United Nations Educational Scientific and Culture Organisation UNESCO promised to provide sufficient support to Pakistan’s Education Sector. Currently, during World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education in Tashkent ( Uzbekistan).
Federal Minister of Education Rana Tanveer and Assistant Director General for Education Ms Giannini held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Conference. During the meeting, ADG assured that UNESCO Will Provide Support to Pakistan’s Educational Sector
The Assitant Director General for Education Ms Giannini agreed to establish the Centre of Excellence ( COA) for Teacher training in Islamabad. This COA will provide training to teachers in Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics ( STEAM).
The said centre will also mainly focus on early childhood and primary education. The Assistant Director General assured the Federal Minister that the global partners will provide all possible support and assistance to improve Pakistan’s Education Sector.
Additionally, ADG agreed that UNESCO will enhance its efforts for capacity building of officials of the Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO ( PNCU) and Pakistan’s education ministry will ensure the availability of an adequate workforce at PNCU.
Ms Giannini admired Pakistan’s efforts towards improvement in Education Sector. She appreciated Pakistan’s commitment to overcoming Major challenges in the education sector especially related to out-of-school children and girls’ education.
Ms Stefania Giannini was a senator and remained minister for Education in Italy. She is now working as Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO. Federal Minister for Education also discussed the damage to the Education sector due to the recent flood in Pakistan. He emphasized the help to restore the damaged Schools and educational institutions in the flood-affected areas.
In short, it is a developing move for Pakistan’s Education sector that UNESCO is agreed to establish PAK – UNESCO Joint Centre of Excellence for Teachers Training.