Ministry of Professional and Technical Training was established in July 2011 in the wake of 18th Amendment.Some of the Departments/Organizations previously under MOLM and MOE were placed under this Ministry.Supreme Court of Pakistan in its Judgment dated 25th November, 2011 directed that in view of insertion of Article 25-A in the Constitution, the Federal Government cannot absolve itself from the responsibility of providing Education to its citizens.
In the light of Supreme Court Judgment, a Summary was moved to Prime Minister of Pakistan who was pleased to approve the renaming of Ministry as “Ministry of Education and Training” which was duly notified by the Cabinet Division on 24th July, 2012.Subsequently, the Council of Common Interest (CCI) in its meeting held on 8th November, 2012 endorsed the renaming of Ministry and approved its functioning with the subjects already assigned to it.
On reorganization of Federal Secretariat the Ministry has now renamed as Ministry of Education, Trainings & Standards in Higher Education vide Cabinet Division’s notification No. 4-8/2013-Min-I dated: 07th June, 2013.
“making Pakistan a developed and prosperous country by creating equitable opportunities of Education in sync with demand driven training to its populace”
“Endeavour to create condusive environment to promote education and provide technical and vocational training to the manpower in consonance with indigenous needs of socio-economic development leading to transform Pakistan from developing to a developed nation”
To devise policies, plans and programmes for ensuring mass education and integrated professional, vocational and technical training in sync with national needs and international requirements.
To supervise /oversee the implementation of National Education Policy -2009.
To make proposals for legislation, rules and code of conduct for official business concerning education, professional training and skill development.
To formulate proposals/ recommendations for increased public expenditure on education, professional development and vocational & technical training.
To nominate/recommend eminent persons for national awards in the fields of education, professional and technical training.
To coordinate with other ministries/ organizations for optimal utilization of professionals and trained manpower.
To liaise with International donors and organizations in the field of education and trainings.
To develop, coordinate and regulate curricula, schedules, institutes and examination/certification bodies for the relevant trainings.
To coordinate efforts to achieve education related MDGs and EFA targets.
To make arrangements for effective utilization of youth bulge by imparting vocational and technical training.
To administer and regulate the affairs of the attached departments, sub-ordinate offices and autonomous organizations.