The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has launched an incentive for the female students studying in the government schools. The government has introduced stipend for the young girls studying in the public-sector schools.
As per the recent tweet by Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf’s officially maintained and handled account it was mentioned that by introducing the stipend a trend has been set in the field of education, the government of the province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to introduce stipends for the female students studying in the government schools. It further mentioned that through a defined structure the fair and transparent distribution of the stipend would be done.
Setting trends in the field of education , the @KPGovernment introduces stipends for girls in government schools. @EducationKP through a framework will ensure the transparent disbursement of the amounts.#KPKUpdates pic.twitter.com/6kVYJmQOEp
— PTI (@PTIofficial) February 3, 2018
The rules and details for acquiring the stipend are that the students must have eighty percent of class attendance. A number of rupees two thousand four hundred would be granted to the students belonging to grades 6 to 8, while a number of rupees six thousand would be granted to the students of classes 9th and 10th.
The stipend distribution would occur in the presence of the school principal.
This is a good initiative taken by the KP-government as this would encourage students to attend school regularly. Introducing such kind of motivations could help in keeping the students engaged.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department has closed as many as one hundred and fifty schools of the district within the span of last three years owing to the reason of low enrolment. As per the new policy introduced all the schools with students count less than fifty were shut down and the students and staff of these schools are adjusted in nearby schools.
Due to this new policy the people of KP residing in various localities stopped their children from going to schools because of many reasons which are—they could not afford the transportation costs, or some said it is difficult for their children to walk three to five kilometres in a hilly area as compared to a plain area. Because of this, the most suffering lot are the female students.
This stipend introduction could cater the needs of the female students who wish to study but could not owing to financial constraints and may help them in a way to continue their studies which is important.