ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Education Engr Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman has said that GIZ’s programmes will help improving education sector in Pakistan.
He was speaking at a meeting with the members of delegation of GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft f?r Internationale Zusammenarbeit), said a press release here Wednesday.
Germany and Pakistan have been partners in international cooperation for more than 54 years.
GIZ has been working in Pakistan on behalf of the German Government, mainly the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Foreign Office.
These programmes provide technical advisory services for the planning and management of education, speakers said.
These programmes also manage capacity development measures to underpin curriculum reforms besides providing teaching and learning materials, as well as training, professional supervision and support for teachers.
This ensures a holistic approach to improve the overall system, thereby enhancing service delivery at school, district and province levels.
They said that there is startling resemblance between German education system and Pakistani education system, said the State Minister. “Therefore we believe that instead of reinventing the wheel we should learn from German education system and get help from their experts.” He said “We have been trying to emulate the German system for technical and vocational school system namely KMK (Konferenz der Kultusminister), and have started working on the pilot school for technical and vocational training on the same lines.”
He said “We are also giving due importance to technical and vocation training in our revised National Education Policy 2009 which will be launched in 2016.”