The Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will have an Independent Monitoring Unit (IMU) from the next month, which will collect data about various aspects of schools, teachers, students, their attendances and future requirements.
On the other hand, work on the trainings of all parents’ teachers committees (PTCs) in the far and width of the province will also soon be taken up so that the affairs of education institutions are streamlined from the grassroots.
Meanwhile, all is set to train the teachers of primary schools so that they are enabled to teach the children through the medium of English from class-I, and thus bring the public sector schools on a par with those in the private sector. The said IMU will consist of 485 trained personnel and will not only improve the functioning of the education institutions but the reliable data so constantly collected helpful for realistic planning in future.
Arrangements for these and many other reforms in the education department were thoroughly discussed in the meeting of the working group on education which was held in the Pakhtunkhwa House, Islamabad, under the chairmanship of Secretary Education Abdul Latif Monday, says a press release issued here. Besides others, representatives of EU, USAid, GIZ and Ausaid and the education department participated.
Senior education Jamaluddin briefed the meeting regarding the scheme for training of PTCs while the representatives of a private consultants group Abacus briefed the participants about their experience in Pubjab.
On this occasion it transpired that while in Punjab the campaign against corporal punishment is limited to persuasion in KPK, it has been made a violation of disciplinary and such action is taken against those found guilty.
Source: The Nation.