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 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.
On 19th June, 2014 Ministry has now renamed as Ministry of Federal Education anf Professional Training vide Cabinet Division’s notification No. 4-10/2011-Min-I dated: 19th June, 2014.
“Developing Pakistan as a progressive and prosperous country by providing equal opportunities to all citizens enabling them to acquire knowledge through Primary, Secondary, and Higher Education including Technical and Professional training; creating a knowledge society leading to knowledge economy”
“Endeavour to create conducive environment for teaching-learning and to promote affordable quality education, in all academic disciplines to ensure holistic growth and sustainable socio economic development of Islamic Republic of Pakistan”
As per the Constitutional provisions (25-A and Federal Legislative List part-I and II) the Ministry has to function in the following fields:
• Higher Education and Standards in Higher Education
• Technical Education and Vocational/Professional Training
• Non Formal Basic Education
• Adult Literacy
• Coordination with Provinces/ Areas
• Secretariat of Inter Provincial Education Ministers’ Conference (IPEMC)
• National Curriculum Council (NCC)
• National Education Policy (NEP)
• International Cooperation
The functions include coordination, facilitation, Technical and Financial Assistance as well as taking care of International obligations and commitments.