PTI outlines its Rs2.5 trillion education policy

PTI chief Imran Khan unveils his party's education policy, which includes devolution of institutions to town level.


Web Desk February 20, 2013
A file photo of PTI Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: SAEED SHAHID/EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan unveiled his party's comprehensive policy on education on Wednesday.

The policy outlines a plan to spend Rs2.5 trillion on the education sector in Pakistan for if and when it comes into power, according to a press release from the PTI.

Khan vowed to increase the education budget from 2.1% to 5% of the GDP and pledged to spend Rs2.5 trillion on education in what he described would be an ‘education emergency’ in the country, which would be declared the moment his party assumes power.

The PTI chief also said that his government would devolve educational institutions to the town level and their management would be devolved to district and sub-district levels.

He once again reiterated his party’s long-time stance on establishing a uniform education system throughout the country.

“The rich man’s son and poor man’s son will study the same syllabus,” the PTI chief had told an annual Insaf Students Federation convention last year.

The full text of the education policy can be read here.

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