PESHAWAR - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Monday launched first-ever Management Information System (MIS) report on technical and vocational education and training (TVET), showing an increase of 28 per cent in the number of institutes during last five years.
The MIS report has been formally launched by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak last week while its findings were disseminated here at a ceremony organised by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical Education and Vocational Training Agency (KPK-TEVTA). The report has been prepared by the KPK-TEVTA with the technical assistance of TVET Reform Support Programme, which is co-funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Federal Republic of Germany and being implemented by the GIZ in Pakistan. MPA Abdul Karim Khan, Chief Minister Advisor on Technical Education, was the chief guest while the ceremony was attended by Secretary Industries and Technical Education Sajid Khan Jadoon, Director General Technical Education Professor Shakeel Ahmed, National Deputy Coordinator TVET Reforms Support Programme Raja Saad Khan and a large number of industrialists and experts on technical education.
As per the report, the number of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes has registered an increase of 28 per cent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since 2007 with commerce and management sciences, as the most-flourished sector having 32 per cent growth rate.
Besides, 53 per cent expansion was occurred in the facilities dedicated for women as compared to the only 21 per cent increase in institutes for men. Though the number of TVET increased, the enrollment increase is not that encouraged which was increased by only 4 per cent. However, female enrolment went up by 18 per cent in commerce education.
Civil Technology topped the list of trainee enrollment in 2012 in which 5257 students were enrolled followed by Electrical Technology with 4695 and Mechanical Technology 2785 registered trainees out of the total of 16156 trainees. Dressing Making, Food, Auto Farm and Petroleum Technology courses remained low in demand.