Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has termed access of common man to quality education an integral part of his government’s manifesto.
He said that the incumbent provincial government is introducing reforms alongside development projects to develop education system on modern lines with the aim to ensure provision of education facilities to students at their doorsteps.
In a statement issued here from Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Mahmood Khan said that, as per the vision of party Chairman Imran Khan, the provincial government is taking result oriented steps in every sector with special focus on elementary and secondary education which has improved the education standards at elementary level, adding that owing to these efforts of the government, public confidence has been restored in the public sector educational institutions.
Consequently, the enrolment has increased significantly in government schools.
The chief minister added that the government under a well devised strategy has taken various steps to develop education system including establishment of new schools, rehabilitation and improvement of existing schools, merit based recruitment of teachers, provision of free textbooks to students, provision of scholarships to female students to enhance literacy rates, establishment of education monitoring authority, launching of second shift in public schools and hiring of school leaders.
It is pertinent to mention here that a total of 110 development projects including 79 ongoing and 31 new, of elementary and secondary education sector have been reflected in the current Annual Development Program (ADP) with an estimated cost of over Rs20 billion.
These projects also include development schemes of newly merged districts having an estimated cost of around Rs8 billion.
Moreover, during the last four years various steps have been taken in the sector.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 19th, 2022.
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