Provincial Minister for Science and Technology Ayub Khan Ashari said that the present government had planned to improve the education system in the province by introducing modern technology at the school level.
He said this while addressing the ceremony after inaugurating computer labs in 13 schools run by Baacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation (BKTEF) on Wednesday.
He said that information technology was the need of the present century therefore BKTEF was named after the great reformer of the 20th century which explains the motto of the foundation.
Provincial minister said that the present government, despite all odds, has made it sure that modern education reaches every child of the province on priority basis. He said that it was important that our new generation gets useful and productive education at par with technologically advanced countries. He concluded that the BKTEF shall go a long way to create models of education that are beneficial for the children of the province.
Speaking on the occasion, Managing Director of the BKTEF Dr Khadim Hussain said that the BKTEF was struggling to continue the legacy of the Khudai Khidmatgaar Movement, hence working hard to provide free and quality education to the underserved communities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA. He said that the BKTEF has developed models of Critical Education, Peace Education and Culture Education that would help prepare a land friendly, nature-friendly, nation friendly and human friendly generation. He further said that the BKTEF strives to develop Critical Thinking, Multiple Skills, Aesthetic Sense, Indigenous Identity and Environmental Sense among the coming generation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA so that peace, prosperity and progress prevail in the coming decades. The MD BKTEF thanked the Ministry of Science & Technology which established state of the art computer laboratories 13 Baacha Khan Schools.
Deputy Commissioner Peshawar, Javed Marwat, Director Information Technology, Mr.Bilal Jabbar, Principals of all Baacha Khan Schools, Members of Community Education Committees, Members of Youth Development Centers and the BKTEF staff participated in the ceremony
Later, the Minister for Science and Technology distributed keys of the Computer Labs among the principals of Baacha Khan Schools.