PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department has decided to initiate second shift in the government schools of the province.
Adviser to KP Chief Minister on Education Ziaullah Bangash said this while chairing a meeting of Board of Directors of Elementary and Secondary Education Foundation (ESEF) in Peshawar on Tuesday. The CM’s adviser said second shift will be initiated in the government schools to improve their standard. For this purpose, the middle and high schools will be upgraded.
Secretary Education Department Arshid Khan, ESEF Managing Director Motasim Billah and other members of the Board attended the meeting.
Ziaullah Bangash said the programme will be initiated from Hayatabad, Peshawar. He said the ESEF has been made vibrant for promotion of quality education through the voucher scheme.
The CM’s adviser said all the members of the Board of Governors should get the minutes of earlier meeting before the next meeting. He also directed to initiate work on the external audit of the funds. He said any member, who has any objection on an agenda item, must be given ample time to express his viewpoint.
Ziaullah Bangash said he is also calling quarterly meetings to review the performance of the Foundation. However, he said, the managing director can summon a meeting anytime and seek the opinion of members. He said the Foundation is collecting data of schools and students in all the districts through the district education officers.
The adviser said the standard of education at the government schools has improved a lot and tens of thousands of new students have enrolled in the government schools this year. He said the trust of the parents into the government school has been restored and now they are enrolling their children in government schools. He said the teachers will also have to step up further and improve their results. He said he was confident that the teachers will play even better role in achieving the targets of the provincial government for promotion of quality education.
The monitoring teams of the education department are also regularly conducing visits to various schools even during Ramazan to make sure that quality education is being provided to students.