CM ordered to construct and improvement of 200 government
schools of KP
Chitral Times Report
PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak
has ordered the C&W department to initiate the construction work
for improvement of deteriorated buildings of 200 government schools
within two months. He directed the education department to devise a
comprehensive mechanism for providing necessary facilities to all
public sector schools on permanent and sustainable basis. Directing
the education department to identify all missing facilities in the
government schools, the Chief Minister made it clear that provision
of such facilities would now be responsibility of the forthcoming
district governments and they would have to spend at least 20
percent of the development fund for these facilities.
The Chief Minister issued these directives while presiding over a
meeting here Wednesday regarding improvement of government schools’
buildings. The meeting was also attended by the provincial
Education Minister Muhammad Atif Khan, Finance Minister, Muzaffar
Said Advocate, Chief Secretary, Amjad Ali Khan, Additional Chief
Secretary, Hamad Awais Agha, secretaries of Education, and C&W
departments and other concerned officers.
The meeting was told that the dilapidated buildings of 200 schools
would be rehabilitated throughout the province and out of them
rehabilitation work on 70 schools would be started soon.
On this occasion the Education Minister Atif Khan informed that
buildings of more 202 schools would also be rehabilitated by the
year 2017 with financial assistance of DFID. Out of them 35 schools
will be completed by April next year, he added.
Chief Minister Pervez Khattak asked the education department to
comprehensively identify the missing facilities of the provincial
government’s schools and said that in future it would be
responsibility of the district governments to ensure provision of
these facilities. He said that for these facilities it would be
mandatory for the district governments to allocate 20 percent of
the development funds that they would receive from the provincial
government every year.