KP govt plans to put over 800,000 children in school: report


PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to enroll and estimate of 800,000 children in government schools in a fresh enrollment campaign which is expected to commence on Friday, local media reports have informed.

The enrollment drive, which is scheduled to take place throughout the month, is expected to be inaugurated by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan along with a host of non-governmental organisations supporting the campaign.

According to government reports, there are around 1.8 million children who are out-of-school across the province. A majority of them are girls.

The KP Elementary and Secondary Education (K-PESED) Director Farid Khattak shared that all arrangements for the campaign have been completed, which was supposed to initially kick off on September 8, World Literacy Day. However, it was pushed back due to political engagements of the chief minister.

The K-PESED director further said that this time, the district education officers will closely monitor the campaign throughout the month and will struggle to bring every out-of-school children to the classroom, as per Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to bring each child into school. He said that they will convince parents and enroll all out-of-school children.

Khattak added that the appointment of Ziaullah Khan Bangash as the advisor to CM for elementary and secondary education would help promote education in the province.


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