KP in­creases education bud­get to Rs.100b: Atif

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa Min­is­ter for El­e­men­tary and Sec­ondary Education, Mo­ham­mad Atif Khan has said that the pro­vin­cial govern­ment has in­creased education bud­get to Rs.100 bil­lion, which 28% of the to­tal bud­get.

Be­sides, max­i­mum of uti­liza­tion of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy in pub­lic sec­tor schools and vis­i­ble change in teach­ing, they are also ini­ti­at­ing a pro­gramme for en­sur­ing the at­ten­dance of teach­ers and stu­dents and for this pur­pose, they in con­tact with both do­mes­tic and for­eign IT com­pa­nies.

He ex­pressed th­ese views dur­ing a meet­ing with the pres­i­dent of the Ci­ti­zen Foun­da­tion Canada, Ab­dul Aziz, who called on him here Tues­day, Be­sides, Sec­re­tary, El­e­men­tary and Sec­ondary Education, Afzal Latif, Ad­di­tional Sec­re­tary, Qaiser Alam and Di­rec­tor, El­e­men­tary Education, Rafiq Khat­tak were also present on the oc­ca­sion.

The pro­vin­cial min­is­ter said that Tameer-e-School Pro­gramme is a revo­lu­tion­ary step of the Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa govern­ment. Un­der the pro­gramme, he said ba­sic fa­cil­i­ties in 30,000 schools of the prov­ince will be en­sured at the cost of Rs.43 bil­lion through Par­ents-Teach­ers Coun­cils. In first phase, he said an amount of Rs.10 bil­lion has al­ready been re­leased.

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