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Education in Pakistan

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. Education System in Pakistan
This section will cover the administrative and supervisory structure of education
system, the structure of education system and curriculum on school level. [4
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3.1 Administrative and Supervisory Structure
According to the Constitution of Pakistan (1973), the Federal Government is
entrusted the responsibility for policy, planning, and promotion of educational
facilities in the federating units. This responsibility is in addition to the overall
policymaking, coordinating and advisory authority; otherwise, education is the
provincial subject. The Federal Ministry of Education administers the educational
institutions located in the federal capital territory. Universities located in various
provinces are administered by the provincial governments, but are exclusively funded
by the federal government through the Higher Education Commission. The Federal
Ministry of Education is headed by the Minister of Education. The most senior civil
servant in the Ministry is the Education Secretary assisted by Joint Secretary and
Joint Educational Advisors of each wing. There are 6 wings in the Federal Ministry of
Education and each wing is headed by Joint Educational Advisor. The provincial
Education Departments are headed by their respective Provincial Education Ministers.
The civil servant in charge of the department is the Provincial Education Secretary.
The provinces are further divided into districts for the purpose of administration. The
head of the Education Department in a district is Executive District Officer (EDO).
Literacy Department functions separately in case of Punjab and Sindh only it is
headed by Executive District Officer (EDO) literacy. In the Provinces of NWFP and
Baluchistan, literacy is the part of Education Department. The hierarchy then runs
down to the District Education Officer, Sub-district Education Officer, Supervisors or
Assistant Sub-district Education Officers. In certain...

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