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PESHAWAR: Awareness walks were held and free textbooks were distributed among students at the launch of the enrolment drive across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday.

Addressing enrolment launching ceremony at government higher secondary school No1, Peshawar Cantonment, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak claimed that the class-based education system had been replaced with unified English medium education all over the province from the current academic year to bring about education and economic revolution.

On the occasion, Mr Khattak enrolled children by filling and signing their admission forms and giving them free textbooks, according to a handout.Mr Khattak said deficiency of teachers and classrooms in all schools of five selected districts, including Peshawar, would be fulfilled and ratio of one teacher for 40 students would be ensured in each class. He said the programme would be extended to the entire province.

“In future there will be complete ban on transfer of teachers and they will have to teach at the same school till retirement like that of the private schools so good results are achieved,” he said.

Mr Khattak said the provincial government endeavoured to improve the standard of public sector schools so parents withdrew their children from private schools and enrolled them in government schools. He sought cooperation of the education department, teachers and parents to realise the goal.

The chief minister said parent-teacher committees were being established at schools, which besides ensuring standard of education will also monitor administrative affairs of schools.

He said the PTI-led coalition government was launching ‘build school campaign’ this year, and sought financial assistance of expatriate Pakistanis and well off people to materialise the project.

CHARSADDA: The district education department on Tuesday launched the enrolment campaign and also distributed free textbooks among students at different government schools here.

In this connection, functions were also held and walks organised to create awareness among the people about the importance of education of children.

District education officer (female) Rabia Anees kicked off the campaign by giving admission to a number of children in schools in Uthmanzai area. She also distributed free textbooks among children.

District education officer (male) Siraj Mohammad opened the campaign at government high school No 1, Charsadda by enrolling children.

KARAK: The education department on Tuesday organised an awareness walk here on Tuesday to launch the enrolment campaign in the district. Additional deputy commissioner Zafar Ali Khan led the walk.

Education officials and students of different schools participated in the walk, which started from Baz Mohammad chowk and after passing through the bazaar culminated at Saddam chowk.

The participants said 50,000 out of school children would be brought back to school to ensure 100 per cent enrolment.

LAKKI MARWAT: The district elementary and secondary education department (ESED) launched the enrolment campaign by organising awareness walks in different towns of the district on Tuesday.

In Lakki city, assistant district officer Abdul Rehman Rashid kicked off the drive by filling admission forms of several children of five years age. He also led a walk which started from government primary school No 2, Lakki Meenakhel and ended at the same point after passing through kachery road and Mohallah Shaikhan.

Walks were also held in Naurang town, Serai Gambila, Shahbazkhel, Manjiwala and Tajazai.

SWABI: Local education department said on Tuesday that over 43,000 children, mainly girls, would be enrolled till April 30 in the public and private sector educational institutions in the district.

This was stated by district education officer Abdul Salam while launching enrolment drive in government primary school, Swabi 2.

Later, a walk was held for creating awareness among people about the importance of education. The participants asked parents to enrol their children in schools.

CHITRAL: An awareness walk was held here on Tuesday to kick off the enrolment campaign in the district.

The walk was led by DEO (male) Haji Nisar Mohammad, NCHD general manager Mohammad Afzal Khan and regional programme manager of Hashoo Foundation Sultan Mehmud Khan. Civil society activists also participated in large numbers.

The walk terminated at Atalique chowk where a public meeting was held where speakers pointed out that over 14 per cent children were out of school in Chitral.