K-P secretary briefs CJP over education performance of province

Secretary Majeed presented K-P government's performance report in education sector

Our Correspondent April 21, 2018

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Secretary Education Muhammad Abid Majeed informed Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar that during the last five years, K-P government completed boundary walls of 97 per cent schools in the province.

He added that 96 per cent now have toilets, 85 per cent have clean water available and 78 per cent of schools in the province have electricity.

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Secretary Majeed presented K-P government's performance report in the education sector and said that for the last five years, education has been among the top priorities for the provincial government.

“The budgetary allocation for education has been increased from Rs63.69 billion in 2012-13 to Rs136.22 billion in 2017,” Majeed said, adding that continuous efforts are being made by the government to ensure equitable opportunities for out-of-school children.

The 2017 census showed that 23 per cent of children aged 5-16 are out of school, with 19 per cent leaving at primary level and 27 per cent at secondary level, Majeed informed. "To meet the requirements for providing 100 per cent access there is a need for 9,000 more schools and 60,000 new teachers," the secretary informed.

Majeed further said that the recruitment process of teachers through the National Testing Service has improved the quality of schools. “A total of 40,000 merit-based qualified teachers recruited in the past four years, and recruitment of another 17,000 teachers is in process,” the secretary added. “83,000 teachers are being trained since 2016 in English as medium of instruction in all the districts by British Council.”

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The CJP directed him to submit the report to the top court. He also appreciated the Chief Secretary of K-P Muhammad Azam Khan for his services for the province.


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