KP increases education budget to Rs.100b: Atif
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.