K-P education authorities launch enrollment drive

Campaign aimed at achieving annual target of 900,000 children


Our Correspondent April 09, 2017
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PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department (E&SED) on Saturday launched an enrolment drive to achieve their annual target of 900,000 kids in nursery classes.

The drive has been started in all government schools across the province and will continue till April 30. The department organised the launching ceremony at the Government Higher Secondary School Husnain Sharif Shaheed School No 1 in Peshawar.

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Adviser to K-P Chief Minister Ishtiaq Urmar and MPA Shoukat Yusafzai were the guests of honour for the event. Meanwhile, Secretary E&SED Dr Shahzad Bangash, Special Secretary E&SED Qaiser Alam and Director E&SED Rafiq Khattak were also present.

Addressing the parents the adviser said that education is a key priority for the K-P government and informed that the provincial government has taken several initiatives for ensuring education for every child.

Meanwhile, Shoukat Yusafzai said, “Education is a mega project of the K-P Government because only a better education system can help reduce poverty.” The legislator also said that the provincial government has transparently hired 40,000 teachers through the NTS which is an evidence of the government’s attitude.

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“Our reforms have resulted in migration of 34,000 private school students to government schools. We are providing trainings to 83,000 teachers through the British Council and have spent more than Rs21 Billion on provision of missing facilities in schools,” said KP E&SED Secretary Dr Shahzad Khan Bangash in his remarks.

The enrolment campaign will continue in all districts till and several districts have also planned similar events. This year the enrolment drive has been put to 900,000 kids in nursery classes, compared to last year when the target was set as 800,000.

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