PESHAWAR : Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Atif Khan has said that the government would promote IT education in the province.

He expressed these views while talking to participants of PTCL team in a meeting in Peshawar on Monday. The meeting discussed establishment of 500 IT Labs in government schools of the province while it also reviewed the use of services of PTCL in this regard.

Besides others, the meeting was attended by Secretary Elementary and Secondary Education Afzal Latif and other concerned. The minister said that the better use of IT expertise in education sector would bring visible change in education system, ensure the attendance of teachers and students being a major problem of government schools.

He said that short, medium and long term steps were being introduced to improve education sector, adding that serious efforts were being taken to introduce digital literacy and in this regard agreements were being finalised with IT companies.

He further said that from the new academic year, 500 IT labs would formally be established. He said there was no scarcity of funds for education sector, therefore, no excuse would be accepted in delaying the schemes of education sector.