KP govt doubles ratio of girls’ schools: Education Minister

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Mohammad Atif Khan has said beside, boys, the provincial government is also concentrating on the education of girls and new education policy it doubled the ratio of girls’ school to make it 70 percent.
He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) of the Peshawar Public School (PPS) Girls Wing here on Tuesday. Besides, Secretary Education, Dr. Shehzad Bangash other concerned authorities also attended.
The provincial minister said that formal classes have been started in the first girls’ cadet college in the province, which reflects the keen interest of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in the education of girls.
During the meeting several proposals and recommendations for bringing further improvement in the girls’ wing of the Peshawar Public School and several important decisions were also taken in this regard.
Mohammad Atif Khan issued stern directives for the adopting austerity and avoiding of unnecessary expenses t the authorities of all model schools and colleges in the province to avoid putting burden on the parents.
The minister for elementary and secondary education said that education sector reforms had restored parents’ confidence on public sector schools and stressed for bringing realistic change in them as more than 4 million children of the poor and middle class of the society are studying in these schools.

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