Abdul Khaliq Quresh
Abbottabad—Owing to the reforms initiatives taken by the present Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government, the numbers of ghost schools have reduced enormously in the province during the last three years. A large number of government schools have not only been brought to the limelight but all those schools which were in deteriorated condition are being fully rehabilitated by renovating and equipping them with all required modern educational and sports facilities.
This was revealed at a meeting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Standing Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education Department. The Committee met at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa House Abbottabad Wednesday with its Chairman Muhammad Arif, MPA in the chair. Among others who attended the meeting included MPAs Shah Hussain, Raja Faisal Zaman, Amna Sardar, Director E&SE, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Education officers of all districts of Hazara Division and high ups of E&SE department, Peshawar.
The meeting discussed in detail the issue of ghost and reportedly closed schools in Hazara Division and the committee unanimously criticized the federal government for ignoring reconstruction of those schools which were devastated by 2005 earthquake. It decided to once again approach the federal government for the rehabilitation of such schools.