Peshawar—Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Higher Education and Information Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani has said that promotion of education is the top priority of the present PTI led provincial government while this sector was the most neglected one in the previous regimes and added that earlier a primary level school used to be consisted of only two rooms and two teachers which was a criminal negligence on the part of the then rulers towards the education of our children.
He was addressing as chief guest at the launching ceremony of BS programme in the discipline of linguistics and English literature in Edwards College here on Tuesday. He said that the present government from very first day of its inception had declared educational emergency in the province to put the system on right track. ‘Minimum six rooms, six teachers and six classes have been ensured in every primary school of the province under the emergency’, said Mushtaq Ghani and added that besides the provision of other missing facilities in primary level schools, 15,000 new rooms had been constructed and thousands of teachers recruited on purely merit basis to make-up the deficiency of teacher in these schools.
Similarly, 0.7m street children have been enrolled in these schools, whereas cent percent attendance of teachers has been ensured in public sector school through an effective monitoring system and all these measures of Provincial Government are yielding very encouraging and positive results in strengthening education system in the province, the advisor said.
Highlighting the measures of his government in the field of higher education, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani said that the first ever technical university of the country was being established at Nowshera.