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‘Punjab to start vocational education at school level’

By our correspondents
July 06, 2017

LAHORE: Secretary Schools Education Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik has said the Punjab government has decided to start technical and vocational education at school level in the province. As per this decision, 39 comprehensive schools will be converted into vocational and technical institutes in this regard.

He expressed these views while meeting with a Chinese delegation of Tianjin University of Technical Education headed by Vice-President Yan Bing in the committee room of Directorate of Staff Development on Wednesday, according to a handout issued here.

Secretary Schools Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik said the government has decided to introduce technical and vocational education at the school level and added that technical and vocational education would be introduced as a subject from Class 6 in the public sector schools. Meanwhile, 39 comprehensive high schools in different districts of the province will be converted as vocational training institutes. He said this initiative would facilitate the youth and the students would be able to earn their livelihood in an honourable way by learning beneficial skills.

Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik further said that importance of technical and vocational education is getting massive day by day. There is a dire need to have a well-trained workforce in the country. This aspect will open up many new employment opportunities for the students. 

The Chinese delegation also visited Comprehensive Girls High School Bhaikaywal and Government Pilot High School for Boys Wahdat Road and examined different facilities there. The aim of their visit was to establish a mechanism regarding training of school faculty, promotion of research and development of curriculum. The Chinese experts will also train the teachers so that they could impart world-class education to their students.