The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary & Secondary Education Department (ESED) has launched an enrolment drive to achieve the target of 900,000 kids enrolment in katchi/nursery classes. The enrolment drive has been started throughout government schools in KP and will continue till April 30, 2017 to achieve the annual enrollment target of 0.9 million compare to last year target of 0.8 Million.
In this connection, the Department organizeda launchingceremony at Government Higher Secondary School Husnain Sharif Shaheed School No.1 Peshawar.IshtiaqUrmarAdviso to KP Chief Ministerand MPA ShoukatYusafzaiwere the guests of Honor on this occasion, Secretary ESED Dr. Shahzad Bangash, Special Secretary ESED QaiserAlam and Director ESE Rafiq Khattak were also present on the occasion.
In his briefing remarks, the Advisor to Kp Chief Minister IshtiaqUrmar said that Education is a key priority area of KP Government and has undertaken several initiatives to ensure education to every child of this province and is introducing number of reforms to improve the quality of teaching and students learning outcomes.
ShoukatYusafzai said that Education is a mega project of KP Government because only a better education system can help in poverty reduction. KP Government has transparently hired 40,000 teachers through NTS which is an evidence of Government seriousness. “Our reforms have resulted in migration of 34,000 private school students to Government Schools.
We are providing trainings to 83,000 teachers through British Council and have spent more than Rs. 21 Billion on provision of missing facilities in schools. We have also taken initiatives to ensure attendance of teachers in Schools through IMU and Online Action Management System” KP ESED Secretary Dr. Shahzad Khan Bangashremarked on this occasion.
The enrolment campaign will continue in all districts until April 30, 2017. Several districts have also planned similar events in districts. This year the enrolment drive target is 900,000 kids in nursery clasess. Last year the target was set as 800,000 of which 785,000 was achieved.