British HC meets Edu. Minister


ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner and British Council Country Director Amir Ramzan met Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain here at his office Thursday.
Both sides discussed in detail the ongoing educational cooperation between two countries, including the flagship higher education programme ‘Pak-UK Education Gateway’, FCDO’s technical assistance for formulation of National Curriculum and collaboration for teachers training. They also discussed the British Council’s support in setting up connecting class rooms, bringing back 5,000 out of school children, establishing linkages of NAVTTC with the industry, TVET sector and apprenticeship programme.
Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain, while commending the United Kingdom’s support for Pakistan, said Pakistanis felt very comfortable with Britishers and consider the UK as their second home. He reiterated his resolve to further strengthen the educational ties in all areas with the the UK. High Commissioner Turner stated that the UK wanted to work as closely as they could with Pakistan in all areas of education. –Agencies