Islamabad - Minister of State for Capital Administration & Development Division (CA&DD), Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary yesterday said that the government has planned to upgrade Islamabad Model College for Girls, F/72, to university and in this regard a comprehensive work has been completed.

He was addressing a Qirat and Naat competition ceremony here at Islamabad Model College for Girls (IMCG), F/72.

The minister said that 200 schools and colleges of the federal capital would be upgraded within 6 to 8 months in the next phase under Prime Minister Education Reforms Programme.

“In the first phase, the structure of the 22 public educational institutions have been completed,” he informed the audience. Besides structure, the minister said that new teachers would also be hired according to the need of the institutions.

He added that training programme for capital’s teaching staff would be started soon to improve the quality of education.

He said that the country is facing numerous difficulties only because of the lack of education but now the government has decided to promote the education sector on priority basis.

The past governments, he said, did not pay full attention to the education sector, adding that the present government of PMLN is working practically for the promotion of this sector in the country.

Tariq Fazal said that in the last phase of the education reforms programme, remaining 200 schools and colleges would be upgraded.

He said that besides education the federal government is also focusing on health sector and added in this regard all hospitals of the capital would be upgraded.