PESHAWAR: The government is devising an independent monitoring system to ensure the attendance of teachers in schools and provision of quality education in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).
This was stated by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra during a ceremony at the Governor House in Peshawar on Tuesday.
The ceremony had been arranged to hand over motorbikes, smartphones and school furniture to schools in Fata.
Jhagra said that with assistance from international organisations, Rs2.09 billion have been invested in 750 schools of Fata. He added that as many as 85,000 temporary displaced people (TDPs) would be provided quality education on an emergency basis in these schools.
“Proper mechanism should be formulated to monitor these schools and monthly reports should be submitted,” he said.
He directed that ghost schools and teachers should be tracked and penalised.
Jhagra also urged senior officials to diver their efforts and resources to providing quality, modern education to the youth in Fata.
The ceremony was attended by Fata Additional Chief Secretary Fida Wazir, Fata Social Sector Department Secretary Yousaf Raheem, Fata education director and representatives from the UNDP and other officials.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2017.
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