Provincial Minister for Information Muhammad Atif Khan Tuesday said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is giving additional stipend of Rs. 400 to each female teacher teaching at government schools of seven districts. He said the stipend is being given to encourage teachers working in challenging circumstances in far flung areas, adding that teachers often feel reluctant to go to these areas for teaching. Talking to a delegation of Provincial Youth Assembly here at his office, he said that children enrolled at government schools in backward areas need attention to get quality education. He said the PTI led provincial government is not compromising on education and taking measures to address the problems of teachers. Realizing the issue of absence of teachers of government schools located in far flung areas, he said that additional stipend is being given to teachers to overcome the problem. On the occasion the members of PYA informed the minister about teachers’ absence, unavailability of facilities and deficiency of teaching staff at government schools. The Minister issued on spot directives to secretary education to address the issue and informed him about.
Source: The Frontier Post.