Education Foundation to be made functional: Minister Govt to establish 1000 girls’ community schools in KP

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

Provincial Education Minister Akbar Ayub Khan said Thursday that Elementary and Secondary Education Foundation would be made fully functional and had approved reconstitution of technical committees in this regard. He said that after reconstitution of old and new technical committees, they would review entire gamut of issues and put forward suitable recommendations before the foundation’s board of directors for resolving the existing problems.
In a press release, the minister said that foundation would be put on modern lines to promote quality education and added that information would be utilized further in more effective manner under the computerized system. He said that capacity of the foundation would be built up and corruption would be prevented through transfers of employees.
He said that those employees who had served on same post for two or more years would be transferred in order to promote transparency and merit. The minister said that foundation would further establish one thousand girls’ community schools which would help provide basic education to more than 40,000 out of school children. Besides, he added the initiative would provide job opportunities to thousands of jobless women.
He said that under the new school scheme, private sector would be encouraged to open school in such remote and underdeveloped areas where no private or public school was existing before, adding the scheme would be extended to more areas.
Provincial Education Minister Akbar Ayub Khan has directed the officials concerned to remove all hurdles within two months, coming in the way of the newly constructed Mansehra Model School to make it functioning. He directed the authorities concerned to recruit teaching staff immediately and launch admission drive in order to start classes in the school in two months.
He said that financial resources had already been provided for remaining construction work of the school, the project should be completed by August 25. He expressed these views during visit to Mansehra Model School at Shehelia. The education minister said that building was ready, so there was no reason to delay launch of the facility. He said that advertisement process of vacancies for recruiting teachers should be initiated immediately in order to start classes within two months.
During the briefing, the minister was informed that Mansehra Model School had been constructed on 93 kanal of land and it had been completed at cost of Rs141.304 million. It was informed that the school had a capacity to provide education up to 1200 students. Akbar Ayub Khan said that human development through education and technical skills was on the agenda of the government. He added that KP government would provide all necessary assistance for launch of the project to equip each child of the area with quality education. The minister also lauded efforts of the provincial assembly members of Mansehra in this regard.

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