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Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Education met UNICEF delegation


Islamabad, 5 October 2021 (TDI): Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood, met the high-level delegation of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Monday, 4 October 2021. The delegation was led by the Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, Omar Abdi along with the Regional Director of South Asia, George Laryea-Adjei.

Shafqat Mahmood apprised the delegation of the government’s efforts to continue education during the COVID-19 pandemic. He underscored that due to the pandemic, the number of out-of-school children and learning losses has risen significantly. He also shared with the delegation the development and launching of Single National Curriculum (SNC) and teachers’ training program.

Omar Abdi praised the efforts of Pakistan’s Ministry of Education, and both sides showed their commitment toward working together on education issues in the future as well. They are already working together on various projects including Education Cannot Wait (ECW), Digital divide, technology assistance for blended learning, teachers’ professional development, and out-of-school children among others.

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