Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Engr. Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman has said that the national stakeholders’ conference will be held soon to share the findings of National Achievement Test (NAT) 2016.
The Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Engr. Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman was chairing a meeting at the Committee Room of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training on Thursday.
During the meeting, Dr. Syed Kamal Ud Din, Director National Education Assessment System (NEAS) gave presentation to the Federal Minister on “National Achievement Test (NAT) 2016 Findings”.
The meeting was attended by officers of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training and its attached departments.
He noted that all the provinces fully participated in NAT 2016, saying that the quality of education has improved in the country.
During the tenure of the present government, first NEAS-National Achievement Test was conducted in 2014 while second NEAS-National Achievement Test was conducted in year 2016, he said.
The Federal Minister appreciated the role of NEAS team. The sample size of students set 30,000 in NAT 2016 which is higher than previous sample size. And 1500 schools participated in the mega activity.
Baligh Ur Rehman said that assessment is very important element for any education system.
He said that conceptual learning is vital for students and it is possible through native language or local language.
The Federal Minister said that things are going better and ghost schools’ phenomenon is ending in the country. He said that the sports and physical activities are also essential for students as healthy body contains healthy mind.