Newly inducted minister of education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Akbar Ayub Khan, on Wednesday visited the Directorate of Elementary and Secondary Education, vowing that he would do all to ensure quality education for achieving socio-economic development.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has released Rs 3.3888 billion for reconstruction and rehabilitation of 345 schools in erstwhile Fata to provide quality education infrastructure to tribal students at their doorsteps.
Only seven Pakistani Universities have been included among the best 1,000 higher education institutions in the world, with many of the big names in the Pakistani higher education sector missing in the highly credible and prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2019.
With private schools up in arms against the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Private Schools Regularity Authority (KP-PSRA) regarding its recent directives regarding fee increase, the provincial government has now softened its approach in an attempt to reach a workable solution.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Thursday said educational emergency in FATA had started yielding results as 143,000 students had been enrolled in public sector educational institutes across the tribal areas in 2017.
A division bench of Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday took stern notice of the two-day strike called by private schools across the province and directed authorities to take administrative control and seal bank accounts of schools that participated in the strike.
An association of private schools in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has announced a two-day strike against the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Private Schools Regulatory Authority (KP-PSRA) over what it said were “incomprehensible laws”.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Private Schools Regulatory Authority (KP-PSRA) has approved the new PSRA regulations under Section-30 of the KP-PSRA Act-2017 in compliance with the Peshawar High Court judgment passed on November 8, 2017, banning the increase in fees by private educational institutions until further directives.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet on Wednesday approved time scale promotions for teachers associated with the Elementary & Secondary Education Department (ESED) of the province, paving the way for the promotion of over 55,000 teachers in grade 14 and above.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to establish Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of Peshawar in collaboration with Northwest University of China. Once complete, the centre will offer Chinese language and culture course for preparing students to reap maximum fruits from the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and its related project.