Awareness walks were held and free textbooks were distributed among students at the launch of the enrolment drive across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday.
Addressing enrolment launching ceremony at government higher secondary school No1, Peshawar Cantonment, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak claimed that the class-based education system had been replaced with unified English medium education all over the province from the current academic year to bring about education and economic revolution.
On the occasion, Mr Khattak enrolled children by filling and signing their admission forms and giving them free textbooks, according to a handout.Mr Khattak said deficiency of teachers and classrooms in all schools of five selected districts, including Peshawar, would be fulfilled and ratio of one teacher for 40 students would be ensured in each class. He said the programme would be extended to the entire province.
“In future there will be complete ban on transfer of teachers and they will have to teach at the same school till retirement like that of the private schools so good results are achieved,” he said.
Mr Khattak said the provincial government endeavoured to improve the standard of public sector schools so parents withdrew their children from private schools and enrolled them in government schools. He sought cooperation of the education department, teachers and parents to realise the goal.
The chief minister said parent-teacher committees were being established at schools, which besides ensuring standard of education will also monitor administrative affairs of schools.
He said the PTI-led coalition government was launching ‘build school campaign’ this year, and sought financial assistance of expatriate Pakistanis and well off people to materialise the project.