Standing Committee of the provincial assembly on elementary and secondary education chaired by Pakhtun Yar Khan here Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over performance of Education Monitoring Authority (EMA) in merged districts.

The meeting also reviewed progress on decisions made in the previous sitting of the committee.

On the occasion, chairman standing committee ordered a sub-committee under chairmanship of Naseerullah Khan to review matters relating to government schools in PK-16 constituency of Lower Dir.

It was decided that committee would visit concerned constituency and submit a report in next meeting.

The chairman also ordered briefing the standing committee regarding conditional grant provided to the schools.

The meeting was informed that 2,805 schools have been completed by elementary and secondary education department on need basis from 2013 to June 2018 and 571 schools are still in process of completion.

The elementary education department was also directed to furnish data of schools in Lower Dir for deliberation in the next meeting of the committee.

Director elementary and Secondary Education department Hafiz Ibrahim told the standing committee that Mutala-e-Quran would be made compulsory for VI to XII grade students from next year.

The standing committee also gave necessary suggestions and orders to the elementary and secondary education department.

 

Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2022.

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