengthening the nation’s social capital.
Madad Ali Sindhi highlighted the importance of teachers training. He said that not only in the federal territory but in all of the provinces it should be given the highest importance.
Minister was told that CDA has planned to auction plots for schools.
He directed PEIRA and the ministry to support CDA in this process. Minister said that his focus has remained to improve the quality of education of public schools and to control the out of school children in Pakistan.
He said that the federal education ministry has planned to make 2 model schools in every province as well. Madad Ali Sindhi acknowledged the issues of all private institutions and vowed to support them in every way possible.
Madad Ali Sindhi said that the aim of the meeting is to focus on robust Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities including community engagement strategies, and the educational provisions offered by the private sector especially for the needy students.
Madad Ali highlighted the importance of contribution of the private sector to provide education to bridge the gap to ensure educational provisions under the ambit of article 25-A alongside public sector. All the representatives of private institutions appreciated the efforts of the Minister in solving the issues of the private schools and colleges.

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