PRC should help the government in education sector, AtifMarch 8, 2016
Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Mohammad Atif Khan has lauded the efforts of Pakistan Red Crescent Society in solving the miseries of people in all sorts of emergencies and natural calamities at national level. He asked it to extend its services in the education sector as the organization had always helped the nation in every odd hour and the same would help the nation in its prosperity and development.
He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Pakistan Red Crescent Society (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chapter) at Peshawar on Wednesday. Secretary Elementary and Secondary Education Afzal Latif, Additional Secretary Qaisar Alam, board members of PRCS(KP Chapter) Haji M. Javed, Khalid Sultan Khwaja, Nawaz Khan, Inamullah Khan, Provincial secretary Syed Ali Hassan and Provincial Programme Officer Wasif Khan were present on the occasion.
Provincial Education Minister said that the provincial government was appreciative of the efforts and services of PRCS in mitigating the suffering of people.
He assured his government’s support to it. Mohammad Atif said the government was focusing its attention over the betterment of government schools and education deprived children as without providing education to each and every child, the dream of a developed and prosperous Khyber Pakhtunkhwa could not be materialized. He said the government was making survey to determine the real number of those students who were not willing to go to schools.
He said unluckily the previous governments did not give priority to education development rather they constructed a number of educational institutions on political basis and appointed their relatives without merit. He said the present government after coming into power started its efforts to bring reforms in all sectors including education.
He said the government had allocated record 28 percent budget for education and had prepared a plan of millions of rupees to provide basic facilities in the government run schools which was being acted upon by parents teachers council. He said now all primary schools would be comprised of six rooms where principal office, staff room and play areas would be compulsory.
He said in all the ten thousand present primary schools basic facilities along with play areas would be constructed. Mohammad Atif said the government has increased the ratio of schools for girls to 70 percent which was in the past 35 % while to develop the creative capabilities of children, the government was introducing drawing at primary level from the new educational year .