Quality assurance authority being setup in KP: Minister

PESHAWAR: Provincial Minister for Elementary Education, Mohammad Atif Khan said on Wednesday here that Quality Assurance Authority was being setup to provide quality education facilities to children of the province.

He said foundation stone of the building of Girls Cadet College Mardan would be laid on December this year that would be completed with an estimated cost of Rs2.30 billion. The first phase of the building would complete in six months, he said.

He said Rs26 billion were provided for provision of basic facilities in public sector schools besides addressing shortage of teachers problems in the province.

He said this while addressing a high-level meeting about establishment of the proposed quality assurance authority here today. Secretary Education Dr Shahzad Bangash and others concerned officials attended.

“No compromise would be made on the future of our children and education targets would be achieved at all cost.”

More than 1,50,000 students of private schools were enrolled in government schools in the province that was evident of peoples confidence on the Govt schools and KP educational reforms.

More than four million children were reading in government schools in KP.

The education budget of KP increased from Rs61billion to Rs 138 billion during last four and half years besides recruited 40000 teachers while Rs 25billion were spent on provision of missing facilities in government schools in addition to provision of furniture to 14lakh children, he said.

The Minister said 15000 more teachers would be recruited this year that would solve teachers’ shortage problems on permanent basis.