'Rs 171 million being spent on improvement of education'
TANK, Sept 17: The provincial government has initiated numerous uplift
projects in the education sector and an amount of Rs 171.272 million has been
provided for the improvement and standardisation of education in the district,
said Education Executive District Officer Faridullah Mahsud.
reporters, Mahsud said that in primary, secondary and higher education sectors,
the government was spending large amounts aimed at facilitating students of less
privileged areas. "The main focus is the primary education sector, with Rs
23.185 being utilised on numerous uplift projects including the establishment of
10 new primary schools apart from the improvement and provision of quality
infrastructure facilities to girls and boys schools across the district," he
Replying to a question, Mahsud said numerous development projects
had also been initiated for the secondary sector. He said that a total of Rs
119.848 million was being spent for the construction and reconstruction of
buildings and other needed infrastructure facilities to various schools, adding
that the Government Girls High School, Gul Imam, Government Centennial Model
School and Government Girls High School, Tank city, were getting new compact
buildings with adequate facilities and amenities at an estimated cost of Rs 40
million. He said more development projects for the secondary sector included the
up gradation of two middle schools each in boys and girls cadre to high schools.
To another question, he said the government was committed to ensuring
the provision of higher education at doorsteps to the residents of far-flung
areas. He said another degree college for boys was established in Amakhel town
of Kundian circle at a cost of Rs 39.982 million. App