LAHORE - The federal government would set up vocational secondary schools across the country to decrease the drop out ratio of students, said State Minister for Education Balighur Rahman on Wednesday.

Addressing the prize distribution ceremony of National Skills Show held here at the Expo Center, he said

that primary pass students would be given admissions in these schools so that they could get skilled training during their matriculation. 

“All provincial governments have allocated sufficient funds for the promotion of vocational training during the current financial year,” Baligh said, adding, “The Punjab government is also fully concentrating on the promotion of technical education.” 

Provincial Ministers Ayesha Ghaus Pasha and Chaudhary Muhammad Shafiq, in their addresses, said that TEVTA was well poised to introduce demand driven short courses as per requirement of the industry.

“Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has given prime importance to producing skilled manpower,” they said. 

They said providing jobs to the youth of the province was a priority for the government of Punjab.  “TEVTA is spending major portion of its development budget on students training.