Quetta: Balochistan Basic Education Programme (BBEP) was launched in a ceremony held in a local hotel of Quetta, on Wednesday.
Governor Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai, was the Chief Guest of the ceremony. EU Ambassador to Pakistan Jean-Francois CAUTAIN and Provincial Minister Education Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal were amongst the guest of honors.
Speaking at the occasion, EU Ambassador to Pakistan said that EU puts great emphasis on equitable and quality learning opportunities. In Pakistan, Education is one of key priorities of EU and 32% of the Multi-Annual Indicative Programme 2014-20 is earmarked for Education Sector.
Mr. Jean-Francois CAUTAIN further added that key focus of EU in Balochistan education sector is on Balochistan Examination and Assessment Commission (BEAC), Teachers Performance, Education Management Information System (EMIS) and Education planning and management at district level.
“We are looking forward to continuing our support to Government of Balochistan in improving education access and quality,” concluded Mr. CAUTAIN.
Balochistan Basic Education Programme
This programme is funded by EU and will be implemented by UNICEF in collaboration with Government of Balochistan. Under this programme EMIS cells will be established in 100 clusters and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training will be provided to 3,000 teachers across the province.
New website of EMIS is also launched under this programme which will be used to allow public to hold education department and donor agencies accountable for education system in Balochistan.
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