Punjab to set up technical & vocational training at school level: Dr Allah Bakshs Malik


LAHORE, June 05: Secretary of Schools Education Dr Allah Bakshs Malik has said that Punjab government has decided to start technical and vocational education at school level in the province. As many as 39 comprehensive schools will be converted to 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, here today.

Secretary Schools Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik said that 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 that this initiative would facilitate the youth and the students would be able to earn their livelihood in an honorable 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. This initiative would facilitate the youth and the students would be able to earn their livelihood by learning different skills, he added.

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