Educational affairs: BKMS asked to improve quality of education

Minister says govt will provide teachers with suitable pay package

Our Correspondent April 07, 2016

PESHAWAR: The administration of Bacha Khan Model School (BKMS) in Pabbi, Nowshera has been urged to improve the quality of education and attain self-sufficiency instead of relying on government funds.

This was stated in a handout issued on Thursday. According to the document, the demand was made by Minister for Education Muhammad Atif Khan. He was speaking at a meeting held with the school’s administration in the city. Muhammad Atif also asked the school administration to computerise records of all model schools to maintain transparency in managing the affairs of the school.

Education Additional Secretary Qaiser Alam, former provincial minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain and other members were present on the occasion.

“The PTI government is trying its level best to bring meaningful change for the progress and prosperity of the education sector,” the handout quoted the minister as saying. “Teachers are like the backbone of education sector and the government is trying to improve working conditions for them.”

He added the provincial government will provide teachers with a suitable pay package so they could discharge their responsibilities with utmost satisfaction and to boost their morale.

On the other hand, the school principal informed the minister about the difficulties faced by the school administration. He said the institute was performing far better than other private schools that charge exorbitant fees.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 8th,  2016.


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