Girls’ schools ratio increases to 70pc in KP

Ghani for FEF staff appointment in govt colleges

Peshawar—Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Information and Higher Education Mushtaq Ghani on Thursday expressed concern over delay in appointment of Frontier Education Foundation (FEF) colleges’ staff in government colleges and directed Department of Higher Education to complete the process in 15-day.
Presiding over a meeting of FEF budget, he said one year has passed that the Board of Governors of FEF colleges have decided appointment of FEF in the government colleges but it is yet to be implemented. He said it was unfortunate and highly regrettable that the higher education department has not taken any practical measure despite the fact that the enrolment process in FEF is not satisfactory and these colleges are not in a position to bear their own expenses.
He said the staff of FEF colleges would be ad-justed against the vacant posts but on need basis in the government colleges, adding that there new colleges are being set up in all the districts and FEF staff would also be appointed in these colleges.
He directed officials of higher education de-partment to resolve the absorption of FEF staff in the government colleges. He asserted that if the need of legislation would be felt on the subject mat-ter the government would also do it.
Special Secretary Higher Education Department Abdul Ghafoor Baig, Director FEF Hifz ur Rehman and other high officials also attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtukhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan on Thursday claimed that due to priority to female education by the PTI led Khyber Pakthunkhwa government, the ratio of girls’ schools has in-creased to 70 percent.
He added that the provincial government was for the first time establishing first ever girls cadet college in the province which showing its interest towards female education. This he said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of government girls primary school Daag Behsud constructed under RAHA program at Now-shera. The ceremony was also addressed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Mr. Filippo Grandi.
The minister said, due to wave of terrorism, extremism and militancy, the education sector particularly female education was badly affected and ratio of school going girl students was reduced to great extant.
However, the efforts of present government have resulted in an increase again, adding that focus on female education was must for bright future of the nation.
Atif said that quality education is as important as infrastructure development and roads network in progress of the nation. He claimed that the educa-tion is the mega project of PTI-led present govern-ment and it has allocated a big chunk of the budget for this important sector.—APP

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