KP Education Minister Atif Khan. – A file photo

PESHAWAR, 14 May: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Muhammad Atif Khan has said that the PTI led provincial government was mulling legislation to regulate free structure and introduce uniform curriculum for private educational institutions.

Speaking at a consultative workshop organized by the association of private schools here, the minister said that the new uniform course would be selected from a worked out index of curricula.

The minister added that the provincial government had been making serious efforts to bring government run schools at par with the best educational institutes of the country to provide equal opportunities to poor students to get quality education.

“Non availability of basic facilities coupled with lethargic approach of teachers has always been a big problem of government schools for which special steps are being taken to overcome these problems,” he said.

The minister stressed that the newly introduced school management information system was meant to enhance performance of government-run schools. “Now the parents, teachers and government functionaries can easily check the performance of teachers and students through a single click,” he said.

“The government’s carrot and strict policy in education sector is yielding positive results. The efficiency and capacity of schoolteachers have been enhanced. We have taken action against as many as 8000 teachers for showing poor performance while those having outstanding performance have been awarded with cash prizes,” Atif Khan maintained.

The education minister informed that the government was observing different international models to further improve the standard of private educational institutions. He also assured that the government would resolve problems being faced by the management of private schools.