K-P govt to merge low-enrolment schools

These schools will be merged with other nearby schools while their staff will also be shifted to other schools


APP May 06, 2017
These schools will be merged with other nearby schools while their staff will also be shifted to other schools. PHOTO: REUTERS

ABBOTTABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led provincial government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has started closing down and merging those government primary and middle schools which have less than 50 students.

These schools, official sources said on Friday, would be merged with other nearby schools while their staff would also be shifted to other schools.

However, the government has decided not to merge schools which have managed to improve their enrolment rates through new admissions. Those unable to do so would be gradually closed.

The decision of consolidating and merging the schools had been made in 2016. Closing low-enrolment schools were part of the provincial government’s rationalisation policy to minimise expenses.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 6th, 2017.

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