Education is one of the most focused concerns for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. Earlier they managed to improve the education system of the province by implementing some strict regulations. And now they are increasing the budget to help make the system even stronger.
The KPK government is now increasing education budget by 17%. The new provincial budget for education is expected to be PKR 138 billion in the fiscal year 2017-18.
Talking to the media on Sunday, Muhammad Atif Khan the minister of Elementary and Secondary Education KPK said:
As the focus of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is to upgrade the education system in K-P, it has more than doubled the education budget proposal from what the Awami National Party had allocated in the final year of its tenure in 2013
When ANP was ruling the province, the budget of education system never crossed PKR 61 billion. But as of the winning results of the elections held in 2013, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) made an upward movement in the budgetary plans.
The KPK government has plans to touch PKR 138 billion in the upcoming fiscal year. Which is more than double the budget fixed when ANP was in rule.
In the fiscal year 2016-17, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government spent PKR 118 billion on the education system. And around 40,000 teachers were recruited helping both the students to get a better education and creating new jobs.
Further talking to the media, the minister said:
There was a dire need of teachers in the educational institutes in the province and the Provincial Services Commission’s process for hiring teachers was very slow so we had to introduce the National Teaching System (NTS)
Where the PTI government claimed to build a better education system, ANP thinks otherwise. The ex-education minister, Sardar Babak said:
More schools will be required as the population is on the rise and so will be the number of children. The current government has eliminated mosque schools started by the ANP government
Whether the claim is made by ANP is right or wrong, KPK has seen an upsurge in the education system. The KPK government is on the verge to eliminate corruption and build a transparent system in Pakistan by educating the young minds and giving them the best of the times.