Islamabad - The government is making all-out efforts to bring about reforms in the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) for further improving its functioning.

Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary said while talking to APP. He said these reforms in FDE would prove to be fruitful in managing 422 schools, colleges of the federal capital.

Tariq Fazal said that the federal government was formulating rules and regulation which would ultimately improve affairs of FDE and other institutions. He said that capable and efficient professionals were being inducted in the FDE to further enhance its performance.

The state minister said the government educational institutions of the urban and rural areas of Islamabad were being renovated by ensuring facilities. In the first phase, half schools out of 22, from rural and urban areas, have been renovated, he added. He said renovation of the 200 institutions would be completed in the next six to eight months.

He said able teachers of math and science subjects were being hired. Teachers training courses were also being started to bring about a change in the educational institutions, he added. He said Maryam Nawaz was taking keen interest in the development of the education sector in the country.

The up-gradation of the federal schools, colleges through Prime Minister’s Education Reforms Programme was in progress under her supervision, he added.

To a question, he said that a meeting was held between Pakistan Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) and private school owners regarding fee increase issue. The private schools were only allowed to run their institutions under rules and regulations of PEIRA.