Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NAVTTC asked for accrediting more vocational institutes

Islamabad: Minister of State for Education and the Federal Vocational Education, Interior and Narcotics Control Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman said that National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) must be accredited technical and vocational education maximum and training (TVET) institutions across the country, so that the quality of technical and vocational training can be provided with the employability of young people to the needs of industry.

He said while addressing a two-day meeting of the sixth session of the vocational and technical education (VET) Committee on Accreditation and Quality Assessment (TA & QEC) to NAVTTC Headquarters, Islamabad.

TA & QEC meeting was convened under the auspices of the National Commission Technical Director and Executive Education Muhammad Imtiaz Tajwar and by the certification and accreditation NAVTTC CEO Adeela Syeda Bokhari presided.

The Accreditation Section NAVTTC submitted a total of 26 training institutions on the decisions of technical assistance and QECs. The Forum approved 85 disciplines and trades 16 institutes focused on the demand for various public and private sector for the accreditation of NAVTTCs across the country.

TA & QEC demanded that the Federal NAVTTC with Apex point queries against any institution shall be conducted engaged in fraudulent practices, false as AIMS only three institutions are on the earth and all the other not yet probed in Pakistan be by the relevant province TEVTAs. These institutions work BISP and other organizations and donors and charging students for courses offered, with dual affiliations and working in concert with other institutions.

The forum also decided that accredited institutions, preference should projects or future training for competence-based education implementation are given and the best should be given the status of centers of excellence.