‘Tameer-e-School’: Forty-five schools refurbished in seven months

Published: November 26, 2014
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Alam said that the incumbent government has prioritised the education sector and declared an education emergency in the province, adding that the sector’s share in the annual budget has been doubled.  STOCK IMAGE

Alam said that the incumbent government has prioritised the education sector and declared an education emergency in the province, adding that the sector’s share in the annual budget has been doubled. STOCK IMAGE

PESHAWAR: The much-trumpeted ‘Tameer-e-School’ project of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has begun to bear fruit as 45 out of 818 schools that lack essential facilities have been revamped.

To improve the standard of education in the province and materialise its claims of change, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led (PTI) government had launched the project in April 2014, aiming to construct new educational facilities and revamp the existing ones by raising funds.

According to documents received from the K-P Elementary and Secondary Education Department, a total of 818 schools lack basic facilities such as infrastructure, sanitation and equipment. In all, 65 schools have been funded by various organisations and individuals and so far 45 have been refurbished while work is in progress at six schools.

While talking to The Express Tribune, the education department’s additional secretary Qaisar Alam said a total of Rs24.7 million has been collected for 65 schools so far. He added boundary walls, toilets, classrooms have been constructed while sanitation, electricity and equipment have been provided at 45 schools.

Alam said that the incumbent government has prioritised the education sector and declared an education emergency in the province, adding that the sector’s share in the annual budget has been doubled.

He added that a monitoring unit has also been formed to look over the progress of projects and identify schools where faculty and facilities are missing. Alam said that reports are filed on a monthly basis and soon the sector will see a major re-haul.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 26th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Raghu
    Nov 26, 2014 - 10:12AM

    Great Work!

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  • Ali
    Nov 26, 2014 - 11:09AM

    Well done PTI. Finally someone working for education.

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  • ny
    Nov 27, 2014 - 1:30PM

    For a party that was apparently “inexperienced”, this is some impressive progress. Well done PTI.

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  • Nov 28, 2014 - 11:08AM

    Our team of 7 friends visited a few of these schools in KPK. Donations are being put to excellent use. Although very little amount has been collected so far, but surely as people see progress they will pitch in further.

    From the conventional 2 class-rooms & 1 washroom model to 6 class-rooms & 2 washrooms with water pumps is the way forth. The refurbished schools, in our view are no less than a revolutionary step. People must come forward and support them. Monitoring them through the website (https://www.tameer-e-school.pk) is pretty easy.

    The girl in the documentary (bit.ly/PTIexposed), wanting to be a pilot was from GGPS Doranpur, Peshawar, a ‘Tameer-e-School’ project.

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  • Madiha
    Nov 28, 2014 - 3:06PM

    I have no doubt in my mind that PTI led governemnt can actually improve the socio-economic situation of the country. My all the best wishes and prayers to PTI and the leaders who are working to make Pakistan better.

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  • Nov 29, 2014 - 3:08PM

    45 in 7 months = 6.5 in one month.
    818 / 6.5 = 10.5 years to complete the task.

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