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December 7, 2019

CM Mahmood Khan directs TEVTA to take steps for imparting skills to youths

Peshawar

December 7, 2019

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) to undertake pragmatic measures for turning the examination system from theoretical into practical one so that the institutes focus on providing skills keeping in view the market and industrial requirements.

According to an official handout, he was chairing the 14th boards of directors meeting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa TEVTA. The chief minister stated that competency-based testing should be implemented to give students practical and technical knowledge.

The board approved the execution of Annual Development Plan scheme for the establishment of Government Polytechnic Institute at Mathra in Peshawar having an allocation of Rs.17.24 millions. The meeting reviewed the decisions made in the 13th board of director meeting. It was informed that 13 out of the total 14 decisions had been implemented so far. The decision included restarting of Chief Minister Free Technical Education Programme, recruitment on vacant post of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa TEVTA, upgrading of the GTVC Chakdara and Matta in Swat to the level of GPIs, upgrading of the GPI Haripur to the level of GCT, activation of Government Polytechnic Institute at Taimar Ghara, constitution of committee for review of the draft rules of business of institute management committees, amendments to the KP TEVTA regulations, monitoring of KP TEVTA projects, creation of posts for Job placement and vocational counseling officer and others.

The board of directors in the 14 meetings accorded approval for the revised budget 2018-19 and proposed budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 which amounts to Rs 3993.36 million. The board approved the PC-I for establishment of Government Technical and Vocational Centre for Boys at Bakhshali with sub-campus at Sawal Dher Industrial Mardan having total cost of Rs.120.04 million, purchase of 10 kanal land for establishment of GPI Matta and GTVC Matta, approval of PC-I for the establishment of GTVC at Pind Cargo Khan district Abbottabad having total cost of Rs.159.885 million, approval of six months mandatory training curricula for KP TEVTA teaching staff, approval for execution of MOU between Market and Employment Project and TEVTA. It approved the starting of Gems and Jewelry training and manufacturing centres on project mode for a period of one year, amendments in KP TEVTA regulations 2019 and also conditionally approved the PC-I for the establishment of Government Technical & Vocational Centre for boys in Bannu having a total cost of Rs.146.998 million. The board also gave its approval for developmental expenditure of Rs.33 million from regular ADP in respect of newly merged districts.

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