PESHAWAR - The political administration of Mohmand Agency has repaired and renovated three militancy-affected state-run primary and middle schools in Kharai Dara and Pampokha villages of Tehsil Ambar of the agency.

These schools were badly destroyed by militant’s activities in the area. A press release issued by FATA Secretariat stated that the students of these schools were lacking basic education facilities and a favorable environment.

To encourage students and ensure them best learning environment, the administration has rehabilitated two classrooms, two washrooms, verandah and boundary wall in Government Primary School, Kharai Dara Village.

The school was white washed, renovated besides fixing new doors and windows in it. Government Middle School (GMS) in Kharai Dara was also rehabilitated by constructing three classrooms, two bathrooms, verandah and office for staff members. Student’s desks, fans, water coolers and other equipments were also provided to the school while electrification and white washing work have also completed in the school. Apart from this, a 40 meters long boundary wall was rebuilt in Government Primary School, Pampokha village, Tehsil Ambar. Two steel cupboards were provided as well as fixing main gate in the school.

With the completion of these schemes, not only hundreds of students and teaching staff would get benefited, but it will also help promoting quality education in the agency.

G Mursalin Marwat from Lakki Marwat adds: On the recommendations of departmental promotion committee the district education officer Haji Mir Azam Khan has promoted 540 primary schoolteachers to BPS-15 in teaching cadre and posted them as head teachers in the primary schools.

“The new head teachers in BPS-15 would be on probation for a period of one year extendable for another one year”, says a notification a copy of which is available with this scribe. The head teachers have been directed to assume charge of office immediately and submit charge reports to relevant officials.

Meanwhile, the office-bearers of teachers organisations hailed the promotion of primary schoolteachers and said that the appointment of promoted teachers as head teachers would be helpful to make the primary schools of entire district fully functional.

They said that the appointment of head teachers (BPS-15) would bring improvement in the learning environment in primary schools besides helping to boost literacy rate in the far-flung rural localities of the district.