Islamabad - The revised National Education Policy (NEP) will be launched next year after required amendments and incorporating the suggestions from provincial authorities.

According to an official of the Ministry of Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, a national level committee has been constituted to revisit the important document and finalize it with the help of all the stakeholders. The policy will be evaluated by the National Review Committee in line with the 18th Constitutional Amendment, international commitments, Vision 2025 and the modern trends.

The official said the education policy announced in the year 2009 was finalized with consensus of all political parties and stakeholders. The new policy would be finalized after incorporating the changes suggested by the provincial representatives by December 2015.

The official said the National Review Committee formed to review NEP would meet during the first week of March to discuss its progress. The National Education Policy 2009 document targeted to increase the enrolment in higher education from the present 4.7 per cent to 10 percent by the year 2015 and to 15 per cent by 2020.

The policy included the ambitious goals of raising the annual budgetary allocations for the sector up to seven percent of the Gross Development Product and increasing literacy to 85 percent by 2015. The policy envisaged a regime of strict uniform examination system across the country and also a unified curriculum.

The policy also called for introducing concept of residential schools, setting official age for primary education at six to ten years, improving basic facilities at schools, reducing drop outs and establishing model schools for boys and girls in each province.