Abdul Khaliq Qureshi
Abbottabad—The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak says his government was transforming the education dynamics to fulfil objectives of education.
He was speaking as chief guest at annual parents day and prize distribution ceremony at Abbottabad Public School (APS), Saturday. The Provincial Cabinet members, Alhaj Qalander Khan Lodhi, Mr. Abdul Haq, MNA Dr. Muhammad Azhar Jadoon, MPA and Chairman DDAC, Abbottabad, Sardar Muhammad Idrees, other notables, faculty members and large number of parents and students of the school attended the ceremony.
The Principal of the school Brigadier (Retd) Javed Ahmed in his Annual Report highlighted performance, activities, achievements and future plans of the institution while the students presented impressive and colorful performances, which were highly lauded by the audience and the chief guest.
The Chief Minister said that his government was reshaping the educational system in such manner that would enable educational institutions to prepare students to fight against the evils of society, particularly the extremist views and misconceptions of religion. They would be able to analyze various happenings objectively and play their role in the development and prosperity of the country. He asked the teachers to guide students to face the realities of life in their true context without prejudice. “The need of the day is to equip the students with quality education, ethics and morality, leadership qualities and good character”. He said it is the job of today’s teacher to transform the young souls into dynamic young men and women and useful citizens.
Appreciating the repute earned by the school Mr. Pervez Khattak said that performance of the institution clearly demonstrate that it has an excellent infrastructure and competent faculty which also shows that Abbottabad Public School is alive to its obligation of sustaining the standards. He said the APS serves as nursery for PMA and other military institutions.
“The students studying here are lucky and privileged ones who are blessed with an opportunity to be associated with an institution of such a high standard and repute”, he said. He advised the students to uphold the APS’s motto “ Character is destiny”.
Referring to the demands presented by the Principal, the Chief Minister announced his approval for construction of Auditorium, gymnasium, squash court, staff club, and two hostels.