The Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA-UNDP) programme KP, with financial assistance of Government of Japan, provided furniture for students & teaching staff in government-run primary and high schools in its three-targeted union councils of the district Peshawar.
In this regard, a ceremony was held at government high school Sufaid Dheri, Academy Town in Union Council Sufaid Dheri district Peshawar, in which a member of provincial assembly from the constituency, Yasin Khalil participated as chief guest. Arshad Majeed Mohmand, National Program Director of the RAHA KP, Advisor to Chief Minister on environment, Haji Fazal Elahi, Additional Director Education KP Hamid Mehmood, provincial program manager RAHA KP Ms Shukriya Syed, principals of schools, teaching staffs, EDOs, and notable of the area, also attended the function.
Raha KP has provided furniture facility to more than 18 government-run schools, including 12 boys and 6 girls schools, with financial assistance by government of Japan, in Malakand Dhair, Sufaid Dheri, and university town of Peshawar, through which around 8,788 boys and girls students would take benefit from the furniture facility. Similarly furniture has been provided to 120 teaching staff in all these 18 schools.
Arshad Mohmand, in his speech explained the basic aims and various interventions of RAHA programme in its targeted refugees hosted and hosting areas in KP, and said the furniture facility has been provided on demand of local community.
Hamid Mehmood, while shed the light on important of education, said that the education department has estimated a budget of Rs.7billion to fulfill the shortcoming for provision of furniture facility in government schools across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He also stressed the need for enhancement of education budget up to four percent of GDP.
Fazal Elahi, in his speech informed the participants that the government had inducted more than 8,000 teachers through transparent manner, to overcome with the growing deficiency in government schools in the KP.
Yasin Khalil, while speaking on the occasion listed the education as a top priority of the incumbent provincial coalition government in KP, and all resources are being mobilized to provide better facilities at government-run schools in the entire province. He further added that provincial government had introduced a uniform education system, to end difference of rich and poor. Later, he inaugurated a class-room, equipped with new furniture.
Source: The Frontier Post.