Shafqat appreciates KP govt’s measures to improve education standards adl

APP69-08 PESHAWAR: April 08 - Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood addressing a press conference at Press Club. APP photo by Shaheryar Anjum

PESHAWAR, Apr 08 (APP):Federal Minister for Education, Shafqat Mehmood while appreciating measures being taken for improving education standard in Khyber Pakthunkhwa said that national education programme is focused on bringing back maximum number of out of schools children to schools.
Addressing a joint press conference along with Advisor to Chief Minister KP on E&SED, Ziaullah Bangash here at Peshawar Press Club on Monday, Shafqat Mehmood commended campaign launched by KP government for enrolment of eight hundred thousand out of school children.
The campaign was launched by Chief Minister KP on Monday at Jamrud Tehsil of Khyber District. The function was also attended by Federal Minister for Education, Shafqat Mehmood.
Shafqat Mehmood said the most appreciative aspect of this enrolment drive is giving education opportunity to out of school adolescents by starting Middle schools at second time.
For improving literacy rate we have to focus on out of school children and such enrolment drive is a very good measure for bringing such boys back to schools for getting education, Shafqat remarked.
He said federal government is working on introduction of uniform syllabus to be taught simultaneously in government schools, private schools and religious seminaries.
In this connection, he continued, work is in progress and soon we will introduce such a syllabus which is acceptable to all and will be implemented.
Federal Minister for Education said government in focusing on improving education standard so that our students could be able to perform in their respective fields in a professional manner.
Government, he continued, is also focusing on imparting better skill education to the students across the country.
He said in prevailing time of competition we have to equip our new generation with latest technical skills by imparting them modern education and skills.
Speaking on the occasion, Advisor to Chief Minister on Education, Ziaullah Bangash said government has reserved an amount of Rs. One billion for missing facilities in schools of merged districts of KP.
He said apart from provision of furniture, government is also working on solarization of schools in merged districts. Government has initiated requirement process of 2400 teachers for merged districts.
In response to a question, Federal Minister for Education said government realizes people are facing difficult time due to hike in prices of essential commodities.
He said government has inherited huge loans and mismanagement in financial affairs of different departments.
He said for the first time Rs. 200 billion losses are faced by gas companies while the power sector losses had been surged to Rs. 1200 billion.
Due to prudent policies and austerity measures the economy fundamentals have started showing improvement and within a period of six months people will observe positive change in their lives, Shafqat claimed.
He also requested the notion that inter party differences in PTI is causing fragmentation within the party. He said such reports are baseless and party is gathered under the leadership of Imran Khan.