KP to spend Rs 494b on education: Babak

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Provincial Minister for Education Sardar Hussain Babak Monday said the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will spend Rs. 494 billion for promotion of education and its access to common and poor persons across the province.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Falcon International Public School here, he said the government would remove all hurdles in access to education by the poor people. He emphasized upon the parents to take advantage from the government measures and equip their children with education.

He said the KP government has set up nine universities across the province which is unprecedented in the history of the province, adding that during the four-year in power the ANP led KP government as many as 4.7 million are getting education in schools, colleges and universities of the province.

He said measures are being taken to facilitate the children of the province to get education without any hurdle. Free of cost books are being provided to children from class KG to intermediate, he informed.

He said the government is also spending 44 million for the training of teachers and to provide sports facilities to students at their institutions. He said the department of education has taken numerous measures and done reforms in education sector which include up-gradation of teachers’ grade.

The Minister advised teachers to teach children with dedication and honesty. He appealed Ulemas to play their crucial role in eradication of terrorism and extremism and to secure the future of the coming generation.