K-P introduces education reforms

Aims to hire teachers on merit and provide equal access to quality education for everyone.


New Desk August 04, 2013
Imran stressed the importance of education, adding despite all claims and promises, over three million children are out of school. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has approved reforms for the education department, said a press release issued. 

The approval was given on Saturday during a briefing of the working group on education sector reforms attended by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak.

PTI chief Imran Khan, provincial ministers Mohammad Atif, Shahram Khan Tarakai, Habibur Rehman, Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, Miraj Hamayun Khan and Mushtaq Ghani, PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tarin, MNA Dr Azhar Khan Jadon, Chief Secretary Mohammad Shahzad Arbab and Education Secretary Judat Ayaz were also present on the occasion.

Imran stressed the importance of education, adding despite all claims and promises, over three million children are out of school. He said there is a dire need to launch a comprehensive campaign to ensure every child has access to education.

The recommendations of the working group included performance-based recognition, better working condition and environment for teachers, training, quality text books and effective curricula and establishment of an independent education commission, among others.

It also aims to hire teachers on the vacant posts on merit and provide equal access to quality education for everyone.

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COMMENTS (6)

Citizen Kane | 7 years ago | Reply

Why are these steps called "reforms'?

"The recommendations of the working group included performance-based recognition, better working condition and environment for teachers, training, quality text books and effective curricula and establishment of an independent education commission, among others."

This is just like saying, "baita, you should work hard, you should have better working conditions, you should train harder, your books should be good".

No real reforms have taken place. The only thing that has changed is that Jihad is back on the menu for young school children.

Dr.A.Khan | 7 years ago | Reply

WHY IS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SO IMPORTANT?

Research now clearly documents that eighty-five percent of a child's brain has developed before the child turns five. This is the period of cognitive, social emotional and sensory motor skill development that provides the basic foundation for children to enter school ready to learn.

Quality early education experiences are important for all children. For those who are potentially at risk, these experiences allow children to enter school on a par with more advantaged children.

By the age of 21, children who received high quality child care (early education) had significantly better math and reading skills. They were more than twice as likely to go to a fouryear college as children in the control group, and on average had their first child later that their peers.

The Carolina Abecedarian Project Follow Up, 2000 Children in Early Head Start have significantly higher cognitive abilities and larger vocabularies, and show significantly better ability to socialize, than similar children not in Early Head Start. Thanks Dr.A.Khan (MBA-PhD) CEO/Founder www.iLocksmiths.us

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