A participant of alternate learning schools training programme talking to TNN. – Photo by Shah Nawaz

PESHAWAR, 17 September: The FATA Education Department has completed training for the members of alternate learning schools committees in FATA.

Alternate learning schools were opened in FATA for the displaced children. These schools provide education of five years in a specially designed one year course. The training organised with the cooperation of United Nations children agency (UNICEF) in Peshawar was attended by members of village education committees from all the agencies of FATA.

Trainer Rukhsar Ali told TNN that the participants of the training were told about their responsibilities. “We trained them about fulfilling their responsibilities. It was an important task as it is about the future of FATA students,” she said.

Maulana Noor Ali Khan, a trainee, told TNN that FATA Education Foundation is making efforts for promotion of education in the tribal areas.

“We will fully cooperate with the Education Foundation in achieving its objectives. People in FATA ignored the importance of education in the past, but the situation has changed now and people are well aware of importance of education. Now every person wants to send his children to school. This training will go a long way in fulfilling the objective of promoting education in FATA,” he said.