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KP minister announces steps to boost literacy rate

Minister assured the foundation of comprehensive support, including financial assistance for teachers and the establishment of new schools

By Bureau report
June 11, 2024
Provincial Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Faisal Khan Tarakai speaks during a meeting. — APP/File
Provincial Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Faisal Khan Tarakai speaks during a meeting. — APP/File 

PESHAWAR: Provincial Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Faisal Khan Tarakai on Monday unveiled initiatives to enhance the literacy rate of women across the province, with a special focus on the merged areas.

According to an official communique , the Education Department launched several pivotal projects to provide educational infrastructure, leading to a significant increase in literacy. The minister commended the Merged Areas Education Foundation for its remarkable achievements, including the establishment of 207 community-based education centers, 337 community-based schools, Training for 1,538 teachers, while Over 47,000 students are currently enrolled in these institutions.

The minister assured the foundation of comprehensive support, including financial assistance for teachers and the establishment of new schools. He stressed that no child should be deprived of the fundamental right to education. He directed that new schools should be established based on merit and need.

The foundation’s Managing Director Mian Ainullah briefed the minister on the foundation’s programmes, including the establishment of 25 new schools in the merged areas under the Sabawoon School Initiative. Moreover, 25 schools under the middle school programme in merged districts and sub-divisions would also be established. Furthermore, the training of 80 master trainers, would be conducted. The minister lauded the foundation’s efforts and assured that all possible support would be provided to address various challenges.