Govt’s priority on primary, women’s education: minister

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PESHAWAR: The Advisor to the Chief Minister (CM) for Education, Ziaullah Khan Bangesh has said that bringing improvement in the education sector is the topmost priority of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government and that is why special focus was being given to primary and women education in the 100-days plan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government.

 

He expressed these views during a briefing given to him by the Education Secretary Arshad Khan. The briefing was also attended by Education Director Fareedullah Khan Khattak.

 

Bangash said directives had been issued for the completion of projects included in the 100-days plan and necessary steps were going to be taken for the five-year plan.

 

The CM’s advisor said that the KP education department would be made a role model for other provinces and all efforts and resources were being utilised for the completion of the 100-days plan to benefit the masses.
Bangash said the education department would be connected with tourism, environment, and other key institutions through Information Technology (IT) in a bid to save time for officials and the people, besides catering to the modern days’ challenges.
In addition to the inclusion of ongoing schemes, he said that new development schemes would also be included in the budget and all decisions would be strictly taken on merit.

 

“The issue of shortage of teachers has been addressed and 882 female SST teachers had been recruited on merit, while the recruitment process of 1618 male SST teachers was already completed.”

 

He said the government would make all efforts to bring street children under the schools’ net during the enrollment campaign.