Girls’ schools ra­tio in­creases to 70pc in KP

Ghani for FEF staff ap­point­ment in govt col­leges

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

PE­SHAWAR—Spe­cial As­sis­tant to Chief Min­is­ter for In­for­ma­tion and Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Mush­taq Ghani on Thurs­day ex­pressed con­cern over de­lay in ap­point­ment of Fron­tier Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion (FEF) col­leges’ staff in gov­ern­ment col­leges and directed Depart­ment of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion to com­plete the process in 15-day.

Pre­sid­ing over a meet­ing of FEF bud­get, he said one year has passed that the Board of Gov­er­nors of FEF col­leges have de­cided ap­point­ment of FEF in the gov­ern­ment col­leges but it is yet to be im­ple­mented. He said it was un­for­tu­nate and highly re­gret­table that the higher ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment has not taken any prac­ti­cal mea­sure de­spite the fact that the en­rol­ment process in FEF is not sat­is­fac­tory and these col­leges are not in a po­si­tion to bear their own ex­penses.

He said the staff of FEF col­leges would be ad-justed against the va­cant posts but on need ba­sis in the gov­ern­ment col­leges, adding that there new col­leges are be­ing set up in all the dis­tricts and FEF staff would also be ap­pointed in these col­leges.

He directed of­fi­cials of higher ed­u­ca­tion de-part­ment to re­solve the ab­sorp­tion of FEF staff in the gov­ern­ment col­leges. He as­serted that if the need of leg­is­la­tion would be felt on the sub­ject mat-ter the gov­ern­ment would also do it.

Spe­cial Sec­re­tary Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment Ab­dul Ghafoor Baig, Direc­tor FEF Hifz ur Rehman and other high of­fi­cials also at­tended the meet­ing.

Mean­while, Khy­ber Pakhtukhwa Min­is­ter for El­e­men­tary and Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion Muham­mad Atif Khan on Thurs­day claimed that due to pri­or­ity to fe­male ed­u­ca­tion by the PTI led Khy­ber Pak­thunkhwa gov­ern­ment, the ra­tio of girls’ schools has in-creased to 70 per­cent.

He added that the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment was for the first time es­tab­lish­ing first ever girls cadet col­lege in the prov­ince which showing its in­ter­est to­wards fe­male ed­u­ca­tion. This he said while ad­dress­ing the in­au­gu­ral cer­e­mony of gov­ern­ment girls pri­mary school Daag Behsud con­structed un­der RAHA pro­gram at Now­shera. The cer­e­mony was also ad­dressed by the UN High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees Mr. Filippo Grandi.

The min­is­ter said, due to wave of ter­ror­ism, ex­trem­ism and mil­i­tancy, the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor par­tic­u­larly fe­male ed­u­ca­tion was badly af­fected and ra­tio of school go­ing girl stu­dents was re­duced to great ex­tant.

How­ever, the ef­forts of present gov­ern­ment have re­sulted in an in­crease again, adding that fo­cus on fe­male ed­u­ca­tion was must for bright fu­ture of the na­tion.

Atif said that qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion is as im­por­tant as in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment and roads net­work in progress of the na­tion. He claimed that the ed­uca-tion is the mega project of PTI-led present gov­ern­ment and it has al­lo­cated a big chunk of the bud­get for this im­por­tant sec­tor.—APP

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