K-P education ministry to bring five-year plan

Published: July 28, 2019
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PESHAWAR: In order to bring about a revolutionary change and improvement in the education system.

In this context the Ministry of Education of Department of Primary and Secondary is to bring about a five-year education reform programme in the next five years 2019 to 2023 under which curriculum and teachers training reforms are to be implemented, while 65 thousand new teachers including eleven thousand primary teachers are to be appointed in the next five years.

Documents available with the express tribune exclusively on Saturday, showed that The Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa government has approved and allocated an handsome amount of budget of the 2019-20 financial year for the education revolution in the newly merged districts and after the extension of the independent monitoring unit (IMU) to the tribal districts, 138 DATA collection monitoring assistants (DCMAs) to are to be established in the merged districts along with computer operators to be appointed and trained in first week of next month.

While the 93 percent of the Talemi Islahi Jirga (TIJs) in merged districts are to be converted into the parent teacher councils (PTCs) in merged districts to improve and education standard and also to keep check and balance unto the managements.

The revolutionary measures included the construction of the 45 new primary schools, 22 primary school to be upgraded to the middle schools, 26 middle schools to be upgraded to the secondary while 21 secondary school to be converted to the higher secondary schools and the education department source said that the from the end of the this education year the student to be put on critical literacy and numerical system.

For monitoring the classroom and learning process in the school the education ministry going to bring a concept of school leaders across the province by trained 3,000 leader at the start of academic year 2020, while for high quality learning materials the ministry developing scrip lesson for English, Maths and Urdu for teachers across the K-P, he said.

The revised CPD programme to be scaled up to the 27 settled districts by 2020 which to benefit 90,000 primary school teachers included FR, while in next five years programme is to be extended to the all newly merged districts and replied that K-P textbook board to revised textbooks from grade 1 to 10 including English, maths, physics, chemistry and biology and textbooks to be available in the this academic year, the source said

The source has also revealed the accountability system and district performances scorecards teacher, students and complaints redressal and showed that student’s attendance had been improved by two per cent, teacher’s attendance by one per cent, percentage of the online action management system cases completed by 11 percent and none teaching staffers attendance by 1 per cent.

The department has also allocated RS 500 million in the financial year 2019 and 20 for the establishment of new schools to shifted the rented building school into the government owned, while for the “accelerated learning programme to be launched in three districts included five of the merged districts to start second shift classes for the out school kids in those district which to be extended to other districts soon.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2019.

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