Islamabad - Thirty school buses, including 02 for special education institute, under the Prime Minister’s Education Reform Programme will be handed over to the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) this week, said an official on Monday.

Talking to The Nation, an official from the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) said that out of 70 buses, 30 vehicles have arrived which will be handed over to the Federal Directorate of Education this week.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the ceremony in the Model College for Boys F-8/4 while rest of 40 buses will also reach in next few months.

Two buses for special children are manufactured with special provisions to facilitate the children which will help their boarding, the official said.

Minister for CADD Tariq Fazal Chaudhry last month had announced up-gradation of five educational institutes for special education under the PM Education Reform Programme.

Meanwhile, it was also announced by the minister that out of the consignment of 70 buses, 05 vehicles would be given to special education institutes.

The buses will likely be provided to the schools and colleges in less-developed sectors and will facilitate the students living in far-flung areas of the capital.

The FDE will later transfer the buses to educational institutes while preference will be given to the schools in less-developed sectors, said an official from the FED.

Under the PM Education Reforms Programme educational institutes in the capital territory will be up-graded through provision of facilities, including buses and appointment of teachers in the schools lacking the staff.

The reforms initiative comprises two phases as in the first stage the infrastructure of nearly 20 institutions will be up-graded which includes IT and science laboratories facilities and in second phase remaining schools will be up-graded with required facilities.