Peshawar: The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has introduced several reforms to improve education service delivery in the province. The government is committed to improve the academic environment of public sector schools by providing free textbooks to students as an incentive.
Yet, there are 1.5 million out-of-school children in the province which is alarming for the policy makers. The government has decided to launch an effective enrolment campaign to attract maximum number of such children to schools in order to ensure 100 % universal primary education in the coming years in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
To make the campaign a success, all the Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners are tasked to support and supervise the enrolment drive in their respective divisions and districts so that maximum number of children could be enrolled in schools.
The teachers would be required to visit the nearby localities of their schools and prepare a list of out of school children and convince their parents to enrol them in schools. The public representatives and civil society organizations are expected to come forward and assist the government in the noble cause of education.
The development partners presently working with education sector have already agreed to provide support in this drive. The activities will include the conduct of workshops in selected divisions to engage the DEOs and ADOs in the launch of this enrolment campaign.