Promotion of technical education is priority: CM

Promotion of technical education is priority: CM

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority’s board of directors approved a revised budget of the authority for the year 2021-22 and budget estimates for the year 2022-23.

The approval was accorded in the 20th board of directors meeting held here on Friday with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in the chair.

The forum deliberated upon matters pertaining to the strengthening of technical education and made a number of decisions. The meeting had a detailed review of implementation of decisions taken in the last board meeting.

The participants were informed that in the light of board’s decisions, 12 technical institutions were taken over by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) from the System of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (STVET) while work was also in progress for taking over five more technical institutes.  

The chief minister directed the authorities concerned to further improve the utilization of development funds under the TEVTA and said promotion of technical education and professional training was one of the priority areas of his government.

He said the government was making concerted efforts to provide skills development opportunities to youth in order to overcome unemployment. He also directed the authorities of industries department to take steps to further streamline the technical education sector.

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