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.