MARDAN, 25 September: The Education Department approved construction of new classrooms, playgrounds and other developmental projects for public sector schools in Shamozai area of Katlang tehsil in district Mardna, local people said.

According to them, the new schemes have been approved following hectic efforts by the local committee comprising elders from different villages. Noted journalist Rahimullah Yusufzai, who is also a member of the committee, played major role in convincing the officials of the Education Department, the local people informed.

“The elders held several meetings with the high ups of the Education department and informed them about the needs of the government schools and the problems being faced by the students. Secretary Education approved construction of 15 new classrooms in 13 different schools, a playground for the boys’ high school, washrooms and other projects. Besides, Rs1.5 million were also approved by the Education department,” Zarbahadar, an elder of the local committee told TNN.