SWABI - Tehsil Topi community have vowed to work collectively for boosting girls' education, as it is an essential prerequisite to make a society more enlightened and progressive. This was declared in a meeting convened by Taqweemul Haq, Deputy District Officer (M) Elementary and Primary Education, here on Tuesday. Members of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), jirga members, social workers, politicians, and representative of Unicef and local government participated in the meeting. The main objective of the gathering was to discuss how the people of Shaheedan/Solai region would assist the education department to impart quality education to the girls of the area. The girls of the region are deprived of education due to lack of facilities. There is no primary girl school in the region, which is the native town of Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayum Khan, founder of famous Islamia College, Peshawar. The participants discussed the possible steps in this connection and they concluded that without opening of a primary school it might be difficult to lure the girl families to send them for acquiring education. After detailed talks it was decided that the six unutilised rooms of the boys' primary school would be converted into the girls' primary school. The Unicef representative who was Present on the occasion declared that two female teachers would be financed by his organisation. Addressing on the occasion Taqweem said that unfortunately the women education could not get due attention owing to multiple reasons. He said that Pakistan lagged far behind among the comity of the nations due to ignoring 50 per cent of the total population in the education sector. He said that one teacher would be arranged by National Education Foundation for further strengthening the teaching staff. He said he would talk with the NWFP Education Minister Sardar Hussian Babak and Executive District Officer, Education Hanifullah in that respect. "I hope the generous support of the Minister and EDO Education would be fruitful and it would strengthen our resolve to impart education to the girls," he said. It was declared that the girls would get admissions in the last week of August and the classes would be started from September 1.