Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt to give Rs100 mn to 1,000 schools for sports

Peshawar, December 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for E and S Education Muhammad Atif Khan has said the provincial government will provide Rs. 100 million to 1,000 schools of the province including 350 high secondary schools for improvement of sports facilities.

Addressing a sports festival at Hari Pur, he said that Rs. 100,000 will be given to each school to improve sports facilities for the students for their physical growth besides the mental. He further said that besides this amount, a sum of rupees one million would soon be provided to each higher secondary school for parents-teachers’ council for utilization under different heads.

The Minister said the government is also considering to set up sponsored educational institutions at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the help of overseas Pakistanis, adding that transparency would be ensured in the process for confidence building of the overseas Pakistanis.

He said in order to eliminate corruption and politics from education department, the provincial government has taken various measures including appointments and transfers of teachers on merit.

He said the teachers would be appointed at their hometown and nobody would be transferred to any other station after his/her appointment at a school as a punishment. He said PTI government, since coming to power, has taken emergency steps in education sector and given admissions to around 4 million children at schools. Atif said KP government is committed to bringing the governmental schools at par with private institutions in dissemination of quality education.

He said peace, tolerance and development in any society could only be ensured with quality education and same is the priority of the PTI-led provincial government. The Minister remarked that children are future of the country and it is responsibility of the governments to make them ready for future challenges in every walk of life by providing them with best educational facilities.

For more information, contact:
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tel: 091 921 1789

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