Thursday, June 16, 2016

Fw: KP Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education chairs a meeting regarding e-launching of TSP at Peshawar

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On Thursday, June 16, 2016 5:14 AM, Nazir Hussain <> wrote:

 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan while stressing for devising an effective strategy for fund raising of Tameer-e-School Programme (TSP), has said that Pakistani nation was generously donating for noble cause and Shaukat Khanum Hospital was the ample proof of it for which the nation donated billions of rupees on appeal of PTI Chief Imran Khan. He added that the provincial government was going to introduce e-launching of TSP to ensure transparency in it.
            This, he stated while chairing a meeting regarding e-launching of TSP at Peshawar. The meeting beside others was also attended by the Secretary Elementary Education Afzal Latif, Special Secretary Qaiser Alam and Managing Director Elementary Education Foundation, Allah Nawaz  Soomro.  The meeting thoroughly debated upon the subject and certain decisions were made in this regard. Under TSP additional rooms group toilets, drinking water, furniture and computer labs like facilities are being provided in government schools  in the entire province.
            The Minister maintained that missing facilities in about 30 thousand government schools would be provided at an estimated cost of Rs. 43 billion under the TSP. However, it is expected that same facilities could be ensured with low cost than estimated one through parents teachers councils, he added. He said that the government was in close contact with national as well as international, donor agencies for TSP.
            Atif asserted that education was the top most priority areas of the PTI led provincial government and it had taken practical steps for promotion of quality education furthering that 28% of the budget has been allocated for this important sector. He added that the government has already launched Iqra Farogh-e-Taaleem Vouchers Scheme under which 30 thousand deserving students would be given free education in private educational institutions. Similarly, 15 thousand girls community schools would be opened in the current financial year in the province, he concluded.


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