PESHAWAR: In a bid to promote female education in the province, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has decided in principle to provide transport facility to girl students of government schools in remote areas under the Parents Teachers Council (PTC) funds.
He directed the Elementary & Secondary Education Department to formulate a mechanism for the purpose and start the initiative as a pilot project in any of the backward district.
Agreeing in principle to the proposal of establishing a centralized/mother educational board at provincial level, the chief minister has directed the authorities of Elementary & Secondary Education Department to constitute a joint working group of concerned stakeholders with the aim to finalize the modalities within 90 days and to come up with solid proposals to this end.
He issued these directives while chairing a meeting of Elementary & Secondary Education Department held here.
The meeting discussed the establishment of a centralized education board with the aim to have a uniform examination system and improve quality of education in the province.
In the meeting, it was proposed that Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education Peshawar will work as mother centralized board and the existing seven other boards will continue as Board Facilitation Centers whereas such centers would also be set up in all districts of the province in future for the facilitation of students.
The meeting also discussed matters related to reforms in Parent Teacher Council Funds and important decisions were made to this end. The meeting decided in principle to broaden the scope of PTC funds, and it was proposed to include the provision of free transport facilities to the girl students of far flung areas besides the construction of new class rooms in schools. It was also suggested to purchase water coolers, fire extinguishers, sport goods, fire extinguishers, sport goods etc. from PTC fund.
The chief minister directed the Elementary & Secondary Education Department to devise a mechanism in this regard.