KP governor launches enrollment campaign in FATA

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Iqbal Zafar Jhagra

PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Eng. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Monday formally launched the Enrollment Campaign by initiating enrolment of kids in nursery classes to enroll 100 percent children in schools in FATA.
On the occasion kids were provided free bags and books also. He further added, “There is no dearth in talent among FATA students. They can compete at all levels.” The present Government is putting all its
efforts into ensuring equal education opportunities for the people of FATA at par with other progressive areas.
He said education and knowledge were the key to socio-economic development of the country. He said education was given top most priority and said we have already announced education emergency in tribal areas. He said to make Pakistan developed and sovereign we have to educate every child throughout the country. He urged the concerned officials to play their role to ensure 100% primary enrollment in the
schools in FATA. He said no efforts would be spared to get 100% school children enrolled in FATA. He said education is pre-requisite for the real development of Pakistan. He said all out efforts are being taken to provide access to education at the doorstep to all the school going children in FATA.
He expressed these views while formally launching ceremony of enrollment drive in FATA here at Governor’s House, Peshawar. Besides Additional Chief Secretary FATA Fida Wazir, Secretary Social Sector
FATA Yousaf Raheem and Director Education FATA Hashim Khan, Additional Director Education FATA Muhammad Abbas Khan, Heads of UNICEF and UNDP and concerned officials of FATA Secretariat were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the ceremony, the Governor said, “Education is one of the powerful tool which can change the fate of any nation in a good sense.” While lauding the efforts of UNICEF and UNDP he added, “With
the help of these donor agencies education campaign will be launched successfully.
While congratulating the students the Governor has said that education is the right of every children and it is the responsibility of the state to provide education. He said facilities of education and books will be provided to the students without delay. Governor also distributed the certificates to position holder students and congratulated them. He said in the enrolment drive, children aged
between 4 and 9 years will be enrolled. He said special steps are being taken to enroll children in schools from 8th April till 31st May.
He also extended felicitations to those, boys and girls, who continued their studies and clinched positions in the examination despite the current adverse circumstances and expressed his hope that the children will consistently focus their attention on studies and will prove to be the shining stars of FATA in future as well. He said FATA students have great potential and have the ability to compete with students of prestigious institutions of the country.

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