KP reopens 315 closed schools

Peshawar—A spokesman of the Elementary and Secondary Education Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has clarified that the present provincial government soon after assuming power in 2013 have constituted a sub-committee for the activation of ineffective schools in the province.
In a statement, the spokesman told that after hectic efforts the sub-committee pinpointed 450 such ineffective schools including 315 girls’ schools. Furthermore, it said that 64 schools that were closed since 1983 were constructed on unsuitable places were constructed in the quota of MPAs and Senators under then Rural Development Programme.
He said that on the identification of the committee a total of 315 schools have been re-opened till January 2016 where efforts for the re-opening of 118 more schools are being taken on priority basis so they could be activated by the end of March 2016.
He further told that the presently the number of girls’ schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is 10500 and till the mid of current month, the number of ineffective schools was only 1% for which the department is recruiting staff on the basis of merits and problems relating to buildings are also being resolved. The teachers will be selected through NTS till next month.—APP

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