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National Vocational and Technical Training Commission awards accreditation to 14 Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutes

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Islamabad, March 14, 2013 (PPI-OT): Chairman National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Ch Muhammad Mumtaz Akhtar Kahloon has said that its pleasure and honour for him to state that NAVTTC, under its mandate given by the government, has started an independent and impartial accreditation system for TVET institutions in Pakistan.

Through this system, so far 14 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes have been accredited throughout the country and 44 more applications are under the process for accreditation. This Accreditation system would go a long way in development of TVET sector of our country, said the Chairman NAVTTC while addressing the maiden NAVTTC Accreditation awarding ceremony of 14 TVET institutes.

He said that government of Pakistan also appreciates the support; NAVTTC is receiving from the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Federal Republic of Germany. Ch Muhammad Mumtaz Akhtar Kahloon hoped that current activities of NAVTTC like accreditation, curriculum development, National Vocational Qualification Framework and fixing National Skills Standards would help in making appreciable progress in the much required TVET sector of Pakistan.

Chairman said that TVET is increasingly perceived as the master key to poverty alleviation, sustainable development, and to a life of peace, prosperity and emancipation. Quality technical and vocational Education and training is considered essential to employment generation and self employment therefore, maintaining its quality is of paramount importance.

“Let me extend my appreciation to the successful Vocational and Technical Institutes who qualified for this certification today.”, said Chairman NAVTTC.

Earlier Executive Director NAVTTC, Tariq Shafi Chak while welcoming all the participants said that with the grace of God and input from all the TVET stakeholders and support of GIZ, NAVTTC has successfully introduced its National Accreditation Regime as one of its core function and mandate.

It’s a happy sign that the hard team work of NAVTTC and its’ partners; i.e all the provincial authorities/departments and our friends contributors from Neither Land, EU and Germany through GIZ is bearing fruits now in the TVET sector of Pakistan. I hope this partnership of ours would go a long way in addressing the TVET sector of Pakistan as per its people’s demand, he added.

The Chairman gave away NAVTTC Accreditation Certificates to the 14 TVET institutes including: Govt. college of Technology Hyderabad, Govt. college of Technology, Larkana, Pak polytechnic Institute, Chiniot, Comprehensive Polytechnic Institute, Sargodha, Govt. College of Technology, Risalpur Road, Nowshera, Ali Polytechnic Institute of technology, near Sabzi Mandi, Haripur, National Foundation for Resources Development (NFRD) Rawalpindi, Govt. College of Technology, Railway Road Lahore, Govt. College of Technology, Faisalabad, Govt. College of Technology, Rasul, Vocational Training Institute, Al-Hyderi, Karachi, Govt. College of Technology Girls, Karimabad, Karachi, Mangla Institute of Technical Education, Mangla Cantt and Govt. Swedish Pakistani College of Technology, Gujrat. Ambassadors from Muslim Countries, European Union and other Western Countries, Federal Secretaries, high officials from GIZ, UNESCO, UNIDO, British Council, JICA, KOICA, TIKA, CIDA, Provincial TEVTAs’ Heads and all other TVET stakeholders throughout the country attended this ceremony.

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