1947: At the time of independence there were 80 primary and 3 middle schools
1947-75: The Administration of Education Department was looked after by the respective Political Agent/ Deputy Commissioner of the Agency /District.
1976-78: Directorate of Education was established under the Federal Ministry of Education Islamabad.
1979: Transferred to KA & NA Division Islamabad.
1994: Elevated as full fledged Department at G-B Level
2009: Under the new Gilgit-Baltistan Self Governance and empowerment Order, powers delegated to new political setup.
The Gilgit-Baltistan will have a dynamic, effective, efficient and equitable education system with gender parity at all levels which provides access to high quality education to all children from ECD to Class 10 focusing on the holistic development of learners, and equipping them with relevant knowledge, survival skills, attitudes and values to enable them to interact effectively within a rapidly changing world and be contributing members of society.
The system will be responsive to the needs of individuals as well as society through incorporating emerging knowledge and technologies, linking all its internal elements with the broader external environment, maximizing and utilizing the potential of human resources, and harnessing all social forces towards keeping education as the top priority for achieving sustainable development.
Education institutions will promote educational excellence through providing exciting learning opportunities, challenging the academically accelerating individual and accelerating the academically challenged. They will inspire trust, and will be safe and welcoming learning environments, stimulating intellectual curiosity and demonstrating good governance, legitimacy and authority, transparency and accountability.
Learners at all levels will be self-aware, critical and creative individuals. They will be lifelong learners, flexible, adaptable, and able to react to new and changing situations. They will be able to think creatively, analytically, independently, to solve problems, and undertake projects and research-based learning. Fundamental to their values will be commitment to democratic values and ethical citizenship qualities, with the ability to contribute towards their social, moral and academic development and to live successfully in a challenging and pluralist society.