PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary Education Muhammad Atif Khan has said that PTI-led provincial government’s educational policy was meant to ensure access of each and every child to basic and quality education across the province and for the purpose all available resources were being carried out.

Chairing a meeting regarding issues of Elementary Education Foundation (EEF) at Peshawar, the minister said that all educational projects meant for promotion of education would be completed within stipulated time at all cost.

The meeting beside others was also attended by the Secretary Education Afzal Latif, Additional Secretary Qaisar Alam, Managing Director EEF Allah Nawaz Soomro and authorities concerned of the respective departments.

MD EEF on this occasion, besides briefing the meeting on the activities, performance and successes of the Foundation, also identified its issues and problems. He informed the meeting over the progress on the projects being carried out under the umbrella of EEF.

The meeting was told that so for 1200 Girls Community Schools have been made operational and 300 more schools would be included by April 2016. Similarly, under Farogh-e-Taleem Education Vouchers Scheme, Vouchers to 13 thousand out of 30 thousand students of 6 Districts of the Province have been given while target of 30 thousand would be achieved by June 2016. Likewise, under Tameer-e-School Program, Rs. 10 Billion were being spent on missing facilities in the government schools and so far 30 schools out of 64 school have been completed while remaining 34 school were in the completion stage.

It was further told that establishment of Literacy Center in Peshawar Jail has also been finalized and very soon qualified teachers amongst the prisoners would be recruited for the purpose.

The Education Minister directed the authorities concerned of EEF to expedite work on the projects of EEF without any further delay and extend the activities to entire province so as the people of Khyber

Pakhtunkhwa could get its benefit. He said that out of schools thousands kids was our main target as it is inevitable for changing the fate of this neglected and backward province adding that education is the only way to achieve this objective.