PESHAWAR: As many as five government-owned girls primary schools in Nowshera will now run in two shifts thanks to the collaboration between the government and The Citizens Foundation.
According to a handout issued on Wednesday, the two parties signed an MoU at the Chief Minister Secretariat in the presence of CM Pervez Khattak and Minister for Education Muhammad Atif Khan. The NGO was represented by its cofounder
According to the agreement, TCF will be responsible for the afternoon shifts at schools for which it will not charge any fee from the students. It will also provide for running costs like salaries of teachers and staffers and follow the curriculum approved by the government. The schools will have a well-trained teacher for every 30 students.
Chairing a meeting in this connection earlier, Khattak lauded TCF’s efforts for promoting education in underprivileged areas and directed the Education department to help the organisation look into prospects of further collaboration throughout the province.
Khattak asked the department to complete under-construction schools at the earliest and provide their information to TCF for feasibility surveys. He offered the foundation vacant hostel buildings of different colleges across the province to set up new educational institutions.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2015.