Pulling focus: Education reports urged to be based on constituencies

PML-N MPA says this will show performance of lawmakers in their areas

Asad Zia May 30, 2016
PML-N MPA says this will show performance of lawmakers in their areas. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: The government will form an annual education report based on constituencies instead of districts so that the public is aware of the performance of MPAs in their areas.

Earlier Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department made reports based on districts. However, on May 25, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPA Amna Sardar submitted a resolution to make education reports based on constituencies instead of districts.

The resolution, a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune, was signed by opposition party members, including Qaumi Watan Party MPA Meraj Humayun and Awami National Party MPA Sardar Hussain Babak.

Report components

The resolution stated the district-wise report is prepared every year with the number of functional and closed schools, students and teachers. It also outlines the status of available and missing facilities through which the overall situation is gauged. However, the resolution read a constituency-wise report would provide a clearer picture of the state of affairs to locals.

While talking to The Express Tribune, Sardar, who forwarded the resolution, said the basic aim of the constituency-wise report was to show the performance of each MPA. She said the report would show the funds received by MPAs of respective constituencies and how the money was spent on the education sector.

It would also help MPAs in reflecting the situation of the government, Sardar said.

She added Alif Ailaan recently issued the Pakistan District Ranking Report 2016 which showed the situation of education in all districts across the country. She said non-profit organisations should also make their reports constituency-wise and show the performance of the MPAs.

Under way

Sardar said she convinced the education minister to make the reports constituency-wise. She requested the government to allocate funds as per the performance of the respective MPAs. QWP MPA Meraj Humayun appreciated the effort of Sardar, saying the constituency-wise report would show the performance and determination of the MPAs for education in their respective areas.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2016.


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