ISLAMABAD  - The British Council and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on education. This accord will pave the way for future cooperation on all levels of education between the KPK government and the British Council.

Speaking at the ceremony, provincial assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser said: “This MoU is an active first step towards what the PTI government had promised to the people in its manifesto which was to deliver quality education for all.”

The agreement also focuses on strengthening and developing human resource with emphasis on increasing women participation in education. It will strive for higher quality and relevance to local and international job market demand.

British Council Director Peter Upton said: “This accord is the result of a clear vision and sustained commitment from the KPK government. Creating educational opportunities for young people is a key means of providing economic and social opportunity for all.”

“We are pleased to be working with the chief minister, the speaker on this ambitious goal and we are taking the first steps towards a wider collaboration that involves higher education, skills development, English language support exchanges and hopefully the re-opening of another British Council Library,” he held.

The British Council will provide technical support and advice to the KPK government on designing and setting up of an Education City Project and help promote the Education City Project in the UK to attract world class universities to set up their campuses in Pakistan.